American Bully, French Bulldog Mix
Now that the cat is MOSTLY out of the bag, and many American Bullies have come out of the imaginary closet, where do we plan on going from here? Can we forgive and forget the fact that we have possibly been deceived and cheated for the last 10 years or so? or do we plan on getting to the root of the issue? Truth is, as individuals, there isn’t much that we can do at this point. So it may seem easier to pretend that this epidemic does not exist.
Without a doubt, many of our American Bullies are mixed (HARD), with other Bully breeds. This article addresses the French Bulldog, which seems to be the most popular pairing choice for our new American Bully dog. I have seen dogs that look like Shorty Bulls, referred to as American Bully Pocket and registered ABKC.
Many of these same dogs are already parents and grandparents etc, to thousands of other dogs in their family tree. As I write this article some of them are being born.
Why Mix With The Frenchie?
The American Bully should be a dog with smooth coat and tight skin. Since many of us have begun to voice our complains about mixes and the unfortunate results they sometimes produce, some breeders began to move away from infusing the English Bulldog and Mastiffs types into the AB, and have fluctuated towards the French Bulldog. This is sometimes evident in puppies early on, by entire litters having ‘bat ears”, or ears sticking up. When cropped, no one really knows right?
Other traits in the resulting breeding are, shortness, still reasonably wide, short muzzles and good size heads. These are all highly desired traits in the “NEW STYLE” American Bully pocket. Without wanting to touch paper hanging in this post, it’s quite easy to see where an issue of the American Bully and it’s origin can and did arise.
Popular Bullies That Appear To Be Mixed.
Someone drew it to my attention recently, that the top five(5) American Bullies are all mixes of other breeds. I looked up some images of these dogs and agreed that those particular dogs could not be only mixes of APBT and American Staffordshire Terrier, breeds that have been widely published as the only origin of the American Bully. At least three of them looked like French Bulldog mixes. I then found out that a few of the owners of these top dogs refused to do any DNA testing. These very dogs produce offspring that sell for $4,000-$5,000 per pup. That is the state of affairs that we are dealing with here folks.
The American Bully’s Definition Does Not Apply
Now that we all know that the French Bulldog mixed to the already mixed American Bulllly produces a dog with two different names, I guess the next thing to ask is what truly is the definition Of the American Bully.
Is it still going to be only defined as a cross between the American Pitbull Terrier and the American Staffordshire Terrier? Or possibly the fact that things are already so far gone, re-defining the American Bully would be the best option. This time all of the breeds involved should be mentioned.
Only then might we be able to create boundaries for the bred. As it stands, they can officially be called MUTTS. The imaginary closet remains.
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