American Neo Bull

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

Origin
U.S.A. <> Italy -> U.S.A.
Translation
Francis Vandersteen
This breed is also known as
American Bullpolitan Mastiff

A brief presentation of the American Neo Bull

The American Neo Bull is a large hybrid dog created in the United States. Breeders in the 1980s crossed different types of Bulldog with different types of Mastiff in search of a guardian and family dog with the Mastiff's characteristic wrinkled face and gentle demeanor. The American Neo Bull is the result of breeding American Bulldogs and Neapolitan Mastiffs. This loyal, affectionate dog thrives on attention, daily exercise and plenty of room to run and play indoors and out. Although this active dog needs regular activity, he'll also enjoy lazing in the yard on a nice day with his family.

History of the American Neo Bull

The American Neo Bull is a hybrid breed derived from a cross between the American Bulldog and the Neapolitan Mastiff. The breed may also be called American Bandogge Mastiff, which is a term that refers to the offspring of any type of Bulldog bred with any type of Mastiff. The American Neo Bull originated in the 1980s, when two different breeders crossed different Mastiffs and Bulldogs together over several generations. They were bred to retain the Mastiff's wrinkled appearance and gentle attitude, and attempts were made to eliminate known health problems. Today, an American Neo Bull may be 50% American Bulldog and 50% Neapolitan Mastiff, but often these percentages vary depending on the breeding program from which they originate.
        

A little of the American Bulldog

        
The American Bulldog more closely resembles the 17th-century bull-baiting dogs from Great Britain than the English Bulldog, and is thought to have come to the United States during the colonial period and been used as bait for bulls, bears and buffalo. In the southern states, they were used by farmers to catch wild hogs and cattle. The modern American Bulldog can trace its roots back to these southern ancestors who survived in Alabama and Georgia. The breed gained popularity in the 1980s as a guard and family dog, but is still not recognized by the AKC.
Presentation of the American Bulldog

A little of the Neapolitan Mastiff

Neapolitan Mastiffs are descended from the great Molossus breed, a dog used by the Romans for battle and fighting in the arena. Later, the Romans used Neapolitan Mastiffs to guard their homes and farms, a job for which they are still used by modern Italians. Neapolitan Mastiffs were recognized by the AKC in 2004 as part of the working group.
Standard of the Neapolitan Mastiff

Appearance of the American Neo Bull

The American Neo Bull is a large to giant-sized dog that has inherited many traits from its parents, the American Bulldog and the Neapolitan Mastiff. Like the Great Dane, this breed is big-boned. Like the Bulldog, it is very muscular. This breed has a broad, deep chest and a thick, muscular neck over broad shoulders. Strong, sturdy legs provide a graceful, lion-like gait, typical of Mastiffs. Despite its size, this dog displays great agility. The face has Mastiff-style wrinkles, with golden to dark brown eyes and ears that fall to the sides and are sometimes cropped. A short muzzle ends in a broad nose with large nostrils. The breed's straight tail is thickest at the base and tapers to the tip. Coat hairs are short, dense and waterproof, and their texture can vary from hard to smooth. Coat colors can be solid or in combinations of black, light fawn, brown, blue, gray, brindle and white. White markings may also be present.

Temperament of the American Neo Bull

Although highly intelligent, American Neo Bulls can be difficult for new owners to train. They need an experienced handler who can be firm, but not harsh, as they are sensitive to your tone of voice. The American Neo Bull needs to know who's in charge, but without unnecessary roughness. Patience is needed to train this large dog, but he loves to please his family and will happily take part in many different activities. This dog requires a lot of exercise and is best suited to an active family.

Needs and activities of the American Neo Bull

The American Neo Bull is often called a gentle giant, as it is known for being laid-back, gentle and affectionate. This loyal dog is devoted to his family, which can make him wary of strangers in his desire to protect them. Although gentle with children, its size can cause it to accidentally step on or knock down small children. Although playful and very energetic, supervision may be necessary. This dog does well with other pets, as long as it is properly socialized at a young age.

Maintenance of the American Neo Bull

The American Neo Bull needs little grooming. Its short, dense coat doesn't shed much, and regular weekly brushing will keep it free of debris and looking great. To keep his coat clean, give him an occasional bath only when necessary. Pay particular attention to the skin on his face, as those cute wrinkles can be prone to skin infections. Clean the skin and face regularly to eliminate bacteria that could cause problems. Be sure to keep nails trimmed and check the hair between the pads for debris. Don't forget that your American Neo Bull carries a lot of weight, and his feet can become irritated or injured more easily than other dogs.

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