So you’re looking to adopt an American Bulldog, or already have one?
According to the American Kennel Club, “The American Bulldog is a descendant of the English Bulldog. It is believed that the bulldog was in America as early as the 17th century. They came to the United States in the 1800s, with immigrants who brought their working bulldogs with them. Small farmers and ranchers used this all-around working dog for many tasks including farm guardians, stock dogs, and catch dogs. The breed largely survived, particularly in the southern states, due to its ability to bring down and catch feral pigs.The breed we know as the American Bulldog was originally known by many different names before the name American Bulldog became the standard. In different parts of the South he was known as the White English Southern Bulldog, but most commonly just “bulldog.” The breed was not called a bulldog because of a certain look, but because they did real bulldog work. Breed Contact InformationKatrina HuffmasterPhone: 850-519-3089 American Bulldogs are a well-balanced athletic dog that demonstrate great strength, endurance, agility, and a friendly attitude. Historically, they were bred to be a utility dog used for working the farm.”
An American Bulldog typically ranges from 50.8cm to 63.5cm in height, and weighs from 27.2155422kg to 45.359237kg.
There are a few pet insurance companies in New Zealand that offer dog insurance for American Bulldog breeds. Try Cove Insurance as they are currently offering a one-month free promotion. Typically American Bulldog insurance ranges from $30 per month to $65 – but of course this varies depending on a range of other factors such as gender.