The American Bully is a relatively new breed of dog when compared to some of the more ancient breeds. It's been around for a while though and has been recognized by the American Bully Kennel Club. More recently though in 2013, it was recognized by the United Kennel Club. This dog is generally happy and outgoing and great around people. It's gentle, yet stable and confident. These pups are perfect as family pets due to their great nature and disposition, amusing tendencies, and their loyal character. The American Bully is a people pleaser and because of that characteristic, its obedience level is very high. It's also a smart and courageous dog, so it's actually an all around good pet to own.
Continue reading to learn more about the American Bully, popularly known as falling into four categories; Pocket, Standard, Classic and XL (also Micro). Other names this dog breed is known by are American Bully Pit, Bully Pit, Bullypit, Bully Pit Bull and Bully Pitbull.
Popularity: Somewhat popular.
Trainability: This dog can be trained, but like other breeds of its type, it must be made aware that you are the leader of the pack. They must learn the rules, limits and understand that you are the master. This breed respects and understands hierarchy and will cooperate if the human is known to be in charge.
Size/Weight: Medium-large sized dogs, weighing in at an average of 66-88 pounds.
Origin Location/Date: Recognized by the United Kennel Club since 2013. Has been bred since the mid-90s in North America as a cross between the UKC American Pit Bull Terrier and the AKC American Staffordshire Terrier.
Energy Level: Active and energetic. Also likes to establish dominance. You'll need to be able to keep up with this dog if you want the experience to be a good one. Requires daily exercise as well as a yard or farm in which to play.
Temperament: If not trained properly early on, these dogs can have a tendency to be bossy. Must train when young to rid the dog of any aggressive tendencies. Otherwise, this breed of dog is quite friendly and eager to please. Can easily become your best friend. Good natured, fun to be around and a great family pet.
Necessary Space: Due to the high energy and exercise requirements of the American Bully, you'll need enough space for it to run and play. If you try to keep one in a small apartment, things will get even smaller very quickly. A large yard and brisk daily walks or runs are a necessity.
Talents: A very happy and loyal dog. Can be a great guard dog as well. Very obedient and willing to obey. Will fight to the end if it finds itself in that position. Very protective of its master.
Life Expectancy: 8-13 years.
Group: Terrier group.
A few terms and phrases to describe the typical American Bully puppy and dog: happy, obedient, stable, confident, gentle, loving, good natured, amusing, loyal, affectionate, courageous, intelligent, great guard dog, sociable, friendly, outgoing, eager to please, athletic, muscular, trustworthy, highly adaptable, strong, great lap dog and good family pet.