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We have had the pleasure of speaking with several wonderful families, many of which have commented that our dogs look much different than most they have seen in their search for Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog (ABBB) puppies.
Here are the differences to help bring some clarity between the two, Lana Lou Lane's bloodline, and Raoul "Ray" T. Coleman's dogs bloodline also known as Cattle Rustler Kennels (CRK). Ray T. Coleman, is also the president of the ABBA registry where he registers his dogs.
Lana became part of the Certified Breeder's Program with the Animal Research Foundation ARF in 1986 upon registering the first Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog. These Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldogs derived from her kennel named Circle L Kennels. There is no known documented evidence in existence prior to 1986 of an Alapaha outside of the Lane family. Ray Coleman of CRK, proclaims that he had first established the breed in 1979, and acknowledges Lana's granddaddy, PaPa Buck, as the original breeder of the Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog. We have been fortunate enough to have spoken on more than one occasion with Lana's former brother-in-law, Mayor Collins, along with her associate and trainer, Marker R. Nicholas MRN. They both shared their knowledge with us. *Marker, who is the founder of the Old Southern Bulldog OSB, was recognized by the Animal Research Foundation for his role in assisting Lana in the preservation of the Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog from being close to extinction. He also entered into the Certified Breeders Program of the ARF.* They both had confirmed that Lana's granddaddy, PaPa Buck, never bred any dogs.
That Lana was the originator of the ABBB. On page four in her original kennel booklet, Mrs. Lane states, "I've bred to very choice dogs over the years and culled closely, picking and choosing for any genetic or temperamental defects."
The Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog's traits and characteristics are based on the Old Southern White aka White English Bulldog WEB, and Old Southern Bulldog OSB breeds. The Old Southern White, is not extinct as stated in the ABBA's breed history. Three of our girls Leia, Lily, and Lulu's Sire, "Baron", is of pure bloodline Old Southern White. Baron is Registered by: Working White English Bulldog Association.
Registration: #AWE-1BM015-L7-0003. His pictures, registrations, and pedigrees can be viewed at the bottom of our Dams page.
*Our girl, "Lexy" F. F. Lexy Pearl Fox of MRN, is straight, Old Southern Bulldog OSB. Lexy was originally acquired from Marker.*
White English Bulldog/Old Southern White - Traits and Characteristics
The WEB is a working type utility farm dog, not actually a bulldog. They are used for catching feral hogs and guarding the homestead and livestock. Being very submissive with their family they are not a dominant breed that needs firm handling. These dogs are distrustful of strangers. They have a fondness toward children. White English Bulldogs can often be depicted as being lazy for those who are not familiar with them. They are very intelligent and do not require much training or a lot of attention.
Old Southern Bulldog - Traits and Characteristics
The OSB is very protective of the family and home. This is a stable breed that likes to please. They are easily trained. These dogs can be fearless and opposing, who like to let their presence be known. Their hard working with a lot of drive and endurance. They can be stubborn. The Old Southern Bulldog is very outgoing and energetic. They play rough and require a lot of exercise. Being a hard dog that is adaptable to any environment.
Note: The White English Bulldog, is formerly in the Alapaha and Old Southern Bulldog's ancestry. Their forebears trace back to the Old Spanish War Dogs.
Breeds That Established Lana Lou Lane's Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldogs Genetic Pool
Old Southern White aka White English Bulldog (WEB), Colby Pitbull, Old Southern Bulldog (OSB) and Catahoula Leopard Dog aka Catahoula Cur.
Lana Lou Lane's stock bloodlines does not carry: Black Mouth Cur, Mountain Dog, Bandog or Old Country (Big) Bulldog, as opposed to the breed description of the CRK dogs bloodline.
The Structural Differences Between Lana Lou Lane's Alapaha's, and CRK Dogs
Height and Weight - Breed Standards of Both Bloodlines
*Lana Lou Lane's official breed standards: Males: 22 -25 inches at the withers, with a variance of 1 inch, Weight: 70 to 100 pounds, with a 5 - 10 pound variance.
Females: 20 -23 inches at the withers, with a 1 inch variance. Weight: 50 - 70 pounds, with a 5 - 10 pound variance.
*CRK breed standards: Males: 20 - 24 inches at the withers. Weight: 70 - 90 pounds.
Females: 18 - 22 inches at the withers, 55 - 75 pounds.
Below is Lana Lou Lane's Stud dog- Lana's Marcelle Lane
Registration: #ARF ABBB12M
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