Wednesday, December 17, 2014

I Am A Johnson Bully Breed

My mom has been telling every one that I am a Hybrid American Bulldog - that I am half Johnson type and half Scott type. Well, she found out today that is not true. She had someone look at my pedigree chart and I am fully Johnson Bully! I don't know if that is a good thing or a bad thing, but I am guessing it is a good thing. Mom seems happy about it. 

Note from Mom: I let someone lead me to believe that Opie was a Hybrid - not that it matters - that just means he would be half and half of the 2 main types of American Bulldogs - but to know for sure that he is all one type is good to know, too.

So here is a little history on the 2 main types of American Bulldog.

Johnson: is the classic and larger of the 2 bulldog types. They generally stand 23 - 27 inches at the withers and can weigh any where from 70 - 120 pounds. They have heavier bones, wider chests and resemble the English bulldog in the face with a boxier head. Actually they were crossed with the English Bulldog. They have an undershot bite but their teeth usually don't show. These are around today thanks to John Johnson - otherwise they would be extinct. He gets the credit for breeding and keeping this beautiful dog in existence.

Scott: is more the "standard" type. Smaller, more athletic. Typically weighing 60 - 100 pounds. Sometimes they are mistaken for the American Pit Bull Terrier. They usually have a reverse scissors bite - meaning their lower teeth touch the sides of the upper teeth on the outside. Alan Scott is the man responsible for this breed type. 

This picture is a better one of a Scott type - 

Monday, December 15, 2014

Another Christmas Picture

Mom took me to the Pet Resort and left me for group play and they took this photo of me while I was there. Mom says I should have smiled.

Note from Mom: He looks so sad. I guess he wasn't sure what they were wanting him to do since they were putting him up on that big chair. He still looks cute, though.

Monday, December 8, 2014

10 Months Old Today

I am 10 months old today and I weigh 69 pounds! I wear a size 7 in human boys shirts.
I still love to jump up on people - mom and dad say I have to stop doing that. I don't mean to knock people down but sometimes that happens. Especially little kids. I love them so much and want to play with them. 
My favorite human  foods are sardines and scrambled eggs.
My favorite treats are yogurt bites (mom buys Bil Jac) and I also love knuckle bones from Lucky Paws
I love to go to the park and the pet resort and sitting in the recliner with my mom.

Note from Mom: He just had another growth spurt. He gained 9 pounds this past month. He just gets cuter every day. I miss the little baby days already but he is so much fun at every age. 
He is still my lap dog - he likes to sit in the chair with me. He now sleeps in his own bed beside our bed. He just takes up way too much room in our queen size bed. I can't even turn over when he sleeps with us because he has to be right up against me. He literally takes up half the bed leaving me and Brad with the other half and that just doesn't work! lol

Pictures with Santa Claus

My mom and dad took me to see Santa! At first I was pretty scared. I didn't like Santa at all! Then when Santa started calling my name and offering me treats, I realized I knew Santa after all! I was fine then and I wanted to play. I kept pulling at Santa's beard and giving kisses. 

Note from Mom: Santa just happened to be Marilyn, his trainer at Petsmart and he loves her. Once he recognized her voice and scent - he was totally fine. The pictures turned out really cute. 

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

My First Thanksgiving

My mom and dad stayed home this Thanksgiving. They didn't want to leave me and I was so glad. My mom made me a special plate of boiled chicken, scrambled eggs and I even had some pumpkin! I love chicken!
 They were both home with me ALL week long! We went to the park, we went shopping at Petsmart and Petco. My mom and my trainer, Marilyn, and her dog, Khaleesi, went to the park one day, too. We had a blast! I taught her how to play in the mud! We know how to have fun!!

Note from Mom:
This was one of the best Thanksgiving breaks that I can remember. No pressure - no fuss - we just flew by the seat of our pants every day and on Turkey Day Brad and I went to Cracker Barrel and had an awesome meal. It was nice and relaxing. 
Marilyn and I met at the dog park and of course Opie found the mud hole right away. Khaleesi jumped right in with Opie. They were both covered in mud. They were so much fun to watch, tho. They really hit it off.