Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog
|Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog|
|Domestic dog (Canis lupus familiaris)|
The Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog is a type of domestic dog that has not been recognized by any of the long-established reputable breed registries. In 1979, a group of dog fanciers in the south founded the Alapaha Blue-Blood Association (ABBA) as an exclusive breed registry to preserve and perpetuate that particular type of dog. The registry documents and maintains records of each dog's known ancestry and lineage to verify that particular type of dog breeds true to an established breed standard. The ABBA believes the Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog breeds true to a particular size, body type and head shape with a range of hair coat colors and patterns similar to those depicted in 19th century illustrations of mixed breed bulldogs that were utilized on southern plantations in the US.
The hair coat of Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldogs is predominantly white with blue merle markings, and patches of any colour. They have triangular ears, a broad head and a short muzzle.
Dry eye is an autoimmune condition that is common in Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldogs. They, along with West Highland White Terriers, have been utilized to help uncover the immunopathological mechanisms that lead to the clinical and histopathological disease in humans, which is similar. 
- "ABBA-". The Alapaha Blue-Blood Bulldog Association Official Website. Retrieved 2019-09-21.
- The Complete Dog Breed Book: Choose the Perfect Dog For You. Dorling Kindersley Ltd. 1 Mar 2012. p. 86. ISBN 1409378837. Retrieved 16 September 2019.
- "Autoimmunity at the ocular surface: pathogenesis and regulation - Mucosal Immunology". Nature. Retrieved 2019-09-20.
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