If you think that there is only one type of American Bulldog, then you are wrong. There are a several types of American Bulldog and each is different from the other in terms of looks and behaviour. Here we are going to discuss the different types of American Bulldog.
Johnson or bully type
These dogs are large heavy, and they can be a great companion in the house. They can be 23 to 27 inches tall. They can keep your house safe from strangers. These dogs can take part in weight pull competitions. These dogs have a shorter muzzle, soggy lips and a wrinkly face.
These dogs look more muscular but are lighter than the Johnson dogs. They look like the Pit Bull as they have large spots of various colours on the skin. They have long muzzles and their legs are short, thus can run faster.
They are more aggressive than the Johnson type dogs. They are also known as Scott American Bulldog.
These dogs are mainly used for fighting. They are lighter and so can fight better. Their bite can be dangerous. They are found in different colours; you can even find them in white with multiple coloured spots.
There is a rumour that they have Pit-Bull blood in them due to their fierce nature. They are the smallest type of American Bulldog and are also called Margentina.
The Old Southern
These dogs were used to breed the other types of American Bulldogs. They are white in colour and are also called White English Bulldogs. They are larger than the standard bulldogs and their skin have more wrinkles.
This type of American Bulldog is the result of crossbreeding of the various types of American Bulldog that are mentioned here. The most common form of hybrid bulldog is that which comes from cross breeding Johnson and the Standard type of American Bulldog. These dogs are bred to get desirable traits.
If you decide to get an American Bulldog, then you should first decide which type of dog you want and the reason for having it. The type of dog you choose also depends on your purpose. For example, you cannot have the Painter if you want a dog to protect your home. Learning about the different kinds of dogs will help you to know about their traits which will help you to train them as well.