American Bully For Sale
American Bully For Sale. The American Bully, as it is now known, began development in the 1980s with the majority of the final behavioral and aesthetic product being completed in the 1990s. There is consensus that at least five other breeds were used to attain the more “bully” physical traits desired as well as the more diminutive size of some lines. The American Pit Bull Terrier (APBT) was the foundation (parent breed) used to create the American Bully. The APBT has maintained a characteristic appearance and temperament for over a century. Within that span of time different strains of APBT emerged within the breed, each with different physical attributes. One particular APBT strain developed a specific, stockier, physique that warranted recognition as a different breed altogether. The bloodline of this APBT strain was then influenced with the introduction of American Bulldog, English Bulldog, and Olde English Bulldogge in order to fine-tune desired physical characteristics and personality traits.
American bully Description
The American Bully has a short, close, stiff to the touch and glossy coat. All colors and patterns are acceptable. The head of the American Bully is a medium length, deep through, broad skull, very pronounced cheek muscles, distinct stop, and high set ears. The ears can be cropped or uncropped. Eyes: all colors except albinism; Round to oval, low down in skull and set far apart. Muzzle: medium length, rounded on upper side or slightly squared to fall away abruptly below eyes. Jaws well defined. Under jaw to be strong and display biting power. Lips close and even, some looseness accepted, but not preferred. Upper teeth to meet tightly outside lower teeth in front or scissor bite accepted. Nose: all colors acceptable. The neck is heavy, slightly arched, tapering from shoulders to back of skull. No looseness of skin. Medium length. Shoulders are strong and muscular with blades wide and sloping. The back is fairly short.
Does it do well with other pets?
The American Bully is naturally a social dog. She loves to be around others, including pets. As with any breed, socialization from an early age is key to ensuring the pup will be comfortable in new situations.
We’ll talk more about socialization a little bit later, but generally, the American Bully makes for a great pal at home with your other pets or at the dog park.
American Bully Health Issue
A typical American Bully is relativity healthy, but it does suffer from several health problems. Here are at some of those problems:
Hip dysplasia – The most common disorder affecting canines and it is genetically inherited. Hip dysplasia is a malformation of the animal’s hip joint that causes lameness. Usually, only one hind leg shows laming, but in extreme cases, it’s both hind legs.
Cataracts – A dog’s eyes can turn opaque when it gets older due to the onset of cataracts. The size of cataracts often determines how significant the impact is on the animal. Very small cataracts do not affect the dog’s eyesight, but cataracts get more opaque as the canine ages.
Hypothyroidism – The dog’s pituitary gland produces thyroid-stimulating hormones, but should the gland fail to produce hormones then hypothyroidism sets in. Weight gain, decreased appetite, dry skin, hair loss and recurring skin infections are signs of hypothyroidism. Insufficient iodine also causes hypothyroidism.