American Bully Staffy Bull Terrier

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100-200 lbs
27-35"
United States
American Bull Staffy

Loyal and playful, the American Bully Staffy Bull Terrier is a hybrid breed developed from the American Bulldog and the Staffordshire Bull Terrier. Its history is unknown but it is believed that the American Bully Staffy Bull Terrier originated when “designer” dogs started appearing fairly recently. The American Bully Staffy Bull Terrier resembles both its parent breeds and maintains a powerful stance. It is a sweet-tempered and affectionate breed that is eager for attention from its family. The breed makes an excellent guard dog as well as a lovable companion. Intelligent and friendly, this gallant dog will protect its family against danger. Exercise and mental stimulation are important for this canine, who loves to engage in agility and obedience.

Purpose
Guarding, Companion
Date of Origin
Unknown
Ancestry
American Bulldog, Staffordshire Bull Terrier

American Bully Staffy Bull Terrier Health

Average Size
Height: 27-35 inches Weight: 100-200 lbs
Height: 27-35 inches Weight: 100-200 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Hip Dysplasia
Minor Concerns
  • Usually A Very Healthy Breed
Occasional Tests
  • Hip
  • X-Rays
  • Physical Examination

American Bully Staffy Bull Terrier Breed History

The American Bully Staffy Bull Terrier resulted from the crossbreeding of two breeds – the American Bulldog and the Staffordshire Bull Terrier. While the breed was established in the United States, the exact year and location is unknown. There is not much information regarding the American Bully Staffy Bull Terrier available and thus, it is currently unknown why the breeds were mixed. It can be theorized that the American Bulldog and Staffordshire Bull Terrier were bred to create a more powerful breed capable of effectively completing its tasks while also being a loving companion to its family. The American Bully Staffy Bull Terrier is said to have high energy and loves to be engaged with others. It thrives from intense play and prefers to be able to roam free as Terriers do. Its original and current purpose is to serve as a guard dog as well as a wonderful companion to families. The American Bulldog is known to have originally been bred to be aggressive decades ago. Fortunately, much of the aggressiveness has been bred out of the parent breed and the breed is now considered to be an affectionate one. The American Bulldog and the Staffordshire Bull Terrier are both protectors and enjoy being able to guard against dangers and intruders. The Staffordshire Bull Terrier's original purpose was to hunt and chase small animals, which it did successfully. When the breed was imported to the United States, the American breeders desired to increase its weight and enlarge the size of its head.

American Bully Staffy Bull Terrier Breed Appearance

The American Bully Staffy Bull Terrier resembles characteristics from both of its breed parents – the American Bulldog and the Staffordshire Bull Terrier. This strong dog is considered to be a medium-to-large breed with an average height of 12 to 19 inches and weight ranging from 35 to 55 pounds. Its head is rounded with a strong jaw. While the American Bulldog has round eyes, the Staffordshire Bull Terrier tends to have almond-shaped eyes. Your dog's eye shape may vary depending on the dominant breed. The body of this energetic canine maintains an athletic and powerful build and may take on the appearance of either a leaner or chunkier physique depending on the parents. The breed has strong front legs and a short coat which may come in a variety of color combinations such as brown and white and black and white. The proud stance of the American Bully Staffy Bull Terrier is that of an elegant but agile one. 

American Bully Staffy Bull Terrier Breed Maintenance

The American Bully Staffy Bull Terrier is not considered a hypoallergenic breed and sheds moderately in part due to one of its parent breeds – the Staffordshire Bull Terrier. Brushing daily with a rubber curry brush will help reduce the amount of dead hairs on your dog. Bathing can be completed every 6 to 8 weeks. Overbathing can lead to overproduction of oils in the body. Nails should be trimmed or filed every 2 to 3 weeks to prevent overgrowth which can lead to discomfort. Teeth should be brushed regularly to prevent tartar. This breed has been known to drool and may drool excessively at times, requiring that the mouth be wiped and washed often to prevent bacteria and odor from becoming trapped in the area. Ears should be cleaned weekly to prevent debris buildup. 

American Bully Staffy Bull Terrier Temperament

The American Bully Staffy Bull Terrier is described as an intelligent, playful, and sweet breed that thrives on companionship and attention from its family. Other typical traits include being affectionate, loyal, courageous, and social. The American Bully Staffy Bull Terrier is known to be goofy in sense of humor with a tendency for entertainment and fun. With early training and socialization, this breed is great with kids and its family. This smart dog may require some patience and time to accept other dogs or other animals but it is possible. Regarding training, the Staffordshire Bull Terrier is easier to train than the American Bulldog due to the Bulldog's stubborn ways. Because of this, your American Bully Staffy Bull Terrier may or may not be difficult to teach. Positive reinforcement will prove effective in terms of training your dog. It is important to note that each dog is unique in the traits it may inherit from its respective breed parents. The American Bully Staffy Bull Terrier is known to have high energy levels and must be provided with intense play to be able to keep its mind stimulated. 

American Bully Staffy Bull Terrier Activity Requirements

The American Bully Staffy Bull Terrier is a medium-to-large breed with high energy levels. It would benefit your dog to exercise him daily for about 40 to 60 minutes with a combination of walks, intense play, and other fitness activities. It is important to be able to provide mental and physical stimulation to prevent boredom. The American Bully Staffy Bull Terrier is considered an active breed due to one of its breed parents, the Staffordshire Bull Terrier. This eager to please dog thrives on excitement and loves to engage in play. The breed can do well in either urban or rural areas as long as it is provided with a spacious location to run free and roam. An average climate is suited to the American Bully Staffy Bull Terrier; it is best to avoid extreme heat when exercising your pet.

American Bully Staffy Bull Terrier Owner Experiences