Originally Posted by kg420
absolutely. It's kinda a double edged sword with all the registries. You can duel reg dogs with the registries but the breed will be different depending on the registry. I always think of this poor guy, bought a Bully thinking it was an APBT
cause it had ADBA papers but then when he went to show this 100+lb giant dog he was seriously disappointed. No matter how much work he did with that dog it would never ever fit the ADBA standard and showing in that registry would just be a waste of time.
Yes i agree it is a waste of time and wish the ADBA did not allow it. I could see the OP might be some what benefitted by this because he could weight pull and meet some people that could show him the real APBT
. Learn the differences and move forward since he expressed interest in the true form of the breed and wanting to move in that direction.
I have shown Dooney in the ADBA and made him a a champion but yes he is large boned dog taking after his AM staff side much more then his APBT
side. But this gave me great chance to talk and become educated by some of the best people to own bulldogs in recent years, few from the past. I have even picked up some great dogs on the way.
I also agree if weight pull is all you want then APA is great to get started but be ready the competition is fierce, when you come up against some of the other working breeds.