The American Bulldog, sometimes known as the American Bully, has been in the United States in some form or another since the 1800s, when it was brought over by immigrants.
Because it was developed into the form we recognize in the 1980s and 1990s, it is frequently referred to as a modern breed.
In 2004, it was finally recognized as a distinct breed.
During this time, they experienced moments of prominence, the most recent of which was in the 1980s, when the film Homeward Bound increased their profile.
However, opinions differ as to whether or not this is a good thing.
Many people are wary of the American Bulldog and the Bully breed in general because of their reputation for ferocity and hostility.
It’s not the dogs’ fault, as usual.
Later, when we look into the blue variety of this contentious dog breed aside from the red nose pit bull, we’ll go into more detail about this.
What Does It Mean To Be An American Blue Bully?
The first thing to point out is that it is not blue.
Please accept my apologies if this comes as a disappointment, but the word blue is a little deceiving.
Anyone who is familiar with the names given to dog coat colors knows they can be a little exaggerated.
Rather of looking like a Smurf on all fours, these blue fawn pit bull will have a lovely silver-gray short coat.
The blue fawn pitbull gets this color because both parents passed on a recessive gene that gives it a diluted black coat.
As a result, the American Bully is a cross between many breeds, with the American Pit bull Terrier serving as the basis and the American Staffordshire Terrier and American Bulldog contributing as well.
Although the popularity of the blue American Bully is understandable, not everyone is pleased with it.
According to one school of thought, blue canines are more prone to skin issues like color dilution alopecia (CDA).
While this may be true for some breeds, the American Bulldog is not one of them.
The exact cause of CDA is unknown, however it is inherited and most usually affects dogs with fawn or blue coats that have been diluted from black, tan, red, or brown coats.
Hair loss, recurrent skin infections, and dry, itchy skin are all symptoms of CDA.
Because it is an inherited condition, there is no cure. Although it is possible to manage it, it is usually a pricey procedure.
As a result, some individuals advise against owning blue dogs.
This, however, ignores the fact that CDA can be found in a variety of diluted colors, as well as the fact that no CDA cases have been reported in the Weimaraner, an all-blue breed!
Additionally, only 8% of Dobermans are born with a dilute color, but 50–80% of these have CDA.
The truth is that just because two Blue American Bullies are bred together does not mean they will have CDA!
Some people go even further and claim that a dog’s blue coat causes various health problems, although there is no evidence for this.
It also conveniently overlooks the fact that decades of selective breeding have resulted in a slew of health issues solely to keep the breed alive.
The most important thing, like with any dog breed, is to find a trustworthy breeder who does not breed solely for color.
Ethical breeders seek to breed the healthiest dogs possible and will not exploit color or size as a marketing ploy.
Is a Pitbull a Blue Bully?
There’s no simple solution to this because there’s a lot of misinformation about the Standard American Bully Pit/Pitbull breed, and emotions can run high.
The fact that it goes by various other names, like the American Bullypit and the Bully Pitbull, doesn’t help matters!
Even more perplexing is the fact that the American Staffordshire Terrier, American Pitbull Terrier, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, American Bulldog, and American Bully Dog are all Pitbull breed.
When people say Pitbull, they’re usually referring to the American Pitbull Terrier.
Stay with us, because we’re not done yet.
Bully Breeds, like as the American Bully, are also used by some people.
These are only a few of the dog breed descended from the Bulldog, including the French Bulldog, Cane Corso, Bull Terrier, and all of the others (plus many more!).
Because most kennel clubs don’t accept the American Bully breed, backyard breeders have taken advantage, experimenting with different breeds to create a variety of hybrids or so called mixed breed.
Many of them will be unhealthy, and some of them may even be aggressive.
It’s difficult to assess their temperament without first learning about the breeds that produced them.
Although it is made up of at least three Pitbull breed, including the American Pitbull Terrier and the American Staffordshire Terrier, the best answer to our question is that the Blue Bully is not a Pit bull puppy.
English Bulldog or the Olde English Bulldogge was also used by some bloodlines to enhance certain characteristics.
These eventually resulted in the four sizes that American Bully Kennel Club (ABKC) now recognizes:
- Pocket – A smaller variant with a height of 13 to 17 inches and a weight of 10 to 22 pounds.
- Standard – A strong and compact medium-sized dog with a shoulder measurement of 16 to 20 inches and a weight of 30 to 65 pounds.
- Classic – Similar in height to the standard, but with a lighter frame and less pronounced features.
- XL – These larger canines stand 19 to 23 inches tall at the withers (shoulder) and weigh 80 to 150 pounds.
Female dogs are always smaller than male dogs in all of these dimensions.
Other classifications, such as micro and XXL, are not recognized by any kennel associations and have been related to major health problems, as well as the use of drugs to augment the muscles of larger dogs in some circumstances.
To be as clear as possible, the American Bully is a breed of Pitbull Terrier, not a Pitbull Terrier.
The fact that the American Pitbull Terrier (APBT) has such a poor reputation is a major source of concern.
Despite the fact that the American Bully and the APBT share genes and some physical characteristics, breeders and fans claim that they are not the same dog.
Blue American Bully Puppy
It’s a good idea to do your research before getting a puppy of any breed to see if it’s a good fit for you, your family, your home, and your circumstances.
Taking care of a puppy, regardless of breed, is a challenge with many potential highs and lows.
Your blue American Bully puppy will be no younger than 7 weeks old and possibly as old as twelve weeks if you buy from a reputable breeder.
A good breeder will ensure that the puppy is matched to the family.
They’ll spend time evaluating each puppy to see if they’re extroverted, confident, or quiet and hesitant.
After meeting with you, the breeder will determine which puppy is the best fit for you.
When the american bully puppy arrives, things will be a lot easier, but you still have a lot of work ahead of you.
Teething, toilet training, socialization, obedience training, exercise, and food sorting are all things you’ll have to deal with.
It’s a commitment for the rest of your life, and your dog will love you unconditionally in return.
You can also expect your dog to attract a lot of attention. It’s possible that you’ll be asked if your dog is a Pittie.
Some of the attention will come from dog lovers who are envious of your Pitbull, while others will be concerned that you are maintaining a Pitbull.
This isn’t a problem either way if you pick a good breeder and raise your puppy properly: it’s always nice to have other dog enthusiasts showing an interest in your canine, and if someone is wary of your dog, you can show them what a huge softy they are!
American Blue Nose Bully
Wait, we were just discussing the blue American Bully, and now there’s a blue-nosed version? What’s the big deal about that?
Your dog’s nose, like the color of his coat, will not be blue.
It’ll most likely be black or a shade of gray.
Not all blue American Bullies will have blue noses; it’s just a recessive gene that affects skin color every now and then.
Only two pigments impact the color of a dog’s coat, and these pigments are influenced by the genes that the pup gets from its parents.
These genes either dilute or strengthen hues, instructing each hair follicle to generate a specific color or to produce none at all.
Skin color, especially the color of the dog’s nose, is affected by one of these pigments.
If you choose a dog with a reddish coat, it may have a red nose as well!
You’re barking up the wrong tree if you’re thinking of clowns now…
That’s not the kind of red nose I’m talking about.
On a more serious note, the color of a dog’s nose and coat has been linked to its temperament.
There is no evidence to support the assumption that blue nose bullies or blue nose pitbull puppies (and American Pitbull Terriers) are more aggressive.
In fact, it appears that the opposite is true, as blue-nose Pitbulls are widely used as therapy dogs.
Blue American Bully XL
On the grass, a blue American Bully stands by a tree.
We’ve already introduced the XL American Bully, but now it’s time to take a closer look.
This is a large dog that may weigh up to 150 pounds and sometimes even more.
It appears to be a little frightening, but it is nothing less than a friendly giant!
They have all of the traits of a typical American Bully, but in a larger size.
If you want a mean-looking dog with a big heart, the XL Bully might be the dog for you.
It’s self-assured, tolerant of strangers, affectionate toward family and children, and requires little grooming.
This dog is suitable for both city and town life, but it must be given enough of activity to maintain its weight.
To keep your dog fit and healthy, you’ll need to commit to a high-quality diet.
Training is crucial since the last thing you want is a 150-pound dog bolting when it feels like it!
Pocket Blue American Bully Puppy
Why not move to the opposite extreme if the XL is too much for you?
The American Bully in a Pocket is a miniature version with a lovely personality.
They are still robust and powerful dogs, but they aren’t even close to the XL.
They, like the other Bullies, make excellent companions and like spending time with children, playing in brief spurts before napping.
They’ll come back for more once they’ve recharged their batteries!
They despise being left alone and would rather be around you.
These dogs create very strong attachments and will act out if left home alone for lengthy periods of time, so keep an eye out for separation anxiety.
The Pocket Bully, like the others, is protective and will always alert you to any threats.
They are tolerant of strangers (and even friendly in some cases), but if they believe you are in danger, they will not back down from a fight.
Blue Brindle American Bully
What does the term “blue brindle” imply?
Blue refers to the coat color (which we’ve established is a blue-gray), and brindle refers to the pattern that impacts the coat’s appearance.
Any of the so-called Pitbull or Bully breeds can have a brindle coat.
In fact, many Staffordshire Bull Terriers’ brown fur has a brindle pattern.
Because the dog’s genes tell the cells in the hair follicles to create a subtle, flecked, ‘tiger stripe’ effect in the coat, brindle patterns exist.
Blue brindle is less prevalent than red brindle since it is caused by a recessive gene (both parents must pass the gene on to the pup for it to impact the coat color), yet it isn’t uncommon.
A blue brindle American Bully will stand out from the crowd!
Look for a lilac tri if you’re looking for something even more unique.
It’s not actually purple or lilac, but it’s a way of describing the various colors.
With a dilute blue/chocolate coat and white markings, this brindle pitbull puppy is tricolor, meaning it has three colors.
Blue Merle American Bully
Looking into the distance is a Blue Merle American Bully.
The merle coat is frequently a source of contention.
Some individuals adore it, while others despise it.
Merle, like brindle, is a pattern rather than a color, so blue merle refers to the coat’s random dark spotting rather than a solid blue color.
A blue merle American Bully looks fantastic, especially when its blue eyes contrast with its mottled gray coat.
Many dog lovers agree, and most merle dogs are one-of-a-kind since the pattern never repeats itself.
However, the gene that generates the merle pattern has been linked to a number of health problems, including blindness.
When you cross a merle dog with a non-merle dog, you’ll get some merle pups and some non-merle pups.
When two merle dogs are crossed, all merle pups are produced, as well as some double-merle pups.
Many breeders avoid doing so because it is regarded to increase the risk of health problems significantly.
With the exception of merle, the United Kennel Club (UKC) specifies in its breed criteria that any hue, color pattern, or combination of colors is permitted.
Others, however, argue that the risk to merle dogs is minor, and that they are as healthy as any other breed.
The key is to conduct your homework and select a trustworthy breeder before making a purchase.
Blue American Bullies With Ear
You may be thinking, but don’t all dogs have ears?
Of course, you’d be correct.
However, it has become customary to crop the ears of certain breeds over time.
This was done in the past to limit the possibility of damage while the dog was fighting or hunting.
Nowadays, it’s done purely for aesthetic reasons, and it’s encouraged by organizations like the AKC, which mandates that ears be cropped for conformation.
Natural-eared dogs will be disqualified from shows or lose points.
So, you can have a Blue American Bully with ears, just like nature intended, but you’ll need to find a breeder that is willing to leave the ears alone.
The cropping procedure is normally performed before the puppy reaches the age of 12 weeks, as cartilage begins to harden after this time and the treatment may not be successful.
Surgery should always be performed under anesthesia, but this does not always happen, and in many situations, no pain treatment is provided.
To give the uncomfortable and bleeding ear stumps a unique shape, they are sometimes tied to splints, which adds to their discomfort.
All of this is done to comply with breed standards, as well as because people appreciate the way it looks.
Ear cropping supporters claim that it lowers the risk of ear infections and improves the dog’s hearing.
It’s vital to highlight that these arguments aren’t based on any scientific evidence.
It’s more likely that they just like the sharp-eared look, which only contributes to the dogs’ scary appearance and aggressive reputation.
The ears are an important aspect of a dog’s communication system.
Ear cropping takes away this skill, which can lead to misunderstanding, irritation, and violence.
In the United Kingdom, most of Europe, New Zealand, Australia, and virtually all of Canada, ear cropping is prohibited.
This complies with animal welfare standards, which recognize this as a purely aesthetic surgery that causes unnecessary pain and suffering to the animals.
America lags behind, allowing the practice to continue.
Ear cropping is regulated in nine states, with the need that it be done by a registered veterinarian.
For the sake of millions of puppies all across the world, we can only hope that this scenario changes soon.
What Do American Bully Puppies Cost?
On the grass, blue American Bully pups frolic around a basket.
You may get an American Bully Puppy for $500 to $800, but if you want a show-quality dog, you should think twice.
Your puppy will most likely not be purebred and will come from a lower bloodline at these costs.
And if you don’t use a good breeder, there’s a big possibility it’ll come with a slew of health issues!
If you’re serious in getting a blue American Bully, you should budget at least $2,000 and potentially $5,000.
If you approach a respectable, ethical American Bully breeder, these are the costs you should anticipate to spend.
If you want to raise the next ABKC champion, you’ll need to budget at least this much.
The price will also be determined by the size of your dog when it is fully grown.
The following are some samples of average prices for various sizes:
• $2,000 in pocket size
• $2,500 for standard/classic
• $3,000 for XL
Keep in mind that this is only a guide; pricing will vary by region, and breeders will charge extra for highly sought-after bloodlines like the Gottiline.
Is it true that American Bully Dogs are dangerous?
In a nutshell, the answer is no!
This topic brings up the subject of its ties to the Pitbull dog, which is often associated with violence.
Many Pitbull breed enthusiasts believe that this reputation is unjustified and that it stems from a small number of poorly bred dogs.
This only emphasizes the importance of tighter controls on dog breeding and tougher legislation to combat dogfighting.
The fact that most Pit bull breed were developed for the heinous sport of bull-baiting is part of the problem.
If they were to survive the bull pit, they needed to be strong, muscular, powerful, and ferocious. People adapted the dogs for fighting each other once the’sport’ was forbidden.
Thankfully, this has changed throughout time, and dogfighting is no longer a popular spectator sport (though some despicable individuals still engage in this vile practice).
Another problem could be the moniker “bully.”
Most people identify this word with a mean student at school who made your life a living hell, or an unpleasant coworker who made coming to work a living nightmare.
This dog, on the other hand, is nothing like that! Bulldog or Pitbull is simply referred to as “Bully.”
American Bullies were bred specifically to be good family and companion dogs.
Any signals of violence are out of the ordinary and unwelcome!
Despite its big, muscular build and occasionally intimidating appearance, the American Bully is usually calm, friendly, playful, and affectionate.
Because they are bright and eager to please, they are usually easy to train.
Of course, if a dog is neglected, abused, in pain, or terrified, it can become violent.
Dogs who are provided insufficient exercise and mental stimulation can become aggressive as a result of their displeasure.
If you do decide to purchase a blue American Bully, make sure you purchase from a reputable breeder and ask to meet the parents.
Keep an eye on them to see how they react when they’re near the breeder.
Keep an eye out for signs of hostility or wariness, as these could foreshadow how your puppy will behave.
If they appear to be joyful and energetic, your puppy is likely to be as well.
Finally, leave away if the breeder refuses to let you see the parents.
So, it’s not blue and it’s not a Pitbull, but it’s a member of the Pitbull family as well as the Bully breeds.
Is that everything? Good!
The blue American Bully, on the other hand, is a fantastic dog.
They make wonderful family pets and will be a lifelong companion.
Although the argument about blue dogs and the merle pattern persists, the evidence is often shaky and incomplete.
To be fair, there is a lot of prejudice against specific coat colors, which is why so many fans despise them. It’s not about health; it’s about maintaining a breed’s appearance.
Are you still looking for a blue American Bully?
So, kudos to you! There’s nothing stopping you as long as you choose your breeder appropriately.
Except it’s not easy to forecast the color of the puppies! No ethical breeder will attempt to produce a specific color because this will result in a smaller gene pool. As a result, you may need to wait or shop around. If they don’t have what you’re looking for, a good breeder will always suggest you to someone who does.
You should be aware that even if you pay upwards of $3,000 for your prize dog, you will not be able to enter him in American Kennel Club shows.
You can show it at the United Kennel Club, but you must first check the breed standards.
There’s no need to spend a lot of money on a show-quality blue American Bully if all you want is a loyal companion who will stick by your side, show you a lot of love and affection, play happily for hours with your kids, and watch your back while looking like an armored tank.
It’s entirely up to you!
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What is blue American Bully?
As a result, the American Bully is a cross between many breeds, with the American Pitbull Terrier serving as the basis and the American Staffordshire Terrier and American Bulldog contributing as well. Although the popularity of the blue American Bully is understandable, not everyone is pleased with it.
How much is a blue bully worth?
A good American Bully can cost anywhere from $2000 to $5000. However, depending on the breeder, the quality of the breeding, and the class, you can pay more or less. American Bullies that are not purebred and come from a lesser-known pedigree cost between $500 and $800.
What is the attitude of American Bully?
The American Bully is a cheerful, outgoing, well-behaved, and self-assured dog. When it comes to humans, be gentle and loving. An friendly family pet who is good-natured, entertaining, and loyal. This dog is almost always obedient and only wants to please its master.
Do American bullies bite?
This breed isn’t known for being aggressive, and it shares the American Bully’s reputation for being a sweet family dog. What exactly is this? Given that these are both Bully breeds, we can assume that the biting force of an American Bully is anywhere between 200 and 300 PSI.
Are American bullies high maintenance?
The American Bully is regarded as a low-maintenance breed. They are average shedders with a short coat, so brushing them a few times a week with a firm bristle brush can help maintain their coat healthy and your house hair-free.