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Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog - Care and Grooming

The Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog was saved from near extinction by the Lane family and was named and registered by Lana Lane and the Alapaha BlueBlood Bulldog Association (ABBA) in 1979. It is believed to have its origin in a recently extinct species
known as the Mountain Bulldog, Old Southern White and Old Country (Big) Bulldog.


These dogs were first brought to America in the early 18th century. The Alapaha, unlike its 'English' counterpart, was continuously bred for utility and stamina, whether it be guard work, farm work, or as a family companion. Despite their proven worth in many areas and ability to reproduce type with reliability these strains of
bulldogs survived mainly in a small 150km pocket of Rebecca, Georgia.

The Alapaha Bulldog is not 'type' of American bulldog, it is a breed that has existed for over 200 years being used extensively during the cotton plantation era. It was originally bred for the sole purpose of coursing and catching wild, unruly
cattle, afterwards establishing its self on the farms, ranches and plantations as an all around utility dog (i.e. guard dog, livestock working dog and varmint patroller). It was not bred to put on threat displays or to look a certain way. But,
it did need the right equipment to take care of its real bulldog duties.

APPEARANCE

The Alapaha Blue-Blood Bulldog is well put together, an athletic power-packed medium size dog (with the absence of excessive bulk). Light on its feet, it should move with power and determination; giving the impression of great strength for its size.

The Alapaha is graceful and keenly alive to its surroundings. It is bold and fearless without being hostile or overly aggressive. It should be stocky, not long-legged or racy in outline. The first impression one should get is that of an
athletic bulldog, not one of a high belly cur or a powerful terrier. Males are characteristically larger, heavier boned and more masculine than the bitches.

The Alapaha is white with varying amounts of black, brown, red and occasionally the rare
blue-Merle (harlequin). When covered by patches it can range from the traditional pied markings of a patch over one or both eyes or ears, a patch on the base of the tail, to a large saddle patch and various other marks.

CHARACTERISTICS

The Alapaha makes a noble family pet: full of courage and loyalty, hence the name 'blue-blood' always willing to love and play with young children. Although this is not a dog to be messed with; when trouble is around, they do not wait for a command but assess the situation themselves and react appropriately. Yet, when called by their master, they immediately obey. The Alapaha is not dog aggressive but can sometimes be perceived as dog dominant.



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