working dog sleeps between your boots...
an American Bulldog puppy fresh out of the package... They're born in
an amniotic sack that the mother chews off and eats as she's licking
her puppy clean and stimulating its first breaths. Sounds sorta yucky
- and it is, but that's how it works.
shows the correct way to bottle feed a puppy - on its belly, not
on its back. In the first 24-hours the puppies do better on their
backs and so we carefully allow it as they're only drinking a little
bit anyway. However, generally speaking, feeding a full meal by bottle
with the puppy on its back will both irritate the puppy - often causing
it not to eat, and also greatly increases the incidence of bloat,
an eating condition that kills dogs. If you're bottle feeding, this
is the way, on their bellies.
is my friend, Mario's dog, Sampson, not the best photo, but a very cool
dog. Pictured here, Sampson is roughly a year or 14-months old, I believe.
He's well over 100 pounds and about 28" at the withers, showing
the Performance Line American Bulldog blood and the Johnson American
Bulldog blood about equally. Sampson is a big, very active, clear breathing
boy that Mario has done a really spectacular job with.
very fat little girl...
my boy Peterbuit's Grandson Pete at under a year old has noticed me
with the camera. Pete is a smart boy who thinks he's pretty, so when
he sees the camera, he sits down to pose. Notice in the forefront, my
Judah with narrowed eyes. Judah has just noticed the camera too...
sees Pete posing and without a moments notice, summons the attack and
everyone jumps on the Pete dog. Pete's pride must be purged for looking
They drag him around the yard, play
tug-o-war with his head and toss him all over the place. Then, just
as suddenly as it began, they all collapse in a pile kissing Pete -
all just for fun. Pete, without a scratch on him stood up to
growl and bark indignantly at them in return.
From left, Trinity, Pete and Doc, all
under a year and Judah on the right. Mambo was present out of frame;
Mambo never picks on Pete. Mambo and Pete are best friends.
Blasco's Chainsaw Maggie at 6 months. Maggie is a Betty x Mambo daughter,
just totally favoring her dad. She'll be going to my friend Micah's
place shortly as a started dog, and will eventually be a breeding partner
to his boy, Dutch, who we also bred. Maggie got the name Chainsaw Maggie,
because even as a puppy of only 10 weeks, it was crystal clear she was
an alpha dominant female. Maggie is very sweet, very loving,
great with the kids and super smart too, but her real
claim to fame is that she's an awesome watch dog. Even at this
age, Maggie will confront a stranger on her yard, and as Gandalf says,
YOU SHALL NOT PASS!!! Look for more from Blasco's Chainsaw Maggie in
are so cute. We get them outside at only a month or so old. We want
them to develope mentally and physically as bulldogs should, investigating
things, running on broken woodland terrain, jumping over stumps, watching
out for holes, chasing crows and squirrels. Our puppies tend to be some
of the strongest, most well muscled little brutes most folks have ever
seen, and fearless, cause they're farm raised.
our own boy, Blasco's Doc Holliday. You can read more about him here.
Doc is a Hybrid American Bulldog, 3/4 Johnson, 1/8 Performance Line,
1/8 Ole' Southern White or Alabama Bulldog, son of Judah, belly-brother
to Mambo, Lilly, Pete and Trinity, and father of Nacho. Doc is all that
and a bag of chips. Really, this is one of the coolest family companion/protection
dogs you'll ever meet. He's mellow, laid back, watchful with strangers,
but willing to give you a chance, but man oh man, let someone get aggressive
with his family, and Doc has another side entirely.