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American Bully – Dog Breed Guide

Breed summary

Size: Large
Weight: 70 to 120 pounds / 31 - 54 kg
Height: 17 to 21inches / 43 to 51 cm
Longevity: 0
Bark Tendency: Low
Aggression: Low to Medium
Compatibility to other pets: Medium


Considered to be one of the youngest of all American bred bulldogs, the American Bully is a stocky and strong dog who is always happy, outgoing, confident and very stable. Their menacing good looks might not show it, but the American Bully is a gentle and loving dog that is not aggressive towards people. These dogs are inherently good natures and are born to please. They are extremely courageous and considered to be one intelligent guard dog to have. They have this impressive athletic body that is muscular and much defined, showing off the strength and agility it possesses.

Official Name

American Bully
Other Name – Bully Pit, Bullypit, Bully Pitbull


Date – 1990’s / Country: USA
Family / Group: Working, Protection


Established in the middle 1990s, The American Bully was created to find the ultimate family companion. The Bully Pit as it is fondly called was created through years of selective breeding, combining the traits of the American Pit Bull Terrier and the American Staffordshire Terrier. These dogs’ origin can be traced both on the East and West Coast of the United States of America, with roots in the State Of Virginia and California. Today, it has spread not just all across the US but also in Europe and Asia. The American Bully is often mistaken for the APBT, but they are heavier, larger and their muscles more pronounced.


With the American Pit Bull Terrier and the American Staffordshire Terrier as its ancestors, the American Bully possesses both these dog breeds’ admirable traits. From The American Pit Bull, they gained stability and loyalty, from the Am Staff, they gained the sociable, amiable, and outgoing temperament. With an overwhelming eagerness to please its family, the American Bully is noted to display extreme tolerance with children. They have the air of confidence, but not aggressive as most would think,


This breed is not for the passive owner who does not understand the canine mentality


This dog breed is an average shedder. Their smooth and short-haired coating requires minimal grooming efforts


The American Bully might show some issues on CMD or Canine Hip Dysplasia. Note: The high pain threshold may mask problems


American Bullies must have plenty of regular exercise including a long brisk daily pack walk to relieve mental and physical energy.



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