5 Reasons To Buy A Puppy With Champion Parents
First, what kind of breeder should you find. Ideally you would want to find a breeder of English bulldog puppies for sale that is a show breeder or owns champion bulldogs. Often times I hear from pet owners that they are not looking to show. The implied thought is that since I am not looking to show it probably does not matter if my puppy comes from bloodlines with show dogs in his or her pedigree. This does sound somewhat logical does it not?
I believe there is great value in all new bulldog puppy owners buying from a breeder with champion breeding stock. This means more than just “champion bloodlines”. Even commercial breeders who crank out dozens and dozens of litters a year can claim this. Most dog have a certain number of champion dogs in their 5 generation pedigree. As such, the vast majority of dogs can claim to have “champion bloodlines”. But it ups the states when a dog is sired by a champion bulldog.
The value in obtaining an English bulldog puppy from a litter where one or more of the immediate parents are AKC champion and multiple great and great, great grandparents in the 4 generation pedigree are champions has to do with consistency. If you know that
the parents have a specific look, as do several generations of ancestors, then you can rest easy knowing the odds are high that your puppy will grow up to look similar to mom and dad.
5 reasons to buy a puppy with champion parentage:
1. Above average parents will usually produce good to great looking puppy. Interpretation: Your bulldog puppy should not grow up to look like a boxer.
2. Champion parents will usually come from homes where the owners were breeding for a healthier dog. Since profit is not the sole purpose of breeding with the show breeder, it is much more likely that the show breeder has been willing to spend substantial sums of money to improve his/her breeding stock. Now expensive parents does not guarantee healthy puppies. But, it is far more likely that a person willing to spend $10,000 to $20,000 on a high quality healthy AKC champion stud dog is going to be a healthy dog than a commercial breeder whose max limit is $2000 to $3000 for a commercial stud dog. So reason #2 is that you should end up with a more healthy bulldog.
3. You are more likely to actually get a bulldog? Now what does he mean by this you might be thinking. Well. Most show breeders have at minimum their stud dog’s DNA on file with the AKC. I know that we have ever single male we own for breeding purposes DNA tested and on file with the AKC. So if there was ever a doubt regarding the parents of a particular puppy this can be verified through an examination of the puppy’s DNA. Many breeder who are not breeding for show will utilize lower standard registration options, rather than using the AKC. This allows them to not need to DNA test their dogs. And without the required DNA on file. Well, people fudge (that is a nice way to say cheat or lie) about who the parents are on a given litter of puppies. Sometimes a particular litter of puppies comes from parents that are somewhat ugly and not to the standard. So breeders will say they come from some other mother and father. Then when the puppies grow up the buyer wonders what happened to their puppy. This reminds me of a birthday card I saw once. There was this fairy. The fairy had a magical want. Every time she tapped a person with her wand the person would grow one year older. So you open the birthday car, and on the inside of the card it says, “Wow, it looks like you were beat to death”. Well some puppies with gorgeous parents look like they were beat to death with an ugly stick and they look nothing like their parents. Well, often times this is because the pictures you were given are not of the puppy’s parents. It helps sell dogs. But it causes for great disappointment with the puppies are grown and look nothing like the “alleged” mother and father.
4. Bulldog puppies are much more likely to have a “bulldog head”. What is a bulldog head? A flat 45 degree angle running straight from the forehead of the dog, across its nose, and then down to its lower jaw. A proper side profile should be flat without the nose protruding past that imaginary line. This is often a difficult trait to produce. When there are many champions in a good AKC show bloodline this tends to be more uniformly produced. This is due to dog’s being selectively breed for a specific look in contrast to a breeder asking the question “which dog will give me the largest litter?”. Large litter size might line the breeder’s pockets. But litter size has nothing to do the quality of puppies produced.
5. Lastly, by purchasing a bulldog for sale from a show breeder you are supporting a breeder who is legitimately working to improve the breed. A commercial breeder rarely would have the quality of dogs that you would expect to see in the breeding program of a true show bulldog home.
Here are Sumobulldogs.com our penchant is towards heavy bone, big heads, thick stout legs and nice wrinkles. If you like all of this wrapped up in great conformation from some of the top bloodlines in the U.S. and from around the world, then give us a call or send us an email. We are very proud of the puppies we have produced. Buying an English bulldog puppy from one of our AKC champion English bulldog stud dogs is a great way to ensure your new puppy is “NOT” going to look leggy and boxerish.
Article by Chad McCarthy of www.sumobulldogs.com