The "American Bully" is a new dog breed established in the mid-1990s through selective breeding between American Pit Bull Terriers and Staffordshire Terriers. The American Bully is only recognized by various private registry breed clubs.
The American bully has a well-defined, powerful appearance with straight, muscular legs. The head is medium-length and broad with a well-defined stop and high-set ears, which may be natural or cropped. The neck is thick and strong, tapering from the shoulders to the base of the skull, with no loose skin. Jaws should be square and well-defined, with an even or scissor bite, and the tail should be undocked and of a medium length with only a slight curl. Curly or corkscrew tails are considered to be a fault.
The coat is smooth, short, and hard. Any color or combination is acceptable.
The ideal temperament for an American Bully dog is confident, dedicated, and loyal. American Bullies are intelligent and highly trainable, but should be well-socialized when young to promote a happy and well adjusted dog. Any aggression towards humans or animals is strongly discouraged and undesirable. This is a very people oriented breed.