Here at Anderson Bulldogges we are continuously working to produce healthy bulldogges that exhibit stable temperaments and conform to the breed standard. We have been very selective in choosing bulldogges that meet our requirements to use in our breeding program. We have spent many years and countless dollars researching and building a program with only bulldogges that we consider to be excellent examples of this breed. The emphasis of our breeding program is on health, temperament and conformation. We do not breed for extreme size…we work to produce mid-sized bulldogges that are healthy, capable and structurally sound. We do not breed for specific colors and prices are never determined based on coat color. If we happen to produce a color that is considered more desirable it is an afterthought and not at all the focus of our breeding. All of our breedings are selected to meet our personal standards in producing what we believe is an ideal Olde English Bulldogge…a functional dog that is family friendly and possesses a beautiful bully appearance.
We believe that Olde English Bulldogges should be structurally sound, exhibit great movement and not extreme in regard to any structural characteristic. We believe that correct structure and conformation is extremely important in the functionality of the dog. What we consider to be an ideal specimen of this breed structurally is a bulldogge that stands 18 inches tall at the withers, weighs 70-80 pounds and displays a large head with a short, broad muzzle of 1.5 to 2 inches in length. The neck should be short, thick and muscular leading to a nice top line with a slight fall (wheel back) and a wide, well-muscled rear end. The front legs should be set far apart, should be straight and thick (not bowed), with elbows set close to the body and tight feet neither turned in nor out. The chest should be wide and deep giving the dog a broad, short appearance. The structure of the bulldogge contributes to the functionality of the bulldogge. We believe that proper movement is a direct reflection of correct structure and functionality and we are committed to breeding bulldogges that are proportionate, well-balanced and structurally sound. We actively exhibit our bulldogges in conformation shows which aids in the evaluation of overall structure and adherence to the specified breed standard. Many of our dogs have earned conformation show titles and two of our bulldogges are featured in The World Atlas of Dog Breeds as excellent examples of the Olde English Bulldogge breed.
Temperament is very important to us. The Olde English Bulldogge is a powerful breed and we believe it is extremely important that they exhibit a stable temperament. We do not tolerate unnecessary aggression in our dogs and we would never breed a dog that demonstrated tendencies of an uneven temperament. We carefully selected bulldogges from bloodlines that are consistently stable in temperament as we built our program. Our bulldogges are members of our family…they go on outings, visit family & friends, take vacations with us, attend dog shows and other public events. It is imperative to us that our dogs are capable of interacting with people properly. The Olde English Bulldogge is courageous, loyal and protective of its loved ones, but should never be unnecessarily aggressive.
Health is also very important to us. We believe that the bulldogge should breed and whelp naturally. We do not artificially inseminate our bulldogges and we do not schedule C-Sections. We believe that the premise in which this breed was founded upon is its ability to breed without human intervention and its ability to naturally give birth to puppies. We only use healthy & capable bulldogges in our program. We have a very close, working relationship with our veterinarian, Dr. Blue Brawner of Pet Vet in Auburn, AL. The health and care of our bulldogges is of the highest importance to us. All of our puppies come with a 1 year written health guarantee against inheritable health issues.
Every breeding that takes place here at Anderson Bulldogges is to allow us to reach our goals in our program. We keep puppies from our litters to evaluate as future breeding prospects. This allows us to evaluate what we produce and build on the characteristics that we find desirable with every generation. We strive to produce better bulldogges with every breeding. All of our bulldogges are raised as our family members and we work to make sure all puppies that we sell go to homes where they will be loved family companions. We provide a lot of love and care to the pups we produce to give them the best possible start in life. All of our litters are born in a temperature controlled environment with appropriate space, shelter and accommodations. Our puppies are always up to date on all vaccinations, dewormings and they are fed a quality diet during and after the weaning process. We interact with our puppies daily, giving them a lot of hands on attention and human interaction. We care deeply about each puppy we produce and work very hard to make sure our puppies get homes as beloved family companions.
|Just A Dog by Richard Biby|
From time to time, people tell me, “lighten up, it’s just a dog,”
or, “that’s a lot of money for just a dog.”
They don’t understand the distance traveled, the time spent, or the costs involved for “just a dog.”
Some of my proudest moments have come about with “just a dog.”
Many hours have passed and my only company was “just a dog,”
but I did not once feel slighted.
Some of my saddest moments have been brought about by “just a dog,”
and in those days of darkness, the gentle touch of “just a dog” gave me comfort and reason to overcome the day.
If you, too, think it’s “just a dog,” then you will probably understand
phrases like “just a friend,” “just a sunrise,” or “just a promise.”
“Just a dog” brings into my life the very essence of friendship, trust,
and pure unbridled joy.
“Just a dog” brings out the compassion and patience that make me a better person.
Because of “just a dog”, I will rise early, take long walks and look longingly to the future.
So for me and folks like me, it’s not “just a dog” but an embodiment of all the hopes and dreams of the future,
the fond memories of the past, and the pure joy of the moment.
“Just a dog” brings out what’s good in me and diverts my thoughts away
from myself and the worries of the day.
I hope that someday they can understand that it’s not “just a dog”,
but the thing that gives me humanity and keeps me from being
“just a man or woman.”
So the next time you hear the phrase “just a dog”
because they “just don’t understand.”