The American Bully is a breed with characteristically wide head and shoulders along with a pronounced mandibular prognathism. There are generally thick folds of skin on a Bully's brow; round, black, wide-set eyes; a short muzzle with a large top skull with a vertical drop above the nose; big muscular neck with wide shoulders; shark mouth with positioned teeth and occasionally, an under bite. The coat is short, flat and sleek, with colors of red, fawn, white, brindle (mixed colors, often in waves or irregular stripes), and piebald.
In the US, a typical mature male weighs approximately 45â€“85 pounds. Mature females weigh in at approximately 65 pounds. In the United Kingdom, the breed standards are 50 pounds for a male and 40 pounds for a female. American Bully's are one of the few breeds whose tail is naturally short and either straight or screed and thus is not cut or docked as with some other breeds.
Despite their fat 'puss' expression, American Bully's are generally docile and tractable. However, they can move very quickly over short distances. American Bully's do not need a lot of physical exercise, so they are well-suited for living in apartments and other urban environments. They are friendly and gregarious, but occasionally willful. The phrase 'stubborn as a Bulldog' may derive from observing an agitated Bully. They rank 78 out of 80 in Stanley Coren's The Intelligence of Dogs, holding the lowest degree of working/obedience intelligence. According to the American Bully Kennel Club (ABKC) a Bully's disposition should be equable and kind, resolute and courageous (not vicious or aggressive), and demeanor should be pacific and dignified. These attributes should be countenanced by the expression and behavior.
Breeders have worked to reduce/remove aggression from these dogs, and as such, the Bully is known to be of good temperament most have a friendly, patient nature. Generally, Bully's are known for getting along well with children, other dogs, and pets. They can be so attached to home and family that they will not venture out of the yard without a human companion and are more likely to sleep on some one's lap than chase a ball around the yard.
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