The Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog is a rare breed domiciled in the USA that was developed successively from the 19th century with the aim of reviving the progeny of the plantation dog that was being threatened by extinction. This working and guarding dog is believed to draw its heritage from
one of the dogs that were used to kick start the breeding programme. Although it was initially a country dog, this breed has also been domesticated over the years and made suitable for human companionship.
Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog is a well-developed breed as evidenced by its set of physical features. The head is broad and raised and proportionate to the body.
The muzzle is medium sized and black in colour with slight wrinkles. Its eyes are round and set wide apart on the round face. Generally, this breed has short closely cropped coat which is rough to touch. The coat colours may range from fawn to various shades of white, and brown.
It is also common to find dogs which have a mix of colour such white patch and dirt brown. Its eyes are evidently blue in colour, but they can also be a shading of brown and blue.
Generally, the breed has medium sized muscular body which gives it stamina, balance, and firmness while in motion. The chest is broad and deep extending to the area around the elbows. In most cases, the ears are left in their natural shape are rarely trimmed. Its back is somehow long and seems proportionate with the height.
Its muscular forelimbs rest on wide pads which gives it the necessary grip while in motion. In standing position, its forelimbs are set wide apart. The hind legs also streamline with the forelimbs when the dog is in motion. In addition, the breeds body tends to narrow towards the tail.
The dog is a quick learner and so they can be trained with relative ease. It is a loyal dog which can serve as a faithful watch dog because of its good protection instincts.
They can be fiercely protective and intimidating to strangers or intruders. They are also playful and considerate and bond well with children and adults.
On average, the males weigh 47 kgs while the females weigh 35 kg. Apparently, the males are quite heavier and taller than the females.
This is naturally an outdoor breed. Routine walks and exercise will also improve the breeds demeanour and digestion.
Although it is susceptible to eye problems such as entroption, this breed can live for between 12-15 years when it is taken good care of through proper feeding and inoculation against disease. Mixed colours are rare so long as there are no prominent defects on the breed colouring.