State your name, and where your kennel is located.
My name is Myra Torres, and my partners name is Jorge Arbelo, we are the CEO’s of Familia Legacy Kennels, out of New Jersey.
What type of dogs do you breed, and what inspired you to get involved with that particular breed?
We will be breeding for standard and pocket size bullies. American Bullies have always intrigued us. This breed is known for their structure, strength, and loving nature; a little something like our own family.
What type of diet do you keep your dogs on throughout the year?
Our bullies eat a combination of raw diet and taste of the wild. This combined with regular exercise, keeps them looking great. At F.L.K., we believe a good portion of the dog’s structure is genetics. The rest is nutrition.
What is your favorite bloodline?
Currently we don’t have a favorite bloodline, but we do like the Daxline, Magoo, Razors Edge, and Louie V blood lines. These are all bloodlines that have accomplished great structure, and have made an impact in the bully world.
Do you currently show, any of your dogs?
At this moment we are not showing any of our dogs, but we do attend the ABKC shows, and look forward to showing our future productions.
What advice do you have for any upcoming breeders?
Our advice to breeders out there would be to stay focused on why we love the Bully Breed, and not on each other’s success. Progression is the key that can be used to learn and educate one another, not tear each other apart. We are all striving for the same goal, and that is to better the breed.
What do you think, is the most difficult thing for people in the bully game to overcome?
The fear to interact with one another, because of our differences and the fear of criticism.
How do you think they can overcome this thing?
Reaching out to other breeders, and attending shows are always a good start. As far as criticism, that just comes with the territory, but it’s not a bad thing. Criticism is what keeps you focused on future goals.
Who do you look up to in the bully game, and why?
Honestly, we look up to all the breeders out there who have made it big. It takes a lot of time and effort to build an empire. That’s something you can’t take away from just any one person.
Tell us about one of your most memorable moments, in 2017 so far.
I think both I and my partner can both agree that attending the shows, educating ourselves, and watching our dogs evolve has been one of our most memorable moments.
Describe how you would want things in the Bully Community to be 10 years from now.
“UNITY” We would love for the bully world to push each other towards a better future, because money isn’t everything. The dogs also play an important role they are our pets, friends and family.
What separates your kennel from the competition?
We are still growing our business, but we are working hard to leave our stamp in the bully world. What separates us from the rest, is our love for the breed and our family. Familia Legacy Kennels is owned by me Myra Torres, and my brother Jorge Arbelo. People may say don’t ever mix business with family, but the reality is family is forever our business.
What other hobbies or interests do you take part in?
We love taking family vacations with our dogs. Whether it’s camping or just simply walking around the park and having a barbecue. It’s a life style that brings good vibes.
What motto do you live by?
Honesty, Loyalty, and Respect. All three make a dangerous combination. You can never go wrong following this motto.
What do you think of Bully Girl magazine?