American Bulldog: "Chance", from the Movies: Homeward Bound I (1993) and Homeward Bound II (1996)
The American Bulldog is higher on the leg, more agile and swifter than its English counterpart. They are powerful, very muscular, athletic, sturdy dogs with a large, head and jaws.
This breed is very strong, well boned, but agile and light on the feet. The chest is wide and the muscular neck tapers from shoulders to head, the neck may have a slight dewlap. The head is square and broad with muscular cheeks and the strong muzzle is shaped like a box. Uncropped ears are preferred in the American Bulldog Breeders Association Standard. Any eye color is permitted, but black eye rims are preferred on white dogs.
The nose is black or grizzle, the lips should be loose. The short, harsh coat comes in combinations of solid or varying degrees of white, all shades of brindle, red, tan or brown. The American Bulldog should be evaluated as a working dog, the exaggerations or faults should be penalized in proportion to how much they interfere with the dog's ability to work.
All white, pied, or up to 90% color; brindle or red patches (red is defined as any shade of red, brown or tan).
The coat is short, harsh, close, and stiff to the touch and easy to groom. Comb and brush with a firm bristle brush, and bathe only when necessary. The American Bulldog is an average shedder.
Prone to hip dysplasia. To minimize the risk of your American Bulldog developing any hereditary health issues, you should buy a puppy from a reputable American Bulldog breeder.