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Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog… Your Guide to Best Care.

If you’ve never heard of an Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog, don’t fret; many people haven’t.  When folks think about a “bulldog,” they usually think about one of the more popular breeds, such as the English Bulldog or the now very popular French Bulldog.

But don’t let that…

Stop you from learning more about the Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog because this “lesser” known dog breed is actually an excellent option for just about any prospective pet owner and should seriously be considered by anyone looking to adopt a perfect family pet that will not only be an excellent guard dog for you and your family but will also be great around any children may or may not have.

Origin of the Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog

Now for those of you from southern Georgia, what we’re about to say probably doesn’t come as a huge surprise. Still, the Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog originated from the Alapaha River region in southern Georgia, which is how it got its name.

Originally bred as…

A cross between the White English Bulldog and Pit Bull Terrier (American Staffordshire Terrier), the Alaphah Blue Blood Bulldogs were used to help provide protection around the home or farm and hunt small vermin such as mice and rats.

That said, however, it should be noted that because the “Pit Bull” portion of the bloodline within the Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog breed is so small, its “temperament” is nothing like its ancestor and shouldn’t be feared by those considering adopting one.

In fact…

The Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog breed has been so well loved over the years that it has been used in the breeder programs to help create other species, such as the Catahoula Leopard dog and the Black Mouth Cur (among others).

Fast Facts of Alapaha Blue-Blood Bulldog

Country of Origin:  United States of America

Original Purpose:  Hunting

Life Expectancy: 10-15 years

Weight: 50-70 pounds (female); 75-100 pounds (male)

Height:  25 inches (male): 20 inches (female)

The personality of the Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldogs

Suppose you purchase your Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog as a puppy rather than adopt an adult from an Alapah Blue Blood Bulldog rescue center (which we always recommend). In that case, you will want to “puppy-proof” your home.

You see…

Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog puppies love to chew on things.  Things such as dog toys, chew bones, shoes, furniture, TV remotes, you name it!  In fact, for the first couple of months of owning your Alapaha Blue, you should assume that if it’s on or touches the floor, it will be chewed on!

The good news is that these little guys are brilliant and highly trainable!

Obedience Training for Alapaha Bulldog

These bulldog puppies are more accessible to train than other dogs, especially if you start early!  So, if in a couple of weeks after purchasing your Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog, they are still chewing up everything in sight, chances are that’s on YOU, not them because they can be trained not to do that!

Grooming an Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog

The Alapaha Blue Bulldog breed is a low-maintenance dog breed for grooming. Sure, you’ll need to comb your bulldog occasionally to reduce the shedding and bath them as often as necessary – but that’s about it!

Characteristics of the Alapahas

The Alapaha Bulldog has a distinct and heavy-muscled build. With a boxed-shape head and a back that’s medium length combined with a muscular chest that projects an impression that this dog is always on “alert.”   Alaphahas also have floppy but short ears, and the muzzle a medium length, giving them a lovable face!

In color…

They’re usually white with color patches. Some are predominately white, while others may have a merle pattern to their coat that may be a red merle (more common), chocolate or brown merle (semi-common), or blue merle (less common).

Alapaha bulldogs might also have other markings like being piebald spotted or having a tri-colored coat.  So at the end of the day, it’s fair to say that Alpha Blue Blood Bulldogs can come in just about any color!

Their eyes aren’t a distinct color but more a mix of brown and blue or what some people call marble eyes.

Heath concerns for Alapahas

In general, Alapahas are pretty healthy as a breed. They have two main concerns: hip dysplasia (moderate risk) and entropion (higher risk). However, if your Alapaha needs a hip replacement, it could cost you as much as $7000 to fix!

And while Entropion is a bit cheaper, it could cost a hundred bucks or, at most, $1000 to fix.

This is why…

We here at IndulgeYourPet always advise folks to be sure that if they are choosing to adopt an Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog as a puppy, be sure that you are working with a reputable breeder and that the parents of the puppy that you are considering adoption are on site so that you can see that they are health adults themselves.


Because vet bills can be costly, we would also recommend that you at least see what it would cost for you to purchase a Pet Insurance policy for your new loved one so that if they do suffer from a medical condition sometime in their lifetime, you won’t find yourself burdened with high medical costs, or find yourself wondering if you’re going to have enough money to save the life of your loved one!

For more information on who we feel currently offers the “Best” pet insurance policies, please check out our Best Pet Insurance Companies article.

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