• Difference Between Pitbull and American Bully - MyLilPaw

    What is the difference between Pitbull and American Bully? Is An American Bully a Pitbull ? This is a question that requires attention.

    The American Pit Bull Terrier is often confused with the American Bully Dog, but both are distinctive breeds.

    The American Bully is becoming very popular in the U.S. and most people are lumping the two together as one and the same when there are clear differences that even the average person might point out if they had a bit of information about these breeds

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    Difference Between Pitbull and American Bully

    Difference Between Pitbull and American Bully :

    1) American Bully

    An American bully sitting on a road besides grassfields

    Bully Came into existence due to crossing of Pitbull terrier in the family of bully breed and sometimes with the other dogs outside the bully family.

    Now bully is having a seperate identity & completely different from APB.

    Appearance is the major difference between these breeds. The American Bullies, with Broader heads and shorter legs, are more compact and very Muscular as compared to the pit-bulls.

    The American Bully is affectionate, gentle, friendly, and loyal despite the intimidating appearance, making it an ideal family dog. It also has a high tolerance for pain.

    American bully comes in four varieties:

    1) Standard 
    2) Pocket
    3) XL
    4) Classic

    I. Standard

    Standard Size American Bully

    The standard American Bully breed is a medium-sized dog with a compact muscle body, a thick bone structure, and a blocky head. Male dogs must be between 17 and 20 inches (43 to 51 cm), while females must be between 16 and 19 inches (41 to 48 cm).

     II. Pocket

    Pocket size American bully

    The "pocket" type is a smaller variant with full-grown males below 17 inches (43 cm), but not less than 14 inches (36 cm), at the shoulders and females below 16 inches (40 cm), but not less than 13 inches (33 cm), at the shoulders.

    III. XL Bully

    Xl size American bully

    An XL type is determined by its adult height, with males between 20 inches (51 cm) and 23 inches (57 cm) at the shoulders and females standing 19 inches (48 cm) to 22 inches (54 cm) at the shoulders.

    IV. Classic

    Classic American bully

    The classic is a lighter frame dog than normal, but it stays within the same range of height. Such dogs do not show the exaggerated traits that are often seen in the other varieties and may demonstrate a simpler lineage of American Pit Bull Terrier / American Staffordshire Terrier.

    2) Pitbull Terrier

    A black pitbull terrier with white marking sitting in a park

    American Pit Bull is a breed which was born as a competitive dog in the 1800's. During those times when dog fighting was legal it was used for dog fighting.

    This describes its aggressive nature, but it is balanced by a compassionate nature that prevents it from biting the people who handle it.

    American Pit Bull It has a broad and deep chest. Their forehead does not go past his shoulder level.

    The ribs stretch well back into a shape that is more attractive from the spine, giving it a deep, elbow-like frame. Their body is slightly inclined to the back, very muscular and broad. American Bully Possess a deep chest which is not exaggerated with well-sprung ribs.

    The length of the fore-chest does not reach the shoulder point. Its back is strong, wide & broad. It is a slanting croup slightly down to the base of the tail and short yet wide loins.

    Features of both the dog breeds:


    Group : Terrier
    Height : 17 to 21 inches
    Weight : 13 to 27 Kg
    Lifespan : 8 to 15 years
    Price : 9000 to 80000 INR

    American Bully:

    Group : terrier
    Height : 17 to 20 inches
    Weight : 31 to 54 Kg
    Lifespan : Up-to 12 years
    Price : 40000 to 60000 INR

    American bully vs Pitbull dog: Which one is the best?

    There is no definitive answer to this question as both breeds have their unique traits & can prove to be wonderful pets for the right owners.

    Before you get any of these breeds, consider your preferences, lifestyle, dog's temperament, exercise needs, etc.

    Both breeds will require proper training, socialization & responsible ownership to land up with a happy and well-adjusted pet.



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