Very serious yet goofy, confident boy, not afraid of anything. He is a very big dog, with super structure, that will bring balance to our program. He is our active guard dog, and we also have started working him in protection. He has a lot of intensity and tends to work more on the civil side with solid nerve, but with a tonne of natural prey drive. Our focus in the next year is to get some control on him and continue to work him in protection, and we will get him on hogs again.
Now NKC Grand Champion after winning Best in Show Standard at NKC Nationals in Alabama under Richard Shook. In April, he won Best Standard Puppy in two shows at the North Carolina Spectacular under Alan Scott & Bob Emmell April 2016. Won Best Standard Adult at just 12 months at Canadian Rumbull ABRA show in May 2016, plus 2 2nds. In 2017 he has earned all 5 legs towards his Grand Champion. He has taken a second (to our other dog Blue) in Irondog, as well as a 1st in ID Triathlon with very minimal training. He has earned his IDTT, DHT & ATAN. As of Feb 2019 he has 2 legs towards his Supreme Grand Champion with NKC.
Skully has taken to being our guard dog and has handled the summer heat with ease. He's a very sociable dog with people, but also extremely confident and protective of our property. He is learning and doing super in PSA training...our biggest challenge will be his obedience, as we started later than ideal, and control is challenging with how intense of a dog he is working. He has proven himself already on raccoons and hogs and is very promising. Also introduced to agility and weight pull at a young age and shows amazing promise if we can just get him to work on our terms not his :) He has sired 2 litters, and they show great promise in both work and show! He is the sire to Isabelle, Sadie & Aurora pictured below. And Sandhill Kennels in South Carolina has a promising littermate male to Aurora, named Darwin.
OFA Prelim Good, ED-1, Cardiac Normal, 0.31/0.31 Pennhip
Co-owned with Roland Vencel
Fireball is a really promising young female prospect. She is a big female with a boat load of bone and has an adult front end! At 7 months old she was already over 67 lbs and lean (albeit slightly awkward in growth phase). She has amazing prey drive, super nerve, with a great off switch....and very nicely focussed puppy wanting to learn. She is already bonding very well with myself and my kids, and I see something super special in her trainability. She's not over the top, yet she has the drive when called for in a calm state. I have waited for a female like this for a long time...I'm very excited about her future both as a working and show dog, and she fits very nicely into our family home. To me this is everything a bulldog should be!
Co-owned with Roland Vencel
This young lady is a the extreme combination of her mom and dad. Boatloads of prey and defense drive. She lives in an apartment, but gets worked and exercised daily. She's not for the faint of heart, and shows plenty of potential in work. She is smaller than her littermate Sadie, in the very fit muscular 66 lb female, but very well put together with a really pretty head. She is with a brand new handler so her training will be stretched over time, and it's a learn as he goes process.
OFA Prelim Good Hips/Normal Elbows
Blue is a very eager to please dog always wanting to be glued to your side. He is a bouncy kinda dog, and will gladly relax at your foot in the house. He will do ANYTHING you ask of him very happily from agility to weightpull to protection training to just being a fun family dog. In just 4.5 months of weekly training after some basic foundation, we were able to trial at a PSA trial and earn his PDC-SD (Protection Dog Certificate - Sleeve Division), which coincidentally was 2.5 weeks after life saving obstruction surgery. We will be pushing forward to train him on suit now and train for his PSA1. In just 3 short weeks we trained him to his UWP (first level of UKC weightpull and he did with ease). We also on a whim entered him in a UKC Agility trial and he had super results in all his legs earning his UAG1. He has a very strong ball & prey drive and is very attentive to Stephanie particularly, however he's also a very social dog that can hop right into the car beside our son after doing bitework.
He has had phenomenol conformation results with highlights earning his Champion and Grand Champion NKC Conformation title in 2017, as well as winning Best in Breed at Carolina Spectacular, Quebec Fall Bull & the Florida NKC Shows, and Best in Show at Grand River Kennel Club October 2016 UKC Show beating over 200 dogs in a variety of breeds and working purposes. Blue has 4/5 wins towards his Supreme Grand Champion as of February 2019.
Blue has now earned his PDC-SD, NWDA OBT & WTE, as well as his Irondog ID3 (Ranked 1st & 2X 2nd), GDT, IDTT, UAG1, UWP and his ATAN .
He has been tested on hogs with a good start. He has sired 2 litters with Masterbully in Quebec & Chestnuts Little Indians Bulldogs in Germany and I really like what I'm seeing so far!
Co owned with Tracey Hughes, now handled by Marcel Villanueva.
Being trained in Schutzhund. Very promising young female, happy go lucky with super prey drive and athleticism. Very bouncy and social. A wee bit challenging in terms of thinking for herself and giving the bulldog finger to her handler, but already showing excellent potential in both bitework and tracking. I'm more than grateful to Tracey Hughes and Marcel Villanueva for the opportunity they are providing her to learn and be her best self.
I can't say enough about this amazing young female. With limited handling, she absolutely rocked her first show with 3 Best in Show Standard Puppy wins to become a Junior CH. She followed suit next show winning Best Standard Female, then a Best in Show, Champion class win and a Best in Breed. Next show she won her CH classes and Best in Breed again. Show 4 in North Carolina, she was fortunate to win a huge and very competitive CH class against some really nice mature males at only 15 months! In 2020, she finished her Grand and took 4 legs towards her Supreme beating her sire. Judges, competitors and all who met her LOVED her happy personality and compact structure. She's rock solid, stable, and so well put together.
ICH/NCL/HUU Clear by parentage
Co-owned with Robert Thompson in South Carolina
Sobek is a very nice young male. He has massive teeth, great bone, a beautiful head, and moves very nice. He's a late maturer mentally with a boat load of energy, but his engagement with his handler is very nice. He is very prey driven and a super social dog, always on the look for what's going on. He is training in PSA, and showing a bit...hopefully 2021 has some more shows for him. Look for this guy in the future!
OFA Prelim Excellent, Normal Elbows and Cardiac
Pennhip 0.13/0.13 INSANE results
Co-owned with Jake Gardner
OFA Good Hips, Elbows and Cardiac Normal
Co-owned with Tracey Hughes
Dio is an absolute show stopper. At 16 months he is fit at 90 lbs even, and he's rock solid...pictures do not do this dog justice. He hasn't even 'popped' and hit maturity yet and he's already showing me that he's exactly what I was after doing this breeding. While he may look like his dad, he strongly resembles his mom's soft nature in his face. He's leggy, moves very well, has super bone, a calm demeanour yet typical to bulldog nature he's a handful around the house! He's also a worker...he has great prey drive and one hell of a grip in bitework. I'm really happy with this boy and am pleased to see his handlers learn the sport of PSA and train alongside him! I love that he's also a great family companion for his family, and I'm thrilled that his co owners enjoy him as much as I love watching him mature. We will hit up a few shows this year and work towards some titles as the time allows.
Sadie is back with me after being in a co own home for 3.5 years. She is a big female with flawless movement and amazing structure. Huge teeth, balanced temperament, great prey drive, and super stable. She has been in a home where she had no boundaries, training or exercise, and I'm currently in the process of getting her fit and some good handling on her. I'm blown away by how intelligent and easy to train she is, with boat loads of drive...I even took her to protection training and she is a NATURAL! She has plenty of prey drive and is no slouch around other dogs, but she is handling living in a house hold with multiple males and females, and so so stable! She sired Rain & Dio, and it is really hard to pick her apart! She truly is something special!
For the best gut health...
Rain is a really nicely balanced female with a super social temperament. She stayed here until she was 6 months old, finished her NKC Jr Champion title, and later went to South Carolina where she lives with Robert at RJ Kennels. She is now catching hogs and earning her way towards being lead catch dog...and Robert's enjoys her temperament and workability. She's bigger than his traditional catchdog preference, but does the job. Roper still owns her, but she will live and work for Robert. There's nothing you can pick apart with this female really besides her dark liver pigment and green eyes. She's correct, stable, balanced, athletic with a tight scissor bite. I got everything I wanted in this female besides her pigment colour, so I'm thrilled to see her work for Robert.
2020 NKC Show Results
Birthdate: June 16, 2015
PDC-SD, WTE, OBT, ID3 (Ranked), GDT, IDTT, UWP, UAG1, ATAN
PennHIP 0.23/0.38, OFA GOOD (Prelim) OFA Elbows/Cardiac Normal ,