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!
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
Just updated the ABRA points chase, website has been updated also….not every show is reflected here until I get some more results….the following results include the following shows:
Sunshine State Classic, FL
High Roller Classic, NV
Bulldog Mania, FL
Texas Get Together, TX
The Hoosier Showcase, IN
2013 Breeder of the Year………………
1st — Blevins American Bulldogs
2nd– Texas Pride American Bulldogs
3rd– Eagles Wing Kennel
4th — RiverCity American Bulldogs
139 points separate these four breeders.
2013 Show Dog of the Year…………..
1st — ABRA CH DC’s Camo Tank of Texas Pride
2nd — ABRA Jr CH Dark Knight Rises of WMK
20 points separate these two dogs.
2013 Kennel of the Year……………….
1st — Blevins American Bulldogs
2nd– Warrior American Bulldogs
28 points separate these two kennels
2013 Show State of the Year…………
1st — TEXAS
2nd — Florida
91 points separate these two states
Anyone that feels there is any errors feel free to PM me here on FB or contact me at 765-717-0954. On a side note, everyone please make sure you fill out your show registration forms completely and accurately. I find lots of missing info such as; your state, ABRA #, and Breeder info……..if it isn’t filled out on the show registration you will see a void in the points results…and please be consistant with your info from show to show. At this point in the show season no one is running away with the lead…Keep hitting those shows and keep on bulldoggin!!!!
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!
If you are interested in breeding your ABRA registered American Bulldog to a male that does not belong to you here are a few things that you may want to consider. Is the stud dog an excellent representative of the breed? Is he a conformation Champion? Has he had his hips x-rayed, is he clear of Ich and NCL, does he have some working titles and is he ABRA registered? If the answer is yes to all of those questions you can feel comfortable using him as a stud dog, If you answered no to any of those questions ask yourself if there is a better option out there for you.
Sell your puppies on a non breeding contract, if the pup turns out to be an excellent specimen of the breed, tempermentally, conformationally, functionally and healthy you can lift the non-breeding restriction. Help us keep the over population of substandard American Bulldogs to a minimum.
If you flip over the back of the temporary puppy certificates you will see a box to initial to to make the puppy NON-Breeding. The breeder of the puppy can change that status anytime.
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.
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