|Barked: Thu Apr 16, '09 8:20pm PST |
|I can't speak for anyone else, but these are my personal reasons why I do not condone and am quite frankly mostly against the breeding of "American Bullies":
1. Between the American Kennel Club, Canadian Kennel Club, and American Rare Breed Association, there are about 370 different purebred dogs to choose from ranging greatly in height/weight, type, and function, bred for just about any purpose you can imagine. Given all of those different breeds, and all the mixed breed dogs that are already out there, there is definately something for everyone in one of those categories. The American Bully is quite similair to many other Mastiff or large bulldog breeds, why can't people be happy with the ones that already exist?
2. Because of their generally larger chests and builds, a good number of these dogs suffer serious health issues including but not limited to: heart problems, breathing problems, and hip and joint problems. The purpose of a breeder should be to improve a breed, but unfortunately, by breeding mastiffs and large bulldog breeds with "Pit Bull" breeds or just breeding Mastiff and Bulldog breeds together has shown over and over again to result in serious health issues.
3. The vast majority of these dogs' appearance is that of a very exaggerated Bull dog, they looks even more intimidating to most people than American Pit Bull Terriers already do, and unfortunately, because they are so heavily bred for looks, often times "tough" looks, it sets a very poor image for all "pit bull" owners and even owners of other "bull breed" dogs, that most of us are out to get a tough-looking dog. A lot of people also try to pass "American Bullies" off as "purebred Pit Bulls", which I know is not your fault, but the fact of the matter stands.
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