About the breed

What is An American Bully?

Renowned for their stiff, firm, and muscular statures, glossy fur, and small floppy ears, American Bullys, are one of the most coveted pedigrees in the US and the world at large. The breed comes with an impressive muscular build, making them the ideal alternatives for those who love confident dogs with a fierce look.

American Bullys typically come in four varieties, classified by height without any weight specifications according to the ABKC.

The Standard American Bully

This bully type has a compact yet bulky muscular body, blocky head, and dense bone structure. Males grow up to between 17 and 20 inches while females grow up to between 16 and 19 inches.

The American Pocket Bully

While the pocket bully has a stature similar to the standard bully, the main difference is that the males grow up to between 14 and 17 inches while the females grow up to between 13 and 16 inches.

The XL American Bully

The XL pocket bully has a bigger build compared to that of the standard bully with fully grown males having heights between 21 and 23 inches and females between 19 and 22 inches.

The Classic American Bully

The classic American Bully is similar to the standard bully in height. However, it comes with softer, less aggressive features in comparison with its dominant features resembling the American Pitbull Terrier and American Staffordshire Terrier bloodline.

How is it Bred?

American Bullies are a crossbreed of the American Pit Bull Terrier and American Staffordshire Terrier with influences from the French Bulldog, Olde English Bulldogge, English Bulldog, and the American Bulldog.

The breed was created to unite the fierce aesthetic appeal of its parent breeds as well as their behavioral traits.


Despite the aggressive and intimidating look of American Bullies, they are friendlier and more affectionate, than they look. American Bullies are also very loyal, playful, energetic, and protective of their owners.

While their temperaments vary depending on the dominant traits of their parents, they are a highly trainable breed. Another notable trait is their high degree of intelligence and ability to differentiate threats from strangers with consistent training from an early age, making them the perfect family pet.

Health And Lifespan

According to research, the average American Pocket Bully can live for 11 to 13 years or even longer if it lives a healthy lifestyle, eats healthy, and has enough space to play around and stay active. However, like all dog breeds, Pocket Bullies are also susceptible to health issues if proper care is not taken.