Welcome to the ABKC Official WebsiteHOME 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. is the only official registry for the American Bully breed worldwide.
NEW INFORMATION***2016 SUSPENSION/BAN INFORMATION Suspension/Ban List All dogs entering an ABKC sanctioned event must have an ABKC registration to be eligible for entry into the competition. The ABKC has been the governing registration since its inception in 2004 for the American Bully breed. The ABKC created the breed name, the breed studbooks, the criteria for single registration into the studbooks, and the standards for the American Bully breed.
EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2017:Dogs that win Best of Breed will receive 1 point towards the ABKC top 20, provided there was competition when competing for Best of Breed. (ie: any two of the following, Best of Winners, Champion and/or GR Champion) in the Best of Breed category.
***ABKC NOW OFFERS ONLINE REGISTRATION***
Priority Service is also available on all mailed in or online services. Please visit our registration page for options.
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 result in you not being able to participate in the event. This ensures proper dogs and ages are entering our shows.