American Bully: Champions Breed Champions

Grch BussNW Grch Thee buss (you already know)
Grch Candy owned by The bully MarketGrch candy (The Bully Market)


img_4272Grch Hyde (owned by Gustavo Hernandez)

Was it any surprise that pairing two Grch would produce a Grch? not really!

Champions Breed Champions!

We all know what it takes to title our American Bullies. 150 points, 3 majors, under 3 different judges to be a champion and 5 champion wins under 3 different judges to be a Grand Champion or (Grch). Understanding those requirements is the easy part. Achieving the requirements is a whole different story. Apart from the saying “every dog has its day,” I feel only the best specimens will reach the champion ranks and the best of the best will ascend to the Grch ranks. Now, I understand that this world isn’t black and white. Not all champions are Champion material nor are Grand Champions, but I must go off of titled dogs because they are the only ones that have been evaluated and at least three judges believed they were the best examples in their class at least once. For me though, not only should people looking to breed to titled dogs, people should be looking to buy from champion breeders. In this article, I’m going to express my opinions on why people should be looking to buy offspring from titled parents and what a champion breeder looks like!

The reason I exhibit my animals to a judge is so my stock can be evaluated by a qualified person of the registry. To be a judge is put in place to uphold the standard and in a way show which dogs most exemplify the breed. Champions and more so Grch exemplify this breed the most, that’s how it should be. In essence, these dogs should fit the standard from front to back. More some than others but that’s my general thought process. I know what your thinking, your thinking about that one dog you see in the Grch class that was so messy you can’t understand how it got to the ring, let along to the top class in the show. That’s a one-off situation, I said “how it should be” not how it is, no one’s perfect nor are our judges.

Now, that we’ve established what a title means on an American Bully you already know why we all should be buying dogs from titled parents. Just don’t mess up and get taken for your money by one of those “one-off situations.” You know how I’ve been showing your guys how to look for breed type? Well, when it’s going to come in handy the most is when you’re looking for a puppy to buy or a male/female to breed to. Now, the way that genetic works are that you will get 50% of genetics from the mom and 50% from the dad. ALL the breeding’s you see with phenomenal studs and subpar females will end up being really nice SHIT DOGS! OK, maybe not shit, maybe 1 or 2 go on to be titled dogs as well but you smell what I’m cooking!

The champion breeder

Know when I say, “champion breeder,” I mean it metaphorically. It doesn’t mean a breeder that consistently is breeding two titled dogs together all the time. The champion breeder has a deeper understanding than your average Joe. They look at things long term not just what two dogs are in front of them. They have an actual program and a true bloodline that throws certain traits consistently. Also, let’s not get me started on what a “real” bloodline is. That’s for another article altogether. The champion breeder can put together breeding within his yard or maybe an outcross to introduce traits back into his program. The ONLY time you should be looking at buying a puppy from two none titled dogs is when a “champion breeder” is the one doing the breeding. Because you know the breeder would not do breeding just for the hell of it, you can trust that he’s adding a couple of traits back into his gene pool. Champion breeders are not a dime a dozen in the bully community. They are few and far in between.

At the end of the day does it matter if you buy from a champion breeder or two championed parents yet? Are you going to listen? Probably not. But before you buy your next dogs regardless of who or what dogs the puppy is from. You need to ask yourself questions about the parents, bloodlines, and ancestry. Do these dogs have breed type? What are the possible outcomes the puppies will turn out like when they are adults? What faults do you see in the parents? Do they share faults and increase the likelihood the offspring will carry the fault? Last but not least do you trust your hard-earned money to the person that did the breeding? Are they a champion breeder? I can’t tell you what to decided or the answers to the questions. I just want to help you be more informed about what we do. Remember nothing in this world is black and white nor is it in the dog world. It’s filled with grey areas. Once you all become more informed buyers, exhibitors, breeders, and dog men the better our breed will be.