APBT and American Bully Breed Information
How do I know if an American Pit Bull Terrier or American Bully is right for me?
American Pit Bull Terriers (APBTs) and American Bullies are excellent family companion breeds. These dogs in general are very high-energy, confident, and happy. They are smart and always looking for a job to do. They require firm and consistent training along with strict boundaries and proper socialization.
Physical Traits and Aesthetic
Weight of APBTs can range from 60-80 pounds. American Bullies usually start at 80 pounds and can go up from there. Our dogs are special because they aren't overdone or sloppy. Everything from head to tail is very proportioned and clean. The height of an APBT can range from 18-22 inches. XL APBTs can be as tall as 25-26 inches.
APBTs and American Bullies are a variety of colors including fawn, blue, brindle, black, brown, and more. The coat is very tight and shiny. The muscles are well defined and the chest is very deep and full.
This breed was originally developed as a working farm dog but adjusts well to both city and suburban life. Overall these dogs will be happy in either environment as long as he or she can be close to you.
To prevent problematic behaviors it is recommended that this breed have at least 1-2 hours of exercise daily. This can be in the form of walking, running, playing fetch, the spring pole, flirt pole, etc. Dog parks are NOT recommended. Although these dogs have wonderful manners, you don't want to set yourself up for failure. There have been many instances where other dogs start fights, but you can best believe that bullies and pit bulls will finish them. Their main job is to protect you and your family.
Children, Other Dogs and Pets
Don't believe what others say, this breed is great with children! Overall they are great people dogs who love to cuddle and spend time with the family. This is not a green light to let your young children crawl all over them, pull their tails and ears, and invade their space. These dogs deserve respect just like any other living and breathing creature. It is important to teach young children how to respect and care for their new pet. Children can fill the food and water bowl and even play a game of fetch to properly interact with their new Bully breed dog.
Basic obedience training and consistent socialization can allow APBTs and other pets to live together peacefully. Both pets should be supervised at all times.
This breed is overall very easy to care for. Regular brushing helps keep shedding under control. Bathing once a month not only helps them smell better but also keeps dander at a minimum. Nails should be trimmed weekly and ears/eyes should be cleaned weekly as well.
Although this breed has a poor reputation, these dogs are one of the easiest to train. As long as you give them clear and consistent rules to follow, they are very eager to please.
Basic commands such as sit, down, and come will help tremendously when wanting to establish polite behavior. A training program can help you and your APBT bond while reinforcing good behavior at the same time.