Years of selective breeding, has created the American Bully. The American Bully is a medium-sized dog with a muscular body. He is stocky, but elegant and alert. The American Bully has its own standards when compared with the American Pit Bull Terrier.
- Head: medium in length with a deep/broad skull and very broad cheek muscles
- Ears: far apart and high set
- Eyes: all colors; round to oval in shape; they lie deep in the skull and are far apart
- Muzzle: medium length (2 to 3 fingers wide) with a round top; falls under the eyes
- Jaw: the lower jaw should be be strong and muscular
- Neck: heavy, wide and slightly bent; positioned slightly down from the shoulders
- Shoulders: proportion with the body far apart, are powerful, wide and muscular
- Back: short in relation to the length of the dog; straight
- Body: legs are far apart; the chest is deep and wide
- Tail: set low and ends in a point but is mostly quite straight
- Legs: front legs are diametric and should not turn inward or outward; back legs are right next to the other, well-muscled and straight
- Coat: short-haired and all colors are allowed
When looking to adopt or purchase a an American Bully, be careful of breeders who have direct in-breeding in their pedigrees. Also, watch out for key characteristics of poor breeding, poor genetics and over exaggerations of characteristics.