This is one of the most recent breed of dogs available. It is a crossbreed between the Staffordshire and American Pit Bull Terrier. It’s breeding begun in mid 1990s. Its recognition amongst dog breeding clubs is still very limited. Its breeding was necessitated by the need to have a dog with characteristics of both breeding parents.
The American Bully exhibits a powerful appearance with a well defined body. It has straight and muscular legs. It has a broad head that is of medium length. The ears are set high with the neck being very thick and strong. The jaws are characteristically square and very powerful. The tail remains undocked and of medium length. It features a short coat that although is hard can be very smooth. You can find the American Bully in varied color combinations.
Unlike the Staffordshire and American Pit Bull Terrier, the American Bully is non-aggressive. This is why it makes a very good pet. It cannot however be said to be totally non-aggressive. Some American Bully dogs have been noted to chase pedestrians and bite without any provocation. It may not be suitable for keeping in a house with children as it has a tendency to bite. It makes a very good companion and guarding dog.
Keeping the American Bully requires that you train it from an early age to make it sociable. This is because it does not only like strangers but can easily attack. Keeping the dog also requires that you monitor its movements at all times.
This is one breed of dog with very minimal health problems. It is generally free of health problems associated with the Staffordshire and American Pit Bull Terrier. It however remains susceptible to hip dysplasia and cardiac diseases. Regular exercises and proper diet should prevent the occurrence of these problems.