State your name, and where your kennel is located.
My name is Anthony Arnold, and my kennel is located in the high desert of Barstow, California.
What type of dogs do you breed, and what inspired you to get involved with that particular breed?
I breed American Bullies. I was inspired the first time I saw them, by the muscular tone, and good temperament. They are all around family dogs, so it was love at first sight.
What type of diet do you keep your dogs on throughout the year?
I keep my bullies on a high protein diet. I like to use a high protein based kibble, mixed with raw. I work my dogs out on a regular basis, and it helps build muscle mass.
What is your favorite bloodline?
Without a doubt, my favorite bloodline is the Miagi bloodline. I fell in love with that exotic look the first time I saw it .The eye separation, the high cheekbones, the shape of the top skull. That look has the total package for me.
Do you currently show, any of your dogs?
Not yet. “Smalls Capone” will be attending his first show in Sunny San Diego, hosted by The Home Team on Sept. 23rd! I would love for everyone to come out and show some support if possible. #teamsmallscapone
What advice do you have for any upcoming breeders?
The best advice I can give to an upcoming breeder is to know your market, and stay true to your vision. The rest will fall in place.
What do you think, is the most difficult thing for people in the bully game to overcome?
The hardest thing for me to overcome was trying to keep all my top picks from each litter. It took me a while to realize that I must let the top picks go. By doing that it generated my fan base, and the sales of my puppies increased. Just remember that you can’t keep everything.
Who do you look up to in the bully game, and why?
I don’t look up to anybody in the bully game. But there’s a few people who I admire their style. That would be “Mike Diego” of Showtime Bullies. I admire his demeanor and how he is willing to share knowledge, and he’s an all around solid dude. I haven’t had a chance to meet him in person, but i’m looking forward to it.
Tell us about one of your most memorable moments, in 2017 so far.
Yes, one of my most memorable moments was when I did a video shoot with Smalls Capone and my daughter at the beach. It was a cool moment. I’m surprised Smalls was cooperating, due to the fact that he loves water.
Describe how you would want things, in the Bully Community, to be 10 years from now.
I really love the Bully community and how everyone pulls together for one breed. I love the fact that more and more shows are being hosted. I plan on being in this Bully Community for the long haul. I truly admire and love this breed, and would love see it grow over time.
What separates your kennel from the competition?
That’s a good question because I’m not in competition with anyone. I think what separates my kennel from the rest, would be that I have a free range kennel. I go for quality not quantity. All my bullies live in the home with the family. That’s very important for me it promotes good socialization and temperament.
What other hobbies or interests do you take part in?
I’m an outdoors kind of guy. I like to hunt and fish. I’m looking forward to becoming a judge at one of these up-and-coming shows.
What motto do you live by?
My motto is hard work pays off! I’m a firm believer that I starve myself for perfection and excellence.
What do you think of Bully Girl Magazine?
I think it’s A-1! Bully Girl Magazine taps you right in to the latest of what’s going on in the bully community. I’m a big fan and I can see this magazine taking off to new heights!