American Bullies

They are great with kids, and extremely friendly with strangers, other dogs, and other animals.

The American Bully is a companion breed exhibiting confidence, a zest for life, along with an exuberant willingness to please and bond with their family, thus making the American Bully an excellent family companion. Despite the American Bully’s fierce and powerful appearance their demeanor is gentle.

American Bully

THE BREED

GENERAL IMPRESSION

The American Bully should give the impression of great strength for its size. It is a compact and medium/large size dog with a muscular body and blocky head. The American Bully should have the appearance of heavy bone structure with a bulky build and look.

STANDARD AMERICAN BULLY

Males 17 inches – 20 inches (43 cm – 51 cm) at the withers. Females 16 inches – 19 inches (40 cm – 48 cm) at the withers. Important to note that the Standard American Bully dogs are not to be penalized for exhibiting heavily muscled, massive, bulky body type.

SIZE
  • Dogs should be healthy and should NOT reach the point where it is considered obese.
  • Weight - There is no particular weight for the breed.
  • Height and weight should be in proportion of the body frame.
  • Height - Please see Variety Amendments.
  • All varieties to exhibit “Bully” characteristics and breed type traits as described in the American Bully Standard, which are key elements of breed type for the American Bully breed.
BODY
  • Heavily muscled, massive bulky body type of compact/medium length giving the impression of great power for its size and exemplifying the breed type of the American Bully.
  • Ribs well-rounded creating a barrel chest with all ribs close together; rib cage to extend to the elbow or slightly below.
  • Forelegs set rather wide apart to permit chest development.
  • Chest - should be broad, deep, and well filled in; but should not be exaggerated as to interfere with normal movement
BACK

Fairly short to medium back, slight sloping from withers to rump or straight accepted with gentle short slope at rump to base of tail. The American Bully should give the appearance of a square body, equal in length when measured from point of shoulder to point of buttocks and from the withers to the ground. Faults: Back too long; rear higher than withers; weak or swayed topline; roached or wheel back.

POCKET BULLY

This is an amendment to the basic standard which a Pocket Bully is determined by its adult height. Males under 17 inches (43 cm) and no less than 14 inches (36 cm) at the withers. Females under 16 inches (40cm) and no less than 13 inches (33 cm) at the withers.

Important to note that Pocket Bully variety is simply shorter than the Standard American Bully. Pocket Bully dogs share the same build, body type, and breed type as the Standard American Bully, and are not to be penalized for exhibiting heavily muscled, massive, bulky body type.

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American Bully - Pocket Style

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