Requires firm, consistent obedience training and socialization to prevent reservation with strangers and to ensure the dog is controllable in all situations.
Strong, alert, self-confident, physically active dogs that require daily mental and physical activity to prevent hyperactivity and difficulty in handling.
Forms strong family bonds and possesses strong protective instincts. There have been reported incidents of American Bulldogs being aggressive with other pets or people.
Can be wary of cats and other small pets and may react to strange dogs, especially those of the same sex. This can be reduced through early socialization.