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.
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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
The way your dog's body was meant to be fed
There are so many misconceptions about raw feeding and I hope to quickly properly educate you so making an opinion for yourself is easier. I am a certified nutritionist for dogs and cats and the moment I finished my education I knew I needed to make better choices for my own personal dogs in regards to how I fed them. There are pros and cons to any feeding method so I cannot say it's going to be easy to know exactly what choices to make. The doubtful mind always says no, so anyone unfamiliar with anything is always hesitant. I see that a lot with other professionals in the field, specifically veterinarians. I am fortunate to have an integrative veterinarian who 100% supports this feeding method. Lets talk about the pros as there are many. There is no possible way to dispute that a dog's (especially cats) digestive system and teeth are designed for a diet of animal tissue, they are carnivores. Having jagged teeth throughout their mouth and a very short digestive tract, their bodies are not equipped to properly process plant material. Think of a cow's or sheep's flat teeth, made for grinding plants, and their 4 chambered stomachs, made to digest and assimilate nutrients from plants. They are herbivores. Feeding a diet of dry dog food, which is very heavy in plant based ingredients of many varieties,synthetic vitamins, and taste additives reeks havoc on their entire body systems over time. Some say feeding raw is expensive and time consuming. I'm part of a group with thousands and thousands of raw feeders around the world and we completely disagree. If you can follow a simple recipe you can make raw food for your pet. Learning how to shop for ingredients on sale and making relationships with local butchers is all you need to make it affordable. I feed two dogs raw cheaper than I wold purchasing an average quality dry food. It CAN be done if your pet's lifetime of health is important to you. There are so many support systems out there for this approach, it truly couldn't be any easier. The shelf life of raw food is far longer than that of dry food. Did you know that the nutrients and quality of dry food diminishes with the passing of each day? My dog's food is kept in a deep freezer and put in the refrigerator for thawing each night, ready for the next day. Freezing locks in all nutrients and can be kept for years without spoiling. Does your dog suffer from chronic conditions like ear infections and skin issues? Did you ever think it could be food related? Well let me tell you that it is. I have assisted with completely eradicating a host of chronic health issues in dogs and cats with diet alone. To most recently include a chihuahua with disc disease and no use of his hind legs. He now climbs steps and runs. He is 12 years old. No other therapy than a raw diet, regular massage, and one veterinary acupuncture visit. Let's talk about the cons. Now, most freeze dried and premade raw can be expensive for the amount you get. Feeding freeze dried is mostly for convenience. I use it when I need convenience like a weekend camping trip. I enjoy making my dog's food. There a lot of satisfaction in it for me. There is so much talk about bacteria like salmonella and e.coli when someone references raw food. Can it be present in raw food? Of course! But, did you know that your dry food can and does have the same bacteria? Dry and canned pet food recalls are a very common for bacteria. I have 100% control over the ingredients, processing, and storing of my pets raw food. Proper handling and sourcing of raw ingredients can and does deeply diminish the probability of bacteria. What about parasites? Again, yes of course raw materials can have parasites. As can dry and canned mass produced pet food. And again, the proper handling and sourcing of these ingredients remove this concern. (As a note: I have been raw feeding for over 5 years and NOT ONE of my dogs or clients have been treated for parasites or bacterial issues) Proper formulation can be a con to raw feeding. Honestly, its ridiculously easy. But without the proper ratio of ingredients you can cause issues. Companies make you think it is hard. They want to make you buy their product. It's a marketing scheme that works and unfortunately affects our pets negatively. I hope this review can shed light into the seemingly scary world of raw feeding. Educate yourselves and don't be afraid to jump in head first. Your pet's health and quality of life will be all the proof you need to know this is without a doubt the best decision you have ever made. .
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