Thursday, July 9, 2009

What is an American Bully

An American Bully is a pitbull but not an American Pit bull Terrier. They were crated by Dave Wilson and are associated with bloodlines like Razors Edge, Gotti, and Greyline. Most of the Ambullies you see are blue, black and fawn in color, but can come in any of the colors that the APBT comes in. They are much bigger then an American Pit Bull Terrier. They were bred for larger size and looks. Ambullies were also bred to be the ultimate companion dog. They have great well mannered temperaments. Ambullies have large heads and are thicker and lower to the ground then the APBT.
They do have American Pit Bull in them but also have been bred with other breeds to create the large massive appearance they have. No one knows for sure but its a common belief they were mixed with Mastiffs and/or English Bulldogs.This is were the controversy comes in. The American Bully does have its own registry which is called the American Bully Kennel Club. The standards for these dogs are very loose. There is classic bullies, XL Ambullies, pocket sized Ambullies and and extreme bullies which is a incredibly massive dog.
It appears that there is many breeders that say they sell American Pit Bull Terriers that are actually the Ambully. I have see these dogs go for 6,ooo dollars! The looks on the classic or well bred ones are impressive as they are beautiful dogs, but to many breeders just breed for size and nothing else. Some of them have legs that are bowed out so far that it looks like it hurts.
I for one really like the look of the well bred Ambully and have some pictures of ones that I think are wonderful looking.

As you can see these are impressive dogs! Many people cant tell the difference between them and an American Pit Bull Terrier. It can be tricky to the untrained eye. APBT's are smaller and dont have the massive heads like the Ambully.
Here is a picture of an extreme Ambully. There is alot of health concerns for these extreme bad boys. To me this is still a great looking dog though

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

A Day at the Park Poem

A Day At The Park
He is just like other dogs I would always say; He loves to go to the dog park to play every day Everyone loves him there, so it's ok; My dog won't fight--he wasn't raised that way But then one day, right before dark, A troubled young man came into the park He had by his side the biggest dog I'd ever seen, And unfortunately for us, both were quite mean We asked very nicely if they would just go; The dog answered with a snarl and the man with a harsh "NO!"Well his dog was a terror, threatening to all; Then he started a fight with a Lab over a ball They fought pretty hard and the man would not intervene; Then here comes my dog and pushes right in between He grabbed that big dog and thrashed him around; And with one quick jerk threw him down on the ground The Lab was able to escape; I heard everyone cheer; But my dog was now in a frenzy and would not let me near When he finally let go, what I saw stopped my heart; That big mean dog had been torn apart The authorities were called, the big dog was now dead; But they didn't take the big dog; they took my dog instead We all tried to explain that my dog saved the day; But because of his breed he was taken away You see my dog was a Pitbull and they don't get any breaks; One small incident is all that it takes dog had died; And though he hadn't started the fight, My dog was held responsible for what happened that night He was deemed a danger to all and sentenced to death; And I hold him now as he takes his last breath It's my fault that my dog is being killed today; Please listen for a moment to what I am going to say Everyone warned me about his potential to fight; I said it won't happen, I am raising him right And now my dog is paying the ultimate price; Because I was stubborn and wouldn't take the advice He only did what he was bred to do; Learn from our story; don't let it happen to you.

This poignant poem was written by, Sue Gauthier.

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Sarcoptic Mange

Sarcoptic Mange is another kind of mite that causes hair loss and irritation. Sarcoptic Mange is highly contagious to other animals and can also be transmitted to humans, although this is rare. These mites will dig tunnels down into the skin and cause itching, inflammation and hair loss. The dog usually has large patches of hair loss and crusty scabs where the hair loss has occurred.
It is harder to see the Sarcoptic mange mite from doing a skin scrapping. The mites move fast and sometimes you can do tons of scrapings and still not see anything. One common test that can be done is called the Pedal-Pinna Reflex Test. Most every dog that has mange with have mites on the Pinna which is also known as the ear flap. If you take the ear flap of the dog and gentle rub or scratch the underside of it a dog with mites will reflexively do a scratching motion with their back legs while you are doing this.
Ivermectin is an active ingredient in Heartguard and it has now been found to kill Sarcoptic mange mites if given in the correct dosage.
Some breeds can not take the drug Invermectin as they have a sensitivity to it and it can be fatal. Collie breeds and other similar breeds should never be given this medicine. Ask your vet.
Revolution is what I used when I had an Australian Shepherd and it worked great. It also protects again fleas, ticks, heart worms etc. I swear by this stuff!