I found this picture of myself and probably the best dog…

I found this picture of myself and probably the best dog I’ve had the privilege of working, Jaws of Stone Predator. This pic was taken around ‘91 or ’92 at the Western Regionals. I was 16 years old, decoying a sanctioned DVG’s Schutzhund regionals trial.
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In the past 20 years the American Bulldog has seen an explosion of owners and breeders that have taken the baton of what we started 25 plus years ago and has done wonderful things with them especially in the performance world.
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Just a bit of history and facts: Predator (pictured) was the first AB titled in the sport of Schutzhund. His son Ike was the second, my dog Hammer third and Niko another Predator son was forth. Swipe left and you’ll see the dogs in that order) The very first AB’s ever tested for Hip Dysplasia through OFA were those dogs listed. In fact at the time, OFA (Orthopedic Foundation for Animals) had never rated an x-ray of an AB and had to use Rottweilers as a comparison to rate the dogs hips against one another.
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It is safe to say that at the time we were the only performance HOT (Handler, Owner, Trainers) of the AB’s and I’m damn proud of that. How many people can say that they were a part of making history, on that note I’ll end with a saying that was common with AB breeders back then.
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“Don’t talk the talk, walk the walk”

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