ABKC Nationals 2023: A Deeper Dive into the Premier Bull Breed Dog Show, Upcoming Events, and More
As the leading authority in the world of American Bully and other bully breeds, the American Bully Kennel Club (ABKC) has made a significant impact in the dog showing industry, with its Nationals event being the most coveted. The ABKC Nationals 2023 is right around the corner, and anticipation is building. In this blog, we reflect on last year’s memorable moments, anticipate what’s to come, and share exciting updates on upcoming ABKC and UKC (United Kennel Club) events.
2022 ABKC Nationals Recap
Last year’s Nationals was nothing short of spectacular, with top breeders from across the globe showcasing the best of American Bully, French Bulldog, English Bulldog, Olde English Bulldog, and Shorty Bull categories.
The coveted ‘American Bully’ title went to ‘Champion Killer Queen,’ an impressive specimen owned by Victor Ayala, captivating the judges with her distinct physical features and fantastic temperament. The ‘French Bulldog’ category was won by ‘Sapphire,’ owned by Emily Thomas, whose charisma on stage was beyond compare. In the ‘English Bulldog’ category, ‘Lord Woofington’ owned by the Johnson family took the top spot, while ‘Rocky’ owned by Bruce Hamilton clinched the title in the ‘Olde English Bulldog’ category. The ‘Shorty Bull’ category was swept by ‘Litle Miss Sunshine’ owned by Sarah Mulligan.
The Upcoming ABKC Nationals 2023
Set for an autumn event, the ABKC Nationals 2023 promises even more excitement, with hundreds of breeders vying for top honors in their respective categories. It’s a unique platform for spectators, breeders, and enthusiasts to witness the best in breed and build connections with other dog lovers.
Future ABKC & UKC East Coast and Southern Events
As we await the Nationals, dog enthusiasts can look forward to several events on the East Coast and Southern states. Here are a few noteworthy ones:
East Coast: The ‘East Coast Bully League 2023’ is an ABKC event planned for mid-June in Boston, featuring categories similar to the Nationals. The ‘UKC East Coast Classic’ slated for July in North Carolina will showcase a wider variety of breeds, an exciting addition for all dog lovers.
Southern States: The ‘Southern States Bully Bash’ is an annual ABKC event in Atlanta, scheduled for late June, where atendees can enjoy the best of bully breeds in a more relaxed environment. The ‘UKC Southern Heritage Hunt & Show’ in Alabama this September offers a different atmosphere, focusing on performance and field events, as well as conformation shows.
Optimizing Your ABKC and UKC Event Experience
To get the most from these events, consider registering early and preparing in advance. Check out the ABKC and UKC websites for updates, join online forums for tips from seasoned attendees, and follow event hashtags on social media to keep up with the excitement.
Stay tuned for more updates on the ABKC Nationals 2023 and other upcoming events. Until then, let’s relish in the anticipation, celebrating the unique qualities of these fantastic breeds, and the community that brings us all together.