The Alapaha blue blood bulldog is a dog type that not everyone in the UK has heard of, and they are by no means a particularly common sight on the streets and in the dog parks of the UK as a whole.
However, bulldogs of all types are very popular across the UK, and interest in different bulldog breeds and types are at an all-time high as a result of this.
There are several more bulldog types than most people realise as well, albeit not all of them are formally recognised as true breeds; and the Alapaha blue blood bulldog is one of the more interesting ones.
If you are thinking of buying an Alapaha blue blood bulldog and want to find out more about them, or if you’re trying to pick between the various different bulldog breeds and types and find out their relative merits, this article might help.
Read on to find out ten things you need to know about the Alapaha blue blood bulldog before you buy one, to get you started with your research.
Firstly, the Alapaha blue blood bulldog is not recognised by any of the world’s major dog breed registries, which includes the Kennel Club here in the UK.
They are formally considered to be a mixed breed (cross breed) or hybrid dog type, and the exact mixture of breeds that make up their ancestry can be very variable too, because this is a dog type, not a dog breed.
However, the English bulldog is the main and best-known ancestor of dogs of this type, and they’re very close relatives.
The stated purpose of breeding Alapaha blue blood bulldogs for most breeders is to produce a bulldog that has a more moderate appearance and so, a conformation better designed to promote good health than alternatives like the English bulldog.
They tend to be taller, leaner, and vitally, with a less pronounced degree of flatness to the face than the average English bulldog.
The Alapaha blue blood bulldog is a dog type and not a breed, and there is no formal consensus on what they should look like, no umbrella oversight of this dog type, and no breed standard or fixed desirable norm established as a result of this.
This means that any two dogs advertised as Alapaha blue blood bulldogs might be very variable in terms of respective looks and temperament, and even in terms of the ancestor breeds within their makeup.
The average asking price for Alapaha blue blood bulldogs in the UK is around £762 each, which is a little high for a dog that is after all, not a pedigree.
However, they are much less costly to buy than many pedigree alternatives, including the English bulldog and the French bulldog.
Whilst the Alapaha blue blood bulldog is leaner and taller than the average English bulldog, they are still very heavily muscled dogs that will have a large head, thick neck, and strong shoulders.
This means that if they learn to pull on the lead, they can be quite a pain to handle, and should be trained to be well mannered and not pushy.
The Alapaha blue blood bulldog is not a dog breed to pick if you will need to leave your dog alone at home for long periods of time, and dogs of this type do need company for the better part of the day in order to be happy and to avoid them becoming destructive around the home.
If you work all day or plan to leave your dog for several hours at a time regularly, this might not be a good choice of dog for you.
The Alapaha blue blood bulldog requires at least two daily walks of half an hour to an hour each, but they are not one of the most highly energetic of dogs and they are not a huge challenge in terms of meeting their need for exercise.
The Alapaha blue blood bulldog isn’t ranked as one of the most intelligent dog types of all, but they can be taught the basics and follow essential commands to ensure that they are obedient and kept under control.
They need patient and consistent training and handling, and a set routine along with clear boundaries.
The English bulldog is one of the Alapaha blue blood bulldog’s main ancestors, and as such, their health can be highly variable.
The Alapaha is bred to be moderate and ideally, to breed out many of the conformation and health defects found within the English bulldog breed as a whole, but this is not an exact science and hereditary health issues from ant of the parent breeds involved in the mixture can be replicated across the Alapaha itself.
The Alapaha blue blood bulldog is a very middle of the road dog type to choose in many respects; they are not overly challenging to exercise, are medium sized, have an easy-care coat, and fit well into many different types of homes.
However, there are a lot of variables within the type as a whole and bulldog types in general often have complex health, and can be stubborn when handled, and so anyone considering buying an Alapaha blue blood bulldog needs to do plenty of research before committing to a purchase to ensure that they make the right choice.