Basic Makeup Of The Bully Breed
term "bully breed" actually describes several unique
It is a term that is utilized for the American pit bull
terrier, Boxer, Bulldog, Boston Terrier, and the American
Staffordshire Terrier. In actuality, the bully is available
in a wide variety of shapes and sizes. They can be large
boxers or small Boston terriers. There is often a misconception
that bully breeds are going to be dangerous.
The term "bully" can definitely give the impression
that the dogs are going to be terrifying and intimidating,
but this couldn't be further from the truth.
As long as you shower your bully with love and admiration,
he or she will remain friendly! And, they'll be loyal
to you for their entire life.
We all know and love the fact that bulldogs are a stocky
breed, with a compact body that has a very low center
of gravity and short, sturdy and strong limbs.
The unique and unmistakable shape of the “breed” results
in a peculiarly unique and well-known gait that is sometimes
imitated when referring to weight lifters because they
swagger like cocky tough guys! But that tough looking
exterior as we all know is covering a real heart of
Bulldogs and are known for their short muzzles with
somewhat saggy skin on their faces, creating what looks
like a “frown” which has become almost the trademarked
look of the breed.
Bully mixes will often show slightly softer characteristics
of the bulldog especially when mixed with larger and
thinner breeds in which case we often see the skull
and eyes revealing the biggest clues that the puppy
is actually a mix.
The traditional bulldogs come in a variety of colors
and ideally will have a short and smooth lustrous coat.
Beyond the bully mixes, which can come in a more varied
size and shape the weight of what we consider the traditional
bulldog is between 40 and 55 pounds (18 to 25 kilograms)
when fully mature.
it’s true that what some dog owners call “pit bulls”
(i.e. American Pit Bull Terriers, American Staffordshire
Terriers, and Staffordshire Bull Terriers) can trace
their genetic lineage back to the original breed of
bulldog. Bulldogs were historically crossed with terriers
to create what is known as the “pit bull” breeds (“pit
bull” is not actually it’s own certified breed; rather,
it is a inclusive term which is used to collectively
describe the American Pit Bull Terriers, American Staffordshire
Terriers, and Staffordshire Bull Terriers).
After decades of selective breeding, however, all of
the dogs that originated with bulldogs, all the “pit
bulls” included, now have a unique set of traits and
characteristics that are standard to that breed.
Bulls (capitalized, that term actually refers to the
American Pit Bull Terrier) are a recognized breed, with
their own special traits and characteristics. So are
American Bulldogs. Therefore, the most accurate description
of many of these wonderful dogs would be American Pit
Bull Terrier/American Bulldog mix.
cautious if people are just referring to such dogs as
a “pit bull”; it really isn’t accurate. Dog owners sometimes
refer to such dogs (a Staffordshire Bull Terrier/American
Bulldog mix for example) just as a “bully breed” or
It’s simple and more accurate. But if you really want
to be an ambassador for the animal and to really educate
people, you could always say the full and accurate breed
name of your dog when asked, although smiling and saying
that she’s a “bully mix” will likely be less complicated!
Where did the name come from? The word "bulldog", as
applied to these incredible creatures, has been in use
in recorded history since around 1568 when the term
was likely applied to various ancestors of what are
the modern bulldog breeds.
The early genetic breeding masterminds were aiming the
dogs for a fairly cruel and mean existence and in the
17th century the bulldog was used for bull baiting and,
to a lesser extent, bear baiting which was a particularly
savage gambling sport that was popular back in the 1600's
and involved trained bulldogs leaping at a bull or a
bear tethered to a post and latched onto its snout and
attempted to literally suffocate it.
Such cruelty to both animals was considered a viable
blood sport and in today's standards such behavior would
be considered as downright inhumane at the time it was
nothing to be ashamed of. T
hankfully the breed has evolved, the aggression has
been treated as an undesirable and receding gene, so
to speak and the current bully pups are full of potential
and becoming more and more as one of the best dogs for
a caring family.
lovers have gathered together to share stories and fellowship
with other owners of their shared & common stock
and the oldest specialty dog club devoted to the specialty
breed was started in jolly old England back in 1875.
This group of pub crawling canine lovers were known,
not surprisingly as, the Bulldog Club., And their initial
writings and specifications describing the breed became
the breed has evolved immensely from the 1800's and
the bulldog mixes have become popular especially with
the Terrier group of animals there has been a renewed
interest among some dog owners who have tried to recreate
a breed more akin to the original bull baiters of three
hundred years ago; recent examples of this questionable
trend are the breeds known as the Olde English Bulldogge,
Renascence Bulldog, Victorian, Continental and Dorset
Old Tyme Bulldog.
The American Kennel Club, however, has decided not to
recognize any of these newly "recreated" breeds of dogs.
Many owners of bulldogs or the bully mixes tend to agree
that the progression of the breed has come so far.
Looking back to rekindle such traits may be counterproductive
to the future of the acceptance of the breed.
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About Ken Foster:
Ken Foster lives in New Orleans with his dogs, Brando, Zephyr,
Douglas and Bananas. His work has appeared in The Believer,
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A collection of his short stories, titled The Kind I'm Likely
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Bulldog vs. Pit Bulls
A "Pit Bull" is not a specific breed; several different
breeds fall under the general "Pit Bull" category. These
variations of the breeds do share certain characteristics
but they also have a n even larger number of differences
and distinctions between them.
Pit Bull and Bully Mix breeders curate almost every imaginable
color combination possible including spotted dogs and. The
most common coat coloring patterns Pit Bulls include the
slightly tiger-striped "brindle" and the more golden "fawn"
but mating can create rare color combinations.
Technically, there is only one breed of dog that can actually
be called a "Pit Bull" and that is the American Pit Bull
Terrier. The term refers to certain breeds – the American
Pit Bull Terrier, the American Staffordshire Terrier, the
Staffordshire Bull Terrier, as well as any crosses of these
The Bulldog is a different breed descending from the Asiatic
mastiff,originally developed in Great Britain, and as horrific
as it sounds now the primary function of the Bulldog was
that of a participant in the blood sport of bull baiting.
The disgusting sport began in the 17th century and took
place in Ireland, England and North America. A bull was
tied to an iron stake so that it could move within a radius
of about 10 meters. The "object" of the sport was for the
dogs to immobilise the bull.
Often, the bull's nose was blown full of pepper to enrage
the animal before the baiting. The bull was sometimes placed
in a hole in the ground. A variant of this evil human invention
was "pinning the bull", where specially-trained Bulldogs
would attack the bull one at a time, usually attacking the
poor beasts snout with gnashing teeth.
Believe it or not but Bull-baiting was practised as a form
It was not finally outlawed until parliament passed the
Cruelty to Animals Act in 1835, which forbade the keeping
of any house, pit, or other place for baiting or fighting
any bull, bear, dog, or other animal.
Such sad history of the Bulldog breed can make one understand
how there have been prejudices against the dogs but it really
isn't fair to throw out the puppies with the puppy bathwater!
These animals cannot be blamed for their historical mistreatments
and savage trainings.
Today the Bulldog is a family companion and show dog.
The Bulldog is moderate in size, heavy,often stout, and
built low to the ground. They are strong, very kind, amiable,
and courageous. This breed is inherently not vicious or
aggressive and is really quite dignified. They possess a
passive demeanor and actually have a quirky sense of humor
that oweners really apprteciate.
This breed is loyal, super affectionate, and extremely devoted
to the family they are a part of. The Bulldog is dependable,
gentle, and does well in a home with well behaved children.
They will get along with other pets they have been raised
with but may be rude and try to impose themselves on strange
dogs. Lake almost all dogs, they thrive on human attention
and are dependent upon their owners and families for their
happiness, health and well-being.
The Bulldog has fairly good guarding abilities but will
only bark when absolutely necessary. They can be very possessive
of food and should not be fed in the presence of children
or other pets to avoid any jealous covetting of thy neighbours
Bulldogs needs an occasional brushing with a firm bristle
brush but bathing or dry shampooing should only be done
when necessary but the breed has a tendency to drool and
slobber their spittle so daily cleaning of the face is a
They can be prone to such health issues as breathing problems,
poor eyesight, skin infections, and hip and knee problems.
Almost all Bulldogs will be born by Caesarean section due
to the size of their large heads.
They are adverse to any weather extremes and are susceptible
to heat stroke.
Early socialization and obedience are a must for the Bulldog
as they have a tendency to be hard-headed and stubborn.
Like all good training programs, it is important that they
be taught to know that the owner is the dominant Alpha leader
of the pack.
They do not respond to mean or overly disciplined training
methods. Training must be done with firmness, fairness,
patience, consistency, praise, and reward.
The Bulldog needs daily exercise to stay fit and this is
good for the owners too! They also bwill stay healthier
with regular play sessions.