The Pocket American Bully is determined by its adult height, males under 17″ and no less than 14″ at the withers and females under 16″ and no less than 13″ at the withers. Please refer to the basic standard for all other requirements. It is important to note that Pocket class is simply shorter than the Standard American Bully.
This class of dogs shares the same build, body type, and breed type as the Standard class, and are not to be penalized for exhibiting heavily muscled, massive, bulky body type.
STANDARD AMERICAN BULLY
GENERAL APPEARANCE: The American Bully breed is recognizable by its extremely compact, thick-set structure and robust build. Their appearance should resemble the APBT/Am Staff foundation, while also displaying features from other bull breeds. Overall the American Bully should be balanced and proportionate allowing him to still maintain athletic ability. Absolute soundness and proper muscle tone is a must with this breed.
The head should be in proportion to the body, free of exaggerations that may compromise breathing and/or obstruct normal vision. The coat of the American Bully should be short and smooth. Its presence should leave an impression of tremendous power and stamina and have a kind and loyal disposition
RKC Extreme Standard
The Extreme American Bully is to give the impression of great strength for its size. Medium to large size dog with a muscular body and blocky head. Powerful in its movement and should display effortless movement at the same time. Very active and alert to its surroundings.
The American Bully should carry the appearance of heavy bone structure with more bully features and muscle definition than the Standard American Bully.
RKC XL Standard
The American Bully is to give the impression of great strength for its size. Compact or medium to a large size dog with a muscular body and blocky head. Powerful in its movement and should display effortless movement at the same time. Very active and alert to its surroundings. The XL American Bully should carry the appearance of taller heavy bone structure with bully features and muscle definition.
American Pit Bull Terrier
AMERICAN PIT BULL TERRIER
The American Pit Bull Terrier (APBT) is similar to the Classic APBT in its body structure and build. Both sexes have heavier body frames, more overall body mass, and exhibit “bully” traits. Such as blocky/heavy heads, short/square muzzles, heavier bone/muscle, and compact body.
This class should exhibit more substance than the Classic American Pit Bull Terrier and American Staffordshire Terrier.. Aside from this difference, the APBT class follows the same standard as the Classic American Pit Bull Terrier.
Males 17″ – 20″ at the withers. Females 16″ – 19″ at the withers.
AMERICAN PIT BULL TERRIER- CLASSIC
Should look like an American Pit Bull Terrier giving the impression of strength and muscle tone, not slight or frail. Appears with heavy boned, with a light and springy back end, and must have an athletic build. Adult dog should be of a lean but fit showing a hint of rib and backbone with muscles firm and defined. Glossy coat with nail trimmed.
Full Breed Standards
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