Hickory Hollow Kennels.
We are Wayne and Jennie Hodge. We have been married for 29 years, and have one daughter married to a great guy. Our kennel is located on a 160 acre farm in the rolling hills of southern middle TN. I started coon hunting when I was little, and have always been involved with some kind of dog ever since. After 15 years of showing and hunting in professional hunts we started looking for a breed to raise for family pets and protection. A friend of ours gave us our first American Bulldog in 1992 and we fell in love with the breed. We are now breeding 100% Johnson bloodlines all of our American Bulldogs that we are breeding have gone thru extensive health test including temperament, hip and elbow test. Here at Hickory Hollow Kennels we are breeding for a big American Bulldog that has good movement, good bone, and good conformation. Our kennels consist of twelve 5ftx16ft runs under the main part, three 60ft x 60ft outside pens, and one 1 acre outside pen and most of the time I have two or three of them with me on the farm at all times. All of our American Bulldogs are exercised every day and fed twice a day. We are dedicated to preserving the Johnson bloodlines that Mr. Johnson produced.
The Johnson American bulldog is a powerful,athletic and loyal companion that can be adapted to just about any kind of lifestyle. They love to have a job to do even if it is a simple as retrieving a paper or a ball and they excel in weight pulling and everyday farm work. Mr. Johnson's American Bulldogs were used a lot in keeping him and his livestock safe from packs of wild dogs. The Johnson American Bulldog as we know it today is the closest thing to the the bulldogs from England from the 1600 to 1700 time period. If you will look at some old pictures of these bulldogs they were very close in appearance.
Mr. Johnson left us with a great legacy after bringing these great American Bulldogs from near extinction back in the 70's, and a special thanks to Scott and Susie Weaver for helping Mr. Johnson in his later years, or the Johnson American Bulldogs would not be where they are today. The Johnson community is like a big family we all get together once a year and its just like going to a family reunion! Once you get one of these great American Bulldogs you will be hooked, there is nothing like them! They become a big part of your family and life we could not imagine ours without them.
Anytime your in Tennessee stop by and see us, you are welcome any time! We would love to show you our American bulldogs!
Wayne and Jennie
Hickory Hollow's Bubba
We want to thank Dixie Luckman of Cedar Creek Kennels for producing such a great American Bulldog!! Bubba has out produced himself with everything that we have bred him to. Being one of a few 100 percent Johnson males to consistently produce 120 to 140 pound males with great conformation, that move like an 80 pound male. Bubba is around 118 pounds and 27 inches tall. He is a half brother to Nemo. Bubba is a gentle giant and very loyal to his family. Here is a quote from Mike Renta of Amok American Bulldogs that he posted on the JDJ Real Message Board, 'One of the all time great producers of large 100% and J types of all times.
Johnson's Rebel Rousier 15
Rousier is straight from one of last studs that Mr.Johnson himself produced with Scott Weaver. One the best producing studs of all time Johnson's Rebel Rousier 500. He weighs around 116 pounds and is 26 inches tall at 2 years old. He has a great personality and excellent conformation. He is my buddy and goes everywhere with me.
Jennie and I are humbled by Rousier's win at this years get together. This years, and all the other Johnson get togethers we have been to hold a special place in our hearts. I know when Mike said the prayer at the beginning of the show I looked at Scott when Mike had said a little something about Mr Johnson and he was teared up like I was, and I really felt like he was looking down and smiling and winning the show put a few more tears in my eyes, but those of joy knowing that my Rousier had came straight from His yard and from one of the last Stud Dogs that him and Scott produced together. We want to really thank everybody that has called and that came up to us at the show and congratulated us. This means more than you will ever know. And a special thanks to Courtney for showing Rousier. Wayne and Jennie
Johnson's Elrod 5
This is one of our up and comers from Johnson kennels he has great bone and conformation he is very special to us he was born on May first 2010 the day Rousier won the Johnson show if he continues on the same path we have big plans for him.
Hickory Hollow's Angus
This is Angus, produced here at Hickory Hollow Kennels! He is turning into a great American bulldog with size and drive. He is 121 pounds at 10 months old. Angus reminds me of his dad Rousier at this age and looks like his grandad Johnson's Rebel Rousier 500. He loves to please and his favorite thing is to go for walks on our farm. In the woods he can't get enough of the creek! We can't wait to get him in our breeding program next year sometime.
Hickory Hollow's Junior
28 inches tall, 127 pounds. Junior is our boy produced here at HHK and spent some time out at our friends at Rose Valley Kennels in California. We are glad to have him back home! He brings alot to the table with size, conformation and a great personality. We look foward to getting him in our breeding program this year.
Hickory Hollow's Ibe of Double B Farms
This is Ibe, this girl has really made a mark in the American Bulldog world with producing some of the biggest males out there, with two of them being around the 130 pound mark at 17 months old and also the mom to our Angus. She comes from some old blood on her moms side that there is not much of. She is a wide, thick girl weighing in a t 105 pounds and has the sweetest personality that you could ask for! We are proud to have her in our breeding program and look forward to her future litters.
Hickory Hollow's Piggy of Goody
This is Piggy, she comes from a long line of American Bulldogs with great hips and some old blood really close. She has great conformation and a great personality, she never meets a stranger! The first time we showed her at the NKC Nationals this year she placed 2nd on Saturday and 1st on Sunday, the first time in the show ring for her and Jennie! We have a special breeding planned for her this year, we cannot wait!
Rose Valley's April
We want to thank Aaron and Shannon of Rose Valley for a chance to own this great American Bulldog. April is a belly sister to Zecharoo and is a Zechariah daughter. She is extremely athletic and has a high drive. She has great muscle, correct conformation, and a nice head. She has a wonderful, sweet disposition and she loves everybody.
Cedar Creek's Suzie Q
We want to thank Aaron and Shannon Rose of Rose Valley American Bulldogs for giving us a chance to own this girl and to Dixie Luckman of Cedar Creek Kennels for producing her. She brings a lot to the table being a Nemo daughter. She is a big sweet heart with plenty of drive! She has produced some really nice pups, is a true old time Johnson American Bulldog and we are proud to have her!
Hickory Hollow's Sugar Tuffie 65 Ann
This is Annie produced here at Hickory Hollow kennels with a breeding done with John D Johnson Kennels. She is a great representation of the American Bulldog, having conformation, size and is sweet as she can be. She comes from a long line of Sugar Tuffies and is one of a few original Sugar Tuffies from unbroken lines still alive. The Sugar Tuffies are often mistaked for a male because most of them are bigger than most males and have the muscle tone like a male. She is a daugter of our Rousier and Sugar Tuffie 61 and we are looking foward to her first breeding this fall (2012).
Sugar Tuffie 65