Can A Healthy Bulldog Win in the Show Ring

Healthy show dog breed standards

Who we are and why we are the authority on bulldog health issues

We have devoted the last 15 years to improving the health of the English Bulldog breed in the United States. Instead of following the current unhealthy breed standards, we set out to change the breed for the better, focusing on lighter wrinkles, slightly longer snouts and extensive health testing. Through years of dedication we have been able to significantly improve the health characteristics within our bloodlines and give hope to the breed that health improvements are possible. Along the way, we have also become thought leaders in proper bulldog training, care and behavioral studies.

Can A Healthy Bulldog Win in the Show Ring?

This photo has been on my mind for the last couple of days. It’s a photo of one of our offspring cleaning house at an ABKC (American bully kennel club) bulldog show. She took on 150 English bulldogs in the ring and won best of breed. What you all need to know is that this would have never happened in an AKC show ring. The ABKC has intentionally developed a bulldog breed standard that requires dogs to have athletic and healthy features. This allows breeders to be both competitive in the ring and breed healthy dogs. It’s a great balance. On the other hand, the established AKC has a breed standard that has driven the bulldog to possible extinction with its over wrinkly, poor breathing characteristics. Our dogs would never win in an AKC format because we will not follow their unhealthy breed standards. While I think the AKC is the most trustworthy registration on the planet, their unwillingness to change the bulldog breed standard is simply criminal.

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