How Much Does an American Bully Cost?

Last Updated on December 27, 2023
Written by CPA Alec Pow | Content Reviewed by Certified CFA CFA Alexander Popinker

It leaves a strong mark at first sight. The penetrating gaze, the imposing posture, and the extremely developed musculature and bone structure make them seem like some of the fiercest, most muscular dogs. Nothing more fake. They are gentle, docile, and they enjoy the presence of children the most. We’re talking about the American Bully dog breed.

The American Bully is a dog that comes from the United States of America, it is a mix between the American Pit Bull Terrier and the American Staffordshire Terrier, and it also has more distant relatives such as the English Bulldog and the Staffordshire Bull Terrier.

How Much Does an American Bully Cost?

An American Bully bought in the United States of America costs somewhere between 470 if it is a non-purebred puppy to more than $2,200 if it is a show-quality dog that comes from a great bloodline.

The cost of an American Bully will depend on various factors such as the age of the dog, the geographical location, the breeder, quality, inclusion with the acquisition, and pedigree.

According to a member of the online forum GoPitBull.com, the American Bully price is around $700. Another member, on the same online forum, said that you should be prepared to pay around $1,100 for a pup of this breed.

At the time this article was written, there were more than 1,200 active listings on the well-known dog classified website Puppies.com, with average prices starting at around $350 and going up to $5,000.

What is going to be included in the adoption fee?

If you will purchase an American Bully from a reputable breeder, it should come with some type of health guarantee, registration papers, health records, and proof of vaccinations. Also, a travel crate should be included in case the dog is shipped.

Which are the additional expenses?

Probably, you will have to register your American Bully, depending on the city you live in. This would cost less than $30 in most cities.

It is highly recommended to enroll your dog in obedience training. Be prepared to pay anywhere between $110 and $270 per month for the beginner classes.

Similar to any other dog, you should budget for the ongoing costs such as food and maintenance. Plan on spending anywhere between $50 and $70 per month, or even more in case your dog will get ill.

You might also like our articles on the cost of a pit bull, French bulldog, or Rottweiler.

While optional, pet insurance would cost anywhere between $8 and $15 per month, in case you want to buy it.

You will have to brush your American Bulldog every week, and a groom is recommended every 6 to 8 weeks. If you were to hire a professional, you will have to pay anywhere between $60 and $100 per session. However, you can purchase your own tools and perform this job alone. Maybe you will spend some money in the beginning on these tools, but you will save a lot of money throughout the pet’s life if you do the grooming yourself.

American Bully breed overview

There are 5 varieties of the American Bully breed in the world: pocket American Bully, standard, extra-large, extreme, and classic. In the USA the breed is recognized by the American Bully Kennel Club and the United Kennel Club since 2013. Today, this dog is recognized by several other registries including BBC, ABKC, UCA, DRA, and DRA.

It is important to note that many modern American Bullies are a combination of two types, usually referred to as a “hybrid”. In general, the American Bully weighs between 27 – 54 kg (60 – 120 pounds) and is 52 – 70 cm (20 – 28 inches) at the withers.

The average lifespan is up to 16 years.

The hair of this dog is short, rough, completely white, or in various combinations of white with brown, reddish or copper spots. The robust and strong skeleton, very compact, is generally heavier and denser in males, but somewhat finer, and more refined in females.

Dog temperament and other important things

American Bully CloseupA properly educated American Bully is one of the most delightful breeds in the relationship with people and other animals. They are patient and extremely affectionate, known as one of the breeds that socialize the best, having a great temperament. That, despite their appearances.

Unfortunately, in the USA, many American Bully breeders cut the ears of their four-legged friends. Thus, the flexible “remains” of the ears stand up and are said to give the dog a more dangerous appearance. Fortunately, this practice is prohibited in most European countries.

The Bulldog needs occasional brushing with a firm brush. Washing or dry shampooing should only be done when necessary. Daily facial cleansing is a must. They are prone to respiratory problems, low tolerance to anesthesia, vision loss, skin infections, as well as hip and knee problems.

Almost all standard American Bulldogs have to be delivered by cesarean section because of their large heads. They are very sensitive to heat and can have a stroke. This breed is also well known for its active gastrointestinal system.

Early socialization and obedience classes are a must for the Bulldog. They do not respond to harsh methods. Training must be done with firmness, fairness, patience, consistency, praise, and reward. They tend to be stubborn during training, but once trained, they tend to obey the master and be faithful to him.

Tips for saving money on the American Bully price

You should check out a rescue group or local shelter to see if they have any American Bully dogs for adoption. Maybe you will not be able to find this exact breed, but you may find a dog that closely resembles the American Bully. Adoption will always be the ideal choice because you will save money while also helping an organization and the pet.

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