June 23, 2024

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Bully Dog Breeds, a Global Phenomenon

There are few dog breeds that have grown in popularity and numbers as much as bully breeds. Bullies are known for being strong, stocky, short-coated, and wrinkled. Of course, there are exceptions to each of these rules depending on the specific breed. The Great Dane, for instance, manages to only be strong and short-coated. However, this just goes to show exactly how popular these breeds of dog have become.

In the U.S today, a bully breed represents the most popular dog breed in 21 of 50 states. They also represent 20% of the entire dog population within the U.S. However bullies are taking the spotlight in far more countries than just the U.S. The Cane Corso, a dog bred from the Mastiff, originates from Italy. It started out as a guard dog, hunter, and a great breed to herd cattle. However today it has become a gentle giant in many homes across the world.

Meanwhile the Dogo Argentino, originating from Argentina, comes from similar roots of guarding and hunting. However this dog, known for its aggressive nature, has seen bans across several different countries. Even pit bulls are just a combination of multiple bully breeds within one dog. This range, from the most effective hunters to the most gentle giants, makes bully breeds undeniably popular today. They’re a true global phenomenon.

The Most Popular Bully Breeds in the United States