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All About American Bulldogs with American Bulldog puppies for saleWelcome to Blasco Family Bulldogs©. We breed American Bulldogs and various Bandogge Mastiffs in Colorado. While we do respect the achievements of more dog show oriented fellow breeders (offering great praise to some of them), and while Blasco dogs have indeed stood in the winner's circle, such beauty contest victories are not our focus. We are professional breed developers, focused exclusively on hybrid, working type American Bulldogs and Bandogge Mastiffs.

It is a scientific fact, outcross breeding (breeding dogs together of different breeds), promotes vastly superior dog-health across a broad range of metrics. Our goal is to segregate the superior health, structural, performance and protection characteristics of the more ancient dogs, from the modern dog genome.

At Blasco Family Bulldogs© we produce registered, purebred, very high quality American Bulldog puppies, as well as beautiful, unique, seriously capable Bandogge puppies. It can be categorically stated, that all Blasco dogs, whether our American Bulldogs or Bandogges, are suitable for stable family companionship, home defense, and personal protection. Our Bandogges (also being registered, pedigreed dogs), are the results of outcross breedings between American Bulldogs, South African Boerboels, English Mastiffs, Cane Corsos, Dogue de Bordeaux and other traditional and exotic Mastiff breeds. My name is Daniel Blasco, and that's our boy, Blasco's Doc Holliday. Sorry if I look a little mean, the sun was in my eyes.

Except where otherwise noted, all Blasco dogs can be trained as AKC Canine Good Citizens, while retaining a strong drive towards family protection. Our Bandogges' and American Bulldogs' prey drive is subordinate to their pack drive, motivating protection of the "pack" (that's you, your kids and the other animals you've taught the dog to accept). This is a big deal. It is rare that guard dogs and personal protection dogs are also trustworthy family members. Many police dogs and Schutzhund dogs that are "stable" in public on the end of a leash live in professional kennels, not living rooms.

Even in hunting American Bulldogs and Bandogges do not typically kill hogs or other large game, much less your cat, chickens, goats or other domestic or livestock animals. They are bred to corral and contain, or to catch and hold a threat; i.e., to "bully" it until their master arrives, or escapes and recalls the dog to safety.

Bandogges and other predecessors of American Buldogs were originally developed on medieval European farmyards. With no law enforcement or guns, with ruffians, scoundrels and wild beasts ever present, the Ancient World was dangerous. Children ranged many miles tending flocks, and managing unruly livestock with only their fearsome family farm dogs to protect and assist them. These dogs almost without fail will naturally distinguish between lambs to be protected and predators to be driven off or killed - a distinction clearly not prey driven.

Please enjoy the site. It's admittedly long-winded. We use it as a scrap book, for memories, articles and opinion statements wanting you to know who we are, and where your dog comes from. Some basic info follows for your convenience...

QUESTIONS:  Most questions are answered on the American Bulldogs & Bandogges FAQs page. Please glance through it before emailing. Feel free to email Blasco Family Bulldogs© by form or directly with any further questions or polite comments. If I'm busy you may wait a few days, but I will answer you.

DEPOSITS & WAITING LISTS:   We do not accept deposits for Bandogge puppies or American Bulldog puppies that are not yet born. We also do not maintain waiting lists. Such practices attempt to get money from you as fast as possible, preventing you from shopping around. Our typical process is to email Blasco Puppy Announcements to our email contacts as puppies become available.

CUSTOMERS:   If you intend to purchase any dog please read the Blasco Family Bulldogs© Policies & Procedures page. Email me if you require clarifications. When puppies are available on the American Bulldogs & Bandogge Puppies Available page, email us to begin the very simple approval and purchasing process.

COST OF PUPPIES: Generally both American Bulldog and Bandogge males are $1,800.00, females $1,500.00. Regarding Bandogges, prices for premium males or females may rarely be as high as $2,500.000, though never higher for any puppy.

COST OF TRAINED ADULTS: Trained adults are $7,000.00 to $10,000.00, depending upon characteristics of the dog and its training. Trained adults are only rarely available.

SHIPPING:  We currently ship throughout the Continental United States, Alaska and Canada for $500.00. Other destinations incur additional costs. We will not ship to any venue with quarantine requirements, or to any country where dog fighting, live animal baiting, or the eating of dogs is not explicitly illegal.

PROFESSIONAL PROCUREMENT & EVALUATIONS: If your family, police or security group or breeding program need dogs not from our yards, we do occasionally leverage our extensive contacts to provide professional procurement. We add 40% to the purchase price for professional procurement. We provide standard 30-day in-house evaluation before delivery. If you are purchasing elsewhere, we also offer pre-purchase photo/video evaluations of all the larger, protection oriented breeds for $200.00, but pics and videos must be high quality and show us precisely what we ask for.

PHONE CALLS:  We're on the north slope of Pikes Peak at over 9,000 feet. There's no cell service at the house and our landline is unreliable. We generally use email, so please don't send me call-back requests. We'll gladly speak by phone to intended buyers before you make a deposit. Just let me know that's your desire and we'll schedule a call.

EMAIL: I really do value your feedback. I'm happy to answer questions, and I answer all polite emails. That said, family and dogs keep me busy. I tend to answer emails in bursts every few days, sometimes taking as long as a week. I'm sorry about that. Nonetheless, please do email me by form or directly.

Regarding the dogs pictured, some dogs are no longer with us (whether having passed on, or been rehomed as adults), and we do own quite a few dogs not pictured on the site as well.

Below you'll find the first few photos of our family, and our dogs, to help you get to know both of us better. There's also more pics and useful bits of information in the Dog Profiles and Photos sections.

And hey, do you already own a Blasco dog?

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ABKC, NKC, UKC American Bulldog Breeders

 

"It will be seen that the legitimate uses of the mastiff among the Britons were to defend their homes and property, and also to assist in driving cattle, while in times of war they afforded a guard for the women and chariots."
(The History of the Mastiff, Wynn, 1886)

"The author Marius Terentius Varro, who died in the year 27 B.C., reports in his book on agriculture of two kinds of dogs that were bred in this country (Rome). The first were hunting dogs and the second large herding dogs, who effectively protect sheep and goats. From this description of these herding dogs we quote:

The lower jaw is undershot. From it grows two teeth, one on the left, the other on the right, which are only slightly exposed... These dogs have large heads and drooping ears, a strong nape and neck... The tail is thick, the bark sonorous, the jaws large; the color usually is white..."

(Fighting Dog Breeds, Dr. Dieter Fleig, TFH Publications, 1996)
(Referencing the ancient Alaunts of Britain, imported by Rome, and as described by the first century writer, Varro, in Epirus of Molossi...)

"Most of the dogs I sent to anybody were for protection dogs, for their chickens and their stock, their families and what have you. I sold several dogs to folks for hog dogs."
(Mr. Alan Scott, American Bulldog Review)

 

American Bulldog Breeders

American Bulldogs, ColoradoOur American Bulldogs

Back in the day... Judah with his kids. From left: Judah, Pete, Doc, Mambo, Lilly (looking downward) and Trinity. All are over 100 pounds, "kid friendly and mother approved." Even as youngsters they were gentle, careful of their size, and truly preferred the company of our kids, as opposed to simply "tolerating" them.

American Bulldog Breeders, Wyoming

American Bulldogs and Blasco KidsKids and American Bulldogs...

Daughter Kat and son John with Doc, still a baby at 9-months with a whole lot of growing to do.

Look at the peaceful demeanor of this teenage dog, totally trustworthy and gentle with children. All of our dogs develop a similar calm maturity early in life, growing in a calm, loving environment. Treat your dog like a baby bunny for the first 18-months or so, no need to be rough to "raise their aggression." Just be gentle, loving and protective of them, and that is what they will become for you.

American Bulldog Breeders, Arizona

Kids and American Bulldog puppiesAmerican Bulldog puppies...

Our dogs meet human hands and voices at birth. Each receives extra feedings by bottle from day-one, imprinting them as much on children as on their own mother. That says something about the bond of trust with the mother, and the early socialization these puppies already have when they enter new homes.

Rehomed puppies are not house/potty trained. Crate training is begun, and we highly recommend a strict crate training regime for early house/potty training, but not for caging when you're away at work!

American Bulldog Breeders, Utah
Bully type American Bulldog puppy, Mambo the Mama's Boy with AbiPuppy Love, Abi and Mambo
An American Bulldog Love Story

Here's Abi and Mambo at 11-weeks. Abi is special needs and with a unique connection to animals. She called to Mambo when he was less than a week old and still blind. He crawled 15-feet across the floor to her (a distant adventure at his age). From that moment on he preferred Abi to his own mother, often refusing to nurse off unless Abi's hand was on him. For the rest of his life, Mambo was inseparable from Abi. Of course, Mambo didn't remain a puppy for long...

American Bulldog Breeders, Kansas
Bully type hybrid American Bulldog with son, JohnMambo grew...

Here's John at four hugging Mambo at under a year old. The collar is 24" making his head quite a bit larger. Mambo is over 100 lbs. here and still growing. Full grown he reached 130+ lbs.

This profile shot shows Mambo's slightly longer nose. It's an important distinction between straight Johnson or Bully type American Bulldogs and "hybrid type" American Bulldogs. Most Johnson/Bully types have little stamina and poor sense of smell, because of their squashed noses. The "hybrid types" still achieve the heavier weights, but gain clear breathing and much better stamina.

American Bulldog Breeders, Nevada

American Bulldog Blasco's Doc Holliday with son, JohnAmerican Bulldogs like to play...

John with Doc at 9-months. At this age, dog, boy and sisters had a blast. The kids would lay on the tile floor holding a leash and Doc would run them around, sliding across the floor. Doc could pull 2,000+ pounds so he got a 60-pound kid really moving on a waxed floor. Doc truly loved playing with the kids. Many dogs tolerate kids, but I haven't met a well loved American Bulldog that didn't genuinely enjoy the company of little kids, forming deep and lasting bonds with the children in their families.

American Bulldog Breeders, New Mexico

Working American BulldogHe can catch a football, crunch up a soup bone or swallow a sock or a toy, so be sure to pick up the laundry and toys!

Here the lovely wife Rebecca with Doc having just had his ears and teeth checked. (Obviously we use bleach on our counters!) Doc is 12-months here, roughly 105 pounds.

This breed is not suitable for full-time crating and cages, but do okay in apartments with daily walks. Train them early and they'll be fine.

American Bulldog Breeders, Texas
American BulldogsYoung Adult Puppies...

Mambo, Doc in the rear and Pete on the right, all at or just over 100 lbs. still under a year old. Pete was smallest of the litter and just look at him. He's a 100 pound dog and can leap easily to the roof (the roof) of my Dodge Durango sitting on 31 inch tires (a bit over six feet). Shortest dog in the litter at 25.5" (and in his opinion the prettiest), Pete was always trying to jump onto stuff to be taller and let everyone admire him. Doc is also a regular flying Bulldog, but not the mischief maker Pete is. Pete was our Dennis the Menace, always into stuff, digging holes, pretending he wants to fight, but then when someone turns around snarling, throwing himself dramatically onto his back in surrender, only just teasing them. Pete is just too funny. Doc and Mambo are big fun, but a bit more serious.

American Bulldog Breeders, California
Protection Trained Hybrid American Bulldog Guard DogMust-Have-Training/Socialization:

Properly socialized and trained, Blasco Family Bulldogs© offer calm, friendly and stable family protection.

Not properly socializing these dogs is tantamount to attack training them. Poorly socialized, carelessly trained dogs are a high risk liability LIKELY to bite strangers in an effort to control them by forced herding and attack.

Learn the FOUR SIMPLE STEPS to socialize and train your dog into exactly the kind of dog you want.

(To the left, Judah herds me away on Becky's command...)

American Bulldog Breeders, New York
American Bulldog Breeders, Rhode Island
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American Bulldogs descended from the Alaunt and other ancient Mastiff dogs which were once highly athletic giants of the dog world. Such dogs were homestead helpers, family guardians, hunters of big game, and epic dogs of war. Consider this European painting of shorter nosed, round headed hunting dogs of diverse colors, but seemingly the same type. Compare the size of the men to the size of these robust and highly athletic Mastiff dogs. Most of their heads are taller than a man's hips. Now imagine for a moment if we bred the dogs shown based primarily upon color, faun to faun, white to white, black to black, red to red. In short order we would have four distinct breeds very similar to English Mastiffs, white Mastiffs similar to American Bulldogs, Neapolitan Mastiffs and Dogue de Bordeaux. Yet, there is no question that these dogs come from the same geographic location, likely the same yard and possibly even the same litter(s).

Breeding dogs from a diversity of registered bloodlines -
It's better for the dogs - it's better for the breed...

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Doc  |  Lilly  |  Nacho  |  Bella  |  Cherry  |  Mambo  |  Pete  |  Gypsy  |  Georgia  |  Saiga  |  Mikie  |  Judah  |  Batman  |  Rena  |  Uno