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American Bulldog



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American Bulldog puppy


American Bulldog adult
Bully Rascalz Grand Ch/Dual Ch Don't Push Your Luck

The original English Bulldog was used by butchers to catch and hold bulls. They were courageous and tenacious, and were brought to the southern US States by English colonists. There, their descendents found a new calling as cattle wranglers. 

With the strength to catch and hold hogs and cattle and the agility to dodge flying hoofs and sharp horns, the American Bulldog soon became a favourite on the ranch. 

As a born working dog, the American Bulldog is happiest when he's got a job, whether it's weight pulling, Schutzhund, protection, tracking, or hog catching.

Considered a rare breed, the American Bulldog stands between 19 and 27 inches at the shoulder. His coat is short and smooth, and comes in solid white, or white with tan, brown, or brindle patches. Since he has no undercoat, the American Bulldog is sensitive to extremes of heat and cold and should be protected accordingly.

The American Bulldog is an excellent family pet as he displays a friendly, confident, and loving manner. He loves children and is eager to please his master. However, this breed has a high prey drive and can display aggression towards other dogs. The Amercian Bulldog should always be leashed when out in public. Fearless and loyal, this dog is a superb watch dog and guardian of the home as he will face down anything from a wild animal to a human intruder!

Such large, strong dogs need equally strong, confident owners and are not the best dogs for the inexperienced handler. Early obedience training and socialization are imperative for this breed. Intelligent, willing, powerful and athletic, these dogs are happiest when they have a job to do. They are easy to train but are independent thinkers so start early! Regular exercise will keep the American Bulldog compact, muscular, and well-toned. 


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American Bulldog Club of Canada
137 Balaclava Street
St. Thomas, ON N5P 3C9
(519) 637-1096
137 Balaclava Street
St. Thomas, ON N5P 3C9
(519) 637-1096
American Bulldog Association
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Photos displayed above courtesy of:
Julie Labranche, Bully Rascalz




Donald Burling
Winnipeg, MB  
(204) 586-6006






Martin Kemnitz
1391 Snake Road
Burlington, ON  L7P 4Y7
(905) 592-1826

Steel City

Julie Labranche
Cornwall, ON    
(613) 528-0033  

Bully Rascalz

Lance and Lesli Rose
3460 Hwy#6
Hagersville, ON   N0A 1H0 
(905) 768-2747

Rebel Rose



Canadian Working American Bulldog Alliance
Ellen Opp, Western Canada Rescue Coordinator
11220 Highplain Road
Prince George, BC V2K 5E9
(250) 963-3828




Did you know?

In the movie, Return to Me, "Mel", David Duchovny's character's dog, 
was played by 
an American Bulldog 
named Peetey.



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