Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog

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Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog At a Glance

Country of Origin:

United States

Size:

Medium. Weight: Male: 100, Female: 78 lbs; Height: Male: 23-26, Female: 20-23 inches

Coat:

Short and quite stiff

Color:

Blue Merle, Brown Merle, Red Merle, Brindle, Tan, Red, Brown, Black, White

Life Span:

12 to 15 years

Breed Profile

Affection Level
Barking Tendencies
Cat Friendly
Cold Weather Tolerance
Exercise Needs
General Health
Grooming Needs
Hot Weather Tolerance
Intelligence
Kid Friendly
Playfulness
Shedding Level
Social Needs
Watchdog Ability

Did You Know?

This breed is almost extinct. There are only about 100 to 200 Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldogs around the world.

Breed: Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog

Breed Group: Working Dogs

 

 

Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog Overview

A rare and intelligent dog breed. The Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog falls within the Mastiff breed. This breed is almost extinct, with only between 100 and 200 Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog’s remaining world-wide. The breed resulted from a breeding program started by the Lane Household in Georgia, USA that continued for three generations. The program started back in the 1800’s and was intended to rescue the “plantation dog” of Southern Georgia that was nearing extinction.

 

Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog Characteristics

The Alapaha is a grand and highly effective bulldog. The breed has a broad head and naturally droopy ears. They are great protectors, companions and farm dogs. The Alapaha is highly intelligent and talented. For hundreds of years, Alapahas were used on farms to work cattle and catch hogs.

 

Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog Temperament

They are a powerful, agile and athletic dog breed that has tremendous endurance. The term “blue blood” is a reference to their aristocratic demeanor. Guarding is a natural instinct for the Alapaha and they avidly protect their families and children. Contrary to popular belief, the Alapaha was not bred to be aggressive.  The love to play and are very good with children, other dogs and cats.

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Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog Care

Little grooming is needed. This dog breed is an average shedder. Regular brushing to remove dead hair can lessen this. The Alapaha is susceptible to entropion, an inversion of the eyelids, and cherry eye or inflammation of the tear duct.

 

Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog Coat

The Alapaha’s coat is relatively short and quite stiff.  The color of the coat includes blue merle, brown merle, red merle brindle, tan, crimson, brown, black, and white.

 

Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog Training

This breed is very intelligent and learns quickly. This breed excels at obedience. The Alapaha  is easy to house-train and fast to learn to walk on a leash.

 

Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog Activity

The Alapaha is an extremely energetic andathletic breed. They do well in anapartment, if sufficiently exercised. Indoors, the Alapaha tends to be inactive. Ideally, this breed should have an average-sized yard.  The Alapaha enjoys long walks and loves to run around and play.

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