The “American Bully” is a new dog breed established in the mid-1990s through selective breeding between American Pit Bull Terriers and Staffordshire Terriers. The American Bully is not recognized by any international kennel clubs, such as the AKC (American Kennel Club), the FCI (Fédération Cynologique Internationale), or the UKC (United Kennel Club), but various private registry breed clubs have been established in recognizance of this breed.
The American Bully has an exceptionally well-defined, powerful appearance with straight, muscular legs. The head is medium-length and broad with a well-defined stop and high-set ears, which may be natural or cropped. The neck is thick and strong, tapering from the shoulders to the base of the skull, with no loose skin. Jaws should be square and well-defined, with an even or scissor bite, and the tail should be undocked and of a medium length with only a slight curl. Curly or corkscrew tails are considered to be a fault.
Males should stand 17 to 20 inches at the withers, with females standing 17 to 19 inches at the withers. No particular weight has been defined.
The coat is smooth, short-haired, and glossy. Any color combination except merle is acceptable.
The ideal temperament for an American Bully dog is confident, dedicated, and exceptionally loyal. American Bullies are intelligent and highly trainable, but should be well-socialized when young to avoid dog aggression. They are courageous and persistent fighters if provoked.