Welcome to the ABKC Official Website


The American Bully Kennel Club, or A.B.K.C. for short, is the official registry worldwide for the American Bully. The American Bully breed was created in 1990 and gained recognition and establishment in 2004, per the inception of the A.B.K.C. The American Bully breed has been selectively bred to give America’s breed a new direction and outlet. Like with the American Staffordshire Terrier, all the positive characteristics of the breed’s ancestry were kept like loyalty, stability with humans and other physical attributes; but traits of dog aggression and gameness were bred out of the breed because the breed had no future and purpose for those traits. What differentiates this breed from the American Staffordshire Terrier is the physical appearance. This breed is built with heavier bone structure and a “Bullier” build. A reinvented breed was formed with the purpose of being the ultimate companion breed, and this breed is the “American Bully.”

The A.B.K.C. was not only created for the American Bully, it was created to bring people together in unity and diversity and to allow people to come together with the common bond or enjoying their companions. The A.B.K.C. is not limited to the American Bully breed alone. The A.B.K.C. is now a multi breed registry specializing in Bully breeds. The events and shows hosted by the A.B.K.C. are to help fanciers learn to show their dogs and positively promote breeds. These events are helping to educate the public and promote the positive nature of the American Bully breed. The goal of the A.B.K.C. is to bring people together for their love of the breed and to help break down negative stereotype of both the breed and people. Please support the registry created for you and the breed. The A.B.K.C. is the only official registry for the American Bully breed worldwide.

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**ABKC Bulletin for 2021**

NEW ***EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY*** -COVID-19 Response Plan – Please read prior to hosting or attending an ABKC Event.
Covid Plan

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, ABKC is not recommending booking or hosting events for the remainder of 2020. However, if the state rules allow events of 200+ then we will allow the event providing the protective guidelines are followed and met. In addition, we will not be enforcing our normal event distance rules for the remainder of 2020; the only rule that will be enforced regarding event distance is; no event can be in the same State the same weekend.

Effective January 1st, 2020-

– The ABKC will no longer be offering temporary numbers for the multi-breeds to show at events.

– XL classes will now begin at the 9-12 month age group, XL’s still must meet the minimum height requirement at this age.

***2021 SUSPENSION/BAN INFORMATION Suspension/Ban List All dogs entering an ABKC sanctioned event must have an ABKC registration to be eligible for entry into the competition. The ABKC has been the governing registration since its inception in 2004 for the American Bully breed. The ABKC created the breed name, the breed studbooks, the criteria for single registration into the studbooks, and the standards for the American Bully breed.


Dogs that win Best of Breed will receive 1 point towards the ABKC top 20, provided there was competition when competing for Best of Breed. (ie: any two of the following, Best of Winners, Champion and/or GR Champion) in the Best of Breed category.



Priority Service is also available on all mailed in or online services. Please visit our registration page for options.

** ABKC Paperwork is processing 6-12 weeks out.**

***Please allow this time before inquiring whether your paperwork has been processed

**Emails are answered within 72 business hours, the office hours are Monday – Friday 10 am – 4pm EST.


**Please make sure all paperwork is legible, accurate and complete.

Make sure to include all signatures required, all pages of pedigree and photos when submitted.

Missing information will result in paperwork being delayed or returned to submitter.**


Effective Immediately: It will now be mandatory to enter shows to show a copy of ABKC paperwork or Bully ID. Failure to present either of these will result in you not being able to participate in the event. This ensures proper dogs and ages are entering our shows.