American Bully Pocket
Everything is cuter when they're miniature, and American Bullies are no exception. Pocket Bullies are mini me's of the Bully breed and a cross between the American Bully and the Patterdale Terrier. Due to being a mixed breed and despite their cuteness overload, they are not recognized by the AKC (American Kennel Club) and most Kennel Clubs. They are recognized by the American Bully Kennel Club.
Similarly to American Bully Standards and XLs, Pocket Bullies are full of love, fun, and friendliness for any pet-owner or family. The only major differentiating factor are their physical traits: size, weight, height, etc.
American Bully Pocket Size
Since Pocket Bullies are a crossbreed, their physical appearances can vary depending on what genes they've inherited from their Patterdale or Bully parents, but they will look like a miniature American Bully most of the time. Despite pocket being in their name, they are considered to be medium-sized dogs and just smaller versions of a normal-sized Bully.
The more typical traits include a large head with high and naturally flopped ears. American Bullies are known for their stocky and muscular build, and Pocket Bullies are no exception to this look. However, they do have shorter legs which reduces their height to about four inches shorter than the average Bully.
American Bully Pocket Height & Weight
Standard American Bullies usually measure anywhere between 16-20 inches, while Pocket Bullies hold a height from 12-16 inches. Female Pocket Bullies are typically smaller in regards to height ranging from 12-14 inches and male Pocket Bullies are around 2 inches taller with a height ranging from 14-16 inches. Here's a quick chart showing the different types of Bullies and their respective height ranges:
They may be smaller, but they still pack a punch. A fully grown Pocket Bully can weigh up to as little as 11 lbs to 24 lbs. Once again, this can range depending on what genes they've inherited from each parent breed.
American Bully Pocket Temperament
American Bullies are known for their family-friendly, caring, and gentle nature. They always say that small dogs have even bigger personalities, and the same can be said for Pocket Bullies. They are extremely loyal and playful pups.
Many assume that American Bullies, considering their relatives the Pitbull, are aggressive and rough dogs due to the Pitbulls' history of being used for dog fighting and blood sports in the past. The breed's true nature is one filled with love, charm, and gentleness. They are protective of their owner and family and are great with children. Especially since Pocket Bullies are smaller, they make great family pets for smaller homes with children.
One of the biggest concerns for pet owners are their pet's behavior with strangers and other pets. American Bullies are on average well-trained dogs but that also depends on their overall training as a puppy.
Should I Get A Pocket American Bully?
Pocket Bullies are perfect for cuddles and owners in need for a small to medium-sized newest addition to their family. Whether or not you choose to get a Pocket Bully, the best way to decide is to get to know one!