BREED DESCRIPTION & INFORMATION
Of MAS's Rock of Northern Blood
Northern Blood Bulldogges
Note: The Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog is not recognized by the Canadadian Kennel Club; American Kennel Club or its Foundation Stock Service (FSS) program. The breed may be recognized by other registries not indicated here. For further details about dog registries, please see the document: Dog Breed Registries in North America.
Male22 to 25 inches at the withers; - Female20 to 23 inches
Male70 to 90 lbs.; - Female50 to 75 lbs.
The Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog was the "plantation dog" of the Alapaha River region of South Georgia and believed to be descended from the original bulldogs that arrived in North America in the 1700s. Primarily used as guard and companion dogs, but also trained to hunt as well as being catch dogs for cattle.
Today, the Alapaha is bred strictly for security and companionship. A sturdy, muscular, agile and unexaggerated bulldog. The head is large, flat across the top and square, with prominent eyes set well apart. The chest is wide and deep, the forelegs straight, with extremely thick bone; the well-muscled hips are narrower than the chest. He is strong and intelligent, makes an excellent companion and guard dog. He is also generally good with children and other animals.
The Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog is very rare with only 120 to 150 Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldogs worldwide.
If you are considering the adoption of a Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog puppy, or any breed, it is very important to be selective in choosing a responsible and reputable breeder. Ensure that the prospective puppy's parents have all health clearances. Breeding of any dog should not be done until after they have been proven to be free of evidence of significant hereditary diseases. (For more information on selecting a breeder, see the articles on the main Breed Listing and Breeders page.)
Additional Health Resources:
- Health and Nutrition Growing section of the Canada's Guide to Dogs website which includes information on several health and nutrition related issues.
- Canine Health Information Center (CHIC) Providing a source of health information for owners, breeders, and scientists that will assist in breeding healthy dogs. CHIC is a centralized canine health database jointly sponsored by the AKC/Canine Health Foundation (AKC/CHF) and the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA).
- AKC Canine Health Foundation Working towards developing scientific advances in canine health.
- Canine Eye Registration Foundation (CERF)
- Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA)
- Ontario Veterinary College (OVC)
- University of Pennsylvania Hip Improvement Program (PennHip)
- HealthGene HealthGene Corporation is the leading provider of veterinary DNA diagnostic services in Canada.
- Labgenvet Laboratory of Veterinary Genetics is a Canadian diagnostic laboratory that offers a comprehensive service of DNA tests for veterinary genetic diseases.
- Grooming This section of the Canada's Guide to Dogs website includes tips, articles and information covering all aspects of dog grooming along with a listing of Groomers from across Canada.
- Training For training information, see this growing section of the Canada's Guide to Dogs website for tips, articles, as well as listings of training centres across Canada.
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- The Bulldog Information Library Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog The Bulldog Information Library is a website dedicated to all Bulldog breeds.
- Clubs, Sports & Activities For information on the many sports and activities you can get involved in with your dog.
- Working Dogs The Working Dogs section of the Canada's Guide to Dogs website provides information and listings of organizations that are involved in various dog jobs, such as Guide Dogs, Therapy Dogs, Police Dogs, Protection Dogs, and much more.