Amanda Young

Amanda Young

I came into the bull terrier breed in 1981. I started showing my bitch at exempt shows
and because we did quite well, I enjoyed it and started becoming interested in
showing.
A couple years later, we went to the Ormandy kennels and used Ch Recoco Ringleader of Ormandy to produce my first litter. From there, we had some success in the Show ring, but it wasn’t until we met Audrey Edmunds from Ghabar kennels and started using her stud dogs that we really took off. We got our first UK Champion from a Ch Ghabar Crusader daughter mated to Ch Ghabar The Admiral – Ch Bullyview Gentle Breeze. That’s where our success started.
Among our accomplishments in dogs, we have owned and/or bred 20 UK Champions (including 1 miniature bull terrier and 1 Stafford bull terrier), 2 Ormandy Jug winners and a runner-up, 2 Regent Trophy winners and 2 runner-ups, and 2 Sandawana winners. We have won Best of Breed at Crufts with a bull terrier, a mini bull and a Stafford. Our dog Ch Bullbrit Little Big Horn at Bullyview broke the breed record older with 19 CCs.
We really enjoy the minis as well, winning 5 CCs and BOB at Crufts with our bitch Ch Badlesmere Burnt Fingers at Bullyview in 1996. We were disheartened by the breed because of PLL and due to the improvements in health testing through DNA, it has renewed our interest. Through the DNA testing, it keeps animals from unnecessarily suffering.
We love the breed and showing. We still love the excitement of winning and the buzz of being at a show. Through the dogs we have met some wonderful people and made some life long friends, as well as been lucky enough to judge all around the world. All of this has been possible due to our love of the breed.