The Canine Chronicles Directory
The American Bulldog is a well-muscled dog with a large head, deep chest, strong
shoulders, solid neck and powerful legs. The neck may have a slight dewlap. The
strong muzzle is box-shaped. The teeth should meet in a tight undershot or scissors
bite. There are a variety of ear types including rose, pendant and half-pricked.
Though some people crop the ears, uncropped ears are preferred in the breed standard.
Any eye color is permitted, but black rims are preferred on white dogs. The nose
is black or grizzle in color. The front legs should be strong and straight and the
hindquarters, broad and muscular. The thick tail is low-set and tapers to a point.
The short, harsh coat comes in a variety of colors including all shades of red,
tan, brown and brindle.