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United Kennel Club Announces Additional Information Regarding the American Bully Breed
Posted on 10/01/2013 in Dog Events.

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UNITED KENNEL CLUB, INC. News Release
United Kennel Club Announces Additional Information Regarding the American Bully Breed
For more information, contact AmBullySingle@ukcdogs.com

Kalamazoo, MI. October 1, 2013. On July 15, the United Kennel Club, Inc. welcomed a new breed, the American Bully, to its list of recognized breeds. Initially, based on several factors, it was assigned to the Terrier Group. Upon further research and at the suggestion of many of the breed’s fanciers, UKC has decided to move the American Bully breed to the Companion Dog Group, effective October 1, 2013.

In addition, Conformation exhibition privileges for the American Bully will become effective January 1, 2014. For more information, please contact conformation@ukcdogs.com.

Single Registration of the American Bully opened July 15, 2013. To be considered for Single Registration as an American Bully, you must complete the breed specific Single Registration application. This application can be downloaded from the UKC website at http://res.ukcdogs.com/pdf/AmerBullyDog.pdf or requested by e-mailing AmBullySingle@ukcdogs.com.

Additionally effective on October 1, 2013, owners of American Pit Bull Terriers that have registered offspring with UKC will be able to apply for a breed transfer. This was initially limited only to those APBTs that had not yet registered offspring with UKC. It is undeniable that there are UKC registered American Pit Bull Terriers that more closely meet the American Bully breed standard. APBT owners who would prefer to have their dog(s) registered as American Bullys may request to change their dog's breed designation by using the UKC Breed Transfer Application for American Bully. This form can be downloaded from the UKC website, http://res.ukcdogs.com/pdf/BreedTransferApplication.pdf or requested by e-mailing AmBullySingle@ukcdogs.com.

Established in 1898, the United Kennel Club is the largest all-breed performance-dog registry in the world, registering dogs from all 50 states and 25 foreign countries. More than 60 percent of its 15,500 annually licensed events are tests of hunting ability, training, and instinct. UNITED KENNEL CLUB prides itself on its family-oriented, friendly, educational events. To find out more about registration and events, call or visit our website. Phone: (269) 343-9020; www.ukcdogs.com.