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Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog

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Breed Information
Popularity (2015) #
Name Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog
Other names Otto Bulldog, Catahoula Bulldog
Origin United States
Breed Group Working
Size Large
Type Purebred
Life span 12-15 years
Temperament DutifulLovingProtectiveResponsibleTrainable
Height 24 inches (61 cm)
Weight Male: 100 pounds (47 kg)Female: 78 pounds (34 kg)
Colors BlackBrindleFawnGreyRedWhite
Litter Size 4-8 puppies
Puppy Price Average $800 - $1200 USD
Breed Characteristics
Adaptability 5 stars
Apartment Friendly 2 starsAlapaha Blue Blood Bulldogs will do okay in an apartment if they are sufficiently exercised. They are very inactive indoors and will do best with at least an average-sized yard.
Barking Tendencies 3 starsOccassional
Cat Friendly 3 stars
Child Friendly 4 starsGood with Kids: This is a suitable breed for kids and is known to be playful, energetic, and affectionate around them.
Dog Friendly 1 stars
Exercise Needs 3 starsThese athletic, active dogs have an average demand for exercise. They need long daily walks and will enjoy a romp in a safe enclosed area.
Grooming 1 starsLow Maintenance: Little grooming is needed. Occasionally comb and brush to remove dead hair and cut down on shedding. Bathe once every two weeks. This breed is an average shedder.
Health Issues 2 starsWith such a small genetic pool, health problems such as inversion of the eyelids (entropion) can develop.Hypoallergenic: No
Intelligence 3 starsRanking: (#). (See All Rankings)
Playfulness 3 stars
Shedding Level 1 starsMinimal Shedding: Recommended for owners who do not want to deal with hair in their cars and homes.
Stranger Friendly 1 stars
Trainability 3 starsModerately Easy Training: The Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog is very intelligent and naturally obedient, making training a straightforward process. Training should be firm and consistent.
Watchdog Ability 5 starsGreat Watchdog Ability: This dog will bark and alert its owners when an intruder is present. It exhibits very protective behavior, acts fearless toward any aggressor, and will do what it takes to guard and protect its family.
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Puppy Names
Rank Male Female
01 Buddy Molly
02 Max Bella
03 Toby Coco
04 Jack Luna
05 Rocky Gracie
06 Jackson Lady
07 Oliver Chloe
08 Oscar Emma
09 Teddy Lilly
10 Leo Penny
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Overview

The Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog is a well-developed, exaggerated bulldog with a broad head and natural drop ears. The prominent muzzle is covered by loose upper lips. The prominent eyes are set well apart. The Alapaha's coat is relatively short and fairly stiff. Preferred colors are blue merle, brown merle, or red merle all trimmed in white or chocolate and white. Also preferred are the glass eyes (blue) or marble eyes (brown and blue mixed in a single eye). The ears and tail are never trimmed or docked. The body is sturdy and very muscular. The well-muscled hips are narrower than the chest. The straight back is as long as the dog is high at the shoulders. The dewclaws are never removed and the feet are cat-like.

The Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog is dutiful and quickly trainable. This breed is named as such for its streak of "royalty." It is a great watch and guard dog. They will fight to the death to defend their owners and make excellent companion dogs. Excellent with and protective of children. These are active, athletic and mindful dogs with a lot of heart. The objective in training this dog is to achieve a pack leader status. It is a natural instinct for a dog to have an order in their pack. When we humans live with dogs, we become their pack. The entire pack cooperates under a single leader; lines are clearly defined. You and all other humans MUST be higher up in the order than the dog. That is the only way your relationship can be a complete success.

History
The Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog results from three generations of an old breeding program of PaPa Buck Lane of Rebecca, Georgia, USA. The program started back in the 1800s and was intended to rescue the "plantation dog" of southern Georgia that was nearly extinct. This rare, bulldog-type guard dog descends form Buck Lane's dog named Otto. Lana Lou spoke of her granddaddy as always having had an "Otto" about the estate. One Otto was all one needed since these Bulldogs were capable of guard work and woods work. When PaPa Buck was killed by a train in 1943, his Otto proved his undying devotion by constant visitation and guard duty over the grave. Buck Lane's granddaughter, Lana Lou Lane continued the breeding program until she passed away in her sleep on July 20, 2001. Like the Plott Hound, this muscular breed is the creation of one American family, and its survival depends upon the nurturing it receives. Originating from English Bulldog stock, this dog's ancestors functioned as cattle and pig herders, but the Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog is bred solely for security and companionship. The Animal Research Foundation (ARF) was the first all-breed registry to ever recognize the late Ms. Lana Lou Lane's "Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldogs" in 1986. Ms. Lane was an ARF Certified Breeder up and until her passing in 2001, after which time her elderly mother, Mrs. Vivian Lane, took over her business affairs. Later, Mrs. Vivian Lane sold her daughter's kennel.