Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog At a Glance
Country of Origin:
Medium. Weight: Male: 100, Female: 78 lbs; Height: Male: 23-26, Female: 20-23 inches
Short and quite stiff
Blue Merle, Brown Merle, Red Merle, Brindle, Tan, Red, Brown, Black, White
12 to 15 years
Cold Weather Tolerance
Hot Weather Tolerance
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.
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.