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APBT show standards

Discussion in 'Today's APBT' started by GreenstonesPits, Oct 24, 2009.

  1. GreenstonesPits

    GreenstonesPits Little Dog

    what are the show standards for the APBT?..
    Is it acceptable to show a lil bit of spin?..
  2. CoolHandJean

    CoolHandJean Krypto Super Dog

  3. Patch O' Pits

    Patch O' Pits Good Dog

  4. Pirateslife4me

    Pirateslife4me Little Dog

    Educate me on what spin is?
  5. GreenstonesPits

    GreenstonesPits Little Dog

    sorry was suppose to be SPINE..lol..was half asleep wen i was writing this..lol..
  6. Patch O' Pits

    Patch O' Pits Good Dog

    This may help you out more:

    In ADBA the dogs need to be conditioned. However, lacking muscle tone or being overly ribby with bones sticking out would not be considered conditioned but too skinny/underweight.

    With the structure of some dogs, it seems bones may be a little more pronounced even when the dog is at proper weight.

    I've seen others though say their emaciated dogs are in condition which is a whole other story.

    If you post picts in the photo section you can get some opinions on the dogs weight if you'd like.
  7. GoingPostal

    GoingPostal Good Dog

    A thin dog will show spine if they have a roached back, my male is a hard one to keep enough weight on to cover his spine even though he is at a healthy size, just the way he is built.
  8. Sagebrush

    Sagebrush Good Dog

    Good post.

    To the OP: please learn the difference between starving and conditioning. Generally-speaking, spine sticking up means the dog is not in condition. There is nothing sorrier or sadder than seeing an emaciated dog that is proudly claimed to be in "condition".

  9. Rogue Bullies

    Rogue Bullies Good Dog

  10. What about the Bully standard?

    Also I added all three registry standard to my site below is the link, hope this helps. I was thinking about adding the American Bully Breed to my database, I would like to get some feedback on their standards as well, anyone have any input about that breed?

  11. 444

    444 Big Dog Premium Member

    This is the registry used by the bully community.There are several types of American Bully...depends on how specific you want to be.

    American Bully Kennel Club - 2008
  12. American Bully Breed Standard!!!

    Thanks, but I have already reviewed that site and went to a few of there shows as well. Very interesting breed, but I am afraid I don't know much about it...I more interested in finding out what two dogs or breed of dogs that got the American Bully breed started. I will continue to do more research thanks for the help @ brady80. If anyone else has further information about the breed dog post links to the articles and website.
  13. 444

    444 Big Dog Premium Member

    Razor's Edge ... long read, worth it - American Bully

    That's a thread with interviews of Dave Wilson.He founded the Razors Edge bloodline which is often credited as the start of the bully movement.You can try to weed through the info and extract what you need.
  14. Thanks again!!!

    Thanks again brady80, I will review that link. what breed is your interest brady80?
  15. lunadogge

    lunadogge Little Dog

    I personally don't have a problem with spine showing or ribs on a well conditioned dog. As was previously mentioned some body types and muscle structure will show spine. The type of conditioning will also depend on what type of muscle is covering those areas.

    I look at a dogs hips to tell if it is to skinny. Many well conditioned dogs will show spine and ribs, but the muscle around the hips is toned and doesn't have any penetrating hip bone.
  16. KimJay Pits

    KimJay Pits Puppy

    I agree with this also. I had a male that was pretty muscular without conditioning. He was a little roachy in the back and when he was conditioned his spine would show a little. If you see hip bones I think that's not a good thing.
  17. 444

    444 Big Dog Premium Member

    My current dog is an American Bully.Fenway - American Bully Pictures

    As much as I enjoy him,he seems to be an exception to most bullies.In build and drive.With the seeming lack of direction in the bully community I will likely never own another.

    The true form APBT is where my interest truly lies.
  18. Great looking Bully, I would of never known if you didn't listed him as a Bully breed. Good confirmation, how old his he? And how is he bred?

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