Hey everyone, I'm curious, OK we were at a park and we were walking and getting exercise when I saw a man and woman with their 2 dogs. One I could tell was an American bulldog, the other I just swore was a APBT. Well I'm always up for dog talk so I walked up to them and asked if I could pet their dogs, they said yes. Anyways one of the dogs was black and white the other was blue and white,(the one I swear is a APBT!) I told them what a beautiful APBT they had and they said "O, she is a American Bulldog." I just looked at her (the dog) and said "Are you sure?" They said "Yes, she is full blooded and is registered!"
The reason I believe the dog is a APBT is because the dog had a scissor bite and I didn't think their were "blue" colored American Bulldogs. (Also I thought American bulldogs were supposed to have under bites?) Please correct me if I'm wrong. Plus this dog looked so much like a APBT! Of all the American bulldogs I've seen I have NEVER seen one of the blue coloring and all the ones I've seen have had under bites.
The American Bulldog has two accepted types. The Johnson line and the Scott line. The Johnson line is what could be termed the "Bully" style Bull Dog. It is the larger, wider and heavier or the two types. The Scott line has a similar body style to the classic style American Pit Bull Terrier and can in fact be misidentified as one with certain individuals. The facial resemblance is especially strong. However, both lines are predominately white with some other minor color. I am not aware of any true to pedigree predominately blue American Bulldog.
I think either the person you encountered did in fact have an American Pit Bull Terrier and did not want to disclose that information for reasons unknown or has a Bulldog / Pit Bull hybrid.
I don't know how else a breeder would acquire traits in a dog that has never before naturally existed.
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