Breed At A Glance: American Bully - Wagr Petcare

    Breed At A Glance: American Bully

    American Bully


    • Lifespan: 10–12 years
    • Size: Medium-Large
    • Maintenance Level: Moderate
    • Shed Level: Low
    • Temperament: Loyal, Brave, Intelligent
    • Friendliness: High
    • Barking Tendency: Moderate
    • Coat Colours: Mostly white, often with brindle or black markings

    Best For

    • Active families or individuals
    • Owners willing to invest in training and regular activity


    • Muscular and sturdy build
    • Short coat, mostly white with possible different-coloured markings
    • Height up to 25 inches
    • Weight between 25 and 45 kilograms


    • Loyal and intelligent
    • Energetic and requires focused training
    • Can be good watch dogs due to their alertness and loyalty

    Care Guide

    • Grooming: Moderate; regular brushing, special attention to wrinkles and skin
    • Training: Dedicated training and socialisation essential
    • Diet & Nutrition: Large-breed formulated diet, rich in protein with limited carbohydrates
    • Exercise: High activity needs, enjoys agility, tracking, swimming
    • Ideal Environment: Active lifestyle, not suited for low-energy homes


    • Elbow and Hip Dysplasia: Genetic joint issues, screening recommended
    • Itchy Skin/Ichthyosis: Rare skin condition, requires frequent bathing
    • Allergies: Signs include itchy skin, fur loss, red skin, recurrent infections

    Additional Information

    • American Bulldog vs. Pit Bull: Part of the group including Pit Bulls, American Staffordshire Terriers, and Staffordshire Bull Terriers
    • Suitability as Family Dog: Great with proper training and exercise
    • Good Family Dog: Yes, with training and exercise
    • Difference from Pit Bull: Related but distinct breed

    Grooming Guide

    • Skin Care: Regular cleaning of wrinkles, bathing as needed
    • Coat Care: Weekly brushing
    • Eye Care: Regular cleaning for some, especially white American Bulldogs
    • Ear Care: Weekly ear cleaning to prevent wax buildup
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