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Johnson Breed American Bulldog

Updated on January 31, 2017
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Johnson Breed American Bulldog
Johnson Breed American Bulldog | Source

American Bulldog Rescue

American Bulldog from a California Animal Shelter

As I responded to an investigation many years ago in a vast city in California while working as an Animal Control officer. A call came in about a complaint for an abandoned dog, left almost one month to die by his prior owners after they had moved. The neighbor and a construction worker claimed to be tossing food over the fence periodically and filling an ice chest with water for him. When I responded, the home was clearly vacant. I yelled out my presence and rattled my keys while heading to the side of the home in hopes to see a dog. It took several minutes, but eventually a very large headed beast came up to the 4 ft chain link fence that separated us. He was skinny and underweight, yet he still had such a presence. At first, I just got a look from him. Ears up, no tail wag, yet no bark and no growl. He then ran back behind the house. Where did he go? I called out and soon he returned, tennis ball in mouth. It was love at first sight. I entered the yard and played a very long time with this amazing dog. Law required I post the property and return daily to follow up and provide food and water for 48 hours in the event that he may possibly not be abandoned. It was painful leaving him there. He was very hungry. How could anyone leave this handsome fellow? I returned the next day with the same events. Notices still posted, no response from the possible owners. I was off the day my future Peter Biscuits was impounded. A fellow Officer went to get him. And lucky for me, he was there. I called just to make sure. I was elated. Pete was held 2 weeks as evidence at the shelter. During his stay, I visited him every day. He stayed in the office when I worked nights on dispatch as many dogs did. We went for walks, ate "special" food, and even had a couple of baths. We had a bond from the beginning. After 14 days, he came home. We have had Pete almost 10 years as I write this. He has been the best dog. Loyal, sweet, and obedient and a wonderful companion and protector of my family.

A 125 Pound American Bulldog
A 125 Pound American Bulldog | Source

How to Care for Large Dog Breeds

Meet my Peter Biscuits! A whopping 125 Pound American Bulldog!

Have you ever seen such a handsome boy? Peter Biscuits is an 11 year old 125 lb. American Bulldog. He appears to be of the John D. Johnson bloodline. The Johnson American Bulldog is a breed of dog unlike any other; their sheer strength and courage coupled with their undying loyalty and devotion make them the ultimate breed of dog. The modern American Bulldog is believed to have descended from the colossus breeds of ancient history similar to other mastiff breeds. The American Bulldogs earliest history is virtually unknown and little if any recorded records exist. The first documented history relating to the American Bulldog was during the late 19th century. Dogs resembling today's American Bulldogs were used in Europe, specifically England.

American Bulldog Happy Holidays
American Bulldog Happy Holidays | Source

Best Veterinarians who really Love Animals

Who am I; And why; I'm so passionate for animals

I have always been interested in the bully breed and have a huge passion for animals. My past career choices have been in animal related fields since my very first job. I have been a practice manager at many Veterinary Hospitals and have worked many years as a Veterinarian for a large city district and as an Animal Control Officer. I'm currently working as a Office Manager in a very large and busy veterinary hospital maintaining the proper care and education of domestic pets and exotic animals

Large Breed Dog Toys

This is one of my American Bulldogs Favorite Toys! Big Peter can anilate his toys very quickly. So what I have learned by owning a large breed dog is how to find the best brand toys that are safe and virtually indestructible. I purchased this Kong brand toy for Peter. He just loves playing fetch and chewing on this quality toy. Kong toys are made with a tough safe nontoxic chewable rubber that is made in very fun playful shapes. Believe it or not, Sweet Peter is so big! I had to order him the kong made for horses. I will review that toy below.

Sweet Dreams Bulldog
Sweet Dreams Bulldog | Source

How to Name Large Dog Breeds

Who is Peter Biscuits? You Ask! Well he just looks like a handsome Peter, so the name just came to mind. And he is such a giant biscuit of a dog, it just kinda stuck. He is also known as Sweet Pete, Sweet Peter Biscuits, or Sweet Petie Boy. I have found a great referance for naming bulldog breeds and would like to share it with you here.

Please visit this very helpful article featuring many bulldog naming ideas for boys and girls. This publisher has helpful history and tips covering this fun and playful breed. Enjoy reading this article here Great Names for English Bulldogs

Meet Walter Alias Belvedere

Walter the French Bulldog
Walter the French Bulldog | Source

French Bulldogs with Handicaps

Meet Walter Alias Belvedere

Isn't this little French Bulldog adorable? This is my other member of the family! A little French man who has a heart of gold! This is very special story that I plan on sharing with you soon in a new hub and will be available very soon for you to read. I will share my personal experiences with you on how to manage a disability with your family pet. Learn what my French bulldog has rebounded from with a bad back injury with a surgery to follow. ALao I will share my experiences and opinions about the best wheelchair and therapy you can find. I love my animals and what I have learned from my loving pets is they are very passionate and great full souls. Look at little Walter doesn't he look great walking again? The enjoyment of just watching him run around the grass looking adorable and enchanted in the garden is priceless. Check back soon for Walters story.

”As you can see here Walter enjoys playing with Pete's large Kong ball!

Training an American Bulldog

What about training a large dog breed? Well, although Peter is a very hard headed dog he's really good with his weekly schooling. We began Hiking in the beautiful Angeles National Forest, camping, playing in the snow, doggie bubble baths and laying out in the sun before we decided to make the next step and joining dog training school.

Pete gets mistaken for a Pit-bull sometimes

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He's just a gentle giant!

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      17 months ago

      Well my story with my awesome bully only lasted 10 years. This dog was the most beautiful obedient loving friend a person could have. I was blessed to have him it’s only been a little over a year since he passed. I miss him every day

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      Jamie lissal 

      22 months ago

      I have a American bulldog also he is a Johnson breed his name is bubba he is so loyal but he mones and barks unless I am touching him but he loves to work with me he is a big baby

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      2 years ago from South Florida

      Peter B and Walter are gorgeous guys! I'm sorry to hear about Walter's back injury, but can see in the photo that he has the heart of a champion and a great quality of life, not letting his disability keep him down. Unless completely severed, damaged nerves can repair but it may take a long time and lots of exercise. I wish him well along his road to recovery.

      Growing up we had a second-hand American Bulldog. Our neighbors offered her to us when they moved instead of trying to quarantine her for like a year. We completely doted on this dog so of course she joined our family. She used to watch out the window starting about a half hour before the appropriate time and danced around in circles when the school bus finally dropped us all off. She loved to play games with us- hide and go seek, tea parties, baseball, tennis, she even learned to jump rope! We got her when she was ten and had four more fabulous, healthy years with her before she took a nap in her doggy bed one day and never woke up again. I wish all my animals had been so lucky. I still think about her often though and miss all of her sweet ways. Every kid should have such a faithful friend.

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      Kathleen Cochran 

      2 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      I'd love to encourage you to add a photo of America's most famous bulldog, the University of Georgia mascot, UGA! (Yes, I'm an alum. )

      Interesting article.

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      Linda Crampton 

      3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Peter and Walter look like lovely dogs. Thank you for helping both of them with their problems. It sounds like they've found a good home with you.

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      Lisa Roppolo 

      3 years ago from Joliet, IL

      Aw, love this story!

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      6 years ago

      Love your story and what a beautiful dog!

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      Tony Bonura 

      6 years ago from Tickfaw, Louisiana

      He really is a handsome fellow. Both you and he were lucky that you ran across him the way you did.


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      7 years ago

      great lens!

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      7 years ago

      That's a beautiful dog, and the story of how you two came together is just as beautiful. As bad as his situation was, sometimes things work out for the best. And Peter Biscuits is a great name, made me laugh.

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 

      7 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      Oh Me! Your Sweet Peter Biscuit is such a handsome boy. I sure enjoyed meeting him. He reminds me of our Bruno.

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      7 years ago

      I love these big dogs also. Very good looking boy!

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      7 years ago

      Haa haa! Rnt dogs fun? I love my little french dog he is my best friend. Nice lens, keep up the great work.

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      Asher Socrates 

      7 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      @LynetteBell: Yeah he sure is a lucky boy!

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      7 years ago from Christchurch, New Zealand

      Peter looks all good dogs should be!

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      7 years ago

      Aw, cute guy! thanks for sharing

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      7 years ago

      I also have a huge dog...that is scared to go potty by herself in the dark! Great lens!

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      7 years ago

      AWw I love bulldogs. My daughter had a big white bulldog names sweet...they are just big babies!

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      Pam Irie 

      7 years ago from Land of Aloha

      Ohhhh! Your story of how you met Peter Biscuits is wonderful to read! I love animals too; they are the blessings of our lives and we are the better for having experienced their love, aren't we? Bravo for Peter Biscuits! :)

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      7 years ago

      Beautiful dog!

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      darciefrench lm 

      7 years ago

      I really enjoyed meeting this beautiful dog, what a joy he is :)

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      7 years ago

      What a sweetheart!

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      8 years ago

      i have a johnsons american bull calld boidie and he is just the cutest thing it must be the breed but what is the average size and weight because my boy is just cominng up for 4 years old and he is 18 stone and is like a horse im 14 so forgive the spelling mistakes xx

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      Asher Socrates 

      8 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      @HorseAndPony LM: Thank you!

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      HorseAndPony LM 

      9 years ago

      What a great looking dog. I loved reading the Peter Biscuits story. Thanks for sharing.


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