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Interview: Wasey Lamar – founder of Crazy Native Kennels

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State your name, and where your kennel is located.

My name is Wasey Lamar, and I am the founder and operator of CrazyNative Kennels, out of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

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

At CNK we breed pocket and standard style American Bullies.  We raise our dogs to have family oriented temperaments, and to be physically functional.  I grew up with traditional American Pitbull Terriers and I saw that American Bullies where on the rise about 10 years ago. Mugelston blood is what first caught my eye, which I know initially was about massive blue dogs. As I began to do more research, I heard about Remy Martin and his story. Remy was definitely an amazing dog in all aspects, but it was the story of the bloodline, and what he was producing that inspired me to get involved in this breed, and to try and create my own ideal style.

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

I have kept my dogs on a routine diet of Sport Mix for a few years, but have recently switched brands to Victor’s.  I am also planning to start a raw diet regimen, in addition to the dry food.

Do you have any upcoming breedings that you would like our readers to know about?

I have a few breedings in the works right now that I’m really excited about.  But one in particular is SOB’s Skeptic X CrazyNative’s Pandy, which gave me some amazing pups! I may not always have a litter on the ground or a breeding happening, but that is only because I try to be really selective and plan a litter that I know will be a great production.

What is your favorite bloodline?

As stated before Remyline bloodline is what got me hooked and will always be my favorite. My foundation stud, Ch.Stache the Cash, is a Remy grandson/Headquarters son.  Most of my yard is based off of him because he carries every trait in a bully I could ask for, with the exception of his height.  That is the reason I started looking to some other bloodlines to see what I could add to achieve the height I was wanting, but also keep all the attributes of Cash and a Remyline dog.

Do you currently show, any of your bullies?

It’s been a few months since I’ve taken my dogs to a show and put them in the ring.  I’ve been focused on a few particular breedings, training some new productions, throwing some shows, and spreading the word about RKC.  I’m planning on getting back into the ring soon. Although it’s been awhile since I have been in the ring, the first couple of years were dedicated to champing out three dogs. My next focus will be to champ and grand champ my 3rd generation productions.

What advice do you have for any upcoming Bully Breeders?

My advice for new comers is to develop thick skin, and be able to decipher between someone who is genuine and someone that is just trying to get your money.  There are a lot of great people out there that are really in it for the love of the breed and want to see it succeed and improve.  Then there are the ones that are just in it for the money and attention.  Some will hate if you do good, hate if you make a mistake, and sometimes hate even if you do nothing at all.  Be in this for the right reasons, surround yourself with the right people, and never hesitate to ask for opinions and help.

You recently co-hosted the The Missing Piece - Bullies for Autism, RKC Show in Wichita Falls, Texas. Tell our readers what that experience was like for you, and what they can look forward in the future.

The Legacy and I just co-hosted the first RKC show to hit Texas and it was great to see all the people that came out!  Hosting a show and attending a show are definitely two different experiences.  When you are there to show your dogs you mainly have to just set up your booth and make sure your dogs are all good and ready to get in the ring.   Hosting the show is a lot more complex.  You have to get the venue, trophies, organize registration, take booth orders, make sure you have enough help and basically make sure everyone and everything is where they are supposed to be and doing what they are supposed to be doing.

We really enjoy having shows and are looking forward to bringing many more RKC shows to the central states.  We want to make sure and bring the family fun atmosphere to our shows because that is really what it is all about.

What is the most difficult thing for people in the bully game to overcome, and how can they overcome this thing?

When you get started in bullies you can definitely face some obstacles.  It can be deciding which bloodlines are right for you, having the knowledge and funds you need to successfully care for your dogs, or simply being able to get your kennel name out there and get yourself and your dogs recognized.

The best way to overcome these obstacles is to make a plan for your program.  Figure out what you are wanting to produce and decide what it’s going to take to make that happen.  Spend your money right, produce good clean dogs, believe in what you are doing, stand by your word, and do good business.

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

When I was first starting out in the Bully World there were a couple of people that I really could count on to help me out when I needed advice, or someone to point me in the right direction. One of those people was Will Deroisa of DFB Kennels.  Fabian Chichester is another person that I look up to, because he is one who has solid morals, good ethics and obviously does things the right way.  He has stuck to what he believes in for his program, and I plan to do the same.

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

In the next 10 years, I would love to see more education on Bullies, and for breeders to strive for more functional, clean, correct, and healthy dogs.  I would like to see the American Bully back on the right track.

What separates your kennel from the competition?

I think my kennel is different from others in the fact that I have tried to use different bloodlines than most kennels in my area.  I also represent my Native American heritage in all of my kennel promotion, because I am very proud of both. If you already know me then you know the name “CrazyNative” fits me and my kennel.  Another thing that I want to stand out is that I am a genuine person, and it is my main goal to better the breed.

What motto do you live by?

I live by the motto “Everything happens for a Reason”.

What do you think of Bully Girl Magazine?

I appreciate Bully Girl Magazine for giving me the opportunity to talk a little about my program, RKC, and what I would like to see in the future for the bully world. It’s because of the media and magazines like Bully Girl, that we are changing the stigma about Bullies and continuing to educate people on what our dogs are all about.  So thank you Bully Girl Magazine, and continue doing what you do best.

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