Welcome to the ABRA

Welcome to the American Bulldog Registry & Archives.

My name is Lesli, I own and operate the ABRA, I am an American Bulldog Breeder, Judge, & Show Host, I have 20 years of bulldog experience.

What can I do for you, how can I help you and support you with building the kennel of your dreams?

I want to put my experience and knowledge to good use. I want to impact, inspire and inform. I want to help you realise how great you can make your kennel and then help you create a step by step plan to get there.

Usually when I meet new customers they are at the stage of just producing their first litter and they come to me for help with registration. I can do that with my eyes closed! No challenge there. BUT what else can I do for you? I can help you sell your puppies, show you how to reinvest in your kennel and plan your next breeding. No need for you to try and do all of this by yourself especially if you are brand new to breeding American Bulldogs. Lean on me, use me and my resources.

Next step, join my group, Building Better Bulldogs, get involved with a community of people that have the same dreams and desires that you do. Join us on the journey of creating the next greatest American Bulldog on the planet.

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Credibility

I spoke to a breeder recently that was worried about their own credibility when they discovered that delivery of their puppy certificates would take between 4-6 weeks. My response was to make sure that both parents were properly registered before the breeding took place and as soon as the litter hit the ground they should contact me with the details ensuring that they would have documents in hand when the puppies left at 8 weeks. After thinking further I came up with lots of other ways to establish your credibility as a breeder. Here is a list: Health test your breeding stock, advertise your efforts. When selecting a stud for your breeding program chose one with lots of titles, show wins and health scores. Pay your stud fee up front and have the stud owner sign the litter application when the breeding takes place. Train and trial your breeding stock, advertise your accomplishments. Ask your puppy customers for recommendations, advertise those on your website with lots of pictures and stories about your dogs. Show your dogs at conformation shows, add their wins and lots of pictures to your website. Be active in the American Bulldog community, be helpful, give good advice to new people. When you sell your litter, fully register each puppy and mail the new owner a certificate with their name on it, a 5 generation pedigree, a 3 generation picture pedigree all laminated. Align yourself with other breeders with excellent reputations and add their kennels to your website as an alternative to your potential customers. Please feel free to add your comments!

Mailing to the Post Office Box

Please just send your letters by regular first class mail, anything that requires a signature may never be delivered.  Many times that I pick up from the box the Post Office is closed and after a few days all mail requiring a signature is returned.  If you really feel the need to get confirmation of receipt you will have to mail your letter to the Canadian address, 3460 Hwy #6, Hagersville, ON, N0A 1H0

Outer Banks Bullie Bash

Thank you to everyone that attended this year’s Outer Banks Bullie Bash!  And congratulations to the winners!  The facility was perfect, the awards were the best of any ABRA/OBBA sanctioned show!  Sculptures from Matt Hicks, gorgeous!  There were over 150 raffle prizes and the silent auction was fantastic!  There were lots of events, Weight Pull, Irondog Titling, Fiestiest Puppy, Hardest Hitting, Sprint Races, Hang Time, an Irondog Triathalon and conformation for American Bulldogs, Shorty Bulls and Olde Bulldogges.  The traditional Sunday night apres show feast was delicious, so great to be able to kick back and relax with the OBX bulldoggers!  The beach house that I stayed in was second to none, gorgeous view of the ocean, super comfy and fully equipped with every amenity and a pool and a hot tub, Erica Mason, the show host went way over board to make her judges feel appreciated!!  Erica’s team, Ashley, Tommy, Patty, Zoe, Chuck and a bunch more pulled off an amazing show, thank you!

Hoosier Showcase

Hello, just a quick note to tell you how excited I am about seeing everyone again on the weekend at the Hoosier Showcase, please visit the Show Website if you need details about accommodations or the show site.

Irondog is playing a big role at this show so if you need info about Irondog please check the IRONDOG website.

I am sanctioning the conformation, all of the dogs entered in conformation must be ABRA registered, some of you have been busy sending me your registrations this week, thank you.

If your dogs are not ABRA registered you will be able to register them at the show!  Please bring a copy of your dog’s current registration certificate, pedigree and a photo stapled to a Single Dog Registration Form.  The fee is discounted to $20 for dogs entered in conformation.

Here is a link to the show entry form, please print one off for each of your dogs, fill it out and then photocopy it several times so that you have it already completed for the next ABRA show! ABRA Show Entry Form

I am available by phone, 905-379-4489 and by email, AmericanBulldog@gmail.com if you need help.

Please drive carefully!

Lesli Rose