Activity: This dog is very energetic and needs lots of exercise. Long walks, jogging, playing catch, or agility or skills trials keep it happy.

Country of Origin: United States.

Size: Shoulder height: 20 to 27 inches.

Coat: The coat is short, stiff to the touch, and close. Any color combination is acceptable, except solid black, solid blue, or white with patches of black and tan.

Character: The American Bulldog is powerful, confident, and agile. It is naturally alert, inqusitive and fearless.

Temperament: This breed is affectionate toward children, if taught how to properly behave around them. It can be somewhat standoffish or aggressive around strangers. Because they were originally bred to bring down bulls and other livestock, the instinct to be aggressive with other animals is strong. Proper socialization is key.

Care: Not much grooming is required, however a good combing with a coarse comb is required when shedding.

Training: Training should begin as early in the American Bulldog’s life as possible. It retains what it learns for a very long time.