The BullNAChinaShop Podcast: Episode 11 Featurinig Jamie Sweet

designThe BullNAChinaShop Podcast Episode 11 featuring Jamie Sweet. Direct link below!

http://directory.libsyn.com/episode/index/id/4758297

Ty and Jamie talk about the benefits of raising food bowls, the backlash of Ty’s comments about the Save-A-Bully class and the ups and downs of breeding and whelping litters.

All episodes of The BullNAChinaShop Podcast are now available on iTunes! Click the link below to listen!

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-bullnachinashop-podcast/id1143840036

Make sure you subscribe to have the newest episodes added instantly!

You can also connect with BullNAChinaShop though any one of these social media platforms:

FB @BullNAChinaShop.com
IG @BullNAChinaShopPodcast
Twitter @BullChinaShopTy
Snapchat @BullNAChinaShop

And for videos subscribe to the BullNAChinaShop TV channel on YouTube!

Check out this episode!

The BullNAChinaShop Podcast: Episode 10 Questions From the Listeners.

design

Check out this episode!

EPISODE 10 Questions From the Listeners: CLICK HD! Direct link below….click the link to listen to whole episode!

http://directory.libsyn.com/episode/index/id/4736636

Ty answers questions from the listeners on building your ultimate kennel set up and building your foundation. Also a few questions about the ABKC and showing. As always the Screen Shot Shout Out Contest winner along with a new segment called The WTF of the week.

Here is the link to sign the petition to stop the anti “pit bull” by law:

https://www.change.org/p/denis-coderre-repeal-the-bsl-bill-pit-bull-ban-in-montréal

All episodes of The BullNAChinaShop Podcast are now available on iTunes! Click the link below to listen!

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-bullnachinashop-podcast/id1143840036

Make sure you subscribe to have the newest episodes added instantly!

You can also connect with BullNAChinaShop though any one of these social media platforms:

FB @BullNAChinaShop.com
IG @BullNAChinaShopPodcast
Twitter @BullChinaShopTy
Snapchat @BullNAChinaShop

And for videos subscribe to the BullNAChinaShop TV channel on YouTube!

Episode 9 “PIT BULL” Ban in Montreal

imageCheck out this episode!

Direct link:

Ty talks about the new ban on pit bull type dogs in Montreal CANADA with real facts about the specifics of the new by law behind the ban and drops a few hints to help show hosts with their attendance.

All episodes of The BullNAChinaShop Podcast are now available on iTunes! Click the link below to listen!

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-bullnachinashop-podcast/id1143840036

Make sure you subscribe to have the newest episodes added instantly!

You can also connect with BullNAChinaShop though any one of these social media platforms:

FB @BullNAChinaShop.com
IG @BullNAChinaShopPodcast
Twitter @BullChinaShopTy
Snapchat @BullNAChinaShop

And for videos subscribe to the BullNAChinaShop TV channel on YouTube!

The BullNAChinaShop Podcast: Episode 8 Division In The Community

imageCheck out this episode!

Direct link:

The drama at the IBR show in ATL and how it affects our push toward mainstream. How we can get over the division within the community. The difference between how you think things should work VS how they really work.

iTunes link:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-bullnachinashop-podcast/id1143840036

Stay in contact with BullNAChinaShop Podcast on social media:

FB @BullNAChinaShop.com
IG @BullNAChinaShopPodcast
Twitter @BullChinaShopTy
Snapchat @BullNAChinaShop

Check out http://www.BullNAChinaShop.com to watch all the latest videos from our YouTube Channel BullNAChinaShop TV or read articles on the blog page!

To contact The BullNAChinaShop Podcast email realtylumley@gmail.com

Evolve, advance or cease to exist!

imageLet’s think back to 20 years ago, or 15 years ago, even 10 years ago, better yet 5 years ago and let’s review how the things created in those years have advance and gotten better since then. Think about VCRs 20 years ago and think about the Blue Ray player now, think about the 32” tube TV built into a TV stand sitting in one corner of the house because it was too heavy to move and think now about that 60” you just bought from Wal-Mart that you carried inside by yourself. Think about phones from 10 years ago, so used to seeing smart phones now we forget about the flip-phone craze when we all were happy to be able to text for free, only calls after 9 pm or on weekend though because it was free right, and now unlimited everything plans for $50 a month. Think about social media 5-10 years ago with MySpace being the place to be and then Facebook comes along and changes the whole game, add in YouTube and Twitter and now the entire world is connected mentally and visually to each other for better or worse. If we stop and think a bout all the things in our daily lives that have evolved and advanced and been made to fit the intended vision better with each new model in the last 5-10-15-20 years there is no shortage of examples to use and at least one that relates to everybody.
This process of evolution and advancement has been going on in every aspect of our lives from the beginning of time, on some scale or another. Why,then, is it difficult for people to see this very same process happens with dog breeds and breed standards also? The American Bully origins begin about 20 years ago and the foundation of the breed about 15 years ago. In the process of evolution and advancement toward the intended vision there have been better examples of the breed with each step taken and plateau reached. Why is it difficult for people in general to understand that the examples they first fell in love with 10 years ago were not the finished product of the breed or even near ideal examples of what the intended vision had called for? The written standard has always called for a heavy bodied dog, what was considered heavy bodied 15 years ago seems to have stuck in the minds of some people and that is still what they see as heavy bodied today. As we all know and have seen in so many other areas of life, everything is relative so what was heavy bodied back then may or may not be considered heavy bodied now. What does not change and has not changed is the proportions the standard is calling for, large broad head, compact frame, square appearance, 50/50 body/leg ratio and a wide set front end with round ribs and width in the rear to match. The first line of the standard describes the dog as “giving the impression of great strength for its size”, that line alone will tell you a lot about the type of dog the standard is calling for. It goes on to describe the character as a companion breed, a breed built to be the best friend to the entire family. No where in the written standard does it say anything about working or providing any sort of function other than being a family companion that gives the appearance of great strength. The standard uses the words “blocky”, “heavy”, “wide”, “broad”, “large”, “bulky”, “heavily muscled” and “strong” over and over again in order to emphasize just how important these words are to helping each one of us describe and build this dog in our mind. Each and every step of the way there have been dogs produced that get closer and closer to what the standard would consider ideal, and every step of the way we have a large portion of the community fighting these advancements due to being stuck in one previous era or another. Let’s think about the American Bullys from 10 years ago and the American Bullys now, 10 years ago the overall look was a wedge headed longer leaner less compact dog that was trying to advance toward a more blocky more compact more massive heavy framed dog. So why now when we have so many dogs on the scene that carry a blocky head with a square muzzle and deep stop as the standard calls for do we compare these dogs to Bulldogs? Round heads, round eyes, curved under jaws, loose wrinkled skin and long coats are all faults in our standard because they are tell tale bulldog traits and we don’t want the breed going toward a more bulldoggy look. Why is it hard for people to see that displaying snipey muzzles, long thin necks, long legs, racey outlines and slab style rib cages are all faults in the same standard, because they are all tell tale terrier traits and we don’t want this breed going more toward a terrier look either. It is just as far off the ideal to be too far one way as it is to be too far the other way. The breed standard has very clearly outlined the type of dog this breed should be looking for and it has done so for the last 10+ years. Being revised to tighten up the look and eliminate acceptable faults twice since its inception,just as 90% of breed standards have in the same time frame, the picture of the canine the American Bully Breed Standard calls for has never been more clear.

The BullNAChinaShop Podcast Episode 7: The American Bully Standard Review

imageCheck out this episode!

http://directory.libsyn.com/episode/index/id/4685772

Ty talks about the drama at the UK show, and the Cancun show from the weekend of Sept 18th 2016. Ty also takes a look into The American Bully Standard and breaks down exactly what it is that the standard is calling for in an effort to help people “BREED TO BUILD BETTER DOGS”

iTunes link:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-bullnachinashop-podcast/id1143840036

Stay in contact with BullNAChinaShop Podcast on social media:

FB @BullNAChinaShop.com
IG @BullNAChinaShopPodcast
Twitter @BullChinaShopTy
Snapchat @BullNAChinaShop

Check out http://www.BullNAChinaShop.com to watch all the latest videos from our YouTube Channel BullNAChinaShop TV or read articles on the blog page!

To contact The BullNAChinaShop Podcast email realtylumley@gmail.com

What is that judge looking at exactly?

image

Written by Ty Lumley

With all the second guessing of the decisions made inside the many many conformation show rings we are involved with as a community I feel the general public has some common misconceptions that need clearing up. There are five key points each judge must look at when evaluating any individual dog in the ring. TYPE, BALANCE, STYLE, SOUNDNESS and CONDITION.

The first category and most important is TYPE, meaning does this dog I’m looking at fit the BREED TYPE of the breed I’m evaluating. Does this individual specimen fit the 5 categories that determine breed type, BREED CHARACTER, HEAD/EXPRESSION, SILHOUETTE, COAT and MOVEMENT. Does this dog have the breed character of
The breed I’m judging, does it have the head that it supposed to have, does it have the proper silhouette, does its coat for what’s called for and does this dog move like it’s supposed to according to the breed standard. This is first on the list and very important simply because if the dog doesn’t pass this first small test and does not fit the breed type it really doesn’t matter how well it performs or how balanced it is. If it doesn’t fit the TYPE it’s going to be difficult to win over dogs that do.

Second in the list is BALANCE, also very important for breeds that call for balance in proportion and movement. the term balance refers to symmetry and proportion. The dog should appear to have balance from left to right and front to back. The weight of the dog should be distributed equally and every element of the dog should be of similar proportion. If the dog is bulky and massive in the front it should also be as bulky and massive in the rear.

Third on the list is STYLE, and is overlooked by many on the sidelines watching the show. The judge is not looking for a certain style or his preferred style in the ring and this is where most get tripped up. There are an acceptable range of styles within every single breed of dog, and it’s the judges job it look at and determine if the individual fits that acceptable range. Sometimes with breeds bred for a purpose judges will go with the style that closely resembles that of the purpose built dogs of old so as to preserve the original look of that breed, where as with companion breeds and designer breeds the intended look or style is leaned on a bit more in the ring.

Next on the list is SOUNDNESS, another confusing term for most of us. Soundness refers to having correct structure and movement according to that particular breed type. The breed standard comes into play heavily at this point, as we are looking for correct structure and movement as described by that breeds individual standard. There is no generic build or movement that is SOUND for all breeds, this is determined by wether or not the dog possesses the structure and movement specific to its breed.

Finally the CONDITION of the dog itself comes into play, and not just of the dog is overweight or underweight but other things like cleanliness and upkeep as well. The judge is looking at wether or not the dog is clean, are the toe nails clipped, does it have tear stains, does the dog look overweight or underweight. This key is fairly self explanatory and most of the community understands the condition of your dog is important but on occasion judges still see long toenails and dirty dogs in the ring.

Most info for this post was provided by THE NICHOLAS GUIDE TO DOG JUDGING written by Anne Katherine Nicholas

REMEMBER BREED TYPE IS PARAMOUNT!!!