We are Joe and Michaela Maher, located in Wyoming. Our love and passion for American Bullies and Pitbulls goes beyond our own family members. Joe bought his first dog at the age of 17. Everyone told him it was a bad decision. Living with a friend and his brother, a bachelors pad wasn't the best environment for a puppy, but he made it work. Money was short, so buying food for two was more expensive. Joe and Tux ate meals together. Mostly hamburger helper. Tux loved it as much as Joe. As tux grew, Joe made sure to teach him the basic behavior skills any dog should have and the rest just came naturally. Tux soon became everyones favorite dog, even grandmas.
Joe fell in love with the Pitbull breed because of Tux. It was more than a relationship. We did everything together, and teaching him good behavior came naturally. My mother told me that when I was younger I said to her that "one day, I will have a house full of dogs." Little did I know that once we bought our first American Bully named Duke, that seed would start to bear fruit.
The American Bully breed is unlike any other breed. They might look big, mean and scary, but they are quite the opposite. They want to sit in your lap, sleep in your bed, roll around on the floor while you scratch their back. Our son wrestle's with them and we never have to worry. They are one of the most loyal companions out there. With that comes their ability to make you feel absolutely safe at home. Their pack and their home is most important. When friends or family come over, our dogs are the first to greet them to ensure it's safe. Once they are finished sniffing you and you are granted their acceptance, they show their love and excitement by nearly knocking you off balance as you try to take your shoes off while they lick you and welcome you into our home.
We take our dogs to as many places as will let us. Not only for them, but for everyone else as well. We want to show our community, and other communities that they are not to be feared. There's a stigma people have about American Bullies and Pitbull's. Our driving goal and desire, is to change that. We want to show the world the truth about these breeds. Mean dogs are not bred. They are trained and created. We treat our dogs as family, because they are, and because it's what they deserve. We see parts of our own personalities in our dogs, just as we see with our own son.
What sets us apart from other XL American Bully breeders? Each and every one of our dogs are being screened with Embark for over 175 genetic health conditions. We are utilizing the PenHIPP method for hip testing along with the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA). We are more than happy to share results with you, let us know what you would like to see! Although health testing is an incredible tool, it is not the only factor when it comes to joints on these big dogs. We will do our best to educate each and every client on the environmental factors that can have lasting affects on their new family addition.