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We have 2 American Bulldogs. Isis & Jager. here's a photo of them... if you'd like to see more, pls go to our website

we also have an English Bulldog... Fatboy Nox.

thanks!

 

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Thank you!!! We hope to breed the two. They both have some wonderful lines! Do check out our website to see some of there pedigree... we're still working on Isis Pedigree and pics, little bit of under construction, with a bit still to do.

thanks again... we're very proud of both of them. we're hoping to get Jager into some pulling, maybe other training. not sure yet... any ideas, we're located in south east MI, info on clubs and associations would be greatly appreciated

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Nice Dogs

Beauties you have! You sound very proud of them. (As well you should be).
 

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Nice dogs, but why not let him mature before breeding. I don't see any health testing or any other titles on you website. Giving him some time to mature, would give you some time to do all the necessary testing and put some titles on them as well. Check out the OFA site for info and statistics on hips and maybe you could search the forum for NCL, there is some important information. :wink:

http://www.offa.org/stats.html#breed

Some show and pull info

http://ukcdogs.com/index.html
http://www.iwpa.net/
http://www.abna.info/
http://www.nationalkennelclub.com/
 

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MrsCooper said:
Nice dogs, but why not let him mature before breeding. I don't see any health testing or any other titles on you website. Giving him some time to mature, would give you some time to do all the necessary testing and put some titles on them as well. Check out the OFA site for info and statistics on hips and maybe you could search the forum for NCL, there is some important information. :wink:

http://www.offa.org/stats.html#breed

Some show and pull info

http://ukcdogs.com/index.html
http://www.iwpa.net/
http://www.abna.info/
http://www.nationalkennelclub.com/
don't know if you didn't notice my post earlier... but thats our plans. but you can't just jump on a horse that hasn't been ridden before.... so we're waiting till there are some shows closer to home. all and any info would be greatly appreciated. i mentioned that earlier as well. Thanks for the sites.
 

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don't know if you didn't notice my post earlier... but thats our plans.
Guess I missed that, didn't realize your planning on x-raying and NCL testing before breeding.
Great, let us now the results. Good Luck with that. :)
 

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I agree with Mrs. Cooper. If your bitch is coming into heat in June/July you should probably think about getting the xrays and NCL testing out of the way ASAP as it does take several weeks to get the results. Oh ya your male isn't old enough for a hip certification..he isn't even a year old yet! :shock: I have a bitch who is 15 months old now and I can not even imagine breeding her at such a young age and it is only partly due to the physcial aspect of giving birth so its not just a "gender" issue at all! How much can you possibly know about a 10 month old puppy that makes you so certain he has something to offer the AB gene pool? WOW!!!!
 

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Lisa, I don't plan on breeding a 10 month puppy, he'll be over a year old by the time Isis comes into heat. Which I'm not saying is old enough, but in a few months, our views may change. Its not in cement, we're not saying that in fact we will have puppies, but if everything goes as planned, which isn't always the case, we still plan to breed them.

Yes I realize he is still too young to get xrays & NCL, not to say we aren't going to get them done. As for working them, yes, I've been talking to the Rose's and theres a couple shows coming up that we plan on attending and jumping into. They've been a great help and source for information.

You wanted to know more about my dogs. Jager is a very calm and laid back, he's great with other animals and children of all ages. Prey drive, the only thing i can say about that is that if theres a squirell in our yard, he's on it! He's not a nervous dog, but he's skeptical of strangers, he's protective, and listens very well. Isis is more hyper, she rather run all day then lay around, she's great with children, with other dogs, but not with cats or squirrells. She is what we call a greeter, she greets everyone with a smile and is very friendly. Our vet has actually taken xrays of her hips, we haven't sent them to Pennhip yet, but as far as our vet is concerned, he said that she seems to look prefectly healthy.

When it gets a bit warmer out we'll be going to take the dogs to shows and get them tested. I'd like to say that I am in a wheelchair, so when the weather is less then nice, and its been winter until just recent days, its harder for me to take all 3 dogs out.

so as i've stated our plans... our goals are to continue going forward, go to more shows and get them tested, as you said, prove out dogs have something to offer. :roll:
 

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Thanks for replying, I hope you do indeed hold off on breeding. Even at a year old, that is still a puppy, physically and mentally. Give yourself some time to see if any health issues crop up. Let him grow up so you can see what he is made of....good and bad. Then weigh things out.

As far as NCL testing goes, he is not too young. In fact, you can take the dewclaws of a pup at birth and send them in for testing. You can do that now.
 

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No, I didn't mean take the dewclaws now, was just saying it can be done to a new puppy. That way one doesn't have to wait until pup is old enough to have the blood drawn. Was just trying to point out there is no age requirment for ncl testing.
 
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