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Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog


Basic Information

United States
Breed Group
Not AKC Recognized
Black,Black and Tan,Blue,Brindle,Fawn,Gray,White
25 - 35 Pounds
14 - 16 Inches



The Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog is a rare breed that boasts having a distinct and unique look about them which is thought to be very much like the bulldogs of times long past. There is quite a bit of controversy as to how the breed first came about, but what is known is that these charming dogs are extremely versatile and make wonderful companions and family pets. However, anyone wishing to share their home with a Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog would need to register their interest with breeders because very few well-bred puppies become available every year.

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It's thought that the Alapaha has existed in the United States for around 200 years and more especially in the southern part of the country. However, there are no records of the breed prior to 1979, but many people believe they are the descendants of several Bulldog breeds and other crosses that were taken to the States by early settlers. Those dogs tended to be taller with lighter and more athletic builds that the dogs of today. They were bred to work driving cattle and other livestock as well as to guard and keep vermin under control.

The Alapaha has been known by several other names which includes Cowdog, and Catahoula Bulldog. Thanks to the endeavours of breed enthusiasts based in the American South, these handsome dogs were saved from extinction when a serious breeding programme was set in place and they were given the name Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog before the club established a breed standard.

They have always been referred to as "catch dogs" because they were used to drive quarry or livestock towards hunters so they could capture them. These powerful dogs have always remained a popular choice in America, but they are still thought of as a "rare" breed even in the States. Up until now, the Alapaha has not been recognised by The Kennel Club and the breed remains a lot less popular in the UK as compared with other native Bulldog breeds.

As such anyone wishing to share their home with an Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog would need to register their interest with breeders and agree to being put on a waiting list because so few well-bred puppies are available every year.

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