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The American Bulldog is descended from working type bulldogs found on ranches and farms in the Southern and Midwestern United States. This confident breed may be aloof with strangers when they are young, but they bond strongly with their owners. They tolerate children well if socialized when young. Their strong prey drive may make them unsuitable for homes with cats and other small pets, but this behavior can be tempered through early socialization as well.
The American Bulldog still enjoys working, and excels at tracking and obedience. It is a dominant breed, and is protective of its home and family, but should be calm on neutral territory. Due to its short-haired coat, it requires little grooming.
Although this confident breed loves to work and requires less grooming than some breeds, they are still prone to hereditary and congenital conditions which may adversely affect their health – as well as your family budget. Some of the conditions and illnesses American Bulldogs are prone to include joint problems such as hip and elbow dysplasia; bone cancer or osteosarcoma; and eye conditions such as cherry eye and entropion.
Thankfully, Petplan pet insurance covers all hereditary and chronic conditions for the life of your pet as standard. Which means if your Bully inherits his dad’s bad hips or his mom’s bad eyes, you’re protected.