The American Bully is a recently formed companion dog breed, originally recognized in 2004 by the American Bully Kennel Club and followed by the European Bully Kennel Club in 2008. It has been recognized by the United Kennel Club since July 15, 2013. The American Bully is a small to large breed, which has been divided into four categories by some registering organizations, including Pocket, Standard, Classic, XL, and extreme.
Bully dog breeds are generally not aggressive when given proper home and socialization training, but like any other dog, humans can teach them bad habits. Most bully dogs are happy, family companions who are protective and loving, especially toward children in their homes.