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Bully Pitbull- Everything You Need to Know

The American Bully, sometimes called Bully Pitbull or American Bully Pit, is a dog breed that originated from the US as a newly designed breed using the cross of the American Staffordshire Terriers and American Pitbull Terriers, and some Bulldog-type breeds.  

People often confuse the Bully Pit with the American Pit Bull Terrier. One noticeable difference is the appearance. The American Bullies are broad, compact, and muscular, often with shorter legs and larger heads, while American Pit Bull Terriers are not athletic and broad, comparatively.

In addition, Bullies from reliable breeders have been mainly developed for their kind, gentle, loyal and affectionate temperament. But Bully Pits are solid and athletic, so they need plenty of exercise to keep them healthy and happy. 

The right side of a black with white American Bully is posing across grass, its mouth is open, its tongue is out and it is looking forward.

Bully Pitbull Pros and Cons 

Pros  Cons 
Family Oriented Aggressive 
Suitable for New Owners Prone to destructive behaviors when bored 
Loyal Needs Socialization  

Bully Pitbull Basic Information 

  • Name:  Bully Pitbull
  • Height: 13 to 23 inches  
  • Weight: 25 to 120 Pounds 
  • Size: Medium 
  • Coat: Curly & Thick/ Short & Smooth 
  • Color: Black, Grey, White, Silver, Fawn, Apricot, Brown, Cream, Brindle 
  • Energy: High 
  • Activities: Companion Dogs 
  • Group: Terrier
  • Barking Level: Medium 
  • Shedding Level: Moderate 
  • Hypoallergenic: No 
  • Litter Size: 4 to 10 Puppies 
  • Life Span: 8 to 13 Years 
  • Breed Recognition:  American Bully Kennel Club, American Canine Association Inc., Backwoods Bulldog Club, Dog Registry of America, Inc., European Bully Kennel Club, United Canine Association, United Kennel Club
  • Other names: American Bully Pit, Bully Pit, Bully Pitbull

American Pitbull Terrier Vs. Bully Pitbull: A Comparison 

Features American Pitbull Terrier Bully Pitbull
Image  The right side of a black with white American Bully is posing across grass, its mouth is open, its tongue is out and it is looking forward. 
Origin United States, United Kingdom United States 
Height 17 to 19 inches 13 to 23 inches  
Weight 30 to 85 pounds 25 to 120 Pounds 
Size  Large Medium 
Group Terrier  Terrier 
Children Compatibility High High 
Family Compatibility High High 
Pets Compatibility Low Medium to High 
Barking Level Medium Low to Medium 
Shedding Level Medium to High Low 
Hypoallergenic No No 
Grooming Needs Low Low 
Overall Health Medium to High Low to Medium 
Energy Medium to High Medium to High 
Exercise Needs Medium to High Medium to High 
Trainability Medium to High Medium to High 
Activities Agility, Conformation, Obedience, Tracking Agility, Conformation, Field Trials, Hunting Tests, Obedience, Rally 
Complication in breeding No No 
Litter Size 5 to 10 puppies 4 to 10 puppies  
Lifespan 12 to 16 years 8 to 12 Years
Other Names Pitbull, Pitbull Terrier American Bully Pit, Bully Pit, Bully Pitbull

Bully Pitbull Personality 

The Bully Pit has a kind, gentle nature. Predictable and dependable, they are an excellent family pet and loving to most kids. 

The Bully Pitbull comes in four varieties.

  • Standard (male 17-20 inches, female 16-19 inches)
  • Pocket (male 14-17 inches, female 13-16 inches)
  • XL (male 20-23 inches, female 19-22 inches)
  • Classic (male 17-20 inches, female 16-19 inches)

The head of the Bully Pit is a medium-length, broad skull, with very pronounced cheek muscles, with a short, stiff-to-the-touch, and glossy coat with cropped or uncropped ears. Their eyes can be all colors except albinism, round to oval, low down in the skull with a muzzle rounded on the upper side or slightly squared to fall away below eyes. The neck is heavy, slightly arched, tapering from shoulders to back of the skull. Shoulders are muscular and strong, with blades broad and sloping. Their hindquarters are well-muscled, let down at hocks, and feet are of moderate size, well-arched and compact. 

Friendliness Overview 

Affection level  Medium to High 
Family-Friendly  High 
Kid-Friendly  High 
Pet-Friendly  Low to Medium 
Strangers-Friendly  Medium to High 

Adaptability Overview 

Good for New Pet Owners  Medium 
Good for Apartment Living  Medium to High 
Sensitivity Level  Medium to High 
Tolerates being alone  Low 
Cold Tolerance  Low to Medium  
Heat Tolerance  Medium 

Bully Pitbull Temperament 

Bully Pitbulls are calm, kind, affectionate, courageous, and carry themselves with dignity. They love humans and seek love and attention. They mostly relish being around people and are very in tune with their sensations, so they are the top choices for therapy dogs. In addition, they are reliable and will defend their family in the face of threats. However, the reality is that these breeds are naturally friendly and do not make guard dogs unless trained to do so.

One point to keep in mind is that although one of the purposes of forming this breed was to remove aggression, some Bully Pits will still have problems with other pets. However, they are well-mannered in a house with early and proper exercise, training, and socialization. These positive impacts are essential in managing their domineering instincts.

Bully Pitbull Training 

The best way of taming your Bully Pitbull is by early socialization. By this, you will be capable of reducing the aggression level of your Bully. In addition, proper training can prevent excess barking. Keep the training sessions exciting and short to limit their stubbornness while training. If they are well socialized, they tend to be a loving, confident, and friendly companion. Enrolling Bullies in puppy training classes is highly advised to prevent undesired behaviors. They might learn gradually, but once they have received a trick or command, they will remember it for a long time.

Trainability Overview 

Easy to Train Medium to High 
Intelligence  Medium to High 
Prey Drive  Medium 
Tendency to Chew, Nip & Play-bite  Medium to High 
Tendency to Bark or Howl  Medium 
Wanderlust Ability  Medium to High 

Bully Pitbull Exercise Needs 

Proper training is essential for a Bully Pitbull. They are very dominant and quick learners, which can manifest into destructive or stubborn behavior. Therefore, they necessitate constant attempts to train efficiently. In addition, they need at least 90 minutes of exercise daily to keep them healthy and fit.

Exercise Needs Overview 

Energy Level                                       Medium to High 
Exercise Needs                                  Medium to High 
Playfulness                                         High 
Intensity       Medium to High 

Bully Pitbull Grooming 

Bully Pitbulls have easy-to-care-for coats. Their straight and short hair only requires brushing once a week to keep them shiny and healthy. It will remove dirt and dead hair, spread natural coat oils, and it is a relaxing moment to bond with your puppy. Pitbulls are medium shedders, and so are Bullies. They should be bathed once every two to three months with sensitive skin shampoo. Bullies’ teeth should be brushed at least twice a week. Regularly trim their nails, clean their eyes and ears to avoid infections.

However, something to keep in mind is that this fur type can also get cold quickly in the winter. So, if you live in a cold region, then you may need to put your bully in a jacket or sweater to go outside when the temperature drops too far below freezing.

Grooming Needs Overview 

Amount of Shedding                         Medium  
Tendency to Drool       Low  
Tendency to Snore       Low to Medium  
Easy to Groom       Medium  

Bully Pitbull Health 

Bully Pitbulls are susceptible to health concerns that are common to their parents. Therefore, regular health check-ups are essential to identify and cure potential health diseases. 

Health Overview 

Basic Health      Medium 
Weight Gain Possibilities      Medium to High 
Size Medium 

Hip Dysplasia: This is a life-threatening genetically inherited disease caused by a defect in the joints of the hip bones. Fractures can also lead to hip dysplasia, and this state can be painful. There are therapies to cure this, but the dog might get lameness or arthritis if the condition worsens. 

Patellar Luxation: This condition is the slipping of the knee cap from the position in their legs. Some obvious signs include the dog kicking to set the kneecap back in its place while walking or running. Patellar luxation can be cured if the indications are mild or only one leg is affected. 

Elbow Dysplasia: An inherent structural deficiency in the elbow joints due to cartilage inflammation, damage, or disrupted anconeal. It is evident in large breed dogs, causing arthritis leading to pain or organ failure. 

Demodex Mange: This disease occurs when your dog’s hair follicles become infected with tiny bugs. Although a dog’s immune system shields them from these mites, some breeds like the Bullies are often over-infected. 

Cerebellar abiotrophy – An inherited disease that affects the nervous system; most indications will manifest within days of birth.

Cataracts: The disease causes cloudiness on the eye lens, resulting in blindness. Hence, a periodical check-up is essential to rule out underlying ailments like hypocalcemia, diabetes, and uveitis. If untreated, you can cure cataracts with surgery.  

Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA): A group of eye diseases concerning the retina’s slow deterioration. In the initial stages, puppies become night-blind. Once it advances, they lose their vision during the daytime as well. However, most canines slowly adapt to their short or entire vision loss as long as their home surroundings remain the same.  

Cleft palate or lip – These abnormalities of the roof of the lip or mouth can be purely cosmetic or much more severe and necessitate special attention and surgeries.

Ichthyosis – Canines with this disease will thicken the skin and flaking of the paw pads.

Hypothyroidism: A disease in the thyroid gland that is considered to cause hair loss, epilepsy, obesity, lethargy, dark skin patches, and other skin ailments. You can treat this sickness with a proper diet and medication.

Heart Disease: This might cause irregular heart rhythm and heart murmurs. You can diagnose this ailment through an X-ray or an ECG. Treatment depends on the condition and ranges from medication to weight control.

Bully Pitbull Diet and Nutrition 

You can serve homemade food or high-quality dog food to your Bully Pitbull. It would be ideal for feeding a puppy thrice a day and reduce it to twice daily as the dog matures. They need a nutritious diet and special care depending on their health. It is advised to consult a vet before forming a diet plan. Also, check the treats and calorie consumption as they are prone to obesity.

Bully Pitbull Living Conditions 

Bully Pitbull cannot stand hot and humid areas since their short muzzle won’t cool down the hot air accurately. They are not fit for severely cold climates either. However, they can adjust well to apartment living, and a backyard is not a necessity. A Bully is the most suitable option if you can spend enough time with them, even by sleeping or sitting together.

Adding a Bully Pitbull to Your Family

Things To Remember Before Crossbreeding 

It is recommended to buy from reliable breeders as they ensure the happiness and health of both the pups and parents. In addition, they should produce health clearance certificates along with gene tests for a vaccinated puppy. So, you can be cautious of the possible health conditions that can affect your puppy.

Cost of a Bully Pitbull Puppy 

The cost of a Bully Pitbull can range between $1000 and $7000.

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Other Bully Mixes

  • American Bulldog
  • American Pit Bull Terrier
  • American Staffordshire Terrier
  • Boston Terrier
  • Boxer
  • Bull Mastiff
  • Bull Terrier
  • Cane Corso Italiano
  • Caucasian Shepherd Dog
  • Dogo Argentino
  • English Bulldog
  • English Mastiff
  • French Bulldog
  • Great Dane
  • Neapolitan Mastiff
  • Olde English Bulldog
  • Pug
  • Rottweiler
  • Staffordshire Bull Terrier

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