The Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog is a rare type of bulldog that originated in Georgia in the 1800s. This bulldog was bred to perform work on cattle ranches as well as guard plantations. They descend from the same line as the more popular American Bulldog and possess many of the same traits of intelligence and a strong bond with their owner. While they are classified as a working dog, they are more known for their companionship and the dedicated way in which they guard their master’s property. Between the years 1986 and 2001 there have only been 700 registered or pedigreed Alapahas on record.
Alapahas are wonderful family companions that thrive on human interaction. They do not do well as outside pets despite their working nature, preferring to spend their evenings inside with their family after their job is done. These are very athletic dogs that require exercise and a home with a yard is the best fit for this active breed. They are natural guardians of the family, but do quite well with strangers when properly introduced.
Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldogs are very protective of anything they are asked to guard, whether it be the home, farm or family itself. They will not act aggressive unless they feel threatened, in which case they will protect what is theirs to the death. They are very intelligent and easy to train for an experienced owner. They can be inside or outside dogs; Alapahas prefer to live outdoors. Bonding between these dogs and their masters is quite quick and these dogs depend on their master’s affections. Alapahas are excellent companion animals and do well with dog savvy children. Some will develop aggression toward other dogs, but socialization from a young age can help prevent this issue in the future. Opposite sex pairs work best in homes with more than one Alapaha Blue.
This is an athletic dog that loves exercise, they do well in indoor environments when walked once to twice per day. If given a large sized yard to roam freely in they will be able to take care of their exercise needs on their own. Brush the coat once to twice per week to remove and dead skin and hair cells; bathe only when necessary.
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Average Height: Male – 22 to 25 inches / Female – 20-24 inches
Average Weight: Male – 70 to 100 pounds / Female – 50 to 75 pounds
Colors: Brown, Blue, Red, White and Black.
Category: Working, Rare