If you’ve never heard of an Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog, don’t fret, lots of people haven’t. Mainly because when folks think about a bulldog, they’re usually thinking about one of the more popular bulldog breeds such as the American Bulldog, 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 the “lesser” known dog breed is actually a great option for just about any prospective pet owner and should seriously be considered by anyone looking to adopt a great family pet that will not only be a great guard dog for you and your family, but will also be one that is great around any children may or may not have.
Origin of the Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog
Now for those of you that come from Southern Georgia, what we’re about to say probably isn’t going to come as a huge surprise, but the Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog was first originated out of the Alapaha river region in Southern Georgia which is which is how it got its name.
Originally breed as…
A cross between the White English Bulldog and Pit Bull Terrier (American Stafordshire Terrier), the Alaphah Blue Blood Bulldogs were used to help provide protection around the home or farm as well as hunt small vermin such as mice and rats.
That said however…
It should be noted that because the “Pit Bull” portion of the blood line within Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog breed is so small that its “temperament” is nothing like its ancestor and shouldn’t be feared by those with considering adopting one.
The Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog breed has been so well loved over the years, it has actually been used in the breeder programs to help create other breeds such as the Catahoula Leopard dog as well as the Black Mouth Cur (among others).
Fast Facts of Alapaha Blue-Blood Bulldog
Life Expectancy: 10-15 years
Weight: 50-70 pounds (female); 75-100 pounds (male)
Height ~25 inches (male) ~20 inches (female)
Personality of the Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldogs
If you decide to purchase your Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog as a puppy rather than adopt an adult from an Alapah Blue Blood Bulldog rescue center (which is what we always recommend), then you’re going to want to be sure to “puppy proof” your home.
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 just assume that if it’s on the floor or touches the floor, it’s going to be chewed on!
The good news is…
That these little guys are very smart and highly trainable!
Obedience Training for Alapaha Bulldog
These bulldog puppies are really easy to train in comparison to other dogs, especially if you start early! So, if in a couple of weeks after purchasing your Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog he or she is still chewing up everything in sight, chances are that’s on you not him or her because he or she can be trained not to do that!
Not sure how? No worries, feel free to check out this training guide which should give you all the information that you’ll need to help make your Alapaha Blue the companion you always wanted! Alapaha Blue Training Manual.
Grooming an Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog
This is a low maintenance dog breed when it comes to grooming. You’ll need to comb your bulldog occasionally just to reduce the shedding, and give him or her a bath every so often as needed – and 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, the strong chest 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 loveable face!
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 Alapha Blue Blood Bulldogs can come in just about any color!
Their eyes aren’t a really distinct color, but more a mix of brown and blue or what some people refer to as marble eyes.
Heath concerns for Alapahas
In general, Alapahas are pretty healthy as a breed. They have two main concerns are hip dysplasia (moderate risk) or entropion (higher risk). That said however, if your Alapaha needs a hip replacement it could cost you as much as $7000 dollars to fix!
And while Entropion is a bit cheaper, it too could cost a hundred bucks or at most $1000 to fix as well.
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 is on site so that you can see that they are in fact health adults themselves.
Considering that fact that vet bills can be very expensive, we would also recommend that you at least see what it would cost for you to purchase a Pet Insurance policy on your new loved one so that in the event that he or she does suffer from a medical condition some time in their lifetime, you won’t find yourself burdened with significant medical costs, or find yourself wondering if you’re going to have enough money to save the life of your loved one!