The American Bully should give the impression of great strength for its size. It is a compact and medium/large size dog with a muscular body and blocky head. The American Bully should have the appearance of heavy bone structure with a bulky build and look.
STANDARD AMERICAN BULLY
Males 17 inches – 20 inches (43 cm – 51 cm) at the withers. Females 16 inches – 19 inches (40 cm – 48 cm) at the withers. Important to note that the Standard American Bully dogs are not to be penalized for exhibiting heavily muscled, massive, bulky body type.
- Dogs should be healthy and should NOT reach the point where it is considered obese.
- Weight – There is no particular weight for the breed.
- Height and weight should be in proportion of the body frame.
- Height – Please see Variety Amendments.
- All varieties to exhibit “Bully” characteristics and breed type traits as described in the American Bully Standard, which are key elements of breed type for the American Bully breed.
- Heavily muscled, massive bulky body type of compact/medium length giving the impression of great power for its size and exemplifying the breed type of the American Bully.
- Ribs well-rounded creating a barrel chest with all ribs close together; rib cage to extend to the elbow or slightly below.
- Forelegs set rather wide apart to permit chest development.
- Chest – should be broad, deep, and well filled in; but should not be exaggerated as to interfere with normal movement.
Fairly short to medium back, slight sloping from withers to rump or straight accepted with gentle short slope at rump to base of tail. The American Bully should give the appearance of a square body, equal in length when measured from point of shoulder to point of buttocks and from the withers to the ground. Faults: Back too long; rear higher than withers; weak or swayed topline; roached or wheel back