State your name, and where your kennel is located.
My name is Ricardo Avelar, and we are Box Town Bullies, located in Las Vegas.
What type of dogs do you breed, and what inspired you to get involved with that particular breed?
We breed American Bullys. Our first one was just a pet. We never thought about breeding. As we started going to shows and seeing all these different classes and colors, we fell in love with their looks and personality.
What type of diet do you keep your dogs on throughout the year?
Honestly puppy food with milk replacer and vitamins, is what works for us.
What is your favorite bloodline?
I really like the toadline bloodline, ever since i saw toadagi. That big head on that small frame is impressive.
Do you currently show any of your dogs?
I haven't shown any of my dogs, but i've been wanting to. I've only been to a couple shows. I've been getting to my program together and waiting until I have a dog that just blows everyones mind.
What advice do you have for any upcoming breeders?
Don't get to ahead of yourself. Take it one step at a time, and do it right.
What do you think is the most difficult thing for people in the bully game to overcome?
People worry too much about the next man's plan. Focus on your own thing, and don't worry about what others are doing. Stay true to your vision.
How do you think they can overcome this thing?
Like I said, focus on your own program, and don't worry about the next man.
Who do you look up to in the bully game, and why?
I dont look up to anyone honestly. My love is for the dogs. I couldn't tell you who's who, but I can name most of these dogs here.
Tell us about one of your most memorable moments, in 2016 so far.
So far this year, the most memorable moment would be this litter we just had. They came out looking better and thicker than expected. Also, the shows, and meeting all sorts of people and their dogs.
Describe how you would want things, in the bully Commuity, to be 10 years from now.
I would like to see people working together to make their visions come true, and to make better dogs for the next generation of breeders.
What separates your kennel from the competition?
As of now nothing, but we are hoping to put all of the best bloods out there together, and make our own line. This line will have both the looks everyone wants, and also live long and happy lives.
What other hobbies or interests do you take part in?
I don't really have any other hobbies or interests. I work for my family, dogs included, and spend my afternoons with them.
What motto do you live by?
Live one day at a time.
What do you think of Bully Girl Magazine?
I think its awesome what you guys do, from the articles to the interviews, but especially the pictures.