The American Bully is an emerging breed that became officially recognized by the American Bully Kennel Club in 2004 and the United Kennel Club in 2013. This means the breed is still considered very young. However, the popularity of American Bully bloodlines cannot be denied.
These incredible companion dogs are formed by breeding American Staffordshire Terriers and American Pit Bulls to different types of bulldog-related breeds. While they may look menacing, these dogs are quite the opposite. Their demeanor is relatively calm, they show great loyalty to their families, and they are normally good around children.
Classes of the American Bully
When this breed was originally formed, the American Bully had four basic types: Classic, Standard, XL, and Pocket. Since these early beginnings, a new type, Extreme, has been added, making five breed types. Let’s take a quick look at each one.
This Bully was officially born in the 1990s as the show dog version of an American Pit Bull Terrier. Standard Bullies are muscular and thick. Their bodies are compact with broad chests and large heads giving them the look of a powerful dog. The Standard is a very affectionate dog which is great for a companion. Families who have a Standard Bully should keep their eyes open for injuries, however, as these dogs have high tolerances for pain.
This Bully type is similar to the Standard except for a leaner build. This gives this type of Bully a more traditional look and more agility than the Standard. This type’s characteristics are very similar to those of the Standard. They are great with their families, stranger friendly when being treated well, and in most situations, great with children.
This type of Bully is another that is an amendment of the Standard. The XL is stronger and taller than the Standard which makes it the biggest of the Bully breeds. Breeding XL Bullies can be quite difficult, however, as meeting requirements is hard considering the overall size of these dogs.
The Pocket Bully is similar to the Standard and other Bully types except for being the shorter of the breed. While it is shorter, this type still carries the weight and muscular build of the others. The Pocket Bully was originally bred for pet owners who wanted a Bully breed but in a compact version.
The biggest difference between the Extreme Bully and other types is the higher raised rear and tight lips they normally possess. These dogs are quite muscular and compact while having large skulls and out-turned hindquarters.
What Are Bloodlines?
With the emergence of the American Bully Breed, of course you have bloodlines that are growing in popularity. Bloodlines are families of dogs that have been bred to ensure all the best aspects of the breed are intact and pure. Dogs from strong bloodlines are often sold for more money but for most breeders, money isn’t the issue. Breeders want the health and purity of their bloodlines to continue for years to come.
Below, we’re going to take a look at 10 types of American Bully bloodlines. While there are tons of bloodlines out there, these 10 are among the most popular. These bloodlines are striving to create one of the strongest breeds possible and hope to show the world how incredible the American Bully truly is.
The 10 American Bully Bloodlines
1. The Razor’s Edge Bloodline
Created by Dave Wilson, The Razor’s Edge Bloodline is one of the most well-known Bully breeds around. This bloodline focuses more on the Bully line instead of the terrier. This resulted in very strong, thick, and muscular dogs. Kennels who specialize in XL and XXL Bullies often breed this bloodline.
2. Gottiline Pitbull Bloodline
Created by Richard Barajas, this bloodline came into existence when he bought a Bully and named it the Notorious Juan Gotti. Due to his huge size, Gottiline Pit Bulls were born. Dogs from this bloodline are known for their great engagement in sports where they pull heavy weights. The looks of these dogs can be quite terrifying but their demeanor is calm and friendly.
3. Remyline Bloodline
This bloodline was created by Fabian Chichester in 2004. This bloodline is known for its high quality with its first stud being named Remy. This line is created from the same male breed which gives all the dogs of this breed consistent appearances.
4. Colby Pitbull Bloodline
This bloodline is over 100 years old and is known for strong, sporty dogs that are fierce competitors. Unfortunately, these dogs also have bad temperaments which makes them less than ideal for homes.
5. Bully Camp Line
This breed is most famous for its dog, Mr. Miagi. Thanks to the use of Mr. Miagi, most dogs bred from this bloodline show perfect features and great body structure. This makes this bloodline one of the most sought-after available.
6. Golden Line Bloodline
The Golden Line Bullies encompass most Bully types. This bloodline is famous for its well-mannered dogs with short frames, thick bones, and wide builds. Dogs from this line are great for homes and families while offering some of the best looks in the Bully breeds.
7. Kingpin Line
Being around for decades, this bloodline is best known for the demeanor of the animals it produces. These Bullies are said to be perfect around children due to their calmness which means they are less likely to be angered. Most owners of dogs in this bloodline say they love interactions with people.
8. Edge of Gottiline
This Bully bloodline is known for making micro-sized Bullies for the world to love. With loveable demeanors, these small Bullies are wide chested with big heads and even bigger hearts. This bloodline was intended for people who want the look of a Bully without the size.
9. Nakamoto Bullies
This bloodline was created in 2010 and specializes in exotic Bullies. This kennel only breeds using veterinarian-approved and certified methods. This means the dogs bred there are of the highest quality and sought after all over the world.
10. Kurupt Bloodline
This bloodline is one of the newer to emerge in popularity. Known for their freakishly large size, Bullies from this bloodline look menacing but offer calm dispositions and loving mannerisms. This bloodline is considered ethical breeders but some don’t consider them part of the American Bully breed.
There are several types of American Bully bloodlines out there. With the popularity of this dog breed on the rise, more people are striving to make one of these amazing dogs their next best friend. As always, when seeking a purebred dog, ensure any breeder you turn to uses ethical methods and ensures the health of their dogs. This will ensure your American Bully lives a long and happy life.
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