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Confidential Kennels | CaliforniaState your name, and where your kennel is located.

My name is Angela Clark and my kennel Confidential Kennels, is located on an acre in Southern California.

What type of dogs do you breed, and what inspired you to get involved with that particular breed?

I am devoted to the preservation of the original Cane Corso (pronounced KAH- NAY Korso) other wise known as an Italian Mastiff. The first time I saw one of these dogs I remember feeling as if I was looking back in time at a piece of history. This was long before they where recognized by the AKC in 2010. Shortly after I imported one from Italy and the rest is history.

What type of diet do you keep your dogs on throughout the year?

I am a big fan of holistic feeding. I know and believe that humans are at there best weight and health when they are eating natural unaltered food. For this reason I choose to feed my dogs what they would eat in the wild. Raw feed along with joint supplements. I choose joint supplements without calcium as calcium inspires growth at a rapid rate which can effect large breed dogs joints.

What is your favorite bloodline?

I like to stick to the bloodlines that respect the origins of the Cane Corso and who are responsible to creating some of the most profound Corsos in the world. With that being said there are very few here in the USA ,therefore I have searched around the world and imported some of the most correct , Imposing Corsos for my breeding program. Maxi Louzan(Del Corsoclub Kennel) from Argentina specializes and Judges the correct Cane Corso, Andrea Corbara and Morena Mazzotti(Dell’Impero Mya Kennel) from Cesena Italy professionally breeds and shows outstanding corsos, Juan Morato (De La Mirage De Torrellas) out of Barcelona Spain who owns the 2015 world Ch X Msn when he won the World Championship. pronounced KAH- NAY Korso) Italian Mastiff,Letecia Gonzales(Declino di Bayonne Kennel) out of Spain with a breeding program unparalleled to none. as well as Istvan Voros(Onix Icon kennels) who works for Purina out of Romania … All are wise beyond there years and committed to bettering the breed.

Do you currently show, any of your dogs?

I have an amazing handler Mercedes Messer who shows my dogs . I will sometimes to small shows through out the year , but prefer the specialty shows for Corsos . Like the regional, nationals and my all time favorite the International Cane Corso Federation Extravaganza !! Where you are really able to gage where you stand as a Corso breeder. Over 150 Corsos from around the world compete. The wins are real.. All SERIOUS Corso breeders attend to know where they stand and to better themselves and there program.

What advice do you have for any upcoming breeders?
Knowledge is key.. Do as much research as possible . We all learn from experience so dont forget you are going to make mistakes. Put your dogs health and well being first. Be disciplined and selective. You want to pick the heads of the best breeders around the world and see what they are doing right. Implement what you think you can improve. Work hard and be honest. last but not least done take advise from anyone in the industry who is not where you want to be.

What do you think, is the most difficult thing for people in the bully game to overcome?
I think for any large breed is the stero type. the public will assume because you are a breeder you do not care about your dogs or that you are responsible for the millions of dogs in shelters. Responsible breeders screen future owners, contract there dogs and microchip them. We are prepared to fork out the money to rescue the dogs if necessary and peruse action against those who harm our pups.

How do you think they can overcome this thing?
We can overcome stereo types by our actions. People will judge you based off what you do. Be responsible and give back to the dogs we love that give so much to us by protecting them and preserving them.. After all they are mans best friend. In my case woman’s.. lol

Who do you look up to in the bully game, and why?

In the Corso world I would have to say that I have a lot of respect for Maxi Louzan. He is a professional breeder and Judge . He has devoted his life and time to the cane Corso. He knows the standard and importance of a correct temperament, angulation and structure.

Tell us about one of your most memorable moments, in 2016 so far.
My Kennel did really well this year at the International Cane Corso Federation Extravaganza Show. Five out of six of my dogs placed first in there class and two different junior females getting Best of Show Junior on two different days and top overall opposite.

Describe how you would want things, in the bully Community, to be 10 years from now.

I think that there is always room for growth and bettering our programs. When you choose a breed you are specializing.. You should know the maximum about it so that you can educate the public and new breeders. Instead of outcasting them teach them how important it is to be responsible and what is correct for your standard. This will help to preserve everything you work for so we are not counter productive. If they choose to breed being mean to them will not stop them . It just makes them do it blindfolded. I personally am not afraid of competition and understand the need for growth and knowledge. The new-bee may become a competitor in the ring one day and may drive me to work harder and push myself.

Confidential Kennels | CaliforniaWhat separates your kennel from the competition?

Dedication separates me from most. I do this full time all day every day. I live and breath Corsos . I am an expert in the breed. When people around the world think or Corso breeders they relate my name to them because I know them and I know the breed as I solely devote myself to them. I hear a lot of breeders say they, ” Do not due this full time ‘,or its ,”Not there only job”. I never think this is a good thing. It shows lack of commitment and confidence. I am 100 percent devoted to Corsos and choose to focus my energy solely on what I love. Most investors will not invest in entrepreneur if they have other jobs or projects because it shows they are not fully committed and they done believe in there inventions, products or what there producing. Now my dogs are far from products, but I am a true third generation professional breeder who is fully committed to my program and my dogs, My commitment shows in what i produce and how my dogs are treated. My dogs reflect my hard work and responsibility. This is my passion and I know it better than anyone.

What other hobbies or interests do you take part in?

I love to hike with my dogs, swim and go shooting. I am actually a sharp shooter.

What motto do you live by?

I am a huge Les Brown fan… ,” Most people fail in life not because they aim too high and miss , but because they aim too low and hit” We should all stretch ourselves because during this times of trial we find out what we are really capable of.

What do you think of Bully Girl Magazine?

I think its amazing of Bully Girl Magazine to accredit women in the way that they deserve. Its hard to be a woman in this industry. Bully Girl Magazine recognizes the strength, skill and endurance it takes to earn the respect of not just our peers but the world in the male dominated program . I think Bully Girl Magazine is a huge advocate for all woman who are successful or up in coming in the bully world and/or dog world!!! I appreciate the opportunity to share my experience and knowledge with the public and hope to inspire other women as well.

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Elite Bully Kennels: American Bully Breeder | Florida

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Who is Elite Bully Kennels?

Tell our readers a little bit about yourself.
My name is Tim Levi, and this is my beautiful wife Fonda Levi. We represent Elite Bully Kennels. You can find us in New Port Richey Florida.

What type of dogs do you breed, and what inspired you to get involved with that particular breed?
We specialize in pocket and standard American Bullies. Like many others we started out with American Pit Bull Terriers. However, once we were introduced to the American Bully by a good friend of ours, we immediately fell in love. We were inspired by their overall appearance, temperament, and loyalty. We knew right away that this was the breed for us.

What type of diet do you keep your dogs on throughout the year?
We currently have all of our adult dogs on a high quality, grain free kibble with a 30/20 protein to fat ratio. We also include daily vitamins and rotate between coconut oil and wild alaskan salmon oil throughout the year for their skin and coats. All of our pups are given Taste of the Wild High Prairie Puppy Formula three times daily. We leave the rest to genetics.

What is your favorite bloodline?
There are so many bloodlines that bring good qualities to the table. We are currently working towards our own vision. Our vision is to have a clean, functional bully. This bully would have a lot of muscle mass, big bone, large head and a short compact frame. Without going over the edge, of course. So be sure to be on the lookout for the new Elite Line coming soon.

Do you currently show, any of your dogs?
Yes we do. Our stud El Chapo, who is off of Grand Champion RedRum, took 1st & 2nd place BBCR ribbons home this year. We are looking forward to introducing him and a couple of our productions to the ABKC in 2018.

What advice do you have for any upcoming breeders?
This isn’t a get rich quick type of business. You have to be willing to invest time, effort, and money into your program if you want to be successful.

What do you think, is the most difficult thing for people in the bullygame to overcome?
Individuals and animal rights groups that try to bring negativity about the breed, due to their own ignorance.

How do you think they can overcome this thing?
We believe that education is the key to the acceptance of the breed, and responsible breeders. Negative perceptions can be overcome by being the voice for the breed. We try to do exactly what you guys do at Bully Girl magazine. That is to offer educational and informational outlets through websites, magazines and social media. We want to showcase both the breed and responsible breeders in a positive light.

Who do you look up to in the bully game, and why?
There are quite a few people that we respect in the bully game. We appreciate the way that they have conducted business, and how they represent the bully community. We have met a lot of friends along the way, and we are looking forward to meeting many more.

Tell us about one of Elite Bully Kennels most memorable moments, in 2017 so far.
Our most memorable moment of 2017 would have to include our road trip to Georgia. We competed in a BBCR show and took home 1st and 2nd place ribbons.

Describe how you would want things, in the bully Community, to be 10 years from now.
As cliche as it might sound, we would really like to see the bully community come together as a whole. Everyone needs to focus less on the money, greed, and envy. What really matters is breeding quality dogs, that are going to bring happiness to other families for many years to come.

What separates Elite Bully Kennels from the competition?
At Elite Bully Kennels we pride ourselves on professionalism and legitimacy. We are licenced and regulated by the state of Florida. We strive to treat all of our customers with the respect, courtesy, and professionalism. They deserve it when making such a significant investment into their lifestyle.

What other hobbies or interests do you take part in?
We are very much into physical fitness and living a healthy lifestyle. We are also very family oriented, and we love doing family activities. My wife is very much involved with our children’s schools. She is the school treasurer and she is on the board of the PTO.

What motto do you live by?
Raise Your Standards!

What do you think of Bully Girl Magazine?
We think you guys are awesome! You are great advocates for the breed. We enjoy your magazine, and are big fans of your Bully Gear at BGM Warehouse. On behalf of everyone at Elite Bully Kennels, we would like to thank you very much for this opportunity!

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The Bully Kingdom: American Bully Breeder | Texas

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Who is The Bully Kingdom?

The Bully KingdomState your name, and where your kennel is located.
My name is Jacobi Guyton, of The Bully Kingdom. You can find us in Dallas, Texas.

What type of dogs do you breed, and what inspired you to get involved with that particular breed?
We breed the American Bull. I saw this beautiful breed back in the 90’s, primarly in magazines at car shows on the west coast. I always wanted one but didn’t know the name of them. Back then I was into Pit Bulls, doing dumb shit, until I couldn’t afford to be in the game any more.

Push my life 20 years forward. Everywhere  I went, I started seeing these dogs again which made me wanted to get back in the game. I always told myself, if I ever got back involved, it would all be for the greater good of the breed! I started researching these American Bullies, and learned about all the good and bad things with this breed. On instagram I ran into a breeder name Spencer from Power Circle Bullies. I noticed he had a breeding going on and I had to jump on it! We linked up and The Bully Kingdom was formed! I said “I will only breed the best. Also I will do my best to put quality bullies in lovable family homes!”

What type of diet do you keep your dogs on throughout the year?
I started with that raw diet everyone was talking about. After speaking with a few people that I trust, I just put my dogs on Eukanuba and it has been doing very well for my dogs! I now give Raw for snacks.

What is your favorite bloodline?
Daxline is my favorite blood line.

Do you currently show, any of your dogs?
No, not at this time due to my kids staying very busy, but that is something I want to do in the future though.

What advice do you have for any upcoming breeders?
Do your research. Get involved for the love of the breed. Everything else will follow. Breed what you like and create the best Bully that is functional and active, with a great temperament!

What do you think, is the most difficult thing for people in the bullygame to overcome?
Greed and Patience! You can’t just buy a dog and become a millionaire. It takes time and money to build a successful dog kennel. Don’t get caught up in the money so much that you stop creating quality dogs! Your clients want the best dog buying experience ever, and it’s your job to create that!

How do you think they can overcome this thing?
By loving the breed more!

Who do you look up to in the bully game, and why?
I have to say, I really like how Vincent over at D1 Kennels runs their business. No disrespect to anyone else. I think there are a lot of legit kennels out there.

Tell us about one of The Bully Kingdom’s most memorable moments, in 2017 so far.
My most memorable moment was having my first litter this year. Cassius Clay x Queen B! This litter produced some great looking dogs, with badass personalities!

Describe how you would want things, in the bully Community, to be 10 years from now.
I would like to see more cohesiveness in the bully community. We all love our dogs, and think our dogs are the best, but that shouldn’t get in the way of being good people. I would also like to see better productions. Take pride in your breedings and breed away from deformities, murmurs, and things that put a negative light on breed.

What separates The Bully Kingdom from the competition?
We aren’t trying to keep up with everyone. We are in our own kingdom and doing very good business! The Bully Kingdom will never be a puppy mill. Again, this is what we do because we love the breed!

What other hobbies or interests do you take part in?
I have an independent record label called Global Power Music Group (@globalpowermusicgroup on instagram). We are doing some great things over there! Check us out!

What motto do you live by?
Grind Smart, not Hard!

What do you think of Bully Girl Magazine?
We feel you all do an impeccable job with keeping great awareness about the breed. It’s always good to run into people that share the same passion. Bully Girl is always looking to shed positive light on the American Bully breed. They are linking the community together. Also, they have a dope ass clothing line as well! When looking at your magazine it is easy to see why you all are the #1 Bully Magazine out there. Thank you for your time and this opportunity!

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Hammerhead Bullies: American Bully Breeder | Texas

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Who is Hammerhead Bullies?

State your name, and where your kennel is located.
My name is Orlando Ortiz, of Hammerhead Bullies. You can find me in San Antonio, Texas.

What type of dogs do you breed, and what inspired you to get involved with that particular breed?
At Hammerhead Bullies, we breed American Bullies. We are about to start breeding French Bulldogs. Since I was a kid growing up, we always had American Pit Bull terriers. This made me develop a passion for this at a very young age, which was a big inspiration for me.

What type of diet do you keep your dogs on throughout the year?
I try to feed my dogs a high protein, high fat diet all year long. I also add some raw feed and extra supplements during the winter months.

What is your favorite bloodline?
My favorite bloodline is the Razors Edge bloodline. In my opinion some of the best show dogs have originated from this bloodline. They just don’t get much recognition nowadays.

Hammerhead BulliesDo you currently show, any of your dogs?
No. I currently don’t show any of my dogs. Just some fun shows here and there, to let people know what Hammerhead Bullies have to offer.

What advice do you have for any upcoming breeders?
Be careful out there… Haha!

What do you think, is the most difficult thing for people in the bullygame to overcome?
The most difficult thing to overcome is other breeders bashing the next man. You can lose your vision worrying about others opinions.

How do you think they can overcome this thing?
By breeding for themselves first, and what they want to see running around their yard. Imagine a yard full of bulls you visualized. That’s the most satisfying feeling ever.

Who do you look up to in the bully game, and why?
I look up to everybody who supported us along the way. We appreciate our customers who drove and flew miles just to come and buy dogs. Some even came just to check out the yard. Also, everyone who kept It 100 throughout the years.

Tell us about one of your most memorable moments, in 2017 so far.
July 4th weekend at the Bully Beach Expo. I had the chance to meet Ed Shepherd. That man had some jokes.

Describe how you would want things, in the bully Community, to be 10 years from now.
I would like to see more unity, and less hate. Plain and simple.

What separates your kennel from the competition?
First of all we’re humble, haha. No, but our dogs have been line bred enough to stand out. They carry those exaggerated traits on a bully compact frame. Also, advertising is key.

What other hobbies or interests do you take part in?
I have no other hobbies at the moment.

What motto do you live by?
Well connected, Well respected!

What do you think of Bully Girl Magazine?
I think y’all are doing a good job with y’alls movement. Keep it up!

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