American Bully Dog Breed Information

Known as the "Bully," this is one striking dog. Looks don't always tell you everything, however, so we put together this profile of American Bully dog breed information to give you an overview of these pups. Not sure if the Bully is the best breed for you? Visit our puppies for sale page to use our free "Find Your Best Friend" App to find out.


The American Bully has a life expectancy of 12 to 16 years.


The American Bully is a fairly new breed. The American Bully was developed in the mid-1990s to be an ideal family dog. The American Bully was created by crossing the American Pit Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, English Bulldog and Mastiff.


The American Bully weighs 70 to 120 pounds and measures 17 to 21 inches.

Grooming Needs

The American Bully has a short, stiff coat that just needs to be brushed once a week and bathed when dirty. Like all dogs, the American Bully also needs basic grooming. Brush their teeth, clean their ears and trim their nails on a regular basis.  


The American Bully is friendly and reliable.


The American Bully was bred to be a family dog, which is evident by their outgoing, loving personality. The American Bully may look intimidating to some, but this breed is even-tempered and calm. American Bullies love life and are happy to share their affection. They adore people and are especially tolerant and fond of children.   

American Bullies are naturally protective of their families. Although they are confident and brave, American Bullies are not aggressive.

Training Needs

The American Bully is very obedient and picks up commands easily. The American Bully is eager to please their handler and responds best to assertive, but calm training.  

Activity Level

The American Bully needs regular exercise in the form of a daily walk and time outside in a secure area to run around and play.

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