Bully Training Guide
Includes: Socializing, Housetraining, Agility,
Obedience, Behavioral Training and More
This Training Guide is a truly informative
and unique book, full of reliable and tested information
- written for the admirers of this wonderful breed.
It is an easy-to-read, and in-depth text which
you will thoroughly enjoy, and it contains a wealth
of interesting facts and reliable information.
Breed name synonyms: "The Bully Pit"
The overall appearance of the American Bully strongly
reflects the Pit Bull Terrier's foundation, while blending
it with features of other Bull breeds.
The American Bully Dog is a unique and protective breed
that that was incepted in the early 1990's by crossbreeding
both the American Staffordshire terrier with other Bull/Terrier
breeds which resulted in a breed that ended up being
one of America's favorites! The American Bully Dog is
a very unique breed in the sense that there are different
categories of the American Bully each of which demonstrating
the size/weight of that particular breed classification.
The American Bully has a compact, muscular, and strong
body constitution and a bulky appearance. His body is
significantly longer than tall and the legs are if compared
with the body, his legs are short. The head is well
proportioned with the rest of the body and has very
pronounced cheek muscles. The eyes are slightly rounded,
wide set and medium-sized. The tail is short, low set,
straight and tapering at the end.
The American Bully has a short, close-laying, and glossy
coat that is stiff to the touch. When it comes to coat
colors, all color patterns or combination of colors
are acceptable, except for merle.
Personality of the American Bully
Because of his tough and intimidating appearance, the
American Bully makes an excellent watch and guard dog.
Nevertheless, if not provoked, he is happy, friendly
and outgoing. He is affectionate and very people oriented
type of dog. He forms close bonds with all members of
The American Bully is playful, lively, and active dog.
He enjoys participating in family, outdoors activities.
If left alone or unattended he is likely to show destructive
The American Bully is very tolerant and patient, even
with rough children. If properly socialized can learn
to get along well with other household pets.
Because the American Bully likes to be in charge, he
needs an alpha owner. If the owner is no capable of
establishing leadership, the training would be impossible.
He is intelligent and capable of fast learning but does
not obey blindly.
Loyal, protective and instinctive… Some of the many
American Bully traits that make them such a popular
breed of choice among those seeking a new companion
for their family or household.
Especially with this breed, many choose to adopt/purchase
an American Bully because of its reputation for being
an excellent and effective protection dog making it
a great breed for your home and family.
Years ago, when I was a child, my Father adopted an
American Bully puppy (she was a few months old) and
during her upbringing we trained her at home (which
was quite easy) and we always enjoyed having her around
for her outgoing, bubbly personality although during
non-social situations she was reserved, calm and settled
while still alert of her surroundings (she'd stand up
from her nap occasionally, walk around the home and
return to her resting spot).
American Bully History
The American Bully is a new and recently developed breed.
The breed's history begins in the early 1990's. He is
the result of selective breeding and crossbreeding several
Bull and Terrier breeds with the American Staffordshire
Terrier. The American Bully breed was designed with
one goal - to create the ultimate family companion dog.
Although the breed is new and has not experienced wide
recognition yet, its popularity is rapidly growing not
only in America, but in Europe too.
Health & Care
noteworthy attribute of the American Bully is that while
they can be aggressive, overall they're quite calm and
will not make an attack on anyone unless provoked or
if danger is sensed. As they're brought up as a puppy,
it's important to socialize them around other dogs and
people as when they mature you don't want them to feel
defensive when around others.
However, during this upbringing, it's important to implement
some form of training whether it be done in-home or
formally with a trainer.
Training will help to ensure that your American Bully
can be around strangers and dogs without being aggressive.
If you're considering ownership of an American Bully
strictly as a defensive/guard dog then you may perhaps
not want to socialize your Bully around too many people/animals
but this depends on your wants/needs and is based upon
what your situation is.
I have a friend that owns a jewelry store and around
the building is a parking lot with a 6-foot fence surrounding
the perimeter and he has 3 American Bully's that reside
there overnight to protect the location. This is just
one example of how this breed can be used for protection.
When it comes to the American Bully it's of great importance
that they receive an adequate amount of daily exercise
and physical activity as they have tons of energy to
burn off and daily walks or trips to the dog park will
assist them with physical development and their health.
Personally, I recommend a minimum of 30 minutes per
day of physical related activity although the more the
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: The ideal height at withers for
both females and males is 13-21'' (33-53cm) and the
ideal weight for both females and males is 70-120Ibs
FOOD/DIET: American Bullies need feeding formulas
rich with high-quality, all-natural proteins to support
their extensive muscular development.
HEALTH ISSUES: There are not many health studies
conducted among the American Bully breed. However, from
what is known, the breed is prone to developing several
health problems such as musculoskeletal conditions (hip
dysplasia, elbow dysplasia, luxating patella), eye problems
(cataracts, progressive retinal atrophy), skin conditions
(demodectic mange, zinc responsive dermatosis, ichthyosis),
neurological conditions (cerebellar abiotrophy), cardiovascular
conditions (congenital heart failure), endocrine conditions
(hypothyroidism) and respiratory conditions (brachycephalic
syndrome associated problems).
The American Bully is extremely sensitive to heat. He
is also very prone to flatulence.
EXPECTANCY: 10-12 years
FUN FACTS: Almost all-American Bullies are related
to a dog known as Juan Gotty of Blue Star Kennels in
California. Juan Gotty died at the age of 15, but continued
to give offspring via artificial insemination.
These are muscular, built dogs and they naturally have
a bit more energy in my opinion compared to other breeds
so they're going to want to be involved in daily activities
that allow them to get out and walk, run or play so
it's important that they have some allotted time on
a daily basis to burn all of their energy off.
Owning an American Bully is a very rewarding experience
as you can provide yourself or your family with the
comfort of having a protective breed in the home while
also having a dog that can at the same time provide
you with comfort, company and companionship. They have
a great personality and will always shows back the same
love they receive but don’t be fooled, in a second,
they can become defensive if they need to be and will
be protective over their owner(s) and family.
Belonging to the "bulldog" and "Bull
& Terrier" groups of pure-bred dogs. They are
often mis-identified, mis-labbeled, or delibrately called
"pit bulls". Many owners of such dogs face
prejudice and may be the target of physical and even
verbal attacks and campaigns on social media.
Breed Specific Legislation is a way for governments
and local authorities to generalize and demonize entire
breeds despite the fact that a small percentage of the
bully breeds are a danger to society. Often any dangerous
behaviour can be traced back to deliberate formation
and training by owners.
Below is an example of some of the "bully breeds"
and it shows the physical differences in the branches
of the genetic tree. Some breeds have been ommitted
as they are extremely rare or do not face the same stigma
of being labelled as a dangerous dog or mislabbeled
as a pitbull.