American Bully

We all know that In Europe, pet keeping at home is very common, and people love to spend quality time with their pets. American Bullies are considered very loving and family pets. In this article, we are discussing the complete history of American Bully.

If you are a pet lover and want to know more about American dogs, this article is highly recommended and worth reading. You can get comprehensive knowledge of American bullies after reading it.

American Bully – History

American Bully information

American Bully was considered a modern breed of American Staffordshire Tarriers and the American Pit Bulls. It has been recognized as a breed by American Bully Kennel Club in 2004.

Sometimes American  Bully is also known as Bully Pit or American Bully Pit. They possess a friendly nature. They are very loyal, sincere, and obedient to their master. These are very loving and caring pets.

Due to their protective and gentle nature, American bullies are considered amazing family pets. They are so kind and generous towards their masters.

But after bringing them to your home you must need to train them, understand their mood swings and be slightly alert before leaving the child alone with them until or unless they get familiar with each of the family members.

Similarities Between American Bully And Bull Dog


You can find some similarities between them but they don’t belong to the same class. They are highly different from each other regarding their physical appearance, health, and others. Despite such variances no doubt these two breeds are so enchanting and loveable.

Types Of American Bully

American Bullies are classified into five classes:

 

  • Standard Bully
  • XL Bully
  • Classic Bully
  • Pocket Bully
  • Extreme Bully

 

1.  Standard Bully

Standard Bully

Standard Bully is one of the oldest types of American Bully made in 1990.

The size of the Standard Bully slightly variates between the male and female breeds.

General Standards Of Standard Bully:

  • Their body is very compact and muscular with a wide chest.
  • A strong shoulder with tightened skin is a desirable characteristic of this class.
  • The lifespan for this class is moderate estimated around 10 to 12 years.
  • The shape of their eyes is mostly almond or oval shaped. They are found almost in every color except pinkish-red and blue is not desirable.
  • The head of this bully is usually large with a large skull and prominent explicit jaws.
  • The size of a male bully is 17 to 20 inches while for females it is 16 to 19 inches while shrunk.
  • Despite having a rough appearance and fierce look they are social and doing great with children.
  • Defensive behavior is acceptable against dangerous dogs.
  • They have a strong capability for bearing pain.

2.   XL Bully

xl Bully

If we are talking about this class, XL Bully is slightly different from Standard Bully regarding their height and weight as XL Bully is taller and heavier than Standard Bully. This type is considered the largest among all the types. The lifespan of this bully is almost the same as the Standard Bully.

General Standards For XL Bully:

  • The size between the male and female breeds of XL Bully slightly differ from each other.
  • The size of the male is about 20 to 23 inches as shrunk while the size of the female is about 19 to 22 inches as it gets withers.
  • They have wider and deep chests.
  • They have heavy heads with well-defined jaws.
  • The eyes of XL Bully are oval-shaped. Round and pigmented eyes are not desirable in this type.
  • The skin of XL Bully is tightened and slightly loose skin on the neck region is acceptable.
  • The wider and strong shoulder is the prominent feature of this type.
  • Normal breathing is allowed through the muzzle.

3.  Classic Bully

classic bully

This class of the Bully is slightly different from the Standard Bully as this bully has a lighter body weight as compared to Standard Bully. The bully of this class has much resemblance to American Pit Bull and an American Staffordshire terrier.

General Standard for Classic Bully:

  • The standard for Classic Bully is almost the same as for Standard Bully except for their lighter body mass.
  • They have large and compact heads.
  • Their eyes are almond or oval-shaped in almost every color while blue color is not desirable in this class.
  • Normal breathing is allowed through the muzzle.
  • They have stronger and wider chests.
  • The size range for males is 17 to 2o inches when withers while the size for females is 16 to 19 inches when it shrinks.
  • Their life span is the same as the previous types.
  • They are very loyal and sincere with their masters.
  • They are dominantly strong dogs.
  • They are very confident and social.
  • They are very strong and have enough tolerance to bear the pain.

4.  Pocket Bully

pocket bully

The Pocket Bully is also like the Standard Bully but the only difference between them is the height difference. It is shorter in height of all types. But they have a strong and compact body with more mass. Due to its shorter size, the Pocket Bully looks so adorable.

General Standards For Pocket Bully:

  • The standard for pocket Bully is almost the same as for Standard Bully except for their shorter height.
  • They have strong heads with shorter bodies.
  • Their eyes are almond or oval-shaped in almost every color while albinos are not desirable in this class.
  • Normal breathing is allowed through the muzzle.
  • They have stronger and wider chests.
  • The size range for males is 14 to 17 inches when withers while the size for females is 13 to 16 inches when it gets shrink.
  • Their life span is the same as the previous types.
  • They are very loyal and sincere with their masters.
  • Strong jaws are the prominent feature of this class.
  • They are dominantly strong dogs.
  • They are very confident and social.
  • They are strong and have enough tolerance for bearing pain.
  • Like other dogs, they also required nail trimming regularly.
  • They possess much resemblance to Bulldogs.

5.  Extreme Bully

extreme bully

This type is the latest added type among the bully classification. They are heavier in weight as compared to other types.

  • Due to their heavier bones, they have and strong body appearance.
  • There isn’t any specific size range mentioned about their male and female breed.
  • Their life span is around 10 to 12 years.
  • They have a strong and compact body.
  • Their chest is wide like other Bully types.
  • They have wider and large skulls with well-defined jaws stuck on their heads.
  • Muzzles help in breathing and are aligned on the nose.
  • They have wide and strong shoulders.
  • Oval and almond-shaped eyes are acceptable

Best Food For American Bully

Finding the best and most compatible dog food for your bully is a very tough and challenging thing that almost every dog lover has to face. Usually, the food of American Bully is mainly consisting of dry and wet food diets in raw form. Protein and fat are the main constituents of their diet. Protein and fat are the main sources of energy and help in the rapid growth of the muscles.

Frequently Asked Questions:

1. Is the American Bully dangerous for our child?

No, not dangerous for your child. But while keeping them in your house you must be alert and cautious.

2. Is the American Bully a social and friendly dog?

Yes, almost all types of American Bullies are social, friendly, and loyal to their owners.

Final Words

In this article, here we explain every minor detail regarding American Bully. Therefore, if you are a dog lover hope this article is worth reading for you.

By Gagnon

Dedicated Veterinarian with a passion for animal care and well-being. Extensive experience in diagnosing and treating a variety of medical conditions in diverse animal species. Committed to providing compassionate and effective healthcare to furry and feathered friends.