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Bully growth

Discussion in 'American Bully' started by CallSignOWL, Sep 10, 2012.

  1. CallSignOWL

    CallSignOWL Good Dog

    Ive seen it said that bullies first grow up, and then out. I guess I cant picture how this looks. As a favor to a visual person, could someone post pictures of a growing AmBully so I can get a better idea of the stages? :confused:

    please and thank you!
  2. CelticKarma

    CelticKarma Good Dog

    Ambullies mature slower then the APBT, you can expect them to grow and fill out until they are about 2 1/2
  3. CallSignOWL

    CallSignOWL Good Dog

    so when they are growing, is there a propensity to look more leggy like an APBT and then buff out?
  4. Celestial88

    Celestial88 Good Dog

    Yes... they say "pop" rather than buff out usually. Asking a friend if I can use a picture of her dog for an example
  5. CallSignOWL

    CallSignOWL Good Dog

  6. Kamdon

    Kamdon GRCH Dog

  7. Kamdon

    Kamdon GRCH Dog

    Or fill out.
  8. CallSignOWL

    CallSignOWL Good Dog

  9. vibes

    vibes Puppy

    from what i'v read, they reach their height at 8 months then start widening from there. Its just what i read online so i cant prove it since i only have a 5month old bully
  10. kady05

    kady05 Krypto Super Dog

    Honestly, most dogs grow that way, especially Pit Bull types. Piper was around 35lbs. at 15 months, I thought she was done. Over the next few months she gained 15lbs., it was insane. She's now 56lbs. and will be 3 in November.

    But Sako, who is an Amstaff, is the same way. He grew "up" til he was about 14-15 months, and is now starting to fill out. He probably won't be completely done til he's at least 3yrs., based on his lines.
  11. phbullies

    phbullies Big Dog

    There may be spurts of growth but like CK said most don't fully mature till at least two years of age.
  12. Celestial88

    Celestial88 Good Dog

  13. CelticKarma

    CelticKarma Good Dog

    Poppa grew 2 inches from the time he was 15 months to 2, granted he is the only one that I have had do that and he was an XL. Fergus has not grown an inch since he was 14 months old. But he has filled out a lot. When I get time I will go through his pics from pup until now and post them.
  14. Pink

    Pink GRCH Dog

    I didn't know if you wanted me to post them in your PM, or in your thread. I'm guessing you'd rather me contribute and post them here, lol.

    Ask and you shall recieve. :)

    12-ish weeks


    Around 4 months


    Around 8 or so months -- Around the time he was done growing in height.. I think, lol.


    He'll be 2 in November

  15. CallSignOWL

    CallSignOWL Good Dog

    thanks Pink! you're awesome! :)

    I definitely see the filling out between the 8 months and 2 years. When he's a young pup it looks like there is still a lot of resemblance to APBT/AmStaff pups.
    Last edited by a moderator: Sep 13, 2012
  16. Ali132

    Ali132 Good Dog

    I'll post pics when I'm on my comp but most dogs grow up for the first year then the next year or 2 they fill out.
    Most people call it the uglies when they are all leggy and awkward looking.
  17. CallSignOWL

    CallSignOWL Good Dog

    similar to teen lanky-ness I suppose
  18. Kamdon

    Kamdon GRCH Dog

    3 more months of growing UP for Krayon. Then it's filing out time

    Krayon at 3 months

    Krayon at 9 months
  19. Pink

    Pink GRCH Dog

    No problem. Sorry it took so long!

    Yeah but ya know, I still get that now. I have a dog friend here that says he looks like a bully from the front and a "Pit Bull" from the side. She calls him a BullyPit, jokingly of course. ;)

    See here for example:

  20. CallSignOWL

    CallSignOWL Good Dog

    I have no problem with bully-but-athletic dogs! If I wanted something that waddled along and had breathing problems Id choke-chain a goose! LOL :p

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