Welcome to the American Bully Kennel Club Official Website
Home of the original American Bully since 2004.
The American Bully Kennel Club, or A.B.K.C. for short, is the official registry worldwide for the American Bully. The American Bully breed was created in 1990 and gained recognition and establishment in 2004, per the inception of the A.B.K.C. The American Bully breed has been selectively bred to give America’s breed a new direction and outlet. Like with the American Staffordshire Terrier, all the positive characteristics of the breed’s ancestry were kept like loyalty, stability with humans and other physical attributes; but traits of dog aggression and gameness were bred out of the breed because the breed had no future and purpose for those traits. What differentiates this breed from the American Staffordshire Terrier is the physical appearance. This breed is built with heavier bone structure and a “Bullier” build. A reinvented breed was formed with the purpose of being the ultimate companion breed, and this breed is the “American Bully.”
The A.B.K.C. was not only created for the American Bully, it was created to bring people together in unity and diversity and to allow people to come together with the common bond or enjoying their companions. The A.B.K.C. is not limited to the American Bully breed alone. The A.B.K.C. is now a multi breed registry specializing in Bully breeds. The events and shows hosted by the A.B.K.C. are to help fanciers learn to show their dogs and positively promote breeds. These events are helping to educate the public and promote the positive nature of the American Bully breed. The goal of the A.B.K.C. is to bring people together for their love of the breed and to help break down negative stereotype of both the breed and people. Please support the registry created for you and the breed, the A.B.K.C. The only official registry for the American Bully breed worldwide.
Effective May, 2013, we now require all dogs siring 3 or more litters to be DNA profiled. You can request a kit by emailing the office and the cost is $47.00. This includes DNA profiling, new updated ABKC paperwork that shows your dog is DNA profiled, & an ABKC DNA certificate.
Effective immediately, we can no longer accept emailed registrations. All registrations must be mailed into our office with a check or money order. We do not accept credit cards.
Priority Service now available. Please visit our registration page for options.
Point changes for 2013! See you in an ABKC show ring soon!
Class win is 10 points
Best Female or Male 20 points
Best Variety 10 points
Best of winner 10 points
For Champion Status, dogs must win 3 majors under 3 judges. Point total is 150 points to earn your Champion title. Grand Champion title is still the same, which is 5 champion wins. A flow chart showing the changes can be found HERE.
Effective Immediately: It will now be mandatory to enter shows to show a copy of ABKC paperwork or Bully ID. Failure to present either of these will require a purchased temp ticket. This ensures proper dogs and ages are entering our shows.
When purchasing a temporary ticket at a show, please make sure to register your dog within ten days to avoid forfeiting your points. Instructions are printed on the back of the purchased ticket.
Bully ID Cards are now available!
Request yours HERE.
ABKC New Office address and phone number:
P.O. Box 2677
Spotsylvania, VA 22553
If your show is NOT listed on the events page please email us at shows@ABKCdogs.org.
The ABKC EVENTS page has all forms and information pertaining to events. Please review all forms prior to attending an event.
Before entering the show ring make sure that your dog is cleaned and groomed for the event. The Judges do consider the hygiene of the dog as well as handling. All dog owners/handlers are required to clean up after their dogs at events, failure to do so can result in expulsion from events and possible suspension from future events.