American Bully – Important Facts about This Dog Breed
When we heard of the word bully, the adjectives that come to mind are rude and bad. Well, this is not always the case. A perfect example is the XL American Bully. It is a dog breed with a loving and gentle personality. Unfortunately, it is one of the misunderstood dog breeds. In this article, we are going to tackle some of the basic yet important information about the American bully breed.
1. It is not a pit bull – if you see an American bully, you might think that it belongs to the Pit Bull breed. The two have similar features but they are totally different. they have the following characteristics and traits:
a. The head of the American bully is larger compared to a pit bull.
b. American bullies have short legs; shorter than the pit bull.
c. The body build of American bully is wider than the pit bull. It has a broad chest and the legs are far apart.
2. It comes in various sizes:
a. Standard – a male dog has a stand between 17 and 20 inches while a female measure between 16 and 19 inches.
b. Pocket – What sets a pocket American bully different than the standard is the shoulder measurement. A male has a shoulder measurement of 14 to 17 inches while a female has a measurement of 13 to 16 inches.
c. XL –It is bigger than the standard but the build and proportion are the same. The measurement for a male is between 20 and 23 inches. For a female, the measurement is between 19 and 22 inches.
d. Classic – it is less muscular with a narrow frame.
3. The American Bully breed is expensive. Its cost is between $2,000 and $7,000. As a matter of fact, some American Bullies are sold at a much higher price depending on the overall built and health. If you are looking for a family companion, then the lower end of the price range is an ideal choice.
4. It is a new breed – It has been around since the 1980s but it is only during the early 2000s that it was recognized as a dog breed by the ABKC and in 2013 by the United Kennel Club.
5. The average lifespan of American Bully is between 10 and 13 years.