The Bandog also known as "Bandogge" is the generic name for any Bulldog Type Mastiff breed. The Bandog has a very prominent musculature and an angulation that gives the dog a very athletic look.
The Bandog breed is a combination of dignity and courage; calm and affectionate to its master, but capable of protection. This particular Bandog-type breed is an extremely capable guard. If an unfamiliar person approaches near their perceived territory or its master, the Bandog will immediately position itself between its master and the stranger. If the approaching person does not back down, they take immediate defensive action. It is because of this instinctive behavior that Bandog have earned themselves a spot in the world's top guard dogs. They will protect themselves and their families to the end. Bandogs can get along with other animals if they are raised with them including kittens, cats, and other dogs, but can be aggressive with animals they haven't been socialized with. Bandog seem to have a sense of when to be gentle for which they are excellent with children. They are excellent family members as well as an intruder's worst nightmare. They are said to be "The Silent Peacekeepers".
American Bandog are not purebred dogs, in the way we know the word "purebred". Their ancestry is of Old English Mastiff, American Bulldog And Boxer.
More Information about the breed:
The American Bandog is one of the World's Newest Breeds, is a great family dog that is intelligent and capable of being taught many tasks. The dog's history is one of being a working dog. They are fiercely loyal and need plenty of exercise, and they need to have a strong sense of pack order.
What is the American Bandog?
The American Bandog is a new breed similar to a bulldog. The dog was developed and recognized as an official breed in the early 1990s after it was selectively bred, combining the traits of the United Kennel Club Pit Bull Terrier and the American Kennel Club American Staffordshire Terrier. The goal was to create a family dog that could be a good watch dog, protector as well as a good companion to all family members.
What is the origin of the American Bandog?
While the dog breed was developed and sanctioned recently, the American Bandog goes back to pre-Colonial days in England. The dog was known as the bulldog as was a versatile work dog, rounding up cattle, chasing hogs and protecting property and families. The dog was used in bear baiting until the practice was banned in England in 1835, and then fell into obscurity. Settlers in America brought the dog from England and essentially saved the breed. There are different types of bulldogs, and the Bandogs is one type. John D. Johnson is credited with developing the bully type bandog, which is more athletic and muscular, and that dog led to what became the American Bandog , one type of American Bulldog.
What is the personality of the American Bandog?
The American Bandog has the loyalty and stability of the Pit Bull Terrier, and the affable, sociable, outgoing temperament of the Staffordshire Terrier. The animal has a strong desire to please its master - pack leader - and is tolerant of children and small dogs. Characteristics include confidence and a pleasing temperament and does not tend to be aggressive. Even so, socialization early on as a puppy is essential. The American Bully tends to be very protective of its owner and will fight to the death when provoked. The breed has a very high tolerance for pain.
What are the physical characteristics of the American Bandog?
The American Bandog is athletic and has a muscular looking build. The dog is very intelligent and able to be taught a variety of tasks. They can be used as hunting dogs as well as herders and guard dogs. The dog is well rounded, reliable and can be trusted around all family members. An American Bandog is known for courage, persistence and bravery. The dog is very outgoing and needs a lot of exercise and mental stimulation.
What care does an American Bandog need?
The American Bandog is a great dog but needs a lot of attention and care. Pack order is very important for dogs, and especially for Bully dogs that need structure. They need to know who the leader of the pack is, and they need to understand that they are lower in the pecking order than all humans in the household. The dog needs an owner who is firm, calm, confident and consistent. They need to know what the rules are and what is expected of them. The key to having a great relationship with your American Bandog is to establish pack order early on, and maintain that order.
Height & Weight
This breed is minimum 75cm (30 inches) at the shoulder for males and
69cm (27½ inches) at the shoulder for females.
Weight: Males 100 -140 pounds (45.35 - 63.50 kg.)
Weight: Females about 85+ pounds (38+ kg.)
About 12 years
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