The American Bully (pronounced: US ˈbu̇-lē) is also known by the name American Bully Pit or Bully Pit. It is a companion dog breed recognized by the American Bully Kennel Club.

It was developed in the early 1990s as a result of crossbreeding bull and terriers such as American Staffordshire Terrier.

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Other namesBully Pit, Bully Pit Bull, American Bully Pit
TypesBully Classic, Extreme Bully, Pocket Bully, Bully XL
Country of originUnited States of America
Height13 to 21 inches (1.08 Feet- 1.75 Feet)
Weight70 to 120 pounds (31.7 Kgs – 54.4 Kgs)
Grooming LevelEasy (Brush at least once a week)
Exercise NeedsNeeds to exercise daily
FriendlinessGreat with kids and other pets
Size17 to 20 inches (male) or 16 to 19 inches (female)
Lifespan10 to 12 years
Hypoallergenic breedNo
Litter Size3 to 10 puppies
Country OriginatedUnited States
IdentificationABKC = American Bully Kennel Club
ACA = American Canine Association Inc.
UKC = United KennelClub
EBKC = European Bully Kennel Club
DRA = Dog Registry of America, Inc.
BBC = Backwoods Bulldog Club
UCA = United Canine Association

History of American Bully

It was in the 1990s when the American Bully breed was established. The sole purpose of creating such a breed is to have an ultimate family pet.

It is a product of years of thorough breeding combining desired traits and features of the AKC American Staffordshire Terrier and UKC American Pit Bull Terrier.

Its origin is in the East and West Coast of America, such as Los Angeles and Virginia. However, it eventually spread in other parts of America, Europe, and Asia. 

Temperament and Behavior

The American Bully has a gentle and sweet temperament, making it a perfect family pet. They are loving towards other people.

They may look scary because of their physical features, but they are good-natured, affectionate, obedient, and loyal. They love to please their masters.

Their outgoing and sociable behavior is derived from American Staffordshire Terrier, while their loyalty and stability are derived from American Pit Bull Terrier. Overall, American Bully has a pleasant temperament. 

Health and Care

It is a must to ensure that American Bully receives proper health care and nutrition. As early as eight weeks, you need to subject your puppy to vaccination to ensure proper growth and development.

Ask your vet about vaccination timing and schedule. American Bullies are generally healthy but prone to some health conditions.

Common Health Problems

  • Skin allergies
  • Heart-related diseases
  • Atrophy
  • Cataracts
  • Hip and elbow dysplasia
  • Heat intolerance
  • Demodicosis 


American Bully does not require that much grooming because its coat is smooth and short. What you need to do is to give it a regular brush using a firm bristle brush. Like other dogs, it sheds but can be considered a mild shedder.

To make their coat gleam, you can use dry shampoo or towel dry using chamois. A once a week bath is good enough for American Bully. 


American Bullies are smart and people-pleaser. With early training and association, they can learn new tricks. They respond to positive reinforcement and reward-based training.

However, you have to keep in mind that American Bullies are very active dogs, so it is a must to keep them mentally and physically motivated.

It is best to have them in a home with a yard. If the house has no yard, it’s fine as long as the dog remains active indoors. 

Q. What is American bully breed price in India?

A. An American bully can cost you somewhere between Rs.40000 to Rs.80000 in India.

Q. What is American bully breed price in USA, UK, and Canada?

A. A purebred American bully can cost around $2000-$5000 (USD, $) in the USA, CAN $5000- $7500 (CAD, Can$) in Canada and between 1000- 7000 pounds (GBP, £) in the UK.

Q. What is the average lifespan of an American bully?

A. An American bully has an average life expectancy of 10 to 13 years if they are healthy and properly cared for.

Q. Do American bullies need regular exercise?

A. Yes, American bully is an active dog breed that require daily exercise. They have a lot of energy and can destroy stuff around when not given plenty of exercise.

Q. Are American bullies’ good family dogs?

A. American bullies might give off an impression of being fierce at first, but they are extremely affectionate, hence, a good example of a family dog.

Q. What is the average weight of an American bully?

A. American bully’s average weight can range from 70-120lbs (31.7 Kgs – 54.4 Kgs).

Q. Are American bullies same as Pitbull?

A. Even though American bullies descended from Pitbulls, they are different from them in terms of physical appearance as well as temperament, since they are less aggressive and gentler.

Q. Do American bullies shed often?

A. No, American bullies shave short coat that can be groomed easily by brushing once in a while.