By accepting the Bullies as their own Breed UKC is trying to clean up the mess of sooo many bullies being registered as APBTs.. What is the American Bully right now?
It is a certain look.
There is a standard written by the ABKC but it is terribly broad and nonspecific. It allows for many structure flaws, and doesn't make a stand on many others. Even with 5 different standards for the bully there are still titled dogs that don't fit them. Or do they? Hard to prove either way because the standard(s) are very loose.
Bullies are quickly being mingled with exotics which I expect to lead to another ABKC standard. With this comes paper hanging in both ABKC and UKC not just amoung american bullies but with the use of other breeds as well. Considering all the fake papers already in both ABKC and UKC does it really matter if the dogs have a pedigree? I admit some pedigrees are honest. I'd like to think my bullies' are but I haven't DNA tested every dog in it. I know these dogs didn't just pop up from amstaff x abpt breedings like the pedigrees claim.. I mean greyhounds x Rat Terriers will not make English Bulldogs in forty years.. heck in 100 years of selective breeding. That makes nearly the whole pedigree on these dogs a lie.. because according to the ped they should be American Pit Bull Terriers..
I know this post is old but oh well. I transfered my UKC registered apbts to bullies because I felt it was the most honest thing I could do as they are clearly not APBTs..
"If I am going to get down on my knees and ask a dog to take a killing for me, I want him to be a friend of mine."
APASA: Aint Pit Aint **it Association
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