AMERICAN BULLDOG BREEDER
American Bulldog Breeders find nothing more satisfying than producing a litter of quality American Bulldog Puppies that will develop into a solid working American Bulldog or a guardian and a great family pet.
We at Indian Branch Kennels are dedicated to the preservation and further development of the Johnson American Bulldog. We continue to strive for only the best. Our focus is to produce a powerful, yet balanced American bulldog with a very muscular body representing the standards created by John D. Johnson. The Real American Bulldog is very stocky, athletic and imposing. At IBK we are striving to breed medium to large framed, healthy, bully type, large head, with a wide front end and hips, sound temperament, and high drive American bulldogs.
Indian Branch Kennels is located in Sylvania, Georgia which is in southeast Georgia, located half way between
When Indian Branch Kennels became interested in breeding American Bulldogs we began by contacting Mr. John D. Johnson and Scott and Susie Weaver of John D. Johnson Kennels. We have learned a lot over the years and are appreciative to helpful and extremely knowledgeable people like Mr. Johnson, the Weaver’s and many fellow breeders.
Please contact us at any time or stop by for a visit if you are in our area. We are always happy to hear from everyone and love to talk about our dogs.
Mitchell, Kim, and Mitch Durden
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 for
the general public and serious canine enthusiast alike. 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, as
"butcher dogs" and guardians. These dogs were by no means
pets, but rather utility dogs bred and raised for specific duties.
These duties included baiting unruly cattle and swine along
with guarding property against thievery. These tasks required
a dog that feared no man or beast alive, but was still loyal and
obedient to their master and keeper. These traits still exist with
the Johnson, and Johnson type American Bulldog.
Since the early "butcher dogs" the American Bulldog had nearly
gone extinct and until recently experienced an evolutionary
rebirth. This rebirth is due in large part to two dedicated
individuals; John D. Johnson and Mildred L. Johnson. In the
mid 1940’s, John D., as he is known to friends, began collecting
the best representations of Bulldogs he remembered from his
youth. John D. was also instrumental in renaming the breed
from American Pit Bulldog to American Bulldog. He was also the
first breeder to have his dogs officially registered. Aside from
these accomplishments it was John and Mildred’s breeding
program that had the greatest impact in the preservation of the
American Bulldog. They were pivotal in creating the legendary
bloodlines of Dick the Bruiser, Big Buck, Rebel Rousier, The
Machines and many more. It was their female lines of Collettes,
Sugar Dolls and Sugar Tuffies that when bred produced the big
boned pups that mature into the 100 lbs. "The real American
Bulldogs" Johnson is known for.
INDIAN BRANCH KENNELS IS LICENSED BY THE STATE OF GEORGIA
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