Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog

Breed group: Working

Weight: Males up to 100 lbs, females about 78 lbs

Height: Males 22-25 inches, females 20-23 inches

Overview

The Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog has been developed in the Alapaha River region in the southern part of Georgia during the 1800s. At first these dogs have been used as watch and cattle dogs. The Alapaha Blue Blood bulldog is descendent from the original Bulldogs that arrived in the USA from England, similar to the American Bulldog in the 1700s. These dogs have been around for almost three generations - and were used as watchdogs on the plantations. This breed is also known as "Otto" seeing that they descend directly from Buck Lane's bulldog guarding dogs - and especially one with the name of Otto.

Temperament

The Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog shows incredible stamina, and they are very supple and physical dogs. They are very strong, but also alert. These dogs have been given the Blue Blood name due to the fact that they have a noble way about them. The Alapaha guard his owner's family and property instinctively, but they are not aggressive dogs. They will however go to great lengths to protect their families. In general the Alapaha gets along well with children and other dogs, but they can attack when they feel threatened. These dogs will only be aggressive when they need to defend themselves or their families; therefore they don't have to be on a chain when they are fenced it. The Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog is very lively and attentive, and they possess a lot of heart. This breed makes wonderful companion dogs.

Care

The grooming needs of these dogs are not very high, and the coat of the Alapaha requires minimum attention for it to stay in a good condition. These dogs can be brushed occasionally so that dead hairs can be removed - these dogs are average shedding dogs. The Alapaha should not be bathed too often, only once every two weeks.

Training

The Alapaha is a very trainable dog due to its high intelligence, but training should be started at a very young age. They also do extremely well when it comes to obedience training, and have medium problem solving abilities. These dogs are also very easy to housetrain, and will also not have any problems walking on a leash.

Health problems

Because the genetic pool of these dogs is very small, they tend to develop health problems such as entropion which is an in version of the eyelids.

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