The term Bulldog for many people brings up many different images of the breed. Bulldogs in England and the United States have many differences in appearance. Bulldogs that have been bred in other parts of the world also have their own unique characteristics. This article will show the many differences of the Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog when compared to other Bulldog breeds from around the world.
When most people hear the term Bulldogs, the first image that comes to mind is a short, stout, bow- legged dog with many wrinkles on top of the head. This type of Bulldog is referred to as a British Bulldog or English Bulldog. The Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog, in comparison to the most common Bulldog breeds does not share the short legs and stocky body. The Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog has long legs and a much leaner body.
The Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog in appearance, looks more like the traditional Old Bulldog then the English Bulldog that is known today. The reason for this, is because England passed the Cruelty to Animals Act in 1835. The law made it illegal to use Bulldogs in the cruel sport of "bull baiting". With the law enacted, many breeders of the Bulldog in England started to cross breed the Bulldog with other breeds, which has resolved in the English Bulldog appearing with the distinct look it has today. The Bulldogs in the United States that arrived decades before, remain the same in appearance. The temperament of the English Bulldog and American Bulldog are very much the same, with both varieties being protective, calm and devoted to their owners.
English lace-makers and other craftsmen in the 17th century, developed French Bulldogs from the British Bulldog. The start of the Industrial Revolution in England caused many craftsmen to lose their jobs. This in turn caused many of them to move to France and taking their Bulldogs with them. These breeds, bred with the Bulldog made it smaller in stature, and the resulting smaller sized Bulldog became very popular in France for its rat ability, becoming known as the French Bulldog. French Bulldogs are much smaller in appearance, have a shorter tail and the ears are more "bat-like". While the Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldogs are taller with a longer tail and longer ears.
One of the newest breeds of Bulldog, is the Australian Bulldog that was first introduced in the 1990's. The Australian Bulldog was developed to breed out many of the health problems that generally occur in the English Bulldog. The Australian Bulldog looks more like a British Bulldog, with the exception of longer legs. The Australian Bulldog, when compared to an Alapahas Blue Blood Bulldog look very different in size and leg length.
The only Bulldog breed that is similar in appearance to the Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog, is the American Bulldog. Both breeds arrived in the United States at about the same time, and even though the dogs may seem similar, there are some minor differences. This is due in part that the Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog was used on plantations in Southern Georgia. The farmers only bred the dogs with other plantation owners in the area. This has created the breed standard that is known today as the Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog.