Gangway Bully Vision
Gangway Bullies is a partner with
other small bully kennel owners in
Northeast Ohio. In short, we want to produce healthy and
high quality English Bulldogs, American Bullies, and Olde English Bulldogges that will be good representations
of the breed for many years to come. Needless to say, there will be
some variations in the sizes and features depending on the sires and
dams used in the breeding. Our goal is to produce good
bully looking dogs based on the current conformation
standards for their respective breed. Gangway has owned bully breeds
since 1995 and has been breeding for more than 15 years starting out
with Bullmastiffs. We work in conjunction with each other to keep things manageable
so that no one has to house more
than six dogs on their premises that we use in our breeding and
showing programs. Unlike a puppy mill operation, by keeping our individual numbers low we able to provide our respective
dogs with the best of care. .
The English Bulldog (Bulldog)
Bulldogs have comparatively small statures, they are
stout, exceptionally sturdy, and widely built. They have muscular legs
that are set squarely and contribute to the breed’s “waddle”.
Their heads are thick and very large-sized with cheeks that reach the
sides of their eyes. The Bulldog’s muzzle is short and pug and
features a broad black nose with wide nostrils. Their upper lips are
pendent and close over an undershot lower jaw. Bulldogs have round dark
eyes that are set far apart and a pair of small, thin ears that are
folded back. Their short tails are carried low. The coat of this breed
exists in a number of colors including red, washed-out red, white,
brindle, pale yellow, or fawn. Many coats of this breed are a mixture of
several of the above colors.
For more information go to: http://www.bulldogbreeds.com/englishbulldog.html
American Bully breed was established in the mid 1990s with the purpose
of creating the ultimate family companion. The American Bully was
created through years of selective breeding by combining the desired
traits of the UKC American Pit Bull Terrier and the AKC American
Staffordshire Terrier. The American Bully’s origin’s can be seen
both on the East and West Coast of the United States, primarily in
Virgina, and Los Angeles, California. Today the American Bully can also
be seen, in Europe and Asia.
The American Bully should give the impression of great strength for
its size. Compact to medium/large size dog with a muscular body and
blocky head. Powerful in its movement and should display effortless
movement at the same time. Keenly alive and alert to its surroundings.
The American Bully should have the appearance of heavy bone structure
with a Bully build and look.
The American Bully is a companion breed exhibiting confidence, a zest
for life, along with an exuberant will to please and companionship
with their family. This making the American Bully an excellent family
companion. Despite the American Bully’s fierce and powerful
appearance their demeanor is gentle. They are great with kids, and
extremely friendly with strangers, other dogs, and other animals.
Human or dog aggression, extreme shyness, or viciousness is very
uncharacteristic of the American Bully and is highly undesirable.
For more information go to: http://theabkcdogs.org/
The Olde English Bulldogge
The Olde English Bulldogge is a
contemporary recreation of the original 18th century Bulldogge
which became extinct. Please understand that this dog no longer existed
at some point in nature. What we see today is a variety of perceived
versions of what we believed the dog to look like and act like prior to
extinction. Current OEB lines can only be traced back about forty years.
Developed during the 1970s by David Leavitt, this breed was
re-created using an English Bulldog, Bullmastiff, American Bulldog, and
Pit Bull. Mr. Leavitt's goal was to produce an Olde English Bulldogge
that was not violent in temperament and free of the health problems
associated with English Bulldogs. Other breeders such as Greg and Linda
Hermes have also been instrumental in the restoration of the breed along
with a number of other breeders across the country.
Because of personal
preference our OEB's tails will be docked and they will carry a
significant percentage of Hermes bloodlines
in their pedigrees. This line breeding gene pool program tends to
produce very athletic and impressive looking dogs when they reach
full maturity. Please be mindful that the current conformation
standard is looking for a slightly smaller dog than those that were
produced 10-20 years ago. Males should
be 18 to 20 inches at the shoulder and weighing 65 to 85 lbs. Females should be 17 to 19 inches at the shoulders and
weighing 50 to 70 lbs. The days of the 100+
pound Oldes are no longer desired in the show ring.
The standards have moved to a slightly smaller over the years. The
bottom line is to get better in quality, not just bigger in litters and
For more information go to: http://www.ioeba.net/breed_info.htm#OEB
A little more about
kennel name comes from the United States Marine Corps military term which
means get out the way or move
over....because the real dogs are coming
through! The owner of Gangway Bullies and former Marine has
owned bully breeds over 20 years.
you are considering purchasing a puppy or becoming an breeder please
read the article on the Better Breeding page. This article will save you money, time, and kennel growing pains.