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American Bandogge Breed Information

American Bandogge

Recognized By: ACHC , DBR , DDKC , IDCR
AKA: American Masti-Bull, Bandoggue Mastiff, American Bandogge Mastiff
Mispellings: Banddog, Bandog

Living with a American Bandogge

Family Dog: Basically the American Bandog mastiff is a calm dog that transforms when a bad situation arises. Therefore, if anyone is in the market for a great family dog that will be an intruder's nightmare then they should consider the American Bandog. An American Bandog is mainly good-natured, fond of children in general, extremely devoted to its owner and eager to work. Surprisingly, the Bandog can indeed get along with other household pets, if, that is, they have been raised from "puppyhood" with them. in other words if you treat the American Bandog Mastiff with respect and respect then irrespective of its ferocious temperament they can turn into being a very protective, caring and loving member of you family.

Shedding: The American Bandogge is an average shedder.

Grooming: The coat of the American Bandogge is easy to groom. They should be brushed occasionally with a rubber brush to remove dead hair.

Training: The American Bandogge is an extremely intelligent dog. They require an owner who is can stay dominant over them and are not recommended for first time dog owners.

Behavior: The American Bandogge is a gentle yet playful dog.

Barking: The Bandog Mastiff can howl just about the entire time the owner is absent.

Exercise: American Bandogges require lots of daily exercise.

Living Conditions: American Bandogs may do okay in an apartment provided they are properly exercised.

American Bandogge Appearance

Appearance: American Bandog Mastiff in rare dog breeds is a large, powerful dog with a wide, heavy, rectangular body shape. You will immediately recognize the American Bandog Mastiff by his prominent muscles as well as the "athletic" look he carries with him.

Size: A male American Bandogge weighs between 100 to 140 pounds while females weigh upwards of 85 pounds. Males stand between 25 to 29 inches tall with females being slighly shorter.

Companionship: The American Bandogge likes to be with their owner and does not do well alone for long periods of time.

Color: The coat of most American Bandogges are black brindle but can be black, blue, blue brindle, red, and tawny.

American Bandogge Facts

Life Expectancy: The average life expectancy of the American Bandogge is about 10 years.

Characteristics: Over and above this, the American Bandog Mastiff is a highly intelligent dog, and does, indeed, make an excellent guard dog. If you choose to let an American Bandog Mastiff into your home, you have just let him into your heart as well. But do not be put off from considering owning one of these most exceptional dogs, for the American Bandog Mastiff possesses an abundance of loyalty and love.

American Bandogge History

History: The American Bandog Mastiff is a breed of dog in the Molosser group. The "Bandogge" is a non-specific name of any Bulldog class Mastiff breed.

Technically speaking, the Bandog Mastiff is not a "pure bred" breed. The breed exists today thanks to the dedication of two American mastiff breeders. In the 1960s, John Swinford, an American veterinarian decided to breed the "ultimate" guardian dog. He consistently crossed a male American pit bull terrier with a large, strong Neapolitan mastiff female. Joe Lucero, another American mastiff breeder also had a hand in the evolution of this breed. He specifically refers to his dogs as American Bandog Mastiffs. The cross can be any kind of Bull dog ( be it American Bulldog, American Pit Bull Terrier, Bull Terrier etc etc crossed with any type of Mastiff ( be it Neopolitan Mastiff, bullmastiff, Old English Mastiff )

* The most accurate way to determine characteristics of a mixed breed is by researching the parent breeds.
** Not all dogs being represented by this name consist of the exact percentages listed above.
*** It is important to do research on your dog's history before choosing a dog. We are dedicated to providing the most accurate information possible about each breed.

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