CONFORMATION CLASSES FOR
THE AMERICAN BULLY KENNEL CLUB
Novice 4-8 months
Puppy 8-12 months
uhkg Junior 1-2 years
Adult 2-3 years
Senior 3 & up
Conformation points will be awarded based on the following:
Best in Class
Entries or More
Best Male/Female Best of Winners Best in Show/Breed
1st Place 10 Points 15 points 15 points 15 points
Winners from each class will compete for Best Male and Best Female respectively for (15) additional points.
Before earning show champion status on pedigree, a dog must complete the following.
Dog must earn at least three major wins as Best Male / Female or higher over a minimum of five dogs in their respective classes. (Five dogs or more constitutes competition)
A total of 150 points is required for an ABKC Show Championship title.
Dog must have attained three Best Male / Best Female or higher under three different
Those dogs having earned ABKC conformation championship will be eligible to compete in the Champions Class. Champion males and females will compete separate. Three champions or more must be entered to earn credit toward a Grand Champion title. Each dog will be judged by the breed standard. (Less than three entries will be shown in exhibition only)
ABKC AMERICAN BULLY STANDARDS
The American Bully should give the impression of massive strength as well as athletic ability. A medium size dog with a exceptionally muscular and powerful body.
The head is large and of medium length, broad skull, very pronounced cheek muscles, distinct stop, short foreface and high set ears.
The head appears to have been chiseled, combining strength, elegance and character. Should give the impression of enormous power, but should not be disproportionate to the overall size of the body.
Fault : Head too small or disproportionate to the body.
Broad and of medium to medium short in length, tapers slightly from the head to the nose.
The jaws are well defined, square and should have a razor sharp or chiseled appearance. Lips are close and even, some looseness in the jowls accepted, but not to be favored.
The American Bully has a complete set of large, evenly spaced, white teeth. The preferred bite is a scissor or even bite. A reverse scissor or slight undershot should be considered non preferred.
Fault : The badly undershot or overshot bite is a serious fault. Wry jaw is a disqualifying fault.
Nose all colors acceptable. The nose should be a solid color. Lacking pigment should be considered non preferred.
Fault : A nose lacking all pigment is a disqualifying fault.
Set high, natural or cropped. If natural, semi-prick or rose are preferred. Prick or flat, wide ears are non preferred.
Round, wide apart, deeply set and of moderate size. Any color is acceptable. However, odd eyes (one dark, one blue or light) should be considered non preferred. Lacking pigment around the eyes is undesirable.
The neck should appear strong and muscular, clean in outline and gradually widening toward the shoulders. No looseness of skin. Medium to short in length.
Strong and muscular with blades wide and sloping.
Moderately short in length. Slight rise from shoulders to rump, level back is just as acceptable.
Ribs should be well sprung (rounded) and the chest wide, broad and deep.
Fault : Too narrow in the chest.
The tail is undocked, of medium length, low set, tapering to a point and carried rather low. It should not curl much and may be likened to an old-fashioned pump handle.
Fault: A tail that is too long, badly curled or screwed.
Any color or combination of colors is acceptable except merle.
The coat should be smooth, short, glossy and close to the skin.
Males - 17 to 20 inches at the shoulder. Females - 17 to 19 inches at the shoulder.
Legs should straight, well boned and muscular. Set rather far apart, without looseness at the shoulders and showing no weakness at the pasterns. Bowing, turned out or turned in resulting in poor movement is to be discouraged and considered non-preferred.
The hindquarters should be well muscled, hocks let down with stifles well bent with good angulation.
Legs should be parallel when viewed from behind, turning neither in nor out.
Round and the pasterns should be strong and tight.
Fault : Down in the pasterns or splayed feet.
Free, powerful and agile with little effort. Legs moving parallel when viewed from front or rear. The breed displays evident power and drive from the hind legs.