"The American Bully is Not a real Pit Bull!"
No kidding! One look, and you should be able to tell the difference between an American Pit Bull Terrier (APBT) and the much bulkier American Bully. If not, we'll help you there.
The American Bully is the fastest growing breed in terms of popularity. Everyone seems to want to have their own bully these days. But, there is a ton of confusion as to what an American bully is.. Is it a pit bull? Is it a bulldog? Are they athletic? Are they aggressive?
American Bullies are thick, beautiful, impressive muscular dogs with a great disposition towards other dogs, people and children. When bred correctly, they are athletic and can really move. Obviously not in the same way a terrier can.. They carry a lot more muscle and a shorter muzzle due to the bulldog infusion within the breed. They are the perfect family companion.So.. The American Bullies you've seen on line really caught your eye.. but there's so many different types and names being thrown around, you have no clue where to start and you're afraid to ask.. That's ok, we're here to help.
The American Bully breed was created around 1990 and gained recognition and establishment in 2004 with the inception of the American Bully Kennel Club (ABKC) Registry. The United Kennel Club (UKC) recognized the American Bully breed in 2013. American Dog Breeders Association (ADBA) in 2015. According to the ABKC -The American Bully breed has been selectively bred to give the bull and terrier breeds a new direction and outlet. All of the positive characteristics of the bull and terrier ancestry were kept. Including loyalty, stability with humans and children, along with their physical attributes. Traits of dog aggression have been bred out, as they have no future purpose for that trait. According to the UKC - The American Bully breed was subtly influenced by the infusion of several other breeds, which include the American Bulldog, Mastiff, English Bulldog and Olde English Bulldogge.
A reinvented breed was formed with the purpose of being the ultimate companion breed, and this breed is the "American Bully." The difference between the terrier breeds and the Bully/Bulldog breeds is it's physical appearance, temperament and purpose.
AMERICAN BULLY TRAITS
The American Bully is a companion breed exhibiting confidence, a zest for life, along with an exuberant will to please and companionship with their family. This making the American Bully an excellent family companion.
Despite the American Bully’s fierce and powerful appearance their demeanor is gentle and great with kids. They are friendly with strangers, other dogs, and other animals. Human or dog aggression, extreme shyness or viciousness is very uncharacteristic of the American Bully and is highly undesirable.