Northfork American Bulldogs is a small kennel located just outside of Elmer Oklahoma. We are nestled in the southwest corner of the state on the Oklahoma, Texas state line. We strive to produce healthy, agile American Bulldogs that John D. Johnson would be proud of. We are health conscience breeders consistently trying to improve the health, quality, and temperament of the modern day Johnson American Bulldog. We breed 100% pure and high percentage Johnson bloodlines. All of our American Bulldogs are well socialized and played with all the time. Our pups are sold on a first come first serve basis and have no extra cost for pick of the litter. All of our pups will be socialized and registered with the Animal Research Foundation (ARF). We guarantee all our dogs from genetic defects with a replacement pup from any of our next planned breedings.HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN BULLDOG
Known as the English White, Southern White, Georgia Giant and American Pit Bulldog in years past, now commonly known as the American Bulldog, or what would be more relevant to what we have here at Atomic, the Johnson American Bulldog. The Johnson American Bulldog is a massive, powerful breed. Males range between 23 - 28 inches tall and 90 - 150 pounds. Females range between 20 - 26 inches tall and 70 - 130 pounds. Considering their size, this breed is surprisingly very athletic. Their coat is thin and short. The color of the coat varies from solid white, to white with random markings, to mostly colored with white markings. The most common color of the markings is brindle, which can be in many shades, from light brown to black, and anything in between. These colored markings can also be solid. The only pure solid coat color (without any markings) should be white. There is no way to plan the color or size of puppies before they're born. The color and size can vary greatly, even with puppies in the same litter. This is true because the American Bulldog was never bred for size or color. The American Bulldog is a very intelligent breed that I have found easy to train. Their temperament is stable. The breed, as a whole is very well put together, with a massive solid frame, ripping with muscle from nose to tail!!!
The history of the Johnson American Bulldog is a controversial issue, unaided by the many twists & turns of truth from various misguided individuals. In saying this, my position is firm that the Johnson American Bulldogs are the true descendants of the old time Bulldog that lived in England as far back as 600 - 700 years ago. Various drawing and lithographs of Bulldogs from the 1600 - 1700's depict a large muscled bodied, straight long legged and tailed Bulldog with a square head and an undershot jaw. The only difference that can be detected from these drawing is a thicker and slightly longer coat that the old time Bulldogs had, which is expected due to the difference in climate between England and the Southeastern United States. When looking at these drawings there is no doubt that the Bulldogs depicted, and the present day Johnson American Bulldogs are very similar, or even one in the same. Writings from even earlier times about the old time Bulldogs of England also do a good job in describing the Johnson American Bulldog. This is the Bulldog that was used in the development of many other breeds of dog, such as the American Pit-Bull Terrier, the Boxer & the Bull Mastiff to name a few. The history of the Bulldogs back in England is quite interesting. Mainly they were gladiators of cruel blood sports. The sport of Bullbaiting was the favorite of many, thus the name Bulldog. They were also pitted against themselves and sadly, watching two Bulldogs fighting to the death was a main source of entertainment in that time in history... As you can imagine only the strongest, fastest, most fit Bulldogs would survive. Breedings between such animals would produce pups of high demand. Centuries of breeding in this fashion produced a dog of unequaled and strength and gameness. Although it is true that such cruel keeping of those dogs is sad to think about, it is what made many modern breeds what they are today. As dog fighting and bullbaiting thankfully became outlawed in England the popularity of the original Bulldog decreased to the point of now being extinct in England. As a side note, the modern day, bred down, broken down, and deformed AKC "English Bulldog" is a far cry from the old time Bulldogs of England.
The true Bulldog was saved from extinction by English settlers who brought them to the United States and utilized them as working farm dogs in the Southeastern states. The jobs of these dogs were demanding, they protected live stock from man or beast, they would drive
live stock and when necessary catch a stray. It was also their job to let anything living know that they would make certain of their masters well being. During the end of World War II the numbers of these dogs were quickly diminishing and facing another brush with extinction. If not for the efforts of Mr. John D. Johnson and his family, this GREAT breed may have well have become permanently extinct. Until recently the American Bulldog went virtually unknown and is still considered rare, although substantial gain in its popularity is inevitable due to its incredible traits.