Species group: Unrecognized and Rare Breed dogs
Other name(s): Bully
The American Bully is a cross-breed between the American Pit Bull Terrier and American Staffordshire Terrier first developed in the 1990s to create a more stable family dog from these two controversial purebreeds. The reality is that both parent breeds are powerful dogs that should only be owned by responsible, committed dog owners, and the resulting mix is unlikely to be much different. Careless or irresponsible owners create a dangerous situation for families and neighborhoods and bad publicity for the breed. You should only own this dog if you are committed to properly socializing your pet. Before choosing the Bully, you will want to check your local laws and also your insurer to be certain you're allowed to keep this particular animal.
Although not recognized by the American Kennel Club (AKC) or other large national dog registries, the American Bully Kennel Club (ABKC) is a breed-specific registry.
Appearance / health:
The American Bully has the athletic muscular build of the American Pit Bull, and the size and mass of the American Staffordshire Terrier. They are of a medium height and length and should have larger blocky shaped heads. Muzzles should be relatively short and blocky. The chest should be wide and deep, and shoulders should be set wide and have a muscular definition. The snow-white "white rhino" Bully is a particularly beautiful and eye-catching variety for the owner with deep pockets.
Behavior / temperament:
With a mixed breed, there is never any guarantee about the dog's personality. However, in the case of the American Bully, the two parent breeds are not terribly dissimilar. Indeed, many people call all them all "pit bulls." Expect a dog capable of deep loyalty to its family members which needs to be socialized properly to prevent them from chasing or attacking innocent pets or people. An abused Bully can represent a danger to your friends or even your family. If you lack the confidence and experience to handle a muscular dog, you should pass on this mix.
minimal grooming, personality, obedient dog, alert
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low maintenance, special needs children, heartmelting blue eyes, positive reinforcements
The most eager and fastest learning dog I've ever met!
My wife and I met little Sochi at the adorable age of 8 weeks and what an angel she was. Her heart-melting blue eyes peered up at me from her solid grey coat as she sat in the grass and leaned against the leg of the breeder. She’d obviously formed a bond with this guy over her short life span and I was about to remove her from the only home she’d ever known. What a tragedy for her young mind. But we knew what type of life she’d have with us. It’d be the happiest any dog could ask for. We pledged to give her all of the attention and love she deserved and knew in exchange we would receive the same; and more so than we ever expected.
We started crate training and obedience training immediately upon arriving home and we never looked back! This dog soaked up everything we threw at her. She was very attentive and interested. I’ve owned quite a few dogs in the past and can tell you there is no comparison in the speed at which Sochi learned the rules of the house and commands. She only had one accident during her entire potty training period and was sitting at the door to go out within what literally seemed like days! I’m not sure if it was just this dog or the breed but she was an all-star! Yes, there was that one accident (which was my fault for playing with her longer than her little bladder could handle) and she did whine and howl for a few nights while getting used to being alone in the crate. But we followed consistent and standard crate training and obedience lessons and she never struggled. It was honestly a breeze training this dog. I never sensed an ounce of stubbornness.
Beyond obedience, she is a very loving and gentle young dog now. We made sure to expose her to as many other people, dogs and weird environments as possible while she was young to insure she was calm and confident. She has no aggression towards any animals and is even great with little kids. I wish I could say a negative thing about this dog, but I am at a loss for words. I love Sochi to death and highly recommend this breed to anyone who can provide adequate attention and affection. If you research the needs of the American Bully, and deliver on your end, this dog will never let you down and will make a fine addition to your family.
Check out our videos of her below!
From dowc112 Oct 21 2014 7:15PM
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Hard e-collars are very effective at keeping dogs' mouths off their incision sites. These are the cheapest and most effective way of reducing incision site complications. I send every surgery patient home with an e-collar. These surgical procedures are often performed on younger patients that are very prone to trying to lick their incision sites..
From Rachel_Muur_DVM 5 days ago
The younger, the better.
Dogs learn by repetition: PATIENCE.
Dogs can also be annoyed if we demand tricks or obedience all day long.
PATIENCE, PERSEVERANCE and FIRMNESS are key when it comes to educating our puppy.
Make allowances for the ill.
The wellbeing of the whole family, including the pet, will depend on educating at an early age, and that requires TIME. Do you have it?
From 8-12 weeks of age on, your pup should start learning the difference between what is right and what is wrong. Decide now what will be allowed at home: some people do not mind having the dog on furniture or beds; for others this is unpleasant; the same applies to beggin at the table, jumping over people, chewing on furniture, and any other unwanted behavior. If you want the dog to learn certain habits, make sure that your rules are obeyed from the beginning.
Use a firm voice and short simple commands such as: don't, stop, sit, stay.
Do not use long human phrases like: why are you doing this to me, what's wrong with you, Fido, sweet heart, didn't I tell you a thousand times not to pee on the carpet?! Your dog will probably not understand!
On the other hand, rewards and scoldings should always be given at the moment of the action, or they may not be associated with such actions.
Avoid physical abuse. Never use violence. You will only get a fearful -and perhaps- injured dog. Remember that a firm "no" works for him to realize that something is wrong with his behavior..
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