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Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog
Descended from the original Plantation Dogs of SE US, the Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog enjoys a devoted following that values its protective nature as well as loving demeanor with family.  Powerful, intelligent and somewhat active, the breed demands a knowledgable owner with time and energy to spare in developing and maintaining a companion of some intensity.
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General Information
Group(s): Working Height: 16-25 inches at the shoulder
Weight: 50-85 pounds Longevity: low teens
Colors: various Coat type: smooth
Recognized Registries: ARBA
Overall Appearance: One of the powerful descendents of the Mastiff, the Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog shares the power and athleticism of all the war-dogs and farm-dogs that came before it. Known for its courage and tenacity in dealing with wild cattle, it is not a dog for the novice dog owner. Nor is it a good candidate for the insecure person that wants a "mean or tough" dog to help establish their reputation. Unfortunately, despite its intelligence, confidence and exceptional potential in all areas as an athelete like agility or obedience or draft or as an working dog like in Search and Rescue or drug or bomb sniffing or even as a Pet Therapy dog, this breed is more attractive to those with illegal, unethical and disreputable interests.
Personaility - Behavior - Training
Energy Level: moderate to high
General Nature: exceptional with those it is familiar with
  with Children: exceptional with those in its family otherwise supervision is required
  with other pets: generally good but varies with individual
  with dogs: generally good but varies with individual
Socialization requirements: heavy, any dog of a protective nature needs a great deal of experience so as not to read nonthreatening situations inappropriately
Ideal home characteristics: one that has time and energy to dedicate to a powerful, thinking breed; mishandling and overindulging is a disaster for this breed
Temperament Notes: Intelligent, powerful with a protective nature
Training requirement: Harsh treatment can create a dangerous, fearful, distrusting dog. Overindulging will create a tyrant. Knowledgable and fair training techniques are demanded.
Trainer notes: Best considered only by those with extensive experience with dogs and particularly those of Molosser type.
Background Information
Year range of first recognition: probably in the early 1800s
Country of Origin: USA
Original Function: Plantation Guard Dog
History: Guard dog of the Antebellum South. The Civil War and change of social structure had serious impact on the population of this breed until revived after the turn of the century.
Adoption Information
Deviations from Standard:
Health Notes:
Health Testing:
Questions to ask Breeder:  - The Breeder Questions as listed here provided with explanations and answers you will want to be looking for!

  • How many Alapaha Blueblood Bulldogs do you have?
  • What do you look for in your breeding stock?
  • How did you choose the sire for this litter?
  • What titles do you seek for your breeding stock?
  • What do you consider appropriate temperament?
  • What health clearances do you get for your breeding stock?
  • What suggestions regarding training and socializing do you have?
  • Do you plan to keep a puppy from this litter?
  • Do you have a written contract and puppy guarantee?
  • Why did you breed this litter?
  • How long have you been in the breed?
Web Sites: no rescue listed, this is a grave oversight and serious question mark in regards to the caretakers of the breed and its organized parent club
Other Resources
Breed standard: - Standard from the Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog Club

Breeder Ethics: - Code of Ethics for the Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog Club

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