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American Bulldog
« on: December 08, 2009, 04:58:01 AM »
came across the breed on dogclub, i know its not a kc recognised breed but was wondering if anyone has had any experience with them? Are they good with kids for example?
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Re: American Bulldog
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2009, 04:36:45 PM »
They would not be at the top of my list



came across the breed on dogclub, i know its not a kc recognised breed but was wondering if anyone has had any experience with them? Are they good with kids for example?


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Re: American Bulldog
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2009, 01:30:25 AM »
thanx Val, was curious as I met one in the park the other day, guy said they were great with kids etc in the same breath stating it was trained to bite  :o
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Re: American Bulldog
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2009, 05:39:33 PM »
Thing to remember is they are not recognized  in the UK nobody in these times is going to import them they are not even on the KC import list.
Quote from the UK site
The American Bulldog is not for the inexperienced dog owner, they require plenty of mental and physical stimulation.
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American Bulldogs are descended from ancient Mastiffs that originated in Asia and were brought to Europe by nomads. Mastiffs were bred to bring down, fight or hold large aggressive prey such as wild boar, bears or big cats. Animals that are as likely to fight as run away. Ancient Mastiff had incredible fighting ability and courage.
Most people are amazed at the sheer strength of these animals, pound for pound they must be amongst the strongest dogs on the planet when conditioned right. I am not saying this to hype the breed up, there are too many others who do this for a sales pitch, but merely to warn potential owners that this is not a breed to leave with your 90 year old frail granny whilst you have two weeks in Lanzarote. These dogs are capable hunters, used on very large quarry, who can overpower an average sized man if they need to. Owners need to be aware that the little puppy they bring home at 8 weeks old will by twelve months of age be about 75-80lb of muscle with, in most cases, a tendency to vie for top dog status. You need to train your dog from the start and be consistent to prevent issues arising.
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No exactly a dog to trust around kids.
There was a guy that was a member of this board US based that had the breed and I am sure he would disagree with me but IMHO you have to go with what the breeders are saying on their own site.
We have a lot of child friendly dogs here in the UK it's just where you buy them from that is more important
By the way list of health problems also from their AB site

CANINE HIP DYSPLASIA
CRUCIATE LIGAMENT
ELBOW DYSPLASIA
ENTROPION
ICHTHYOSIS
NCL
PATELLA LUXATION


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