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Hi, I want to know if an American Bully can do IPO sport work just for fun I want to get a (standard 60 to 70 pounds) (XL 80 to 100 pounds) or (pocket 20 to 40 pounds) American Bully puppy and take him to a club and do IPO if you don't know what the American Bully is its a new breed of dog recognized by the UKC they were bred to a companion dog that looks like the American Pitbull Terrier but doesn't have the animal aggression like the American Pit Bull Terrier and their temperament they act like labs they like meeting people they don't act like guardian breeds like German Shepherd, Malinois, or Rotties. I'm new to the sport of Schutzhund and want to start with an American bully I'll show pictures of what the breed looks like down below. p.s. these are American bullies, not American Bulldogs, not American Pit Bull terriers, not American Staffordshire Terriers they are completely different breeds.
for sale standard american bully - G-train Bullies



10 Types of American Bully Bloodlines (With Pictures) | Pet Keen



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I would say they probably lack the drive. Some american bullies have some drive but all the gameness of the pitbull has been bred out.
I know but there are off breeds that were used in Schutzhund before like labradors and border terriers etc used before so I thought if those breeds were used in Schutzhund before why can't they what about xl.
 

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I didn't get a chance to see what media you put up but I will look at it later. Yes, other breeds have done it but they have the drive and it took a lot of hard work most likely. Main reason I say no is body type becuase there is no same xl american bully with every breeder and the same goes for temperaments. Not only are they all very different but some just don't have the body of a working dog. One may be 200 pounds but it has short legs and a big body with its belly hitting the ground. I have seen that wieght often is used to classify as xl. A big dog doesn't necessarily make a good worker. Look at the dogo argentino and some american bulldogs (not johnson type) and they are big but they have athletic bodies and are capable. I would say maybe with a ton of hard work it's possible but that would be for some minor stuff. If it was a pitbull, then yes I would say it could do it, but these are different dogs.
 

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Hi, I want to know if an American Bully can do IPO sport work just for fun I want to get a (standard 60 to 70 pounds) (XL 80 to 100 pounds) or (pocket 20 to 40 pounds) American Bully puppy and take him to a club and do IPO if you don't know what the American Bully is its a new breed of dog recognized by the UKC they were bred to a companion dog that looks like the American Pitbull Terrier but doesn't have the animal aggression like the American Pit Bull Terrier and their temperament they act like labs they like meeting people they don't act like guardian breeds like German Shepherd, Malinois, or Rotties. I'm new to the sport of Schutzhund and want to start with an American bully I'll show pictures of what the breed looks like down below. p.s. these are American bullies, not American Bulldogs, not American Pit Bull terriers, not American Staffordshire Terriers they are completely different breeds.
for sale standard american bully - G-train Bullies



10 Types of American Bully Bloodlines (With Pictures) | Pet Keen



9 Things You Should Know About the American Bully - Animalso


American Bully | UBKC Registry


American Bully Dog Breed Information and Pictures
Check out Leri Hansons,, Capone, if I recall FR3 dog, as far as Schutzhund to odd, antiquated discipline for me but some still like French ring sport more exciting
 

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They would probably lack prey (hunt) drive or their drive would be hard to sustain. Result would be that dog does not enjoy doing IGP, does not see point in doing same pointless excercise over and over again. Working dogs generaly regardless of breed have strong prey drive that can be manipulated acompanied by a generous dose of OCD.
 

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I didn't get a chance to see what media you put up but I will look at it later. Yes, other breeds have done it but they have the drive and it took a lot of hard work most likely. Main reason I say no is body type becuase there is no same xl american bully with every breeder and the same goes for temperaments. Not only are they all very different but some just don't have the body of a working dog. One may be 200 pounds but it has short legs and a big body with its belly hitting the ground. I have seen that wieght often is used to classify as xl. A big dog doesn't necessarily make a good worker. Look at the dogo argentino and some american bulldogs (not johnson type) and they are big but they have athletic bodies and are capable. I would say maybe with a ton of hard work it's possible but that would be for some minor stuff. If it was a pitbull, then yes I would say it could do it, but these are different dogs.
I might use a pitbull but American pitbull terriers cant be trusted around other dogs because they were bred to fight other dogs there will be a lot of handlers out their dogs training won't it so how can I keep that dog from attacking other dogs do I put a muzzle on him or keep in a crate until it's his time to train.
 

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To say that AB doesn't have the drive in general is an absurdity. First what's an AB? To me all the dogs pictured in the first post are not AB, they're designer dogs not working dogs. AB is first and foremost a working dog. Granted probably hard to find nowadays as they're drowned out in an ocean of pumpkin heads, much like my breed the rottweiler. But when you find the right line, oh watch out.. Everything is there with the added bonus that the dog is not rank driven, and is made in the USA! AB is my next in line breed of choice after a good rott, only because I don't like the short little white hairs stuck in everything.
 

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To say that AB doesn't have the drive in general is an absurdity. First what's an AB? To me all the dogs pictured in the first post are not AB, they're designer dogs not working dogs. AB is first and foremost a working dog. Granted probably hard to find nowadays as they're drowned out in an ocean of pumpkin heads, much like my breed the rottweiler. But when you find the right line, oh watch out.. Everything is there with the added bonus that the dog is not rank driven, and is made in the USA! AB is my next in line breed of choice after a good rott, only because I don't like the short little white hairs stuck in everything.
American Bullies do lack drive. If it is hard to find a dog with good drive then the breed lacks drive, so I don't know what point you were making schutzrott. I also agree titled parents are a very good thing and choosing the pitbull might be a better option. As a beginner though you may want a "generic" breed because you may not have luck with an uncommonly used breed.
 
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