I was bored today and was browsing around online, drooling over various dogs. Then I started looking around at the various "alternative" bulldog types and realized I loved their looks, but had no clue how their temperaments/health/drives/etc. were different. So, enlighten me! What are the basic differences between the various bulldog breeds? American Bulldog, Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog, Olde English Bulldogge (OEBKC version, not the IOEBA version), Leavitt Bulldog, etc., etc. I know from my past research that the OEBKC does not condone or promote protection sports, so none of their dogs are competed with in those avenues. And they aren't restricted to just the Leavitt line. Whereas the Leavitt Bulldog does compete in protection sports and is restricted to only dogs from the Leavitt line. I didn't know if with the line differentiation there was a distinct temperament/health difference. I know next to nothing about American Bulldogs. I know there is a split in type (Johnson and Scott), but that's about it. Does the type difference result in a different "dog", or are they essentially the same? I know I've liked the ones I've met, but other than that my knowledge of them is almost nothing. Are Alapaha's related in any way to the AmBulldog? How are they the same? Different? I'd really like to own a bulldog breed one of these days and I'm just trying to get a feel for the various types and how they compare to one another. All I know is that they are absolutely gorgeous. And, just to make things even more difficult, how would you say one of these breeds compares to your run of the mill generic Pit Bull that you'd find at a shelter? (As that is really what I have experience with and figure using that as a comparison point would be best.) How would they do in sports (such as obedience, rally, agility, etc.)? Home life?