American bullies are one of the most popular dog breeds in the world. People love owning them for a variety of reasons ranging from strength to loyalty. Pitbulls in general tend to be a popular protection breed, and this type of pitbull has a good track record in households.
Owning American bullies is rewarding for people for a variety of reasons. Here are some of the top reasons people choose this breed of pit bull over any other dog.
Great protection dog.
A good protection dog is fiercely loyal by nature to its family, but also easily trained. The breed reputation helps, as a dog that tends to be associated with a fierce image is more likely to deter criminals than a “cute” dog, though both are very effective as far as protection. Many thieves won’t even bother robbing a house with a dog, because even a small dog can bite, bark, and raise the alarm.
Some large dogs tend to have silly temperaments or aren’t as intelligent as other breeds, but American bullies are relatively intelligent and willing to be trained by an owner they respect. They tend to be stable and confident, which means you don’t need to tone down the training, and they are very outgoing, so they are eager to please and can be trained to defend you and your family if necessary. You do need to be consistent when training and get buy-in from all family members – nobody can sneakily let the dog jump up on counters when they’re home alone or let it jump up or bark against the training, or the dog will be confused and behave in a more aggressive manner until it figures out the pack structure.
American Bullies are peaceful unless provoked.
Unlike some breeds, most American bullies won’t attack as long as their families aren’t threatened. They need to be socialized a lot as puppies and firmly trained, but if these requirements are met, most bullies are friendly, curious, outgoing, and unlikely to attack children or neighbors out of the blue. They are brave and require a firm owner who knows how to be a pack leader. Even more than most breeds, these dogs love to please, so they will stay peaceful if they are given a chance to excel and please you and they are socialized properly.
Great with children.
Some people are wary of all pitbulls, but of all pitbull breeds, American bullies are some of the friendliest and best with children. They have a high pain tolerance, so kids tugging on their ears or tail won’t upset them as quickly as other dog breeds. They also have a great understanding of pack hierarchy, so if it is made clear that the children rank higher than them, they will very willingly protect the children from any danger. These dogs are also sometimes viewed as an aggressive breed since they are very protective and loyal, so they serve to deter potential criminals who might harm any kids.
They need exercise.
Those who are fitness fanatics or love getting outside to exercise enjoy American bullies because they need to be exercised every day. They can live in apartments or indoors-only buildings without access to a yard as long as they get lots of exercise. They love running, jumping, and all forms of play. A daily walk keeps American bullies in shape and gives them an outlet for mental and physical energy, since they have plenty of each!
Sturdy build and appearance.
If you want a dog with a sturdy, compact, sleek build, the American bully is a good choice. This type of dog has a broad chest, sturdy legs, squared appearance, and well-muscled legs. The dogs look great for photography purposes and perform well in competitions because of their muscle. Maintaining this muscle only takes proper nutrition and exercise.
Easy to groom and maintain.
Unlike some dog breeds that require almost-daily baths or grooming, the American bully doesn’t tend to shed much and doesn’t take much work to maintain. They have a sleek coat without much excess shedding, and they can be bathed but don’t need it frequently. Just a stiff bristle brush and towel is enough to make their coats shine.
American bullies are a popular choice of dog breed for many families, couples, and single individuals. Their protective, yet outgoing and sociable nature makes them a good choice as a companion dog, and their loyalty and fiercely brave nature helps them act as a pack protector when necessary.