With His American Bulldog 1947 Robert Policastro And His AB 2003 Our Cousin, Steve Reynolds Talks About His American Bulldog, "BJ" 1975 "He was the kindest, toughest, gentlest, strongest dog I ever saw. He was around for 15 years or more, and though he has been gone for many years, he left a big hole down on the farm.". New Zealand Kennel Club Bulldog Standard. In forming a judgment on any specimen of the breed, the general appearance, which is the first impression the dog makes as a whole on the eye of the judge, should be first considered. Secondly should be noticed its size, shape and make, or rather its proportions in the relation they bear to each other. These names tend to be used in some hybrid clubs as the name for the cross of an American Bulldog and an American Pit Bull Terrier. It is therefore different from the American Bully. ... XL Bully dogs share the same build, body type, and breed type as the Standard American Bully, and are expected to carry a heavily muscled, massive, bulky body. American Bulldogs come in two types, classic and standard, and they generally stand 20 to 26 inches tall and weigh 60 to 130 pounds at maturity. The English Bulldog, on the other hand, weighs between 40 and 60 pounds at maturity. American Bulldogs have long legs, a strong build, and a short, smooth coat.