American Bulldog

The American Bulldog has a history that is traced back to 1121 BC and some would argue even thousands of years before that. We won’t get into every aspect of our history dating to 1121 BC… We will focus on what the modern American Bulldog is and what it represents.The modern American Bulldogs ended up in the South Eastern part of the United States, mainly Georgia and it’s surrounding states. The majority of them came with early English settlers between 1732 and 1736. This is where the story of the modern American Bulldog begins… The general purpose of the modern American Bulldog was to serve as a farm utility dog. A dog that had enough grit and athleticism to deal with the likes of wild boars, out of control livestock or trespassers. A dog whose temperament allowed it to become part of the family it was bred to protect. Used as an “estate dog” or a “farm utility dog” the modern American Bulldog was to exemplify these valued traits. The American Bulldog was equally created to be visual and physical deterrent for any wrong doers with improper intentions.

The beginning of the modern American Bulldog as a breed began around the 1950′s when John D. Johnson began to collect Bulldogs from around the GA area to breed, sell and advertise as the American “Pit” Bulldog. Later in 1985, he would drop the “Pit” from the name so as not to be confused with it’s cousin the American Pit Bull Terrier. The standard was written by John D. Johnson decades ago. Through the years, as other American Bulldog registries have emerged .. the standards have been changed little by little. It is our opinion that the standard still does not correctly reflect the vast majority of the American Bulldogs currently in the genepool.

Breed Origin: USA


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