The Pocket Bully a.k.a ‘The American Bully,’ is a hybrid breed of the American Pit Bull Terrier and American Staffordshire Terrier. Bred for protection, Pocket Bullies make excellent family dogs and are known for being extremely child-friendly.
Pocket Bullies are the smallest in the Bully family, but don’t let the name fool you - they are kind, affectionate, and loyal pets that are eager to please their humans.
As a medium to fast learner, training and socialisation can instill good behaviours in your Pocket Bully, enabling them to live in a range of environments. If you want to know more about this friendly breed, read our guide below to see if Pocket Bullies are the pet for you.
If you’re a family with young children looking for a gentle pet to introduce into your home, the Pocket Bully might be a good match. Although they may look intimidating, Pocket Bullies have been intentionally bred to remove ‘aggressive’ behaviours and characteristics.
Pocket Bullies are incredibly loyal and are eager to protect their owners in dangerous situations. In saying this, they also understand the difference between threatening and non-threatening environments.
Pocket Bullies are prone to separation anxiety, so they need to be included in a range of family activities. Pocket Bullies have short coats, so aim to keep them inside during winter and autumn to avoid hypothermia.
Pocket Bullies have a short coat and require minimal grooming. Regular brushing (with a firm bristle brush) 1-2 times a week is adequate to keep your Pocket Bully’s coat healthy and shiny. Like any other breed, they also need their nails clipped and teeth brushed regularly to maintain good hygiene.
Pocket Bullies have moderate exercise needs and should be walked for 60 minutes every day. As a high energy breed, incorporating different kinds of activities like running, walking and playing are great ways to hit your 60 minute target!
As small puppies, Pocket Bullies should be fed three small meals a day. A Pocket Bully’s diet should be well balanced with several nutrients, around 30% protein and 20% fat. Scheduled feeding can help create a routine around meals and limits the chance of your Pocket Bull gaining unnecessary weight.
If you’re thinking about getting pet insurance for your Pocket Bully, factors like age and location will affect the cost of your premium. Woolworths Pet Insurance offers Basic, Standard, Comprehensive and Comprehensive Plus cover that helps protect you and your furry friend. Check what each insurance cover includes.
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