About the ABDP
Over the years the term “breeding” has developed some very negative connotations, and that’s why I developed the American Bullnese Development Program (ABDP). My program differs from traditional breeding programs in which the dog is confined in a kennel facility with little quality of life until it is time for them to be bred. Instead, by taking part in ABDP, you have the opportunity to help further this lineage by inviting one of our dogs in to your home.
The major advantage of this is life quality of the dogs and more socially adapted puppies.
Becoming a partner with ABDP is simple. Partners invite one of our ABDP puppies into their home, free of charge, and raise them as their own. At selected points over the first few years the dog is selected for the development process during which they are eligible to breed with another dog from the development program. This helps to ensure that the lineage remains strong. Generally the development process occurs twice and afterwards, at approximately three years of age, the dog may then be spayed or neutered.
During the development period I remain available to you for any coaching you may need. The requirements for male and female dogs during this time vary slightly and females, generally, require slightly more work. Females are generally bred twice which will likely take place after their first heat cycle. The heat cycle of female dogs is where the difference between male and female Partner dogs occurs.
During the heat cycle the female dog will require a little more crate time and ABDP’s will often use doggie diapers during this time. Crate training is strongly recommended as a puppy so that during these heat cycles the dog is already well adjusted. During the partnership I retain the stud rights to male dogs and will breed them on occasion. It is critical to the lineage that during this partnership anyone wishing to take part in the ABDP formally agrees not to have males neutered until approval is given. Female dogs in the program will likely be bred twice, after which they may be spayed.
After the partnering cycle is completed the dog becomes a fully fledged family member. Spaying or neutering can take place after this at your discretion and even though their work is done, with regard to furthering their family line, their life is just beginning! American Bullnese typically live to be between 10 and 15 years old and make great pets for young and old alike.
For Further Details Please contact Bobby Rice at Bobby@Bullnese.com.