Founded in 1990 by a group of american staffordshire terrier and
american pitbull terrier enthusiast selectively breeding for bulkier build and larger bone density with increase muscle mass. While decreasing animal aggression and further eliminating human aggression. the american bulldog , olde, english bulldog along with mastiff were introduced through out to create the breed we understand today as THE AMERICAN BULLY. THE BREED was first recognized officially by the bkc and abkc in 2004.
The first impression u should get from the american bully is "wow". Neither resembling an apbt , amstaff or bulldog. The american should look like a healthy combination of all three.
The American Bully is a medium to large size dog with a muscular body build.
Compact in body length with the impression of heavy bone structure, bulky build
and a chiseled blocky head proportionate to its frame. The american bully should exude great
confidence for its size and give the impression of strength and power with every stride.
Kind in demeanor yet courageous when called upon. It is a companion breed first and
foremost with some ability for work.
Pocket class 12-15.5
The head shape is large,broad, square and well defined. ranging between 18`-28 inches in circumference for males and females. wide top skull with well pronounced cheeks as wide as the width of the head with a deep stop close or equal to 90 degree falling below the eyes. Ears are set high on the skull and cropped , naturally ears are acceptable but not prefer for conformation shows. tight skin throughout. minimal wrinkles and loose skin is tolerated yet not prefer. Eyes are oval, almond in shape while round eyes are acceptable also not prefer. all eye color are accepted (exception albino (red). eye set should be set even with the top of the muzzle , set wide apart. muzzle should make up about 25 to 30 percent of the overall length of the head. blocky and squared. lower jaws are well define strong and thick. nose should have open nares providing adequate flow for normal breathing. all pigmentation are acceptable Although clear pink is not preferred. The bite should be scissor (preferred).level or a tight underbite (teeth touching) is acceptable but not preferred.
wide at the base and tapered toward the back of the skull. with define muscular shape and feel on either side. noticeable arch from top of neck to the bottom where neck meets the wither.too long or too short of neck or thin is a fault and undesirable
muscular in build with a broad, deep chest, and well-sprung ribs. the chest should be wide as it is deep extending slight pass the elbows. The fore chest does not extend much beyond the point of the shoulder. The back is wide, tight. The topline is level and straight gradually sloping downward to the base of the tail. The loin is wide and compact.The measurement at point of the withers to the elbow is equal to the measurement from the elbows to the base of the feet. Dog with shorter upper arm is acceptable but are not desired. Legs set wide apart , elbows set straight not turned in or bowed out. Legs straight, strong, round bound tapering from point of elbow to pastern. pastern short and well angled to without tip toeing
shortback to medium back but proportionate to the overall look. the ideal american should look square and compact.the measurement from the wither to the bottom of the front feet should equal the measurement from the point of shoulders to the point of rump.
muscular in build. with the depth of the thigh viewed from the side equal proportion to the front shoulder assembly. slight larger is acceptable. pronounced inner thigh muscle visible from the rear. well angulation when properly placed..drawing a line from the farthest part of the buttock straight down to the front of the rear toes down to the ground should meet at a 90 degree angle. croup should have a slight drop off when meet at the tail set. rear legs should be parallel and straight and in line with fronts.
Carried parallel to the back topline. when excited may carry at a challenged (45 degrees off the back line). tail length should equal the length from base of tail to top of the hock. tail should start out thick at the base with a gradual tapering to a point.
Round, arched forward placement with moderate to thick toes and tightly place together. nails are trimmed short and not touching the ground.
Thick shiny short and smooth to the touch. Never wavy or curly. all color patterns are acceptable. Merle are acceptable with dnap and breeding restrictions
The american bully gait is powerful, effortless, strong and confident with its surrounding. Head held stationed or up looking at handler. The drive from the rear is steady and firm.flexing of the muscle showing strength and power. The reach is effortless and powerful. Front and rear legs should travel on the same plane same side. Front and rear leg should come close together without ever touching displaying great reach and drive.
The extreme American bully is an exxagerated pocket or standard. Extreme bully should carry more head size , more bone, and more overall mass without hindering movement and overall health...NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH OBESED...The extreme American bully ranges from 14-18 inches.
Large bone for its size head size between 24-up inches for male 20-up inches for females. Wide set in the shoulder compact to medium back and thick muscular rear with pronounced inner thigh muscle. Powerful and thick side profile. Equally wide in the shoulder width to the widest part of the rear. Tucked at the waist, barrel chest with proportional size feet to support the massive body. Neck muscle pronounced with a noticeable arch from top of neck tapering to the base. Full chest and a powerful gait not to be confused with graceful like an apbt.
Extreme should not be penalized for a slower gait compare to its counterpart as long as the movement is not restricted.
Faults to be penalized but not disqualifications for showing are:
• Narrow set eyes
• Both eyes not matched in color
• Overly visible haw
• Bulging or protruding eyes
• Muzzle too long or snipey
• Lack of pronounced/deep stop
• Weak underjaw
• Underjaw turning up
• Albinism nose (light pink)
• Nose turning up or pushed back
• Level or flush bite
• Overshot or Undershot bite
• Wry or cross bite
• Neck too thin or weak
• Neck too short or too long
• Upright shoulders; steep and forward scapula (shoulder blade)
• Upper arm too short
• Severe turned fronts (in or out)
• Bowed front legs
• Down at the pasterns (weak pasterns)
• Sway Back
• Roach Back
• High rear
• Splayed or flat feet
• Long toes
• Hocks turning in or out ,cow hocked, Pigeon toes
• Tail too long or too short
• Curled tail (gay tail)
• LONG COAT
• Curly or wavy coat
• UNMANAGED CONDITIONS
• Movement: Rolling, pacing, sidewinding, hackney action, and paddling or pounding
• Not moving on the same plane – legs over reaching, crossing over in front or rear, or rear legs moving too close or touching
• MOVEMENT THAT CAUSES DOG TO APPEAR UNBALANCED
SERIOUS FAULTS COMBINATIONS
Faults to be heavily penalized but not disqualifications for showing are:
• Excessive high rear ( rear appear high that the the withers)
• Severely overshot or undershot (1/4 inch OR MORE)
• Kinked tail
• Twisted tail
• Knotted tail
• Fused tail
• Overly Short tail
• Long coat
• Displaying or possessing aggressive behavior towards humans
• Pink or Albino eyes
• Unilateral or bilateral cryptorchidism (missing one or both testicles)
• Unilateral or bilateral deafness (deafness in one or both ears)
• Screwed tail
• Bobbed tail
• Docked tail
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