We purchased our first American Bulldog in 1995 knowing nothing of the breed other than what we saw in dog magazines. At that time it was rare to find someone who actually knew what an American Bulldog was. This was before the movies and recent publicity that have helped (or not) this breed to skyrocket to its more familiar state. Once we got our pup home we just fell head over heels in love with the breed. This was the breed for us. We just had to breed this wonderful specimen. Why not? Everyone else does it! We started to research the breed looking for a mate for our male. It was at that time we realized that we knew very little about breeding and what was really involved. Since we loved the breed so much, we felt it was necessary to justify a breeding. We did not want to make mistakes first and then discover the honorable way after we had produced and sold pups knowing they were out there being bred for all the wrong reasons and in all the wrong hands. Creating a life is one area where we were sure we did not want to learn from our mistakes. This meant researching, researching, researching, researching and more researching. We researched everything from genetics, to nutrition, to lines, to the breed's history, to other bull breeds, to behaviors, to types, to health problems, to contracts, to temperaments, to training, to you name it. Finally after five years of continuous researching we found and purchased our foundation females.
That was in 1999 and we had our first litter in early 2001. How many so called breeders can say they researched for six years before breeding their first litter? We guarantee there aren't many. We feel one needs to know what an American Bulldog is in every aspect before you can begin creating them as there are already too many poor examples of the breed in existence in addition to BSL lurking behind the scenes. Taking the time to learn about the breed first is something we are very proud of but, more importantly, we are still learning every day.