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Displaying an unexaggerated and natural bulldog type, the Alapaha is nevertheless a sturdy,
well-developed, and muscular breed. Descriptions of its size vary greatly, calling for males
anywhere from 70 to 90 pounds (32 to 41 kg) give or take 10 lbs standing 20 to 24 inches (51 to
61 cm) at the withers, females smaller at 60 to 70 pounds (27 to 32 kg). Ears and tail are
natural, with no cropping or docking. Colors of the Alapaha are varied, typically white or
different shades of black, grey, red, blue, white, fawn, brindle, brown, buckskin, or mahogany,
always trimmed with white markings; some dogs are piebald spotted. They are more recently
seen in blue merle, red merle as well as fawn or chocolate merle. Eye color can vary from
brown to blue with some dogs having 2 color eyes or one eye showing 2. Grooming
requirements are minimal.
The ABBB is described as trainable, dutiful, and responsible, with impressive capabilities as a
guardian of family and property. It is protective, and loving in the home and are known to have
a strong protective instincts, the Alapaha needs to be socialized from early puppy hood.
Although, this breed is very stubborn.
The Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog is very intelligent and learns quickly. They excel at
obedience. Therefore, they are easy to house train and fast to learn to walk on a leash.
The Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog is very energetic and athletic. They will do well in an
apartment if they are sufficiently exercised. They are very inactive indoors and will do best
with at least an average-sized yard. They are used for working cattle and catching hogs, thus
their muscles are long and powerful. Their muzzle which by standard should be 2 to 4 inches
in length makes breathing easier while running. These athletic, active dogs have a demand for
exercise. They will enjoy long walks or running around and playing.
This breed is susceptible to entropion, an inversion of the eyelids, and cherry eye or
inflammation of the tear duct
The Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog is not the same dog as the American Bulldog and not to be
confused or to be cross bred with them." The Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog breed was
developed by using Old Southern White Bulldogs (also called White English Bulldogs),
Catahoula Bulldogs, and a small amount of Colby Pit Bull Terriers.
The breed was once quite rare but has an ever increasing population of living dogs. . The
Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog Association (ABBA) was founded in 1979.
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