State your name, and where your kennel is located.
I am Brandon Michael, the founder of BandZz Mini BullZ. We are located in Cleveland, OH.
What type of dogs do you breed, and what inspired you to get involved with that particular breed?
I breed exotic American Bullies. It’s simple… “The Look” is what inspired me.
What type of diet do you keep your dogs on throughout the year?
I maintain a mixture of kKibble, and raw throughout the year.
What is your favorite bloodline?
My top three are: Hazeline, Daxline, and the OG Miagi blood.
Do you currently show, any of your dogs?
We enjoy getting all of our dogs in the show ring. We also enjoy taking our children to the events, and they even show the dogs. It’s a family affair.
What advice do you have for any upcoming breeders?
Knowledge is everything. Do your research before making any major decisions. It’s important to know exactly what you like, and what you are breeding for. Stick to your vision.
What do you think, is the most difficult thing for people in the bully game to overcome?
The loss of a dog.
How do you think they can overcome this thing?
To overcome, stay dedicated and focused on your program. Keep producing awesome dogs. If we are talking studs, having frozen semen stored away might not be a bad idea. Partnering with a reputable vet is also a must.
Who do you look up to in the bully game, and why?
I would have to say my boy, Chris Shannon with Savage Bullies, out of Dayton, OH has consistently been a huge help to me. I’ve never spent a penny with him, and he’s been nothing but family to me. Chris has always answered any questions that I might have, and has always steered me in the right direction. He is one of the most solid guys I have met through these bullys.
Tell us about one of your most memorable moments, in 2017 so far.
One of my most memorable moments was attending the North Carolina, War of Exotics show. The building was packed. We caused a traffic jam at our Booth the entire Show. Our female “PikaBoo” took home two first place wins that day as well. It was a great time. This was the first Show our daughter was able to attend.
Describe how you would want things, in the bully Community, to be 10 years from now.
Personally, I would like to see more breeders producing show quality micro exotic american bullies. It would also be nice to see more unity in the Bully world. The community could use more leaders teaching the newcomers.
What separates your kennel from the competition?
Our goal is to produce only the best micros, with a complete Bull in mind from the muzzle to the tail. This includes temperament, functionality, conformation, muscle tone, blocky heads, and mean mugs, while keeping them short and compact.
What other hobbies or interests do you take part in?
Any free time that’s not devoted to the dogs, is spent with my Fiancé and our daughter. We get her involved in many events and activities. We would not trade these moments for the world.
What motto do you live by?
What do you think of Bully Girl Magazine?
It’s a dope magazine, with very informative articles. It's a great source for breeders to promote their bullys. BGM is our go to magazine for everything bully. I’m honored you reached out to me. Thank you!