i don't think any breeds at this point are being mixed to create an american bulldog. i belive the american bulldog is a legitimate breed now. there are a few american bulldog breeders on this site, JUSTME is one of them. you could wait and see if he comes on and replies to you.
one of the girls i work with just got an american bulldog puppy on saturday. she brought him in to work to day to show everyone. she is a somewhat responsible girl but she is only 17 and i fear she is not going to have him for very long. but he is damn cute little thing.
Ah, I see....Thanks for your input. The reason why I was wondering what dogs were crossed to make the breed is because it is not recognized by the AKC. Why would that be? I am kind of new to all this so just weighing my options on which breed is right for me. I think the Am. Bulldog is beautiful with good remarks on temperment It kind of looks like a pit mixed with an english bulldog
there are hundreds of breeds that are not akc recognized. for loads of reasons. minniyar knows the reasons better then anyone, but 1 reason i know of is that the parent club of any breed is the people who seek to gain akc recognition. and not every parent club of every breed wants akc to recognize their breed because they feel that once the akc does, the breed will be destroyed .
Hi Brenda. I raise, train, work and show American Bulldogs. They are a legitimate breed (have been since the early 1960's) with no other breeds knowingly being bred into them now. In the beginning, depending on the strain of American Bulldog, there were other breeds added. The Johnson or bully strain had some English Bulldog, Bullmastiff and I have heard possible Saint Bernard added. The Scott or standard line had American Pitbull Terrier and Catahoula Leapard Hound added.
They are recognized by the American Bulldog Association, National Kennel Club, Animal Research Foundation, Continental Kennel Club, United Kennel Club, Dog Registry of America, International Olde English Bulldogge Association, American Rare Breed Association, American Bulldog Registry Association and a few others. The ABA, NKC and ARF are the most popular registries for the breed (as well as the most legitimate) Last year there was a group of people who tried to get the American Bulldog recognized by AKC. They were essentially excommunicated from the breed by most all other American Bulldoggers. Most American Bulldog people do not want AKC recogniton as they feel it could ruin the breed. The AKC only allows one written standard (currently there are two standards... one for the bully type and one for the standard type), only allow one ring at shows (there is a standard and bully ring now), would not allow for any working events (weightpull, Irondog, protection, hog catching) and many feel they would just become too popular. They are a strong willed working breed, not suitable for just any home. If the AKC recognized the breed, people would be breeding to one standard and breed away from the working ability of the breed itself. The true lovers of the breed do not want this to happen.