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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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TP-Kennels: XL American Bully Breeder | New Jersey

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Who is TP-Kennels?

Tell our readers a little about yourself.
My name is Alexander Rosario III. I am the owner and founder of TP-Kennels. You can find us in Woodbridge Township, New Jersey. However, I always shout out my home town Hoboken, New Jersey.

What type of dogs do you breed? Also, what inspired you to get involved with that particular breed?
My current preference of breed is the American Bully, more specifically the XL American Bully. The thing that inspired me the most about the breed was how badly they were misinterpreted and stereotyped. I believed, and continue to believe that I have the ability to change that perception into a positive one. I own a rescue. I’ve seen firsthand how loyal and loving they are. I’d have to say that also played a huge role as to why I got involved so in-depth.

What type of diet do you keep your dogs on throughout the year?
I keep it simple. Thus, I do stay away from foods that contain processed meats, corn, by-products, and low level brands that are a lot cheaper to buy. I like to use kibble grain free foods, such as Nature’s Domain. I try to stay within having the first three ingredients of the label consisting of meats, fish, or any other source of quality protein. Also, there needs to be a beneficial ratio of carbs to equal a well balanced meal.

Do you currently show, any of your dogs?
At this point in time, I do not currently show my dogs. However, in 2018 I will be making my way back into the show ring to compete for titles. I look forward to meeting more great people. My most recent production, as well as, other TPK productions have earned their titles ( “C.G.C” and advanced “C.G.C.”) under multiple registries. I look forward to 2018.

What advice do you have for any upcoming breeders?
Trust is a two way street. Trust the upmost in yourself and never be afraid to ask questions. The only dumb question is the one that you do not ask. Be able to handle criticism. Make a note to never depend on your dogs as a source of income. Your dogs depend on you. If you’re serious about your craft, trust yourself and God.

What do you think, is the most difficult thing for people in the bullygame to overcome?
In my opinion, ego’s. As the old saying goes, a lot of people will go out of their way and help. However once you become, what’s considered “competition”, those who support you tend to slide out and disappear.

How do you think they can overcome this thing?
Continue to support one another, especially in their absence. The community and our youth look to us for guidance and direction. We must do a better job at leading by example. Become educated followers so that people can see that with unity comes strength.

Who do you look up to in the bully game, and why?
I respect and look up to all those who are out their putting that dedication, work, practice, and love into this breed. In reality, the ingredients are right there.

Tell us about one of TP-Kennels most memorable moments, in 2017 so far.
I do a lot of community work with my XL American Bullys. I would have to say first would be getting their temperament titles (C.G.C. & C.G.C.A.). This is something I truly take pride in. The second would be having the ability to bring joy, love, and laughter to those who need it most. I have two XL Bully’s that are also certified therapy dogs. On the regular, I bring them to rehabilitation centers and senior citizen homes. They are always greeted with love and affection. We were able to make a major impact in our community this year.

Describe how you would want things, in the bully Community, to be 10 years from now.
I truly expect it to blossom and continue on the path of greatness. I expect more people to temperament test their Bully’s and set the bar higher than it already is.

What separates TP-Kennels from the competition?
What separates me from the competition is that I don’t just say that I breed for temperament. I back it up with facts and certifications. My first and second generation productions have all obtained their temperament titles and are solidifying their soundness. With that being said, I feel I can back all of my statements up when I say  that I breed well balanced, well structured, temperament dogs.

What other hobbies or interests do you take part in?
Mainly spending time with my family. I also love photography, flying drones, working out, playing all sports, and traveling as much as I can.

What motto do you live by?
My motto is simple. “Respect is earned, not taken”.

What do you think of Bully Girl Magazine?
Bully Girl Magazine is a great outlet of productive information that is shared globally. I’ve been a fan since our last interview. I strongly believe that you and your entire team are doing an outstanding job representing the breed. Bully Girl Magazine is helping to bridge the gap between communities and representatives.

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Swaggerville Exotic Bullies: Exotic Bully Breeder | Georgia

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Who is Swaggerville Exotic Bullies?

State your name, and where your kennel is located.
My name is Callie Teller, founder of Swaggerville Exotic Bullies. I have a main base location in Atlanta, GA, and a smaller location in Las Vegas, NV.

What type of dogs do you breed, and what inspired you to get involved with that particular breed?
I breed exotic style dogs, however they are still functionally sound. I just like a bigger, thicker, more exaggerated look with a shorter muzzle. I’ve was always into Pit Bulls and game dogs growing up. Once bullies hit the scene, I fell right in.

What type of diet do you keep your dogs on throughout the year?
I keep my whole yard on a basic kibble, with high protein and fat. Nothing special.

What is your favorite bloodline?
My favorite bloodline would have to be Miagi Blood. I dig the elbows, tight skin, and chinky eyes.

Do you currently show, any of your dogs?
I don’t currently show any of my dogs. However, in 2018 I do plan to travel to a lot more shows to let my product be seen.

What advice do you have for any upcoming breeders?
My advice to an upcoming breeder would be to stack your females. Also build the proper housing area for your pets. Stay focused, find your own wave and ride it!

What do you think, is the most difficult thing for people in the bullygame to overcome?
The most difficult thing to over come may be watching what’s going on outside of your yard, and losing focus. People are always trying to keep up.

How do you think they can overcome this thing?
To over come that focus on your program. Set your own goals for your yard and achieve them.

Who do you look up to in the bully game, and why?
I really don’t look up to anyone in the bully game. I have respect for everyone, but I can’t say that I look up to anyone in particular.

Tell us about one of your most memorable moments, in 2017 so far.
My most memorable moment of 2017 was probably producing that Tri litter off Babe, and selling out in 48hrs. I’ll never forget that. LOL.

Describe how you would want things, in the bully Community, to be 10 years from now.
I would just love to see the bully community continue to grow in a positive direction.

What separates your kennel from the competition?
I think our drive, our focus, and our output is what separates us from the rest. We are non-stop with our foot on the gas pedal. We stay clear of negativity and are always promoting positivity.

What other hobbies or interests do you take part in?
Some other hobbies include photography, and spending time with my family.

What motto do you live by?
Swaggerville or NO DEAL!

What do you think of Bully Girl Magazine?
Bully Girl is a great magazine, and a positive resource for the bully community. Thanks for having me!

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Haile Selassie: French Bulldog and English Bulldog Breeder | Pennsylvania

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Haile Selassie: French Bulldog and English Bulldog Breeder | Pennsylvania

Check out this exclusive Bully Girl Interview! Haile Selassie, founder of HD Bullyz speaks about his passion for breeding French Bulldogs and English Bulldogs. Haile Selassie has a new stud, featured in this video, named HD Bullyz B-Bop. B-Bop has been making a lot of noise at shows around the U.S., and he will also be featured on the Issue 72 cover of Bully Girl Magazine. A lot of you may have heard of B-Bop’s sire, HD Bullyz Grand Champion Yosemite Sam. Yosemite Sam was featured on the Issue 52 cover of Bully Girl Magazine, back in 2014. His offspring B-Bop almost looks like a Yosemite clone. Make sure you order yourself a copy of Bully Girl Magazine Issue 72 from BGM Warehouse, so you can see more photos, and read more interesting content on B-Bop, Yosemite Sam, and HD Bullyz.

Who is Haile Selassie?

State your name, and where your kennel is located.
I am Haile Selassie, founder of H.D. Bullyz (Haile Defined Bullyz). You can find us in York, PA.

What type of dogs do you breed, and what inspired you to get involved with that particular breed?
I breed French Bulldogs and English Bulldogs. I was inspired by my wife to get into French Bulldogs. It was the cartoon “Tom & Jerry” that inspired me to get into English Bulldogs.

What type of diet do you keep your dogs on throughout the year?
All of our dogs are on a raw/barf diet.

What is your favorite bloodline?
My favorite French Bulldog bloodlines are Li-Jie, Shark, and Sopianae Imperator. All of these lines are Hungarian bloodlines.

Do you currently show, any of your dogs?
We currently have a few dogs we are showing, and a few newly titled dogs. H.D. Bullyz Ch. B-Bop Sam is one of the few we are currently showing. We are working on his Grand Champion title. We love to travel and show our dogs worldwide.

What advice do you have for any upcoming breeders?
Do tons of research, and when you think you have learned enough, go back and learn more. There is no such thing as knowing enough information. Also, reach out to knowledgeable breeders and ask questions.

What do you think, is the most difficult thing for people in the bullygame to overcome?
The hardest thing for people in the bully breed community to overcome is togetherness.

How do you think they can overcome this thing?
We can overcome this as a community by working together more. We should be offering a helping hand when we see our fellow breeders in need of help. Learn to be able to give and take constructive criticism.

Who do you look up to in the bully game, and why?
I look up to Bully Girl Magazine. I respect LeVar Carter for building his own following. It is cool to see how much he has grown with his company. He is continuously looking for new ways to reach and please his customers with amazing quality in his product. I also look up to Terry Huntley & Melica Kuykendall from Incredabull Frenchies, as they too breed and show Quality French Bulldogs as well. I also look up to my good friend Cindy Batten, a local French Bulldog breeder also out of PA.

Tell us about one of your most memorable moments, in 2017 so far.
One of our most memorable moments of 2017 was attending the ABKC show in Virginia back in the spring. Also, attending the ABR show in Biloxi, Mississippi back in November.

Describe how you would want things, in the bully Community, to be 10 years from now.
I would love to see people working together, and becoming more and more supportive of one another. At the very least be more supportive of those bringing positivity to the bully breed community.

What separates your kennel from the competition?
We are family based and do everything as a family. Everything we do is out of pure love, and we are transparent.

What other hobbies or interests do you take part in?
I am a huge fan of drone racing, RC racing, and photography.

What motto do you live by?
I live by the Motto “You Only Live Once (YOLO)”.

What do you think of Bully Girl Magazine?
I am a huge supporter of Bully Girl Magazine, and I love what they bring to the community. Bully Girl Magazine is not only original and positive, but they offer the best quality! They are a true inspiration to what we stand for and want to continue to offer the community.

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