What is a “Bully” Pit Bull?

March 15, 2016 by · Comments Off on What is a “Bully” Pit Bull? 

Written by: Iron King Kennels

Learn more about bully pitbulls, and why they make excellent guard dogs for your home.

The bully pitbull is unique among pitbulls. Originally bred from an offshoot of the American pitbull terrier, this breed is fast becoming its own variation. The bully pitbull is not named for its temperament, rather for its size and its unique qualities.

If you’re shopping XL pitbulls for sale, there’s a good chance you’re looking at a bully pitbull or some variation. Here are some tips to help you determine if the breed you’re looking at truly fits the idea of “bully”.

The bully pitbull has hair covering its body that is short, close, stiff to the touch and glossy. You’ll find many different colors for this breed, as no particular color is sought through pitbull breeding. Head sizes can also vary. Commonly, you’ll find large heads with a broad skull and pronounced cheek muscles. Depending on breeding stock, the size of the dog’s head will change.

The dog’s shoulders will be muscular, with wide and sloping shoulder blades. Its back is usually pretty short, and its ribs are fairly close together. The ribs will also be deeper in the rear with forelegs set farther apart. The dog’s chest will be both deep and broad in appearance.

Its tail is often fairly short, usually low set and tapers off to a finer point. The dog’s front legs should be straight, although it’s acceptable for the feet to turn outward just slightly.

The dog’s temperament should reflect all that strength, but it should be outgoing and social as well. The breed is versatile, and has a strong desire to please. It will fight when provoked, and is a wonderful guard dog (unlike the blue-nose pit, which is more apt to want to socialize with would-be intruders).