ABNA MISSION STATEMENT
The purpose of the American Bulldog National Alliance
(ABNA) is to provide an opportunity for American Bulldogs from the
major registries to compete against each other in conformation and
in a variety of working disciplines. Previously this was not
available to the American Bulldog community. Specific registries
sanction shows restricted to dogs registered with them. Although
dual registering of dogs can over come this to a degree, it does not
provide for open competition among all American Bulldogs at a single
show. The ABNA will provide a means by which the best American
Bulldog will win without prejudice or discrimination due to registry
ABNA AGGRESSIVE DOG POLICY
Adopted: September 15, 1999
The American Bulldog National
Alliance (ABNA) is recognized as an organization dedicated to
preserving the future of the American Bulldog. Consequently, we must
require responsible behavior by dogs, handlers and owners at any of
the ABNA sanctioned events. We totally support the premise that the
American Bulldog is a working breed and should be treated
accordingly; at the same time, we are adamant in our position that
stable temperament is paramount in our breed. Confidence and courage
are key qualities in dogs that are routinely competed in activities
that require them to interact with people and other dogs. Therefore
the ABNA has set forth strict guidelines that establish rules and
regulations pertaining to the conduct of dogs, handlers and owners
attending ABNA sanctioned events.
ABNA PARENTAL CONTROL POLICY
Adopted: April 17, 2000
However, due to the large number of participants at our events, it is imperative that we be concerned with the behavior of our children.
Parents must be aware of their children's presence and behavior at all times.
Children must not be running around unattended and approaching strange dogs at the show. Children must not be climbing on the obstacle course apparatus nor should they be playing in those areas where dogs are in their crates or vehicles.
It is incumbent upon the parents to ensure their children conduct themselves in such a fashion that they do not become a nuisance and/or a risk at our events.
Again, it is the intention of the ABNA for our events to be enjoyed by all. But we must be concerned with the safety and good conduct of our children.
ABNA officers and representatives, as well as members of the hosting club are tasked with the responsibility of ensuring this policy is adhered to and implemented.
Those failing to adhere to this policy will be asked to leave the premises of the show without refund of entry fees.
ABNA - List of Accepted Major Registries:
Due to the emergence of many small registries over the last few years
the ABNA would like to announce
that from the 1st January 2008,
following long standing major
registries at ABNA sanctioned shows:
ARFE (Animal Research Foundation Europe)
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