Sunday 2nd October 2022
Location: Bari,
City: Bari, Apulia
Country: Italy
Judges: Francisco Hernandez Alvarez (Spain)
Colm Fitzpatrick (Ireland)
Type of show: Double International Multi Breed Dog Show
Breeds: American Bully, American Bulldog, Bulldog, American Pit Bull Terrier, Open Class

Passed Events

Hosted By: OEB Team Denmark
 Sunday 28th August 2022
Location: Stationsvej 53, 4261 Dalmose, Denmark
Country: Denmark
Judges: Guero Calabró (IT)
Type of show: Speciality Single Conformation Breed show
Breed: Old English Bulldogge

 Sunday 29th May 2022
Location: Espace Magnum
City: Colfontaine
Country: Belgium
Judges: Michael Wiman (SE), Stephen Caruana (MT)
Type of show: Double International Multi Breed Dog Show
Breeds: American Bully, Open Class: American Bulldog, Bulldog, French Bulldog, Olde English Bulldogge,

Saturday 7th May 2022
Location: Zabbar St Patrick FC Stadium
City: Zabbar
Country: Malta
Host: The Underdog Foundation
Judges: Pieter Van Mourik (NL) & Karim Abdou (FR)
Type of show: Double International Multi Breed Dog Show & K9 Sports
Breeds: American Bully, American Bulldog, Bulldog, French Bulldog, Olde English Bulldogge, Cane Corso, Presa Canario, Boxer, Rottweiler, Dobermann, Bullmastiff, South African Boerbol


EBKC Sweden Summer Show 2021

Saturday 24th July 2021
Show Location: Värnamo Hundarena
Location Type: Indoor & Outdoor
City: Värnamo
Country: Sweden
Judges: Ermanno Corrada & Ulisse Bongiorni (IT)
Type of show: Double  Conformation Show
2 Breeds: American Bully & Olde English Bulldogge
Show Entry: Pre-registration only
EBKC Officials: Michael Wiman (SE) and Christine Utzon (DK)

First Show of the year Post COVID-19

 Saturday 29th May 2021
Show Location: Dalmosehallen, Stationsvej 53, 4261 Dalmose, Denmark
Show Host: OEB Team Denmark
City: Dalmose
Country: Denmark
Judges: Michael Wiman (SE)  & TBA
Type of show: Double  Conformation Show
2 Breeds: American Bully  & Olde English Bulldogge
Pre-registration for this show is mandatory due to COVID-19 event guidelines. For further information
please Email:
 [email protected]


The EBKC DNA Profiling Program brings cutting-edge parentage testing technology to EBKC customers. A cheek swab brush is used to collect the DNA sample from the dog, and returned to the EBKC. The sample is processed by EBKC’s DNA Partner Laboratories, and the resulting genotype is entered into the EBKC DNA Database. The information is used to verify parentage of EBKC dogs and for genetic identity purposes. EBKC DNA does not determine the breed of a dog or if a dog is a purebred. This technology allows breeders, dog owners, and the EBKC to ensure accuracy of the EBKC registry archives.

DNA Profiling is required for stud dogs whose semen is collected for fresh-extended or frozen use. EBKC DNA Profiling is also required for Frequently Used Sires, effective for litters whelped on or after July 1, 2020, and for imported breeding stock registered on or after March 1, 2006. If unknown parentage is indicated via DNA testing, the status of the registration will be downgraded to “conditional” until a three-generation pedigree is established.

The dog owner will receive an EBKC letter of DNA Analysis including the DNA profile for each dog sampled. Additionally, for dogs individually registered at the time the DNA sample is received by the EBKC, the DNA Profile Number and this will be indicated on dog’s registration record, and will appear on all Registration Certificates and Pedigrees issued in the future.

DNA Profiling may be used to determine the correct sire of a litter before registering that litter, such as in cases where the dam was exposed to more than one male during her season. Additionally, the EBKC can register litters with more than one sire.

Order Your DNA Profile & DNA Swab Sample Kit here


We would like to inform you that all operations at the European Bully Kennel Club are functioning as normal. However, we are currently not accepting any visitors at our offices due to safety precautions in light of the current COVID-19 Virus epidemic.

As of the moment, all registrations from France, Belgium, Denmark, Sweden, and Turkey are being sent out by TNT / FEDEX Courier Service to our Country Representatives who shall be distributing documents in their regions. Documents bound for Italy are currently being held at our offices until further notice. So Far, all cargo flight operations are functioning, which means postal services are still in operations, however, it is strongly advised to opt for registered mail services to ensure trackability of your documents.
For further information or requests for registrations kindly contact our registrations department on Email: [email protected], All communication is to be received by our official channels only.

Thank you for your cooperation
Glenn Cutajar
EBKC Head Office


Esteemed Show Exhibitors & Club Members,
In light of the current Global Crisis caused by Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) and various consultations with our Senior Staff and Officials we have come to a unanimous decision to postpone until further notice the EBKC EURO BULL EXPO BELGIUM 2020 that was to be held on Sunday 5th April at the Espace Magnum in Colfontaine, The event will be reschedule to another date. At the moment that I write this message, Belgium has reported at an alarming rate of 200 confirmed cases of this deadly virus. The Health of our exhibitors, staff, and club members remains our first and foremost priority, and rest assured that we will always act accordingly. An alternative date will be announced the moment we are certain that we are able to organise the show in a safe environment. Please follow our notifications for up-to-date information on the actions that we are taking.

Also, we kindly ask for your understanding in light of these circumstances. We will strive to respond to all of your inquiries as soon as possible. Thank you for your support and understanding.

Andrea Selvaggi
President, EBKC

Ed Sheperd, Founder of Gottyline & Daxline Passes Away

Mr. Ed Sheperd, founder of Gottyline & Daxline has died. He who owned the world famous dogs such as ’21 Blackjack’ and produced many great American Bullies such as the legendary ‘DAX’. The EBKC would like to express its sincere condolences to the Sheperd Family. Ed Sheperd’s contribution to the American Bully Breed will live on forever.


Ed started at a time where American Pit Bulls for the most part, were tall, thin, and followed the APBT breed standard. When Ed first started breeding, he did some research on the internet and purchased a couple of pit bulls. He soon realized that both he and his kids loved the temperament of these dogs and it was the breed of their choice from that day forward.


The Gottiline Pit bull Bloodline, otherwise known as the Gotti Pitbulls, Gottyline or Gotty Pitbulls have become one of the most popular bloodlines in American Bully Community. This bloodline was started by Richard Barajas of West Side Kennels. He actually owned the first sire, The Notorious Juan Gotty.

Back in 1997, he bought Gotty for an amount of $1,300, from Tony Moore. Richard probably didn’t know at the time what a great buy Juan Gotty was. Tony owned Grey Line Kennels in Los Angeles.


Tony Moore of Greyline pit bulls produced Notorious Juan Gotty, a dog who later would be the credited for the Gottiline bloodline. Tony sold Gotty to Richard Barajas when he was still a puppy. Gotty was a 100% Greyline dog. The dogs Tony produced were known for their drive and gameness, far from the American Bullies that you see today. Gary Moore of Blue Star Kennels refers to dogs without a drive as “Kibble Munchers” and wants nothing to do with a lazy dog without drive.

Gary’s ideal dog would be able to climb trees, take down criminals. This was a temperament that Ed Shepherd was not interested in. This extreme drive or “gameness” is not found in today’s American Bullies and was is known to exist find in lines like Greyline, amongst a few others considered “old school bloodlines.”

Some die hard game American Pit Bull Terrier fans would argue that dogs like Gotty were dogs in the early stages of the transformation of the American Bully breed and that these dogs were not true APBT lines (think Colby, Jeep, Old Family Red Nose etc.) But that is a controversial topic and an entire article in itself.

Whichever side of the argument you’re on, many of the old school bloodlines and the majority of the 100% greyline dogs still carried the original APBT temperament and drive. New Troijan Kennels in Los Angeles for example has 100% greyline dogs. Their dogs for the most part are known to have extremely high energy levels and drive, and are able to preform well in sports such as weight pulling, and protection training.

Richard Barajas was breeding Juan Gotty at the time. His kennel name was West Side Kennels. So Ed decided to come up with an idea for creating a name for his yard. The name Ed decided on was Gottyline.


Richard was a friend of Eds and at the time, and although he didn’t really like the idea Ed using the name “Gottyline”, he didn’t make a big deal of it and began to use the name as well. Ed chose to spell Gottyline as it reads on Juan Gotty’s papers with the letter “Y”. Richard however, began using the name but spelling it with an “I” and using “Gottiline.” This is the reason you will see this bloodline spelled both ways from time to time.


Ed had purchased Blackjack at the time Cruz was first getting into the Razors Edge bloodline. At the time, Cruz wasn’t as interested in Blackjack, because Blackjack wasn’t a Razors Edge dog. At the time, there was no Gottiline. Things really started to take off for Ed after purchasing 21 Blackjack from Cruz of Bow Wow Pits.

Cruz is perhaps most well known for his Stud Blow, a Monster G son. Cruz went on to be successful in his own right, creating a clothing line based off of Blow. The clothing line was simply known as Blow Genes.

Ed started to show 21 Blackjack and soon champed him out. From the popularity of 21 Blackjack, Ed started to build his Kennel. After years of line breeding and inbreeding, he created a solid recognizable look and had a yard full of amazing bullies.

Around 2008, Ed bred West Coast Gottyline’s Romeo to his female Barbee. This is how he produced the now world famous Gottyline’s Dax. After Dax began to mature, Ed realized that he had produced a truly remarkable stud dog, that at the time, was his best production to date. He then renamed his kennel and bloodline Daxline.

Dax was considered an extreme Bully. He had a very easy going temperament and was completely non-aggressive. Ed has no interest in breeding dogs with aggression, high energy or poor temperament. Dax finished his Show Career as an ABKC Grand Champion in the Extreme Class, but it was not without controversy.

Dax stood around 15 inches at the withers, weighed 75 pounds, and had a 24 inch head. He was Ed’s only house dog at the time. Ed simply states that he is loved part of the family and is also too valuable to leave outside.


Dax is known as the best producing bully in the history of the American Bully movement. There is some debate as to whether Dax was an F1, F2 or F2 bulldog, but what isn’t up for debate is whether Dax could produce.

Dax Sired Ch Lucky Luciano, Louis V, Ch Magoo, Cashpot, Dual GrCh G-Train, Spartacus, Phenom, Boss, Kill Bill, Heat Stroke, Lil Sitch, Status, Havoc, Goku, Uso, Wyatt Earp among many others.

EBKC Registration Policy on Flagged Dogs and/or Lines

1. Application for Registration form sent to EBKC Office with three photos from front and sides accompanied by a minimal three generation pedigree from approved registries. *Dogs must be at least 1 year of age at time of application.

2. Evaluation of the dog by a senior EBKC judge in person. If the Senior Judge approves, then a letter of statement from the senior judge will be returned to the office. The office will forward the letter along with a copy of pedigree and pictures of the dog, and video, to the EBKC panel Judges for further approval.

3. EBKC Panel of Judges must review pedigree, pictures, video and statement from the senior judge. If approved then all information will be forwarded to the EBKC office.

4. The EBKC Head Office, will review all necessary information and should it require, impose on the owner at his own cost Health Screening & Genetic Tests from the following list :

– DNA Test
Hip Dysplasia Exam
– Congenital Cardiac Exam with examination performed by a Veterinary Cardiologist
– Autoimmune thyroiditis
– NCL-A (Cerebellar Ataxia)
– Eye Examination by a certified Ophthalmologist
Elbow Dysplasia

Once the above information is provided, the EBKC will proceed to consider the dog for registration.

*Dogs will not be allowed to show or sire or produce litters until all above criteria has been met and the EBKC has registered the dog.

*If the dogs do not meet the initial criteria for applying for inspection, the office will have the right to deny the application and refuse the process.

Warning to persons who provide False/Misleading Information:

Without prejudice, The EBKC reserves the right to take disciplinary action on any person that is caught breaching the Kennel Club’s code of ethics or registering dogs under false pretenses with misleading information, that may result in the finding of dogs that do not meet the Breed Standards & Health requirements. These persons shall be suspended indefinitely and barred from registering with the EBKC. 

Dogs in question will have their registration status revoked which means that it will not be able to Sire or produce litters. All offspring and breedings from the dog will also be blocked.

The European Bully Kennel Club reserves all rights.

Keep Your Dog Safe in Summer

Summer is the time to have outdoor fun with our dogs. Longer walks in the park, ambitious hikes, beach days, or family travel — the sun is shining, and the outdoors is calling. But hot weather can also make us uncomfortable, and it poses special risks for dogs. From an increased exposure to ticks and other insects, to sunburn, and even heatstroke, all sorts of things can go wrong for your dog in summer. Keep the following safety concerns in mind as the temperature rises, and follow our tips for summer safety for dogs. They will help you keep your pet happier and healthier during the dog days of summer.

Help Your Dog Beat the Heat

  • Give your dog a shady spot to hang out on hot days or keep him inside where there’s air-conditioning. Doghouses are not good shelter in the summer because they can trap heat.
  • Fill a child-size wading pool with fresh water for your dog to cool off in.
  • Never leave your dog in a closed vehicle on a hot day. The temperature inside a car can reach 100 degrees in just 20 minutes.
  • Provide plenty of cool, fresh water.
  • Avoid exercising your dog strenuously on extremely hot days. Take walks in the early mornings or evenings, when the sun’s heat is less intense.
  • Avoid exposing your dog to hot asphalt or sand for any prolonged period; it can burn his paws.
  • Be mindful of your dog’s breed. Dogs that are brachycephalic (have a short head and snout), such as American Bulldogs, Bulldogs, Olde English Bulldogges, Boxers, and French Bulldogs, have an especially hard time in the heat because they do not pant as efficiently as longer-nosed dogs. Keep your brachycephalic dog inside with air-conditioning.

Keep Your Dog Healthy in Summer

  • Make sure your dog’s vaccinations are up-to-date, especially since dogs tend to stay outdoors longer and come into contact with other animals more during the summer months.
  • Keep dogs off of lawns that have been chemically treated or fertilized for 24 hours (or according to package instructions), and away from toxic plants and flowers.
  • Keep your dog well brushed, clean, and free of mats.
  • Ask your veterinarian for an effective preventive against fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes that carry heartworm.

Safety Tips for Taking Dogs to the Beach

  • Give your dog a shady spot to rest, like a beach tent or his own outdoor beach pen.
  • Provide plenty of fresh water.
  • Protect him against sunburn. Dogs, especially those with short hair, white fur, and pink skin, can get sunburned. Limit your dog’s exposure during the day and apply sunscreen to his ears, nose, and coat before going outside.
  • Check with a lifeguard for water conditions. Dogs are easy targets for sea lice and jellyfish.
  • Keep a check on his activity. Running on the sand is strenuous exercise. A dog that is out of shape can pull a tendon or ligament, and running on wet sand can make his paw pads blister.
  • Don’t let your dog drink seawater; the salt will make him sick.
  • Rinse him off at the end of the day. Salt and other minerals in ocean water can damage your dog’s coat.
  • Check local ordinances before heading out. Not all beaches allow dogs, and some restrict the time they can be there.

Keep Your Dog Safe in the Water

  • Let your dog go for a swim. Some dogs are natural swimmers; others won’t get a toe wet. Never force your dog into the water. Follow these water safety tips and be mindful of your dog’s preferences and skills before sending him out to ride the waves.
  • Don’t let your dog overdo it; swimming is hard work, and he may tire quickly. When swimming in the ocean, be careful of strong tides.
  • Never leave your dog unattended in water.
  • Put your dog in a life vest.

Traveling in Summer With Your Dog

By Air

  • Be aware that many Airlines will not ship animals during summer months due to dangers caused by hot weather. Some will only allow dogs to fly in the early morning or in the evening. Check with the airlines for specific rules.
  • Put ice packs wrapped in a towel or an ice blanket in the dog’s crate if you do ship a dog. Two-liter soft drink bottles filled with water and then frozen work well.
  • Provide a container of fresh water, as well as a container of frozen water that will thaw over the course of the trip.


  • Keep your dog cool in the car by putting ice packs wrapped in a towel in his crate. Make sure the crate is well ventilated. 
  • Use a cooling pad as his bed or crate liner.
  • Put a sunshade on your car windows.
  • Bring along fresh water and a bowl, and a tarp or tent, so you can set up a shady spot when you stop. Keep a spray bottle filled with water to spritz on your dog to cool him down.


  • Never leave a Caravan or motor home completely closed up, even if the generator and air-conditioning are running. Crack a window or door or run the exhaust fan.
  • Even though there’s lots of space to walk around when you’re moving your dog should be attached to a dog-safe seat belt or ride in a secured crate. If you have to make a sudden stop, he’ll be protected.
  • Check out the location of the nearest veterinary office, if you plan to stay in one place for any length of time. You should also plan ahead and verify that campgrounds are pet-friendly.

Be Alert to Dehydration and Heatstroke


Dogs can become dehydrated when more fluids leave the body than it takes in. They lose fluids through panting, urinating, and even from evaporation through their paws. If you see any of the following symptoms, the dog needs rehydration and replacement of electrolytes right away:

  • Panting.
  • Dry gums and nose.
  • Thick saliva.
  • Lethargy.
  • Sunken eyes.
  • Loss of elasticity in the skin.

Just giving your dog a bowl of water may not be enough; electrolytes may need to be replaced, as well. Use electrolyte-enhanced water, or an electrolyte solution. Check with your veterinarian for dosage recommendations. You may also need to go to an emergency vet who can administer intravenous fluids.


Heatstroke can be the serious and often fatal result of a dog’s prolonged exposure to excessive heat. Heatstroke usually occurs when high ambient temperature overcomes the dog’s ability to dissipate heat. The degree of damage is determined by how high a temperature is reached and how long the animal is exposed. Below are the signs of heatstroke and the actions you should take if your dog is overcome.


  • Heavy panting.
  • Rapid breathing.
  • Excessive drooling.
  • Bright red gums and tongue.
  • Difficulty maintaining balance.


  • White or blue gums.
  • Lethargy, unwillingness to move.
  • Uncontrollable urination or defecation.
  • Labored, noisy breathing.
  • Shock.

If your dog begins to exhibit signs of heatstroke, you should try immediately to cool him down. Cooling methods include getting him into the shade, spraying him with cool or tepid water, and fanning him. Severely affected dogs require fluids, medication, support, and oxygen.

Check your dog’s temperature regularly during this process. Once it’s stabilized at between 37 – 38 degrees celsius, you can stop the cool-down process. If you can’t get the dog cooled down, and you begin to see signs of advanced heatstroke, take the dog to a veterinarian immediately.

The best treatment for heatstroke is prevention. Limit the time your dog works or exercises in hot weather. Choose cooler periods of the day for training and exercise sessions. Provide plenty of cool, fresh water, shade, and frequent rest periods when it’s hot.

Nothing beats canine companionship on vacations, in the great outdoors, and on the beach. As a responsible dog owner, you can ensure that your vacation with your best friend will be enjoyable for both of you.

For questions or more advice on the subject E-mail us at [email protected]

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