A few years ago, a new type of American Bully was emerging.
Dogs with ”Bulldog” characteristics more extreme than the “Original American Bullies.” These major changes in the phenotype of the breed due to consistent infusion of other bull breeds.
It is widely known among the breeders. We do not know specific dogs, bloodlines or origin of the dogs. When they were introduced the vast majority of these animals were not recorded in Genealogical Records.
The infusions were so constant in recent years, that these dogs got very far away from the original proposed standard by the American Bully. An inevitable conflict within that breed fell on the Clubs, Owners and Breeders.
We conclude therefore, that the solution is to compose a new breed with it’s own characteristics, while having an transparent pedigree which is openly documented
They were affectionately nicknamed “Exotics” by the Breeders and can now go on their own way, with thousands of fans around the world. It is important to remember that for dog enthusiasts to properly breed or promote a breed or line of dogs that access to an accurate and truthful pedigree database is necessary and should not be undervalued.
The IBC has decided that now is time to write a standard with the obvious changes that we found in the phenotype of these dogs.
At this stage,we allow the inclusion of other breeds in our studbook. The foundation of most “exotics” today can be attributed to the American Bully, French Bulldog, Olde English Bulldog, Shorty Bull and English Bulldog.
The objective of IBC with the separation of these breeds are:
1.Standardize the American Bully breed dogs keeping with its original standard.
2. In the “Exotics”, encourage the breeders to introduce reliable genetic information on our studbook; NO need to omit, lie or use features such as the “Initial Registration” to introduce other breeds into this new breed.
IBC takes to encourage breeders to choose the best specimens to be introduced in this new gene pool.
The history of show dogs proves that the with the greater the appearance of Bulldog traits can come health problems. Responsible breeding practices should be required and celebrated.
Breeders should aim to produce dogs genetically healthy, aimed at health, type and temperament.
IBC wrote a standard for this new breed, considering animal welfare, without targeting crooked and health problems dogs. The standard will be revised over the years, following the evolution of the breed.