The American Bully Kennel Club (ABKC) brings to you a spectacular array of bully events in 2023, showcasing the exquisite beauty and robust personality of the American Bully and other bully breeds. Dive into this comprehensive guide to not only mark your calendars with these enthralling events but also to perfectly prepare for an impeccable experience at the shows.
A Peek into the 2023 Bully Events Calendar
Explore the dynamic world of American Bully shows and other bully breed dog shows, spanning across various locations worldwide. Here’s your guide to the spectacular events lined up for 2023:
|Date||Event Name||Location||Notable Breeds Featured||Judges/Additional Information|
|Oct. 6, 2023||
Great Tennessee Giveback 8
|AJ'S BAR AND GRILL 8283 Carthage Hwy, Lebanon, TN 37087, USA||American Bully, American Pit Bull Terrier, Boston Terrier, Shorty Bull, etc.||
|Oct. 7, 2023||N/A||
Oregon State Fair
2330 17th St NE, Salem, OR 97301
|American Bully, Shorty Bull, English Bulldog, Exotic Bully||TBA|
|Oct. 7, 2023||Houston Bullnanza 2||Pasadena, TX, USA||American Bully, Shortybull, etc.||TBA|
|Oct. 7, 2023||Octobully Fest 2023||Palau De Anglesola, Lleida, Spain||American Bully, French Bulldog||Angel De Zayas, Raffaele Colace|
|Oct.14, 2023||Made to Win Bully Bash Fun Show||Generations Park, 700 Mack Henry Holland Dr, Aiken, SC 29801, USA||Am Bully, Am Bully Exotic, Am Bully Pocket, Am Bully Standard, XL Am Bully, etc...||Brandon Hartley and Ombreyan Broadwater|
|Oct.14, 2023||Stack For a Cure Bully Bash 2||7385 Spice Pond Rd, Eight Mile, AL 36613, USA||American BullyEnglish BulldogFrench BulldogExotic Bully||TBA|
|Nov. 4, 2023||The Beast of the East||Chesterfield, VA, USA||American Bully, APBT, etc.||Lou Manipon & TBA|
|Nov. 5, 2023||El Regreso Del Inca||Lurin-Lima, Peru||American Bully, APBT||Pablo Liceran, Edwin Vargas, etc.|
|Nov. 19, 2023||Mundo Maya Guatemala||Guatemala, Guatemala||American Bully, APBT, etc.||TBA|
|Nov. 25, 2023||Dracula Bully Marathon||Sanandrei, Timis, Romania||American Bully||TBA|
|Dec. 2, 2023||ABKC Nationals 2023||Houston, TX, USA||-||TBA|
Note: Ensure to check the official American Bully Kennel Club (ABKC) website or connect directly with event organizers for the most accurate and up-to-date information.
Preparing for a Bully Event: A Wholesome Guide
Attending a bully breed dog show isn’t just about marking the date and location. It’s about ensuring you and your bully are perfectly prepped for the day. Here are some tips to make sure your participation is smooth, enjoyable, and comfortable:
For Your Bully:
1. Comfort and Safety:
- Travel Crate: Ensure a safe and secure travel crate for your bully to rest during transit and at the event.
- Comfortable Bedding: Include a comfortable bed in the crate to ensure your bully can relax.
2. Hydration and Nutrition:
- Water and Bowl: Always have fresh water and a bowl to keep your bully well-hydrated.
- Nutritious Food: Pack enough food and some healthy treats to keep their energy levels up.
3. Health and Cleanliness:
- Grooming Kit: Ensure your bully is well-groomed with all the necessary grooming tools.
- First Aid: Carry a basic first-aid kit for unforeseen minor injuries or illnesses.
4. Cooling Mechanisms:
- Cooling Mat: Bully breeds can get overheated; a cooling mat can provide relief.
- Shade: Ensure to provide a shaded spot for rest to avoid overheating.
For The Handler:
5. Paperwork and Documentation:
- Bully’s Documents: Ensure all documentation related to your bully (like registration, health records, and any required certifications) is in order.
- Handler’s ID: Carry your identification and any necessary paperwork related to the event.
6. Attire and Presentation:
- Professional Attire: Dress in clean, professional attire as per the event guidelines.
- Comfortable Footwear: Opt for comfortable shoes as you might be on your feet for an extended period.
- Contact Information: Keep a note of the event coordinators and emergency contacts.
- Schedule: Have a clear understanding of the event schedule, rules, and regulations.
8. Networking and Interaction:
- Business Cards: If you’re a breeder or handler, having business cards handy can facilitate networking.
- Positive Attitude: Maintain a friendly and positive demeanor for a pleasant experience for you, your bully, and fellow participants.
Travel Tips for the Event:
- Pet-Friendly Hotels: Ensure to book accommodations that are pet-friendly and close to the event venue.
- Early Booking: Consider booking your stay well in advance to avoid last-minute hassles.
- Vehicle Safety: If traveling by car, ensure it’s equipped to safely transport your bully.
- Air Travel: If flying, check airline policies related to pet travel and adhere to them.
11. Local Guidelines:
- Event Rules: Follow all event and venue-specific rules diligently.
- Local Laws: Be mindful of the local laws and regulations related to pets in the area.
Embark on a delightful journey through the bully breed dog shows, where each event unfolds a unique world of canine marvels, and where every bully is a star shining in its own might. Engage, appreciate, and immerse yourself in the magnificent realm of bully breeds, celebrating the beauty, strength, and spirit of these splendid canines.
Join us in the celebration of bully breeds, where every bark echoes the tales of their grandeur!