|Barked: Thu Feb 14, '13 6:13pm PST |
|Some people go completely bonkers about what is what with bullies. If you look at some breed guides they have clear pics usually as to the difference in sizes and appearance. From a purely observational perspective...note to people who know exact breed specifications, I know almost nothing about dogs beyond what Sophie has taught me...
An American Bulldog has a huge head and broad chest and massive shoulders, the back end often totally is out of proportion to the front...wittle bittie back legs, muscular but small. AmBullies have the adorable tendency to lay like a frog better known as frog butt
The American Staffordshire has a slighter proportioned head, smaller chest,longer front and back legs, still some serious shoulders and muscular all over.
Staffordshires that aren't American are smaller-AmStaffs average 40-60lbs-Staffordshires have the general appearance but weigh more like 30-45 pounds.
Pit bull terriers have amusing shaped heads, look in a breed guide...
I personally would suggest an American Staffordshire as a good first bully dog. All bullies can be strong, stubborn and potentially dangerous without training. Many bullies are also the essential happy, goofy, overgrown lap dog. I suggest AmStaffs because they sometimes aren't quite as physically strong as the average AmBull. Their appearance is also often less striking than an AmBull.
When I walk Sophie-considered an AmStaff-people see a large dog with some pitty features and big shoulders. When I walk Callie-considered AmBull-people will jump in the street or go out of their way not to pass him. Plus he is an uber strong doggie. Sophie can pull, but even in a strong harness Callie is like walking a tank. Loving an AmStaff gives you experience
Edited by author Thu Feb 14, '13 6:32pm PST
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