On Thursday, June 12,
2008, the AABC holds it's third annual American Bulldog Specialty in
conjunction with Premier. Thank you to Honorable Judge Betty
Umberto-Wells for doing an excellent job for us and congrats to the Best of Breed winner, Gr. Ch. JV's Biker Babe - Owner: Lynn Hicks - Breeder: JV's American Bulldogs.
Plans for the fourth annual
American Bulldog Specialty in conjunction with Premier are already
Congratulations to the
AABC members that made an appearance at this year's Premier, UKC's largest
show of the year.
Bulldogs took home the #1, #2, #3 and #5 American Bulldog in the Weight Pull
Elizabeth Robinson of
Jemm's American Bulldogs took home #2 Junior Handler in the Weight Pull
Wry Jaw/Wry Mouth/Wry
What is it: This is
when the mouth or jaw appears to be crooked in either the upper or lower
jaw. One corner of the jaw may tip down or up or it may be extended
out further then the rest. It may be subtle or it may be dramatic in
How does this
occur: When one portion of the jaw grows more than the others (there are
4 jaw quadrants), you will get a wry jaw/mouth/bite.
What breeds are
affected: All breeds can be affected - small breeds all the way up to
the largest breeds.
Is this genetic:
Yes, this is a genetic or hereditary disorder and widely considered very
difficult to over come within a bloodline. It is highly recommended that
an animal presenting with this condition is spayed/neutered.
Diagnosis: If you
are uncertain if your dog has this condition, a quick trip to vet. for
confirmation is in order.
To be noted:
American Bulldogs are seeing a rise in this condition. It is believed to
be due to most American Bulldog standards do not speak of this condition as
being faulted or a disqualification. However, when most standards were
written, this condition was not wide spread. In recent
years, this condition is becoming quite an issue within the breed and
unsuspecting owners and breeders are perpetuating this disorder due to lack of
The next scheduled AABC
event is set for October in Centreville, MI. This will be a conformation
and weight pull event. See the upcoming events section for more
The AABC would like to welcome our newest members, the Peabody's and their Great Dane, Less.