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Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog

Bulldog Breeds

Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog

History

Is a very rare breed, similar to the American Bulldog there are about 120 Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldogs worldwide, developed in the Alapaha River region of southern Georgia by the Lane family of Rebecca, to preserve the "plantation dog" from extinction. The Lane's breeding program started in the late 1800s. The Alapaha would be a descendent of the original Bulldogs that came to the U.S.A. in the 1700s. The American Research Foundation recognize the breed from 1986 in the working dog category. From 1986 to 2001, ARF has registered under 700 Alapahas.This bulldog-type dog breed descends by Otto the Buck Lane's dog.I n 1943 Buck Lane was killed by a train and his granddaughter, Lana Lou Lane, continued the breeding program until her death on July 20th 2001. Later, Mrs. Vivian Lane sold her daughter's kennel.

Appearance

Displaying an unexaggerated and well-developedl bulldog type. Descriptions of its size vary greatly, calling for males anywhere from 65 to 90 pounds (32 to 45 kg) standing 19 to 26 inches (48 to 73.5 cm) at the withers, females smaller at 60 to 70 pounds (22.5 to 41 cm). Ears and tail are natural, with no cropping or docking. Colors of the Alapaha are varied, typically white or different shades of black, grey, red, fawn, brindle, brown, buckskin, or mahogany, always with white markings; some dogs are piebald spotted.

Temperament

The ABBB is described as trainable, dutiful, and responsible, with impressive capabilities as a guardian of family and property, but aggressive only in defense of these. Could be used as a guard-dog, watch-dog or pet-dog.

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