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Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog

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Van Furth the Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog shown here as an adult at 2 years old, photo courtesy of Alapaha Connection Kennels.

 

 

Pronunciation

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Other Names

Otto

Otto Bulldog

Description

The Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog is a well-developed, exaggerated bulldog with a broad head and natural drop ears. The prominent muzzle is covered by loose upper lips. The prominent eyes are set well apart. The Alapaha's coat is relatively short and fairly stiff. Preferred colors are blue merle, brown merle, or red merle all trimmed in white or chocolate and white. Also preferred are the glass eyes (blue) or marble eyes (brown and blue mixed in a single eye). The ears and tail are never trimmed or docked. The body is sturdy and very muscular. The well-muscled hips are narrower than the chest. The straight back is as long as the dog is high at the shoulders. The dewclaws are never removed and the feet are cat-like.

Temperament

The Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog is dutiful and quickly trainable. This breed is named as such for its streak of "royalty." It is a great watch and guard dog. They will fight to the death to defend their owners and make excellent companion dogs. Excellent with and protective of children. These are active, athletic and mindful dogs with a lot of heart. The objective in training this dog is to achieve a pack leader status. It is a natural instinct for a dog to have an order in their pack. When we humans live with dogs, we become their pack. The entire pack cooperates under a single leader; lines are clearly defined. You and all other humans MUST be higher up in the order than the dog. That is the only way your relationship can be a complete success.

Height, Weight

Height: 24 inches (61 cm)

Weight: Males up to 100 pounds (47 kg) Females about 78 pounds (34 kg)
There is a considerable difference between the males and females. Males can be almost twice as heavy as the smallest females.

Health Problems

With such a small genetic pool, health problems such as inversion of the eyelids (entropion) can develop.

Living Conditions

Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldogs will do okay in an apartment if they are sufficiently exercised. They are very inactive indoors and will do best with at least an average-sized yard.

Exercise

These athletic, active dogs have an average demand for exercise. They need long daily walks and will enjoy a romp in a safe enclosed area.

Life Expectancy

About 12-15 years.

Litter Size

About 4-8 puppies

Grooming

Little grooming is needed. Occasionally comb and brush to remove dead hair and cut down on shedding. Bathe once every two weeks. This breed is an average shedder.

Origin

The Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog results from three generations of an old breeding program of PaPa Buck Lane of Rebecca, Georgia, USA. The program started back in the 1800s and was intended to rescue the "plantation dog" of southern Georgia that was nearly extinct. This rare, bulldog-type guard dog descends form Buck Lane's dog named Otto. Lana Lou spoke of her granddaddy as always having had an "Otto" about the estate. One Otto was all one needed since these Bulldogs were capable of guard work and woods work. When PaPa Buck was killed by a train in 1943, his Otto proved his undying devotion by constant visitation and guard duty over the grave. Buck Lane's granddaughter, Lana Lou Lane continued the breeding program until she passed away in her sleep on July 20, 2001. Like the Plott Hound, this muscular breed is the creation of one American family, and its survival depends upon the nurturing it receives. Originating from English Bulldog stock, this dog's ancestors functioned as cattle and pig herders, but the Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog is bred solely for security and companionship. The Animal Research Foundation (ARF) was the first all-breed registry to ever recognize the late Ms. Lana Lou Lane's "Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldogs" in 1986. Ms. Lane was an ARF Certified Breeder up and until her passing in 2001, after which time her elderly mother, Mrs. Vivian Lane, took over her business affairs. Later, Mrs. Vivian Lane sold her daughter's kennel.

Group

Mastiff

Recognition

ARF = Animal Research Foundation

APRI = American Pet Registry, Inc.

ABBA = Alapaha Blue-Blood Bulldog Association

WWKC = World Wide Kennel Club

DRA = Dog Registry of America, Inc.

BBC = Backwoods Bulldog Club

ACA = American Canine Association Inc.

Van Furth the Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog at 1 year old, photo courtesy of Alapaha Connection Kennels.

 

 

 

"This is KC the Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog at three years old. She is a great dog. She and the other dogs get along very well. We also have a 16-month-old baby and they get along great. KC likes to bark at new people and things, but all in all you couldn't ask for a better pet."

 

 

 

Marble was used by the founder of the breed as a stud-sire. He is in almost all ARF pedigrees, photo courtesy of Lana Lou Lane's Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldogs and Bullsblood.

Photo courtesy of Lana Lou Lane's Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldogs and Bullsblood

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Photo courtesy of Lana Lou Lane's Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldogs and Bullsblood

Photo courtesy of Lana Lou Lane's Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldogs and Bullsblood

 

 

 

Rhino the Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog puppy at 3 months old is registered with the Alapaha Blue-Blood Bulldog Association (ABBA). Photo courtesy of Roman Kennels

Rhino the Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog puppy at 3 months old is registered with the Alapaha Blue-Blood Bulldog Association (ABBA). Photo courtesy of Roman Kennels

 

 

 

Axel the Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog at 10 months old—"The best dog I have ever owned! I doubt I will ever own another breed."

 

Axel the Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog at 10 months old

 

Axel the Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog at 10 months old

 

Axel the Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog at 10 months old

 

Axel the Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog at 10 months old

 

 

 

"Baloo the Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog puppy at 9 weeks old; Baloo has one blue eye and one brown eye, as you can see. What an awesome looking breed!"

 

"Ruger the Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog puppy at 8 weeks old—Ruger is a little higher energy than Baloo but is a faster learner."

 

Pikachu the Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog puppy, photo courtesy of Alapaha Connection Kennels

 

Nayesha the Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog, photo courtesy of Alapaha Connection Kennels

 

ImanJohn the Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog, ARF Registered, photo courtesy of Alapaha Connection Kennels

 

 

 

Blaze the Blue Blood Bulldog (Plantation Bulldog) at 5 years old—"Blazer is a very loyal and obedient boy. He is also protective especially if anyone has anything in their hands. I rescued him when he was three years old. He follows me everywhere I go. He is afraid of balls and fuzzy little animal toys, however he enjoys his rope toys and bones. He only weighs between 70-73 pounds (and I am not sure why maybe he is a runt) but he is solid muscle. He has a big head and neck. He has a lot of gums and some wrinkles around his muzzle. He also has an under bite. He doesn't get along with most dogs and only had one girlfriend, and she was spayed. Blazer is not fixed. Unfortunately his girlfriends Owner (my female friend) recently passed away so we both lost our dear friends. He is a wonderful companion, and a good guard dog."

 

Blaze the Blue Blood Bulldog (Plantation Bulldog) at 5 years old

 

 

 

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