live with powerful breed dogs, so I know firsthand the type
of equipment they need. I have owned American Bulldogs since
the mid 90's. Each of my ABs has a different personality
and job (they are pictured below) so I needed equipment
to suit all of their needs as well as my needs as their
list of needs and wants in a collar was long but really
narrowed down two important words:
that collars for the heavier-duty breeds can and should
have both and that’s how BLOCKY
came to be. Since 2003 BLOCKY
been building custom collars specifically made for the heavy-duty
breed dogs and working canines. I began the company with
the special needs of these types of dogs in mind and the
equipment I produce is based on these ideas:
Function = Build
the most heavy-duty nylon collars on the market: Collars
with material and hardware that are superior and unparalleled
in strength and durability.
Form = CHOICES!
Offer an incredible number of color, design, and size
options so every owner has the opportunity to be creative
and every dog has the chance to wear gear that not only
fits, but also reflects their unique personality.
the other end of the leash, the humans, BLOCKY
run more like a mom-n-pop corner shop rather than
a mega online store. I prefer one-on-one contact with each
individual customer because I aim for you to feel more like
you’re part of the process and less like you’re
placing a blind order to a faceless company.
it’s a single plain flat collar or an elaborate style
with stripes and embroidered designs, EVERY order
is important to me: I make every single collar with the
care and attention to detail I would take if I was making
it for one of my own dogs.
located in the U.S.A. and every BLOCKY
is handmade by me. I do not outsource and I have done my
best to use as many American-made materials as I possibly
can in the products I produce. I appreciate that you have
come to the website and I look forward to making your dog
a BLOCKY DOG!
its 10th year in business, I extend a HUGE
"Thank You" to all of our loyal customers who
continue to send out kind words of praise about our products
and our service. There are currently over 10,000
collars being used in 31 countries around the world! I enjoy
seeing the many photos you've sent of your dogs wearing
the variety and combinations of colors and designs you have
requested is an inspiration. Thank
you! - Reed
BLOCKY DOGS ®
of my dogs are indoor dogs. They eat home-made diets, lay
on the furniture, and sleep on the bed.
Delta Pet Partner, TDI, CGC
(at Rest: 03/09/97-01/28/05)
Busters Buster-Beaumont, GDT,
ranked IDT3, ranked IDT5, AD, TT, CGC OFA: Fair
Delta Pet Partner, CGC
Deaf and training toward a title of her own
TDIA-OV, Delta Pet Partner, CGC
Monti assists with Physical and Speech Therapies
in the Sub-Acute Unit of our local hospital. He also
participates in programs teaching children how to be
safe around dogs.
ranked IDT3, ranked IDT5, AD, TT, CGC OFA:
is out of Waldo X Mona, littermate to Streak, Jordan,
and Gizzy bred by Steve and Linda Helmick. At 109
lbs, Buster has a stable, friendly temperament but
flips the switch into high drive when competing. He
has competed in several Iron Dog Triathlons and Pentathlons,
became a ranked Iron Dog his first time out, and has
never placed lower than 3rd. He is included on the
Iron Dog website on the Titled Dogs, Ranked Dogs,
and Breeders with Ranked Dogs pages which can be viewed
"Since Buster has only had basic obedience classes
and no formal training, I can only attribute his natural
abilities and extreme drive to great genetics."–
Thanks Steve and Linda!
harness (lower-right) was custom made.
TDI, Delta Pet Partner, CGC.
was dual registered with both Therapy Dogs International
and the Delta Society. She passed in 2005 at the age
of 8 1/2 and it wrecked me to lose her. DallisTexAnne
was a 24/7 needs dog: It's easier to say what wasn't
medically wrong with her than what was. She had a
profound impact on my life and losing her changed
me as a person. I have not been able to bring myself
to add another dog to my pack since her passing. She
did Animal Assisted activities in a home for the profoundly
mentally retarded and developmentally disabled (MR/DD).
She also assisted as a rep doing booth events where
we instructed others about what therapy dogs do and
the different types of therapy dogs. Dallis had some
serious health issues and was a medical anomaly from
head to toe from the age of 11 weeks (8 different
vets told us she would die before she turned a year
old)... She taught me more about life, perseverance,
true happiness, and unconditional love and trust in
her brief 8.5 years of life than any human could ever
teach me. She had a lifelong battle with MCT and her
image currently serves as the Guardian Angel for a
non-profit organization that assists owners whose
dogs have been diagnosed with cancer.
Deaf. She is just as drivey as the boys and built
like a tank at 102 pounds. I communicate to her with
hand signals: She currently knows approximately 45
signs and several phrases. Roar was trained in tracking
with a goal of doing Search and Rescue, until she
had ACL surgery and at that time was diagnosed with
spondylosis, which caused us to choose a different
path of work for her.
was also dx two
years ago with eociniphilic myositis of the head (aka
MMM) and has recurring bouts of it. I wrote a short
story about her which was approved for inclusion into
an upcoming book of short stories about life with
Deaf dogs. Roar has awesome, if not sometimes freaky,
communication skills and always makes me laugh with
her antics. She hasn't been able to accomplish any
true titles so instead she has been crowned "
Official Queen Bee".