American Chow Bulldog

He is not recognized by the F.C.I.

Origin
U.S.A. <> China -> U.S.A.
Translation
Francis Vandersteen
This breed is also known as
American Chow

A brief presentation of the American Chow Bulldog

Dignified and aloof, the American Chow Bulldog is a fiercely independent and protective breed. The American Chow Bulldog is descended from two parent breeds, the American Bulldog and the Chow Chow. Its exact history is unknown, but it is thought to be a recent hybrid. The breed blends the playful, affectionate American Bulldog with the guarded, reserved Chow Chow. The American Chow Bulldog is more like the American Bulldog in terms of its smooth, thin coat. The breed has the Chow Chow look in the face and neck areas. The physical and personality traits that can be attributed to both parent breeds can be inherited differently in each litter, making for an interesting combination every time. American Chow Bulldogs are relatively easy to care for, with daily brushing recommended for maintenance. The American Chow Bulldog generally has a low energy level, but still requires daily exercise for optimum health and weight.

History of the American Chow Bulldog

The American Chow Bulldog is descended from two parent breeds, the American Bulldog and the Chow Chow. The breed originated in the USA over the last three decades. Further information about the history of the American Chow Bulldog is unknown. Its original purpose was as a guard dog and faithful companion. Today, the American Chow Bulldog still serves as a sufficient guard dog and companion. The American Chow Bulldog can become strongly attached to one person in the family, so it's imperative that the breed is trained effectively from the outset to avoid this situation. Both breeds can be kept in their personalities and can be reserved if they are unfamiliar with others. The American Chow Bulldog is not officially recognized by the AKC due to its crossbreed status.
        

A little of the American Bulldog

        
The American Bulldog was developed as a general-purpose farm dog in the southern United States, with a specialty in catching pigs and cattle. The breed is a direct descendant of the old English Bulldog, now extinct, and is widely regarded as the modern breed in appearance, temperament and use closest to its ancestor. The American Bulldog was almost extinct by the middle of the 20th century, but was revived by the efforts of two breeders, John D. Johnson and Alan Scott, who subsequently developed two distinct lines that were named for them. In recent years, the American Bulldog has experienced a massive increase in popularity and is one of the fastest-growing breeds in the USA. Many have classified this breed as a type of Pit Bull, a member of a group of dogs collectively known as Bully Breeds, but this is totally inaccurate and regarded with great distaste by the vast majority of lovers of both American Bulldog and American Pit Bull Terrier. The two varieties of American Bulldog are sometimes referred to as Southern White, Old Southern Whites and American Pit Bulldogs. The Scott type is also known as the Standard or Performance type, and the Johnson type is also called the Bully or Classic type.
Presentation of the American Bulldog

A little of the Chow Chow

The bone structure of the Chow Chow is similar to that of the oldest fossilized remains of dogs dating back millions of years. It is thought that the Chow Chow was originally used as a temple guard dog and for hunting, especially by the nobility. As imperial hunting declined, so did the number of Chow Chows. There are stories of the Chow Chow being used for food and fur in Mongolia and Manchuria. The breed received its name in the late 18th century, when dogs arrived in England from China; the name is said to derive from a word meaning oriental trinket, as the dogs were listed as such in the ship's log. Other examples of the breed were imported to England and then to the United States in the late 1800s, finally gaining popularity in the U.S. in the 1980s.
Standard of the Chow Chow

Appearance of the American Chow Bulldog

The American Chow Bulldog closely resembles the Chow Chow in head and face. The breed resembles the American Bulldog in areas of the body in terms of appearance and short, thin coat. This breed is considered medium to large, with an average height of 30.5 to 51 centimeters and an average weight of 20.5 to 32 kilos. With a square, muscular and robust body, the eyes of this curious canine breed are dark brown and rounded on a head that is large, bearing an expression of fierce independence. The front legs are straight and the hindquarters powerful, but despite this, the intrepid stance of this hybrid is agile and gentle. The neck is strong and muscular. The teeth meet in a scissor bite. His coat varies but is generally fine and short, and can come in black, blue, cinnamon, cream and red, usually, the coat will take the dominant feature of the American Bulldog.

Temperament of the American Chow Bulldog

The American Chow Bulldog can be described as an aloof, intelligent breed combining the personalities of its parent breeds, the American Bulldog and the Chow Chow. The American Bulldog is known for being affectionate and playful with its family. The Chow Chow, however, is more reserved and guarded. The American Chow Bulldog is not recommended for new dog owners, as it can be difficult to train. A stubborn breed in its own way, teaching the American Chow Bulldog can take a lot of time and patience. The American Chow Bulldog is not known for being a barker unless it's alerting you against intruders, this hybrid is likely to be fierce and protective of its family. Because of Chow Chow traits, the American Chow Bulldog runs the risk of inheriting aggressive traits, which can be avoided if taught early. Positive reinforcement and consistency are essential to the successful training of this breed. The American Chow Bulldog is not recommended for homes with young children due to its aloof nature. The American Chow Bulldog should be trained at an early age to welcome strangers and other animals into its circle.

Needs and activities of the American Chow Bulldog

The American Chow Bulldog is a medium to large breed, generally with low energy levels. Although your dog may not need as much intense exercise as a purebred American Bulldog, your dog should still be exercised for at least 15 to 30 minutes a day. It's best to divide walks between 2 and 3 times a day to maintain your dog's health and lifestyle, as contentment will be found with a change of scenery and an opportunity to get out and about. The American Chow Bulldog would benefit from living in an apartment or large house with a yard. While the Chow Chow could live in extremely cold climates because of its hard, dense coat, the American Chow Bulldog's fur is more like the American Bulldog's coat. It's best for the American Chow Bulldog to live in an area with an average climate, and not to be subjected to extreme weather conditions.

Maintenance of the American Chow Bulldog

The American Chow Bulldog is not considered a hypoallergenic breed and will shed moderately, partly due to Chow Chow characteristics. Daily brushing with a curry rubber brush will help remove dead hairs from its coat. This breed is prone to moderate drooling, which can create a minor odor in the facial area. It's important to clean your pet's mouth regularly and wipe it daily to prevent bacteria build-up. We recommend bathing your American Chow Bulldog every 6 to 8 weeks, although care should be taken not to overdo it, as excessive bathing can lead to an oily coat. Nails should be trimmed or filed every 2 to 3 weeks. Teeth should also be brushed regularly. Ears should be cleaned weekly to prevent debris build-up and yeast proliferation.

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