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Dog Profile: NKC Champion Bionic's Mikie of Moose Run
A performance driven Standard type American Bulldog
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CH BIONIC'S MIKIE OF MOOSE RUN (PEDIGREE)
NKC# NKC10-900373649; ABRA# AB13213-11
HEIGHT AT WITHERS:
WEIGHT: 91 LBS.

NKC Champion Bionic's Mikie of Moose RunBlasco Family Bulldogs© is very proud to welcome CH Bionic's Mikie of Moose Run to our Blasco Family Bulldogs© family. Mikie is a simply gorgeous Standard American Bulldog male, and he comes to us with a prestigious history well worth reading...

CH Bionic's Mikie of Moose RunTo begin with, Mikie has a few awards to his name:

Best in Show Standard, 1st place, 2011 NKC Nationals, (May 28 & 29, 2011)

Best Standard Male 2-4, 1st place, 2011 NKC Nationals, (May 29, 2011)

Standard Male 2-4, 2nd place, NKC Nationals, (May 29, 2011)

Best Standard, 1st place, ABRA Outer Banks Bullie Bash, (April 2 & 3, 2011)

Best Standard Male, 1st place, ABRA Outer Banks Bullie Bash, (April 2 & 3, 2011)

Best Standard Male 2-4, 1st place, ABRA Outer Banks Bullie Bash, (April 2 & 3, 2011)

Best Senior Adult Male Standard, 2nd place, NKC Superbull II, (August 21 & 22, 2010)

Best Senior Adult Male Standard, 2nd place, NKC Alabama Classic, (May 29 & 30, 2010)

Bionic's Mikie of Moose RunMikie was bred in Alaska by Dave Pope of Moose Run American Bulldog Kennel, where he received his name and good looks.

From the beginning the pressure was on, with a pedigree packed tight with numerous other Champion dogs out of Moose Run, Hine's, Symmes, and Thunder Alley. Mikie's dad is Moose Run's Go Train, a well known dog in his own right, and Mikie's mom is none other than world reknowned BST Moose Run's Great Southern Trend Kill aka Frosty.

Personally, I like how Mikie has that happy puppy look even as an adult. He just always looks like he's smiling.

Bionic's Mikie Mikie left Alaska and moved to South Carolina, to begin his professional career with Chris and Lydia Thompson, of Bionic American Bulldogs. To the left, CH Bionic's Mikie of Moose Run practices taking a bite outta crime.

Chris and Lydia Thompson of Bionic American Bulldogs are icons of the American Bulldog world, having bred and/or trained up countless Champion American Bulldogs, including:

Supreme Grand Champion Bionic's Iron Grip's Sentinel "Ellie" (the first ever female Supreme Grand Champion in NKC history);

Dual Champion Roots/Bionic's "Bodacious Bo" (the 2011 NKC National Champion, and 2011 NKC American Bulldog of the Year);

Supreme Grand Champion Bionic's Big Man of Boyd SchH1 (NKC Bulldog of the Year 2005 and 2-TIMES National Champion)

...and so many other Champion, Grand Champion and Supreme Grand Champion American Bulldogs they would be impossible to list here. (So be sure to check out their site: www.bionicamericanbulldogs.net) and if you're wanting a Standard type American Bulldog, allow me to offer my strongest recommendation: They know dogs, they love dogs, they have fantastic dogs, and they're straight shooters who tell it like it is regarding any dog they have.

Chris Thompson of Bionic American Bulldogs is a licensed NKC Senior Judge & Breed Inspector, Vice-President of The National Working Dog Association, Certified Decoy for Schutzhund USA & NWDA, Apprentice Judge for Schutzhund USA, President of the North Beach Schutzhund Club, and Winner of the 2012 USCA Southeast Regional Championship - just to name a few of his accomplishments.

Mikie at NKC showNeedless to say, it was one big darned deal around here when Chris and Lydia Thompson emailed me out-of-the-blue to see if Blasco Family Bulldogs© might be interested in adopting CH Bionic's Mikie of Moose Run. Mikie had sustained a working injury that prevents him from future working competitions. He's okay, so don't worry, but for a dog that competes at the level Mikie does, even a minor leg injury is a problem. Risking a more serious injury to Mikie by continuing to work him was simply out of the question for them. I have to just respect the hell out of that. I know of quite a few dog sports enthusiasts that would've done differently, and placed their dog at risk. However, the Thompsons chose a different path. Chris and Lydia chose to sacrifice all the time and money they had invested into Mikie, rather than to take even a relatively unlikely risk of sacrificing Mikie's own happiness, and possibly seeing him with a more painful injury later. There's a lesson to be learned there for those of you who compete. Chris and Lydia Thompson are some of the most fierce professional dog competitors on the planet earth today, with more awards and titles on their dogs than most other competitors anywhere - and that's a fact, but first and foremost, they truly do love their dogs.

So, while Bionic easily could have recouped at least some of their investment, and sold Mikie for many thousands of dollars, these kind-hearted people from South Carolina offered Mikie to me for an agreement of gentleman's honor alone: That I provide Mikie his forever retirement home among our family, caring for him and treating him as a family member for the rest of his life, and that I provide Bionic American Bulldogs a single Blasco Family Bulldogs© puppy from a future Mikie breeding. That's it. Not a dollar changed hands. They just wanted the best for their dog.

Maria and I were in the truck less than 24 hours later driving to South Carolina. I'd be damned if we were going to trust a Championed Bionic dog to a commercial airline. Furthermore, the experience of meeting Chris and Lydia Thompson, shaking their hands, seeing some more of their dogs, and just listening to them talk about dogs - man oh man, there's a memory I'll hold dear for a long time to come.

So, we proudly announce that as of November 15, 2013, Blasco Family Bulldogs© is the new home of NKC Champion Bionic's Mikie of Moose Run. Mikie will enjoy the rest of his life here, running through our Colorado forests and tall grass, with a harem of pretty bulldog girls to breed, and forever as a well loved member of our family. Mikie provides us a new insurgence of high performance Standard American Bulldog blood for our hybrid lines, and we'll provide Mikie a life fit for a king.

American Bulldog bite workHere's a few more working pics of Mikie, and let's talk a bit about structure...

Note in this pic to the left how Mikie's back legs are able to stretch out long and straight, driving him into the bite. Dogs that have outwardly turned rear legs (as far too many American Bulldogs these days do), they can't do that.

Now note the neat, clean lines of Mikie's shoulders, and how his front feet are in front of and below him. American Bulldogs that have their front legs slung out to the side in that grotesque horseshoe configuration would offer a much sloppier picture in this position. They would also not have the balance that Mikie is demonstrating here.

bite work

 

Protection trained American BulldogLook how Mikie can get the whole sleave in his mouth, yet his nose can still turn slightly upward, allowing for clear breathing throughout the bite. American Bulldogs with squashed in noses, often two inches or less in length, they'd be gasping for air in a similar bite. This in part is why Blasco Family Bulldogs© always and only wants dogs with slightly longer noses, dogs like Mikie. Many people just love the English Bulldog look on their American Bulldogs, that is, a dog with a smashed face, but back in the day American Bulldoggers mocked the English Bulldog for that super short nose, because we knew that a big part of a dog's stamina while working is based on how well he can breath. Avoid American Bulldogs with English Bulldog faces. The English Bulldog is a non-sporting breed, while the American Bulldog is a working breed, and he needs his nose to work.

 

Flying American Bulldog

 

American Bulldog guard dog.

 

American Bulldog attackNow again, imagine how sloppy this picture would look if Mikie's rear legs were not able to stretch out long and straight, but were instead turned outward. And if he had the horseshoe front end, with front legs out to the side, imagine the sloppy, flailing impression he'd have here - apart from the fact that he'd a) be off balance, and b) would most likely not be able to launch like Mikie can in the first place. Not the case for Mikie. All his feet point properly forward, and front legs are below the dog, not out to the side, because it does matter for a dog that works for a living... or who you want to have the advantage when he protects you.

 

American Bulldog biting...And speaking about launching, our Mikie dog is a real flying bulldog!

 

American Bulldog biting sleave

 

American Bulldog Mikie attacking bad guy

NKC Champion Bionic's Mikie of Moose Run.

   CH BIONIC'S MIKIE OF MOOSE RUN / NKC10-900373649 / MALE
   AMERICAN BULLDOG / STANDARD TYPE / D.O.B. 05-11-2008

91 lbs. slim
0?" to withers

MOOSE RUN'S GO TRAIN

SCH III, BST CH
BOYD'S HI-JUMPIN MIKIE
JOHNSON'S RED MACHINE
JOHNSON'S TOSH ZULA
HINES' COUNTRY BOY
HINES' SNOWBIRD/DORSEY'S FLASH

MOOSE RUN'S FLASHBACK
OF BOYD

ABA CH BST SOUZA'S/
VAN HOOSE'S KOA OF BOYD

OFA GOOD BAILY'S/MANSTOPPER'S/
MGK'S IRON MAN TYSON

SOMMER'S/BOYD'S ATHENA
HINES' COUNTRY BOY
HINES' SNOWBIRD/DORSEY'S FLASH

MOOSE RUN'S GREAT
SOUTHERN TREND KILL/PH
A/K/A "FROSTY"

MP'S/THUNDER ALLEY'S FAR BEYOND DRIVEN

OATHOUT'S JACK FROST OF SCREAMING EAGLE

QUINCY'S ALASKAN WILLOW
OATHOUT'S JACK FROST OF SCREAMING EAGLE
QUINCY'S ALASKAN BLIZZARD

MOOSE RUN'S POLAR PIG

SYMMES' RIP N WOODY
TT, ROM, HD-OFA EXCELLENT
BOYD'S HINE'S MOLEQUE
ABA CH BST SOUZA'S/
VAN HOOSE'S KOA OF BOYD

TT, ROM, HD-OFA EXCELLENT
BOYD'S HINE'S MOLEQUE

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