All breeding stock has been tested to determine if they carry the recessive gene for Ichthyosis or NCL. All dogs that are bred have been DNA Profiled, Penn Hip certified and or xrays carefully reviewed by an OFA or Penn Hip veterinarian to determine that a healthy fit and conformation of the socket/femoral head structure exists prior to breeding. Since we breed to keep and show, this raises the odds of us ending up with a hip healthy dog, and for anyone else that receives a pup from us.
Brooster son and daughter produced here at Double Barrel Bulldogs Brooster has produced a current total of 4 JR Champions, and one Champion in the last two litters!
Jr CH DBLBB's Tito of Steelbridge
Jr CH DBLBB's Rising Star
ABRA CHAMPION Dunlap's Cherokee Rose of DBLBB
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A FEW OF MY GOALS
As part of a mission statement, I hip screen all foundation dogs before breeding. Their Penn Hip scores are posted, the report to confirm no DJD and xrays are available upon request.
Based on first hand experience I am now convinced that anyone who claims they would know if their dogs had any hip problems because they pay close attention to them when they work and play, how they move etc is in denial or has not been fully educated. Only the penn hip/ofa evaluation will tell the bone truth. Both socket structure and DI need to be reviewed and taken into consideration. An evaluation of one or the other by themselves does not give an accurate summary. Be happy to discuss this with anyone who has questions about my point of view as there is a lot of controversy and opinion regarding hip evaluations.
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Updates to improve your American Bulldog experience with us are made often, so check back, and thank you for your patience. Any information that changes from what you recall seeing, is done in an effort to improve, not to confuse. Feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns. We feel opinions are wonderful and great when presented as such. The practice of bashing is not encouraged, nor do we waste time listening. We are not in the business of putting down other bloodlines or dogs as different people have different ideas and beliefs as to what makes an ideal American Bulldog. Integrity and respect is important, and appreciated in return. If you live within driving distance, we have an open door policy and welcome your questions. Dont be in a hurry. If you are not familiar with the breed, or a first time dog owner, an American Bulldog may not be a suitable addition to your home.
You will find a variety of prices and claims. Verify show points with the registry if a claim is made that they are champions or from champion lines. If this is true, the titles will reflect in their pedigree, or check with the registry. Look at a front, back, and side view of the parents, and see them in person if at all possible. If it is a repeat breeding, ask for pictures. The previous litter should be young adults and give you an idea of what they produce. If it's a first time breeding, previous generation pictures are a must if you are not familiar with the bloodline. If you havent seen the past 3 generations or so it is hard to know what tone the puppies will take as they mature. If anything is crooked, there is a percentage of pups that will inherit that structure. Straight front and back, well proportioned and good pigment are my pet peeves. If you are contemplating breeding be responsible and do it right. Many puppies are for sale at various prices-just because it is expensive doesnt mean it is a good deal, and just because it is reasonable doesnt mean there is something wrong with it. Do your homework before you invest in a dog. Compare research and shop. Look at what different breeders have done, what type of dog they produce. You will be much happier in the long run, whether your final decision takes you to me, or elsewhere. I want you and your dog to be a good match and happy-that is the ultimate goal. Avoid getting a dog you will be unhappy with later because you didnt pay attention or didnt take the time to learn before you leaped It's not fair to the dog as unfortunately the dog is not choosing where he goes, you are. There are marketing ploys in the dog world too. Just like buying a car, pictures can be deceiving. Look under the hood.
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I have 6 kennels; 2 are 13'X20', 2 that are 20'X25', and 2 that are 20'X50'. Each one has a porch or extended roof area for shade.
Owned and Operated by Kim Alexander.
To tell you a little about myself, I became mesmerized as a teenager, watching a retired Colonel work with his World Winning Utility Titled German Shepherds that he had imported from Germany. He had a dog that was one of 5 in the world that held the equivalent number and degree of utility titles. His routine used hand signals and was amazing to watch. I became addicted than and made my mind, one day......25 years later I came across and American Bulldog. Just went to the kennel to do some research on the breed. I came home with a 4 month old pup, Razz. I have had dogs my whole life and cant imagine not having a couple around. What they give in exchange for some water, food and a pat on the head is priceless and should never be taken for granted.
With a breeding program in mind, I intend to achieve a well rounded, balanced dog that will be known for their ideal representation of the breed. We are small with no immediate plans to have more than 2 or so litters a year. Owned and operated by Kim Alexander, I care a great deal about my dogs and the quality of dog produced by this kennel. Learning as I go, researching constantly. Foundation dogs come from tight hipped bloodlines for several past generations. I have tried to keep up with the penn hip scores in their pedigrees which is sometimes difficult as the dogs are no longer living or have been through several owners. (Click here to see Breed Specific Diseases)
Our general approach to every day HEALTH ISSUES AND SOLUTIONS
I am a firm believer in using a veterinarian if you dont know what is wrong with your dog, however I also believe in using my own judgement as I know my dogs, and some veterinarians treat "symptoms" as it is less time, trouble and initial expensive for the owners pocket. I believe in trying to treat the cause and have done extensive research in using natural or holistic treatments. They are inexpensive, and easier on the dog. They may take more time and effort, however the results are well worth it. Treating allergy symptoms with prednisone can create a vicious cycle of vet bills and visits. An over abundance of yeast manifests it's self as allergy symptoms. Click for more information on Health Issue Information
Socialization and Temperament is most important, and should not be misconstrued or confused with their dominant and drivey nature. We work hard at socializing them and if you should accept the responsibility of owning an American Bulldog mandate that you must be able to devote time and effort to do the same. You wont see any chains or chained dogs here. We share our home with them as we would a family member or guest. Keeping that in mind, an American Bulldog is not for everyone and requires an experienced dog owner. Please research the breed before bringing one to your home. We love this breed and want them to be enjoyed. You must socialize them with people and other dogs, basic obedience and manners is a must. They can also become unmanageable if they are not trained properly. Much like a young child, they must be given rules and expectations or your American Bulldog will be running the show instead of you. NEVER tease an american bulldog or encourage them to snap and growl. If your American Bulldog begins to show any signs of aggression towards people, contact a professional trainer for assistance. It is important to stop any bad habits before they start and the knowledge a training session can provide you is priceless. I dare say it is often the owner that needs the training in order to correct any behavior issues. (Please visit our Tips and Advice section). You will find it was money well spent. Their intelligence, curiosity and desire for human interaction requires lots of toys, stimulation, and playtime. Whether they are to be a Companion, or to compete in Work and Show-requires about the same commitment time wise. A bored American Bulldog can be quite destructive, much along the lines of an unattended child creating havoc to amuse himself. We have replaced Satellite cable and the wiring on several utility trailers as testimony, along with the new edition of electric fence to ward off escapes. Their size and presence is intimidating so I strongly recommend that as an American Bulldog owner you take sufficient measures to ensure they stay within the confines of their own yard. This will keep them safe, and the neighbors happy. Please check back as the website is work in progress and will continue to have new pictures and updates as they become available. Questions and input are welcomed, visit the page for details Contact Us
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