The American Bullnese should have the appearance of an active muscular dog, of heavy bone and should imply courage and boldness.
The American Bullnese should be built low to the ground and long in the body.
Males: 18-30 lbs
Females 15-25 lbs
The head should be large and square, The STOP should be well defined causing a hollow or groove between the eyes. The muscles of the cheeks should be well developled. The FLEWS should be thick and broad, hanging over the lower jaw.
The eyes should be round in form and of moderately large size.
The neck should be thick with loose skin at the throat.
The ears should be soft like velvet with a SOFT FOLD. Fault: Erect ears.
The body should be heavy in front, chest is broad, deep and full. Well sprung ribs, broad at the shoulders and narrowing at the loin.
The forelegs should be short, stout and slightly bowed and muscular. The hindlegs should be firm and well shaped. Fault: Too long legged.
The tail should be slightly curled, ( sickle-like ). Serious Fault: Screw Tail.
Any color is acceptable.
The coat should be thick, soft, dense, and short. Disqualification: Long Coat.