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Bella Bunny (PRA) - American Bulldog (short coat) Dog For Adoption
American Bulldog Dog For Adoption in Porter Ranch, CA, USA

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Ad ID: ADN-25151
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Date Listed: 11/29/2016
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Breed: American Bulldog
Gender: Female Female
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Bella Bunny (PRA)

Age: Senior
Color/Markings: White
Size at Maturity: Huge
Availability Date: 11/29/2016
Location: Porter Ranch, CA, 91326
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American Bulldog Dog For Adoption in Porter Ranch, CA, USA

Physical Attributes
Coat Length Short
Altered Yes
Behavioral Characteristics
OK with Kids Yes
OK with Dogs Yes
OK with Cats No
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Was the Dog Found No
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  • Up-to-date on Vaccinations

Posted Breed: American Bulldog (short coat). DOB: June 2005 || BREED/COLORING: Purebred American Bulldog / White with small black spots || SIZE: Bella Bunny weighs about 90lbs and is full grown || HISTORY: Bella Bunny was a puppy mill breeder mommy who has spent her whole life in a small cage giving birth to puppies. The puppy mill was busted by Animal Control and rescue groups stepped up and saved all of the mommy dogs. || PERSONALITY: Bella Bunny is a super sweet and kissy dog. She is really interested in being in your lap - if you can believe that! She is very people-oriented even though she has been ignored and mistreated for years. She is a bit shy sometimes, but learns to love you very quickly. She is definitely a volunteer favorite. || TRAINING: This girl has spent her whole life in a cage, so housebreaking will need to be worked on. She needs a doggie door and a yard and will learn quickly. She is FANTASTIC on leash but because her back legs have been affected by a life in a cage (she's bowlegged), she should not go on walks too much. || WOULD DO BEST: Bella Bunny would do best in a home with a family that has a lot of time to show her love and attention in her Golden years. She wants to be part of the family - she has never known family :( She needs a large yard, a big doggie bed and doggie door. || VET RECORD: Currently vaccinated and microchipped. Bella Bunny has "cage legs" in the back from spending so much time confined in a small space. It looks like she is bowlegged. Her back legs don't work well for climbing or getting into cars... but she does her best and doesn't mind us helping her. Bella is beyond her breeding years so she is not yet spayed. Prior to her getting a retirement home we will ask our vet to evaluate whether it is safe to spay her at her age. || CATS/DOGS/KIDS: She is a bit defensive with other dogs at first, but does play great with male dogs at least 40lbs in size. She would be absolutely fantastic with kids. || AVAILABILITY: This dog is available for adoption now and is being fostered or kenneled in the San Fernando Valley area. Please email us and we will send you an adoption application. Local adoptions only. || Visit our website: http://www.foreverhomepetrescue.org/ || Visit us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/foreverhome || Make a donation to help us continue to save lives: http://www.foreverhomepetrescue.org/donate.html

American Bulldog

Overview: Originally used in the 17th century for bull baiting—a wagering sport in which dogs fought bulls in a ring—Bulldogs had taller, more athletic frames (much like the Olde English Bulldogge). When bull baiting was outlawed in 1835, Bulldogs were bred to be kinder, heavier and more relaxed. However, American Bulldogs—which were brought to the U.S. before this breeding pattern—retained the size and strength of the original Bulldogs. Great family dogs, American Bulldogs are sweet to children. They love family-oriented occasions and want to be involved. With proper training and socialization, you’ll find them outgoing and exceedingly loyal. Some American Bulldogs will go to great lengths to protect their masters. Tough and determined, American Bulldogs have an impressive stamina and strength. They are always game for playtime in the back yard or working in the field.
Breed Group: Non-Sporting
Weight (lbs): male-70-120 female-60-100
Height (in): 19-27
Colors: white, brindle, brown, red or tan
Coat: Short, coarse coat. For such a short haired dog, American Bulldogs shed more than you might think. Their short coarse hairs come off on your hands when you pet them, and stick tenaciously to your clothing, upholstery, and carpeting.
Character: American Bulldogs are friendly, happy lovable dogs with an assertiveness and confidence that never gets out of control. Though initially stubborn in training, they soon respond to their masters’ commands and prove to be endlessly faithful companions.
Temperament: American Bulldogs are loyal and loving animals that prefer to be with people. They do well with children, when socialized from a young age. May not do well with other dogs.
Care: The short coat requires infrequent bathing and brushing.
Training: This breed needs firm, consistent, but not harsh training. They are highly trainable and can be used as agility or search and rescue dogs.
Activity: American Bulldogs MUST have regular opportunities to vent their energy and do interesting things. Otherwise they will become rambunctious and bored -- which they usually express by barking and destructive chewing. Bored American Bulldogs can make a shambles of your house and yard.
Country of Origin: USA
Health Issue: American Bulldogs generally live from 10 to 16 years, and tend to be strong, physically active, and often healthy. Some health problems in American bulldogs are often found within certain genetic lines, and are not common to the entire breed, while others, such as neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis (NCL),[1] Ichthyosis, disorders of the kidney and thyroid, ACL tears, hip dysplasia, cherry eye, elbow dysplasia, entropion, ectropion, and bone cancer are more common to the general population of American Bulldogs. There are DNA tests available to help breeders screen breeding animals for NCL (neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis)[1] and Ichthyosis. It is highly recommended to spend time to research your breeder information, including your American Bulldog's family history. A Penn Hip (Pennsylvania Hip Improvement project) or OFA (Orthopedic Foundation for Animals) screening is recommended for all potential breeding animals. Some breeds of American Bulldog are prone to allergies. Symptoms like a runny nose or a rash are examples of signs of allergies. Some vets recommend dog owners to give 25 mg of Benadryl per day; in most cases it helps.
Life Expectancy: 14-16

More About American Bulldog Breed
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