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Pocket Bullies, sometimes referred to as Micro Bullies, are recognized by the American Bully Kennel Club (ABKC) as a legit breed of the American Bully. They’re prized for their excellent health and muscular physique in much smaller body sizes than the Standard Bully.
Micro Bullies are expensive because it’s rather hard to produce healthy ones capable of reproducing quality puppies. Some puppies in a litter tend to have health issues, including hip dysplasia and allergies, resulting in shorter life expectancy.
If you want an amazing dog breed but don’t have enough space in your home for a big one, a Micro Bully might be best for you. I’ll discuss further in this article why they’re expensive and why they’re so popular that people are willing to spend a lot of money on them.
Reasons Why Exotic Micro American Bully Dogs Are Expensive
People worldwide are becoming more aware that the idea of bully dog breeds being aggressive and dangerous is a mere misconception. As a matter of fact, I think they’re a great breed to have around your family with their fantastic temperament.
One bully breed I recommend is the American Bully. They’re typically expensive, but the pocket variety or the Micro Bullies are even more so. Here are some reasons why:
As discussed, Micro Bullies are expensive because of the challenge of getting pretty healthy and high-quality ones. The American Bully is a hybrid that originated from the American Pit Bull Terrier, mixed in with traits from the American Bulldog, English Bulldog, and Olde English Bulldogge.
Some people experiment with mixing some breeds, and sometimes, that doesn’t turn out well;
Some puppies in the litter may acquire their parents’ health issues, such as a congenital heart condition, skin diseases, or bone problems. It’s unfortunately pretty common among bully breeds.
I have an XL American Bully with allergies, but my dog does great with adequate care and support and enjoys walks and playtime like any regular family dog. I tried several types of food and found that he does well with grain-free and non-lamb-based kibble.
Capacity To Reproduce Quality Puppies
It’s actually quite impressive how some winner Micro Bullies can fetch a staggering six-digit price in the market. It’s all thanks to their ability to produce quality puppies that look just like them. Their puppies also sell at a high price—around four digits each.
Stud services can also be quite expensive because there’s a clear set of measurements to distinguish a Micro Bully from other varieties of the American Bully. Micro Bullies have the physical features of a standard American Bully but in a relatively smaller size.
The ABKC emphasizes that to be considered a Pocket or Micro Bully, an adult male bully must be less than 17 (43.18 cm) inches tall but no less than 14 inches (35.56 cm) at the withers. On the other hand, the female must be under 16 inches (40.64 cm) tall but no less than 13 inches (33.02 cm) at the withers.
Micro Bullies are famous for their distinct blocky heads and muscular body. They have short legs, but they love running and going on regular walks. Those displaying albinism, protruding eyes, long coats, and twisted tails may not be considered good quality.
Healthy, good quality Micro Bullies from pedigree lines are known to produce consistent dog breeds with little to no congenital disorders and can live up to their usual 10 to 13-year life span. Their puppies are also expected to be able to produce the same.
Purpose of Getting a Micro Bully
Another essential basis for the price of Micro Bullies is the purpose. If you want to buy a bully to breed, you need to pay a higher price. Buying a bully for dog shows can be less pricey but still expensive nonetheless.
If you want a small bully and don’t mind some minor, manageable health conditions, you may find a Micro Bully at a much lesser price. Don’t be discouraged about some health issues.
Micro Bullies make excellent pets, and with proper care and attention, they’ll turn out happily like any other dog.
Micro Bullies cost a lot.
It’s best to see the puppies upfront before purchasing because it’s rather common for some breeders to falsely advertise their Standard American Bullies as Pocket Bullies to fetch a better price.
Both varieties are amazing, but if you’re eager to get a smaller one, you might as well be extra careful.
Reasons Why Micro Bullies Are So Popular
Despite the high price of getting a Micro Bully, many people are still willing to pay so much for one. It may be puzzling to some people, but for bully enthusiasts, it’s worth the price. Let’s take a look at some of the reasons why this breed is pretty popular.
Their Unique Appearance and Size
A large number of people are fascinated by the American Bully’s appearance. It is muscular and looks so solid and dependable. It is like how you want your dog to look if you want security. Although it is a common misunderstanding, many people still believe that all bully dog breeds are aggressive.
Many people, however, feel discouraged to get the Classic, Standard, or XL types because of their sizes. The Micro Bully makes a perfect choice because it looks exactly the same with similar energy minus the size. They fit pretty snugly in tiny homes.
Their Warm Temperament and Intelligence
Some people are simply looking for new bully breeds due to their warm temperament and energy. Numerous breeding techniques have been employed to remove aggression from them. Micro bullies are gentle dogs that are great to have around children.
Experienced dog owners often call XL American Bullies gentle giants—which they truly are. Micro Bullies are also very warm and loyal to their humans. It’s a plus that their small size makes them easier to cuddle and to play with!
They constantly seek attention and approval from their humans, making them one of the sweetest dog breeds. They’re also pretty easy to train because of it.
Bully breed dogs are great, but I wouldn’t recommend them to people who aren’t home most of the day.
They’re pretty active, most especially the American Staffordshire Terrier and the Pit Bull. Not having enough playtime can give these dog breeds some severe stress.
On the other hand, American Bullies are less demanding, making them excellent house pets. They need their daily walk and playtime, but they’re highly trainable and can stick to a routine.
Walking them in the morning before work and in the evening after work can give both you and your pup good exercise and quality time together!
They also have a short coat and require less grooming than long-haired dog breeds. They wouldn’t suffer scorching hot summers as severely as other dog breeds, either.
Micro Bullies are expensive and popular, making them more attractive to some people. New pet owners must realize that getting a puppy or a dog isn’t just a trend. It’s a commitment.
It’s best to understand the pros and cons of getting a particular dog breed and evaluate yourself if the dog’s size, personality, and care requirements suit your lifestyle. That’ll ensure that both you and your puppy can have a happy and healthy companionship.
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