Breed

American Bulldog Fronts:

American Bulldog Fronts:

American Bulldog Fronts

Figure 1: Straight Front, with legs parallel and under chest, correct width of chest, heavy muscled, feet pointing straight ahead.

Figure 2: Unsound, bowed front legs, lacking muscle, weak pasterns, out-turned feet, narrow chest.

Figure 3: Unsound thrown out shoulders, legs not under dog, shallow chest, high likelihood for elbow dysplasia.

American Bulldog Hindquarters:

American Bulldog Hindquarters

American Bulldog Hindquarters

Figure 1: Well-muscled hindquarters which should be the aim of every breeder,
straight hocks, feet pointing straight ahead.

Figure 2: Severe cow hock, feet pointing east and west, weak hindquarters
(this dog should never be bred).

Figure 3: Cow hock, hocks turned out northeast and northwest, narrow hindquarters,

 

American Bulldog Hind Angulation:

American Bulldog Hind Angulation

American Bulldog Hind Angulation

Figure 1: Sickle-hock, too much angulation, poor tail (resembled pit bull tail).

Figure 2: Correct angulation, with ideal stifle and hock, correct American
Bulldog tail (thick at root, heavy tapered to the tip).

Figure 3: Straight or stilted stifle, incorrect tail (thick hair, like Labrador tail.)

 

American Bulldog Hind Angulation:

American Bulldog Hind Angulation

American Bulldog Hind Angulation

Figure 1: Straight, firm, strong pastern.

Figure 2: Let down, weak, broke-down pasterns.