Welcome to SLK American Bulldogs. We are located in the small town of Ravensdale, Washington about an hour southeast of Seattle. Here in the Cascade foot hills and in the shadow of Mount Rainier, we are dedicated to the preservation of the 100% John D. Johnson American Bulldog lines. Mr. Johnson began building the foundation for this magnificent breed starting in the mid 1940ís. With his inspiration and life commitment the American Bulldog has become what it is today. The combinations of strength, courage, loyalty and devotion bred into these animals make it the ultimate guardian and family companion.
SLK American Bulldogs will strive to produce Bulldogs to John D. Johnsonís standards. Every one of our bulldogís lineage can be traced back to the original Bulldogs that Mr. Johnson used to establish his lines. All American Bulldogs used in our breeding program will be health, hip and temperament tested to further guarantee your family an enduring relationship. Our Puppies will come to you registered with the ARF (Animal Research Foundation) and the UKC (United Kennel Club) with a two year written health guarantee against genetic defects. Family raised and well socialized, our bulldogs are sure to impress where ever they are seen. Please enjoy the web site, sign our guest book and subscribe to our news letter if you would like to be notified of upcoming breedings. If you have any questions please call or e-mail us...Iím always willing to talk bulldogs!
"Every dog has his day, since I'm the biggest dog on the block...today will be my day!"
Sergeant-Major Larry Byers
United States ARMY (Retired)
"They say that dog is Man's best friend but they are wrong. Man is Dog's best friend. But a dog that will lay down his life to protect his master is a Man's best friend, and a dog that will turn and run at the threat of danger is no friend at all."
John D. Johnson
(Interview by David D. Jackson, M.D., F.A.C.S.)
SLK American Bulldogs has chosen to use two breed registering authorities. The Animal Research Foundation (ARF) as it was the chosen club of John D. Johnson and has the most extensive records associated with the Johnson American Bulldogs. The second registry being the United Kennel Club (UKC). It is this club that is the most prevalent in our area and sponsors several conformation breed ring competitions through out the year. It is our intention to show our animals in every effort to seek a Champion conformation. Keeping in mind that not all dogs are champions, they may still contribute significantly to our breeding plans of whelping champions. While we show our bulldogs in the UKC we breed to John D. Johnsonís standards:
Breed Standard by John D Johnson
Being that of a great powerful dog showing strength, endurance and alertness. Powerfully built, but active.
SIZE & WEIGHT:
Males to be 23 - 28" at withers. Weight: 90 - 150 lbs. (Slightly larger or smaller is not a fault). Females to be 20 - 26" at withers. Weight: 70 - 130 lbs. (Slightly larger or smaller is not a fault).
Expression: intelligent with keen alertness. The head should be square or have a round basketball look and well muscled. The "STOP" should be deep and abrupt.
Should be broad, not long and narrow. Length of "MUZZLE": Not less than 1 inch to not more than 3 inches. (Preferred length: 2 to 2 1/2 inches).
At least 1/4 to 1 inch (Undershot) depending on size of dog and shape of head.
Almond-shaped to round, medium-sized: Normal Color. Brown. Acceptable Colors: gray, green or light blue eye(s).
Small to medium, carried close to the head, or rose ears.
Slightly arched of moderate length. Very muscular - almost equal to the head in size.
Fairly compact with wide deep chest. The loin is wide, muscular and slightly arched.
Strong at the root and tapering to the hocks (normal relaxed position; however, many will carry their tails over their backs, especially when excited or walking).
Short and soft.
Solid white only. All shades of brindle (white, red, yellow, blue, brown, black or gray); red and white; fawn and white; beige and white; buckskin and white; black and white; brown and white; mahogany and white; cream and white.
The combined front assembly from its uppermost components, the shoulder blades, down to the feet should be muscular and slightly sloping. The "Forelegs" are to be straight. Bone structure: medium to heavy - to be able to carry a large dog.
Broad with muscles tapering well down the leg to show speed and strength, but not quite as large as shoulders.
Full black mask; cow-hocked; splayfooted; even and scissor bite; glass eye(s); docked tail (can be registered, but will be prohibited from the "Show Ring").