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Alapaha Blue-Blood Standard


Breed: Alapaha Blue-Blood Bulldog

Alert. Protective. Intelligent.
These are the qualities of the Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog,
whose name connotes its regal bearing.
Alapahas are said to make wonderful companions.
They are also excellent watchdogs and are fiercely protective of whatever they are asked to guard.
The Alapaha has a sturdy, muscular frame and is powerfully built, agile, and athletic.

Head:   Large ,flat across the top, square, heavily muscled in males

Muzzle:  square with heavily muscled jaws, up to 40% total length of head.

Nose: Black to liver

Ears: medium size, half-perked with forword roll. croping not permissible.

Eyes: set well apart and prominent . Any color permissible. 

Neck: Thick of medium length.

Shoulders of short length, heavily muscled and well tied in.

Chest: wide and deep with well sprung ribcage.

Back: Straight, not rigid or swayed.

Tail:  Optimium length should reach hock. final 1/3 to have a gradual upward curvature. Docking not permissible.


Males: 19 - 25 inches;
Females: 17 - 21 inches

Males: 70 - 100 lbs.;
Females: 50 - 70 lbs.

all colors are
Acceptable Brown, red, blue, white,  black, tan,merle, and chocolate

Short and stiff

Protective, intelligent

Care and Exercise:
Minimum grooming of his short coat is necessary.
Brush occasionally to remove any dead hairs as they are an average shedder.
Bathe only when necessary.
Daily walk or an area to play is recommended as they are an athletic, active dog who will enjoy exercise.

Health Issues:
Entropion (inversion of the eyelids)

The origin of the Alapaha Blue Blood dates to the 1800s.
Developed in the Alapaha River region of southern Georgia by PaPa Buck Lane,
the breed was initially used as a plantation watchdog and cattle dog.
Like the American Bulldog,
the Alapaha is a descendent of the original Bulldogs that came to the U.S. from England in the 1700s.

Category: Rare, Working

Registries: ABBA (Alapaha Blue-Blood Bulldog Assoication)

Living Environment: Outdoor /  indoor