Heavyweight: American Bully

Heavyweight: American Bully


Currently, all colors are allowed in American Bully. “All colors are accepted. Even Merle is wanted. “When I started there was no red nose chocolate, it was practically blue nose, blue fawn, brindle and black white”.

Rudney Marcondes also stresses how to be an ideal dog. “The ideal American bully is an athletic, compact, modern dog, good length, muscular neck, broad, wide front, legs slightly arched, but not crooked, straight back, short spine size, very strong back, movement incredible, very strong musculature, perfect hock regulation, full tail, correct front legs, correct step”. “I like new colors like Lilac and chocolate, but color doesn’t make a dog. I prefer to choose the structure than the color”, he concludes.

Eye: “I like the new colors like Lilac and chocolate, but color doesn’t make a dog. I prefer to choose the structure than the color”

Legend: Anthrax is a production of the partners Rudney and Ronaldo

Caption 2: Puma is part of the litter that Rudney considers to have started the American bully in Brazil



HEAD:  The American Bully’s head is unique and one of the main characteristics of the breed. It has a huge and impressive appearance, large and wide, giving the impression of powerful, but not disproportionate to the size of the body. Seen from the front, the head is broad and square. When viewed from the side, the skull and muzzle are parallel to each other and joined by a definite stop. Supra-orbital arches are well defined but not pronounced. Masseters are well pronounced with some wrinkles.

Muzzle: The snout is short / medium, slightly square, with a pronounced stop. The length of the stem is shorter than the length of the skull, in the proportion of approximately 1: 2 or 2: 3. The upper line of the muzzle is linear. The jaws are well defined. The jaw is strong and well developed; wide and deep. The lips are tight, some of the loose lip is accepted, but not preferred.

NOSE: The nose is large, with wide and wide-open nostrils. The nose can be any color.

EYES: Almond-shaped to oval, low in the skull and well separated (not overly separated)

EARS: The ears are high and can be natural or cropped. If natural, semi-erect or pink are preferable. Erect or wide, flat, fully floppy ears are not desired.

TEETH: Complete dentition with uniformly spaced teeth, white teeth and scissor bite.

NECK: The neck is strong, thick and short. There is a slight bow in the crest. The neck gradually increases from where it joins the skull to where it fits, in well-angled shoulders. The skin of the neck is adhered and without dewlap.

BODY: The body has a compact, powerful appearance, with a lot of mass and extremely muscular. The chest is very wide, deep and filled with ample space for the heart and lungs; however, the chest should never be wider than deep. The ribs extend back and are well sprung from the spine, then flattening to form a deep body extending to the elbows. The back is strong, firm, moderately wide and muscular when viewed from above. The general appearance of the topline is flat (withers, back and hips at approximately the same level) or slightly descending from the withers to the hips with the croup slightly rounded, the topline should be muscular. The loin is short, muscular and slightly arched to the croup, but narrower than the rib cage and has a moderate tuck-up. The croup is tilted slightly downwards. Females can be slightly longer.

HINDQUARTERS: The hindquarters must be very powerful, strong, muscular, and broad. Thighs and rump are visibly filled with tightly fitting muscles. The thigh is very well filled on each side of the tail and deep from the pelvis to the groin. The angulation of the posterior bones and musculature must be in harmony with the anterior ones. Seen from the side, the hocks are well angled and the metatarsals are well lowered and perpendicular to the ground. Seen from behind the metatarsals are straight and parallel to each other.

TAIL: is the extension of the upper line that tapers towards the tip. When the dog is relaxed, the tail is carried low and almost reaches the hock. When the dog is in motion, the tail is carried level with the upper line. When the dog is excited, the tail may be raised, vertical position (challenge tail), but never curled over the back.

FEET: The feet are round, proportional to the size of the dog, well arched, and closed. The cushions are hard, resistant and well cushioned. A slight “French hand” to the outside is accepted, but it should not exceed 10 degrees in a clockwise position. The fingers should be together and well-proportioned to the leg and bone.

COAT: The coat is shiny and smooth, and moderately hard to touch.

COLOR: all colors except merle.



Although the original American Bully is the “Standard type”, the breed varieties are also recognized by the terms “Miniature”, “Pocket” and “XL”. The variations of the original pattern for the Miniature, Pocket and XL are the heights, but still maintaining the proportions of the original pattern.


Females: up to 33 cm

Males: up to 35 cm



Females: 33.01 cm to 40.5 cm

Males: 35.01cm to 43.0cm



Females: 40.6 cm to 48.0 cm

Males: 43.1 cm to 51.0 cm



Females: 48.1 cm to 56.0 cm

Males: 51.1 to 58.5 cm



Insufficient bone and lack of mass;

The twisted tail;

Knotted tail;

Long tail;

Tail curled;

Excessively short tail;

Louados, pink or Albino eyes;

Severely twisted forequarters;

Severely twisted hindquarters;

Cryptorchidism, retained testis;


Lower prognathism;

Mandibular torsion;

Missing teeth;

Retrognata (Agnata);



Long coat;

Cropped tail;

Neutered dogs;

Exhibit or behave aggressively towards humans;

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