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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.

ABKC Bulletin


***2016 SUSPENSION/BAN INFORMATION Suspension/Ban List

Beginning March 1 of 2015 the ABKC will NO longer offer the “temporary ticket” service at ABKC sanctioned events for the American Bully breed.

As of March 1 2015, the temporary ticket will not be accepted for the American Bully breed, all American Bully’s must be registered and possess ABKC pedigrees to be eligible for competition.

The “temporary ticket” service was created for the use of entering dogs into an ABKC event that did not possess ABKC registration. This was to help people who came to their first ABKC sanctioned event and did not know of the process of ABKC registration.

This service was meant for a one-time use for the entry of a dog into an ABKC sanctioned event that did not possess ABKC registration. Once the dog competed, they had a period of 10 days to send in the “temporary ticket” with a registration form applying for single registration.

This service was meant for a one-time use only and was not a service meant for dogs ineligible for ABKC registration.

This service has now been available for the past 12 years (2004-2015) and the ABKC feels that 12 years has been ample time to bring the awareness to the ABKC and the American Bully breed.

So as of March 1 2015 the ABKC will NO longer offer the “temporary ticket” service at any ABKC sanctioned events for the American Bullies.

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.

For a limited time in the month of March, the ABKC will offer an opportunity of review for registration into the studbooks of the American Bully breed for dogs that fit the breed standard, but were denied due to ineligible ancestry. This will be a strict review and require the dogs to be inspected, to have DNA profiling, and to meet all requirements of the criterion and standards of the American Bully. This is ONLY for dogs with ancestry that was deemed ineligible for issues not relating to breed purity. We will accept registration on such dogs for review at this time and a one-time entry into the studbooks of the American Bully breed providing the dogs meet all of the requirements.

Beginning July 1, 2014 we will begin registering the following breeds. Currently we are only registering these breeds. We are in the process of implementing those breed standards and training judges on the standards, so that we are able to display them in the conformation shows. Breeds: American Pit Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, Bull Terrier, Minature Bull Terrier, Cane Corso, Killian Bulldog, Pacific Bulldog, Dogue De Bordeaux, Alapaha Bulldog, Neapolitan Mastiff & Boston Terrier.

Effective May, 2013, we now require all dogs siring 3 or more litters to be DNA profiled. You can request a kit by emailing the office and the cost is $47.00. This includes DNA profiling, new updated ABKC paperwork that shows your dog is DNA profiled, & an ABKC DNA certificate.

Priority Service now available. Please visit our registration page for options.

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.