You have opened up a big can of worms with this question! LOL! There has always been a controversy as to who used what kind of dogs. The Alapaha was a breed formed by Lana Lou Lane from the Alapaha region of the south. The foundation of the breed is similar to the American Bulldog, in fact, Lana actually bought many dogs from John D. Johnson himself. Obviously there has to be some Catahoula in there also with the Merle coloring and blue eyes. I'm an American Bulldog person and from what I have seen in Alapahas, I can say other than color and maybe being a bit more rough in temperament, there isn't really much of a physical difference at all. As with the American Bulldog, there are many types... bully, shorter muzzled, longer muzzled, finer boned, etc.... So from my point of view, it seems that Lana added a bit of a twist on the American Bulldogs she had and coined the term Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog, forming a registry and all. Again, I'm an American Bulldog person and this is just my opinion. I have only seen a few ABBB's in person, but have looked at quite a few pictures and websites. They are just way too similar to really believe much different. I'm sure some of the ABBB people on this board can give you a more elaborate answer on thier behalf.
thank you bullymom. i hadn't realized this would be a controversial subject . i am not a bulldog owner so i don't know a whole lot about them. a girl i work with just got an AB puppy and looking at pic's they looked somewhat similiar to me so i was curious.
There really isn't much different. Different name. Now some people will argue that. Honestly the only difference I have seen between the 2 is Alapaha seem to have a little more wrinkles in the face than the American. Also they tend to be more aggersive but that also depends on how the dog is raised. From what I have seen the Alapaha's are about the same size maybe a little smaller.
First off, I don't consider the Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog a true breed. An American Bulldog has a wonderful temperment. They are big and weigh about 80 pounds. They are not aggressive to people but need to be the only dog in the family.
an alapaha blue blood bulldog quite simply is smaller. the breed standard runs their height at about 2 inches shorter. No they are not recognized as a "true breed" by the akc. but since i own 4 of them id say theyre real. the controversy has been that one guy created his own registry, set his own standards and used the story and name of a rare breed recognized by arf, arba to name only 2. he conformed the look to be more bully which is popular now. the alapaha should have a full muzzle, strait build and long legs. the argument has been going since the inception of this breed. the a.r.f. website (animalresearchfoundation.com) has the true standards as well as contacts between lawyers and the "other" breeder. his site is dormant and thats all ill say. this breed needs a future and thats what im here for i breed them i know them and i promote them. my website is oldhamsalapahas.tripod.com. im linkeed to mike connors who is linked to others. with any other questions please feel free to email me at email@example.com.. this breed needs educated promotion, the argument simply hinders its future. thank you and good luck figuring out the breeds used to create the dogs lana took that with her when she passed on . the merle has been linked actually to great dane if you can believe that
***Edited By: justme on 12/26/2004 7:09:57 PM*** Reason: more info
a side note, marcelle the foundation sire for this breed, his mom was a 100% colby pit bred to an alapaha male named lanas blue boy lane, and her breeding of abs in the mix she always tried to keep quiet
thanks everyone for your replies. i never heard of the ARF before. is that a new organization devoted to the bulldogs? i have heard of ARBA , many dogs i like are registered thru them, especially the tibetan mastiff.
they are outstanding, yes theyre crawling around eyes open they are great more new pics coming up soon, i also have video of all my dogs available, free for info on the breed and just showing off basically thank you by the way
***Edited By: justme on 12/26/2004 7:31:23 PM*** Reason: being polite
i cant wait to see more pictures. this little AB puppy my co worker got is just the cutest thing on earth. and funny as heck too. i put him out in the yard to play with my dog and he got down in his little play bow trying to get her to play . then when all 85 pounds of her came running to him to play he got this look on his face like " oh sh*t what did i just do ?" and ran under the picninc table. it was the funniest thing.
lol abs are nice dogs, alapahas are equally if not more "family friendly" mine all live indoors together, crated during the day but wander freely when we get home. im goinig to show both knuckles and major, as well as compete with them.
yes. major is 26 inches at the withers and 85 pounds at 1 year. he is my main dog. knuckles is about an inch shorter and 5 pounds lighter, both great dogs, the cool thing is my 8 year old can play with major immediatly after he works on biting, the ability of these dogs to be "all things" is awesome
someday i would like to train a dog in those sports. i find it amazing how well they are trained and how well they listen, and right away also. i dont have the right breed for that type of work right now.