Color Genetics

 

We personally love these exquisite colors! We have delayed producing them due to "some criticism" in the Bulldog community. Before the 1800's Bulldogs were first seen in black & white as well as black tri variations (blue is a dilute black). Many of the first English Bulldogs showdogs were black and white as well as black. Later the standard was rewritten as black being undesirable but NOT a disqualification (color only counts for 4 out of 100 points). That means you can have an exquisitely rare colored English Bulldog as a pet and show and WIN (as some ALREADY have)!!! These colors are becoming more and more popular today but are very very hard to produce as breeders decades ago have tried to eliminate them from their lines. We don't just put two Bulldogs together and hope for the best.... We are very selective in our breeding & are confident to have found an outstandingly healthy, sound, Stud, with great conformation that compliments our girls very well. For more insightful information on color please read the quate (below) from AKC Gazette written by Carole Williams...

"Obviously the color our standard most favors, brindle, was not held in high esteem then. Black had been acceptable; it went out of favor because of Adcock’s Spanish Bulldogs. Is this a valid reason to shun black today? I think not. No lethal gene or genetic defect is linked to color in Bulldogs. There is no reason for the list of color preferences and there is no reason to object to black. The standard should be changed.

 
A standard of excellence for a breed is used as a guide and is studied by judges, exhibitors, breeders and others. It must be clear and reflect the truth of a breed. We cannot keep a standard solely because it was written that way a long time ago. It is not a sacred cow. If facts are not stated clearly in the standard we cannot expect judges to do a competent job. If the standard is so ambiguous that extensive seminars and training sessions are needed to explain it, there is something wrong. Perhaps the standard should be discussed with a disclaimer, “Just disregard the part about color preference.”
 
Who cares what color a sound, balanced, vigorous dog is? If most fanciers still consider solid black a bad color (although there is no reason for it) make it a disqualification. Otherwise, allow it with the other colors. If we want good breeding, exhibiting and judging, our standard must be specific. Even the constitutions of the AKC and the USA can be amended. Is the Bulldog standard more sacred? – CW"
 
"Carol, we appreciate your strong opinions and reasoning on how, why and when the Bulldog standard should be changed.
 
Richard R. Maze, 45 Carolane Trail, Houston, TX 77024-5120."










 

 

 

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