The two types of American Bulldogs are the Johnson, classic or bully type, and the Scott, standard or performance type. Bred as a farm utility dog, this large breed is generally a tall and stocky dog with a large head, thick neck and a muscular body. Since the emphasis is on ability rather than appearance, its height and weight considerably vary. It can weigh between 60 and 120 pounds, and stand at 52 to 70 centimetres at the withers.
This canine is fairly low maintenance and only needs baths when it begins to have that particular doggy smell. However, its wrinkled face needs to be wiped and dried regularly to avoid bacteria buildup. Its short coat will benefit from regular brushing. Weekly tooth brushing is also required since it is prone to bad breath. Start brushing its teeth while young so it gets the hang of it. Giving it chew bones and toys will also keep its teeth free from tartar build-up.
Dogs generally don’t like their paws to be touched so it is best to acquaint your American Bulldog to nail trimming early. Always make this process a positive experience by being extra careful and giving rewards and praises after. Also make sure that its ears are clean and skin free from spots, redness and parasites.