Males tend to be 20 to 24 inches at the withers and weigh from 70 to 90 lb Females average 18 to 22 inches at the withers, 55 to 75 lb.
Alert. Protective. Intelligent.
These are the qualities of the Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog, whose name connotes its regal bearing. Alapahas are said to make wonderful companions. They are also excellent watchdogs and are fiercely protective of whatever they are asked to guard. The Alapaha has a sturdy, muscular frame and is powerfully built, agile, and athletic.
The origin of the Alapaha Blue Blood is unverified before 1979. It is thought the dogs were first brought to America in the early 18th century. It, unlike its “English” counterpart, was continuously bred for utility and stamina, whether it be guard work, farm work, or as a family companion. Like the American Bulldog, the Alapaha is a descendent of the original Bulldogs that came to the U.S. from England in the 1700s. The breed was established in 1986 by the American Research Foundation, in the working dog category. From 1986 to 2001, ARF has registered or pedigreed just under 700 Alapahas.
Ease Of Training
Alapahas are quick learners and are easy to train. Young puppies can be easily house-trained and should be socialized as early as possible. If raised correctly, your Alapaha will be a wonderful companion who will protect you and your family only when required and without any undue aggression towards strangers or other dogs.
They are not particularly active when indoors. They like to run around and play once outdoors as well as going for long walks on a leash or harness.
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