American Bulldogs are friendly, affectionate and loving dogs that look tough but have a very sensitive gentle soul. With their very strong build they are often misunderstood, as their looks don’t reflect their gentle temperament.
Being too hard or too strict on this breed can hamper their willingness to learn and please immensely. American Bulldogs might seem brave, and they can be when it is absolutely necessary. But in reality their personality is soft and they don’t do well with being reprimanded. They thrive best on praise and treats with rules and structure to follow.
Bred as a working dog, this breed has high energy levels, needs to be active and have a job to do. They do well at many dog sports including Obedience and Schutzhund, or with almost any work you can give them. Being a bulldog, they can be headstrong by nature and require consistent training and rules.
The bulldog looks and strong build are not for everybody but once you got to experience their soft temperament and kindness you will be sure to fall in love with your American Bulldog!
|Life expectancy:||10-15 years|
|Monthly cost (food):||very high|