Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog

Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog


Origin: United States


    – Male: 22 to 25 inches at the withers;
    – Female: 20 to 23 inches


    – Male: 70 to 90 lbs.;
    – Female: 50 to 75 lbs.
Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog
Of MAS’s Rock of Northern Blood
Photo: ©Northern Blood Bulldogges

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Breed Profile

The Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog was the “plantation dog” of the Alapaha River region of South Georgia and believed to be descended from the original bulldogs that arrived in North America in the 1700s. Primarily used as guard and companion dogs, but also trained to hunt as well as being catch dogs for cattle.

Today, the Alapaha is bred for security and companionship. A sturdy, muscular, agile and unexaggerated bulldog. The head is large, flat across the top and square, with prominent eyes set well apart. The chest is wide and deep, the forelegs straight, with extremely thick bone; the well-muscled hips are narrower than the chest. He is strong and intelligent, makes an excellent companion and guard dog. He is also generally good with children and other animals.

The Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog is very rare with only 120 to 150 Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldogs worldwide.


Health Issues

If you are considering the adoption of a Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog puppy, or any breed, it is very important to be selective in choosing a responsible and reputable breeder. Ensure that the prospective puppy’s parents have all health clearances. Breeding of any dog should not be done until after they have been proven to be free of evidence of significant hereditary diseases. (For more information on selecting a breeder, see the articles on the main General Information page.)

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Breed Standards

Note: The Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog is not recognized by the Canadian Kennel Club or the American Kennel Club. However, the breed may be recognized by other registries not indicated here.


Grooming Information

  • Grooming — This section of the Canada’s Guide to Dogs website includes tips, articles and information covering all aspects of dog grooming along with a listing of Groomers from across Canada.


Training Resources

  • Training — For training information, see this section of the Canada’s Guide to Dogs website for tips, articles, as well as listings of training centres across Canada.


Additional Information

  • The Bulldog Information Library — Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog — The Bulldog Information Library is a website dedicated to all Bulldog breeds.
  • Clubs, Sports & Activities — For information on the many sports and activities you can get involved in with your dog.
  • Working Dogs — The Working Dogs section of the Canada’s Guide to Dogs website provides information and listings of organizations that are involved in various dog jobs, such as Guide Dogs, Therapy Dogs, Police Dogs, Protection Dogs, and much more.


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