Hello just wanted to know if anyone out there owns an AMBD. Because this is the first one I've own is there anything that I should know that's not in the books I've read already. My pup is 4 months and is very smart already is house broke and she obeys very well. My teenagers already have her doing tricks so far shes great. A few of my friends said her behavior well change for the bad as she gets old that she well be mean I don't believe it. Who's right me or them?
My ambd is from the Johnson line I'm her third owner poor puppy her first owner bought her and the kids were small and scared, so he gave her to his roofer and his wife didn't like her so I took her and have had her now a few weeks. Me and my children love her and wont think of giving her away. People need to think before they buy a puppy to many people get them and then give them away.
I agree, everyone should think before they purchase. Breeders should also be responsible, and really research before they sell. I love the ABD, but since I work long hours, I have to have a dog that be left outside during the day. I live for my aussies. I really like way to many breeds lol. I don't think I can own all of them in one lifetime, so I guess I will have to come back
The people that are telling you her temperment will change are the same nimrods who believe in BSL. They can't tell the difference between an American Bulldog (especially the Scott) from an APBT, an American Staffordshire Terrier or a Pug. My advice is to put your puppy into obedience classes, and make sure you have her well trained. I think it's excellent that you took her in, and bless you for that. I think that little puppy will be a cherished member of your family, for years to come.
My advice to you would be to make sure she is well socialized ,has lots of exercise and that you for sure go to classes with her. Positive reinforcement classes are a lot of fun. Good luck and just want you to know that I really like American bulldogs. She must be so cute hope you post some pictures of her
Last May, while picking Harley up from the vet, where he had been boarded, some idiot Fedex guy said something similar to me. He said that "Rottweilers all change at around 18 months and become protective and aggressive." I was quite happy to tell him that my boy is now 4 years old and never went through any kind of change. Harley wasn't neutered at a very young age either. The vet tech then informed him that he had two and had never noticed any major change in personality either. Some people just can't fathom that there's not a simple explanation for everything. You can't blame things on breed, it's so much more complicated. Many don't want to admit that they failed their dog. It sounds like you guys are doing a great job with you pup.
I own an ambd. He is wonderful, full of spirit. He is almost two and has not changed a bit. He is not altered, although I am thinking of having it done. He gets along well with other dogs and loves to be around childern. Any dog will be agressive if they are trained to be, no matter what size or breed. Ambd are very smart, mine had learned how to open our french doors and let himself in just from watching people do it, he was only 6 months old at the time. Problem was, I couldn't get him to close it back so we had to break him from that. Which was easy because they learn commands so well, I try to keep my commands to 1 word only. They are very excitable dogs and large dogs. All they need is love, respect and manners.
Welcome Chelle! I really enjoyed your post, but you hit on a pet peeve of mine. Many people like to assume that dogs have to be trained to fight, beaten or abused in some way for them to be aggressive. That's just not the case, more often than not it's lack of training that leads to aggression and attacks. Many of the "dangerous breeds" are intellegent and dominant. If they don't have the proper guidance they will take over. I think every breed out there benefits from obediance training, but for some breeds it's absolutely vital. It sound like you and the OP are responsible and loving dog owners.