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Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog Appearance
Displaying an unexaggerated and natural bulldog type, the Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog is nevertheless a sturdy, well-developed, and muscular breed. Descriptions of its size vary greatly, calling for males anywhere from 65 to 190 pounds (25 to 86 kg) standing 19 to 26 inches (48 to 73.5 cm) at the withers, Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog females smaller at 60 to 170 pounds (22.5 to 41 cm). Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog ears and tail are natural, with no cropping or docking. Colors of the Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog are varied, typically white or different shades of black, grey, red, fawn, brindle, brown, buckskin, or mahogany, always with white markings; some Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldogs are piebald spotted.
Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog Temperament
The ABBB is described as trainable, dutiful, and responsible, with impressive capabilities as a guardian of family and property, but aggressive only in defense of these. They are friendly and relaxed until the need arises to defend their own.
Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog History
The breed was developed by the Lane family of Rebecca, Georgia, in a sustained effort over many decades to preserve the "plantation dog" of south Georgia from extinction. Detractors say that the ABBB is identical to the American Bulldog and that nothing distinctive is found in the Otto. Alapaha owners appear to disagree and photos seem to indicate a fairly distinct type.