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Interview with Kevin Patrick Romero, Owner of KPR Bullyz

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What does KPR stand for, and how did you come up with your kennel name?
I am very proud to say that KPR, stands for the initials of my full name Kevin Patrick Romero. We decided to keep the kennel name straight forward by using a family based name, or a name that represented one of us. We are definitely here for the long haul, and wanted to pass on our passion to our daughters because our children are our legacy. We feel like our decision on our kennel name has become a product of exertion, and has taken a rise in the bully community.

When did your passion for French Bulldogs first begin?
My passion for the French Bulldogs started in early 2010. The French Bulldog is a breed i’ve had interest in from while I was working with the American Bully breed since 2006. The things I love about the French Bulldog is they are a smaller breed, while still obtaining the compact, blocky tough appearance. Another reason I love this breed is their great personality, and humorous ways, even though they can be stubborn at times. One thing that is very important is that this breed is not for everyone, especially those whom have never had experience owning a canine. French Bulldogs are an expensive breed to buy, and are high maintenance as well.

How many dogs do you currently have in your kennel?
We currently own eight French Bulldogs, four males and four females. Currently three out of our four males are grand champions and one out of the four females is a grand champion. The others are in a work in process towards their championship titles.

What kennel clubs are your dogs registered with?
Our French Bulldogs are registered with RKF/FCI (certified export pedigree), AKC (American Kennel Club) and of course, the registry that welcomed us with open arms, the ABKC (American Bully Kennel Club).

Do you have any current or upcoming breedings, that you want our readers to know about?
Yes we currently have two upcoming breedings that should happen soon. Those breedings are GrCh. French Montana x Mystique and GrCh. French Montana x GrCh. Emma Frost. Those two breedings will be the only breedings we will be doing for the year.

What characteristics do you look for in two dogs, before you breed them?
The things we look for in both dogs that is very important, is that both have to be show quality specimens, meaning no flaws. Both parties should have straight fronts, straight topline (no roachback), correct pasterns, perfect ear sets as well as no medical history or concerns. We are very concrete when it comes to breedings and we heavily study both pedigrees, and make sure they correspond to one another.
What kind of diet do you keep your dogs on?
We mainly keep our French Bulldogs on Orijen (mixture of six fish & regional red), and occasionally throughout the year I mix TBC raw meat as well.

How have your Frenchies been doing at the ABKC shows?
Our French Bulldogs have been doing an amazing job in the ABKC show ring. We currently have four grand champions, and we also have four of our frenchies in the top five of the ABKC Best in Breed standings.
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Tell our readers, one thing that separates KPR Bullyz, from the competition.
DEDICATION!!!!! I have put endless hours into studying and learning the breed and not only that, learning and studing all the bloodlines and pedigrees that are involved with this breed. When I switched over to this breed I switched over full force to take on another breed that I knew nothing about. I strive to better this breed and not see the breed as dollar signs, as others do. Some people know nothing about the breed or all the different types of lines and pedigrees. Showing is of great significance to us not only because of the love we have for the breed, but because it is critical to my breeding program as well.

Who are some people, you look up to, that helped you get started with this breed?
In reality I got into this breed on my own, and pretty much had to start from scratch on everything there is to know about French Bulldogs. I do know a lot of French Bulldog breeders in the AKC and ABKC but a lot of them will only give you websites, on where to start and gain your knowledge, pretty much how they started as well. So just like anything else you gotta earn yours whether you have help or not in this game.

Where would you like to see KPR Bullyz 10 years from now?
I see an extremely promising future for our dogs and our kennel. I enjoy the French Bulldog breed tremendously, and for that my conceptions are always in active operation. I am the type of person that does not fake the funk, and settle for ordinary. I will always be critical about my dogs, and any breeding program I may choose to do, I exert myself for excellence.

What do you think of Bully Girl Magazine?
Bully Girl Magazine is a very well put together company, and already well established. BGM giving has great customer service and top notch work. BGM is always putting the bully breed, (Am.Bully, English Bulldog, Olde English Bulldog and French Bulldog) out to the public in a positive way, and is always willing to give knowledge through their magazine, and website.

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Delta Bulldogs: English Bulldog Breeder | California

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Delta Bulldogs: English Bulldog Breeder

State your name, your kennel, and where your kennel is located.
My name is Alejandro Ruiz-Gallegos. The name of my kennel is Delta Bulldogs. You can find us in Los Angeles, California.

What type of dogs do you breed, and what inspired you to get involved with that particular breed?
I breed English Bulldogs. I fell in love with this breed because they are one of the most loyal dog breeds. They also have a great temperament.

What type of diet do you keep your dogs on throughout the year?
The typical nutrition for my dogs consist of a raw diet. I feed my dogs 2 lbs of chicken, that my partner grinds for me. With the grinded chicken I mix an egg. I will also include some shredded carrots for the puppies in their diet, as well as add some shredded carrots for my adults throughout the year.

Do you currently show, any of your dogs?
I do not currently show any of my dogs. However, I do plan to make my first appearance at the bully expo on the 24th of February, in San Bernardino.

What advice does Delta Bulldogs have for any upcoming breeders?
The only advice I have is to take the time to study the breed. Look for the best lines before you get your foundation dogs. It may take a while, but be patient. Trust me, it will be worth it in the long run.

What do you think, is the most difficult thing for people in the bully game to overcome?
The most difficult thing people will have to overcome is investing large amounts of money for the right foundation right from the start. Investing will leave a dent in your bank account, but that money will come back. If a person chooses to dodge this obstacle by purchasing low quality dogs, it will end up costing that person more in the future.

How do you think they can overcome this thing?
The way to overcome this is to just take time. Be patient and save the money you will need to obtain the best foundation for your kennel. I understand most people are real eager to start. However, it will be worth the wait, once you see the quality that is being produced in your yard.

Who do you look up to in the bully game, and why?
When it comes to the bully game I look up to my partner Joel Escobedo, Mickey Neidlinger Edenfield (Mickey’s Bulldogs), and Lisa Jaycox (Edison Bulldogs). These three individuals don’t focus on enhancing their dogs pictures in order to sell their dogs. They take regular cell phone pictures and let their dogs quality speak for themselves.

Tell us about one of Delta Bulldogs main goals going into the year 2018.
One of my main goals for 2018 is to produce dogs that are the true definition of an English bulldog. Dogs that are short, compact, with a lot of wrinkles and no health issues (physically and genetically).

Describe how you would want things, in the bully breed Community, to be 10 years from now.
Ten years from now I want to see a bully community that helps one another. I want to be able to see breeders who have been in the bully game for a long time help those that are just starting out.

What separates Delta Bulldogs kennel from the competition?
Consistency is what separates us from the competition. We produce dogs of the same caliber of quality every single time. That is key to having a successful program.

What other hobbies or interests do you take part in?
I enjoy to playing soccer and riding bmx in my free time. I love being outdoors and staying active.

What do you think of Bully Girl Magazine?
I think Bully Girl Magazine is great. I like the fact that they don’t choose to interview only the well established kennels. This gives opportunity for those who aren’t established yet to get their name out there.

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South Florida Bully Department: American Bully Breeder | Florida

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South Florida Bully Department: American Bully Breeder | Florida

State your name, and where your kennel is located.
Our kennel is South Florida Bully Department. Our names are Nicole and Joey Santiago. You can find us in Boca Raton, Florida.

What type of dogs do you breed, and what inspired you to get involved with that particular breed?
We breed American bullies. Our passion started when we got our first bully. They are loyal, loving, and filled with so much personality. These characteristics are what made us decide that we wanted to breed. We strive to give families our vision of the perfect pet.

What type of diet do you keep your dogs on throughout the year?
We feed our dogs Merrick Limited Ingredient, and glaze it with coconut oil, which helps keep their coats in amazing condition.

What is your favorite bloodline?
Daxline is our favorite bloodline.

Does South Florida Bully Department currently show any their dogs at the bully shows?
No, we currently do not show our dogs.

What advice do you have for any upcoming breeders?
Do your research before getting into breeding. You must learn about the different bloodlines, colors, styles, and find out which one best suits you. This is the easier part. Once you have this figured out you have to do your research on how to breed. You can’t just throw two dogs together and pray for the best. Are you going with an AI or natural? What if your dogs won’t tie? What if you can’t find a vet willing to do an AI? Can you do it yourself? Is your vet willing to do progesterone testing? These are all questions you have to have answer prior to breeding.

What do you think, is the most difficult thing for people in the bully game to overcome?
We think the most difficult thing for people to overcome is the judgement of others.

How do you think they can overcome this thing?
People are not always going to agree with your style or vision of what the perfect dog is. However, you must stay focused and true to your dream. Others may not like it, but its yours and you must stand behind it. If you don’t believe in your dogs than no one will.

Who do you look up to in the bully game, and why?
Ed Shepherd, because he was able to create amazing bloodlines in both the American Bully and American Pitbull Terrier communities. He is a pioneer in both breeds, and his bloodline can be found in almost all pedigrees.

Tell us about one of South Florida Bully Department’s main goals going into the year 2018.
One of our main goals is to get in the show ring and show people what we have to offer.

Describe how you would want things, in the bully Community, to be 10 years from now.
I would like to see a more of community atmosphere, and not so much drama.

What separates South Florida Bully Department from the competition?
Our kennel is completely based around our family and our dogs are a huge part of it. Our children enjoy learning along with us. They get down and dirty, and love naming each puppy. All of our children have even assisted in the birth of puppies. It’s a family affair. They intend to carry on our dream.

In your own words, what is an Exotic Bully?
An exotic bully is a designer dog. It doesn’t fit any classification. It should be it’s own breed.

What is your opinion on the new exotic breed movement?
I’m for it. Everyone has their own style, and as long as the dogs are healthy, I say go for it.

What other hobbies or interests do you take part in?
We enjoy fishing, martial arts, and soccer.

What do you think of Bully Girl Magazine?
We think Bully Girl Magazine is a great source of information for anyone that wants to learn about the bully community.

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Gripp Tyte Bullies: American Bully Breeder | Florida

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Gripp Tyte Bullies: American Bully Breeder | Florida

State your name, and where your kennel is located.
My name is Jermaine Tucker. My kennel, Gripp Tyte Bullies, is located in Coral Springs, Florida.

What type of dogs do you breed, and what inspired you to get involved with that particular breed?
I breed the American Bully. I was inspired to get involved with this breed, due to a few dogs that stood out to me in 2008. You see, I consider myself an original dog man because I started breeding Pit bulls at the age of 13. So when I saw this breed, I fell in love with it. Immediately I had a vision of the dogs that I wanted to create. That’s when I decided to switch over from Pit bulls to the American Bully Breed.

What type of diet do you keep your dogs on throughout the year?
I do not keep my bullies on a specific branded diet throughout the year. However, I do always give them high quality grain-free kibbles (dry food). I also switch it up or double up with BAM RAW DIET, and/or kibbles because I believe in giving them the best nutrition possible.

What is your favorite bloodline?
My favorite bloodline is the HAZE line.

Do you currently show any of your dogs?
Yes, I currently show my male Gripp Tyte’s Platinum Plus, and my female Gripp Tyte’s Fiona.

What advice do you have for any upcoming breeders?
The best advice that I would have for upcoming breeders is to breed with a vision and purpose, and not for the hype!

What do you think, is the most difficult thing for people in the bully game to overcome?
I think the most difficult thing for people in the bully game to overcome is when they breed their female dog, or pay money to breed their female dog, and she does not conceive.

How do you think they can overcome this thing?
I think they can overcome this by having a large stock of female dogs that start their heat cycle at different times.

Who do you look up to in the bully game, and why?
In the bully game, I look up to Mr. Ed. Shepard and Jorge (The Bully Campline). I also salute Luis and Ivan, over there at Interstate Bullies. All of these men had a vision. They created a dog they liked, promoted them, and elevated the bully game to new levels. That’s my mission.

Tell us about one of Gripp Tyte Bullies main goals going into the year 2018.
One of my main goals going into 2018 is to champ out, or grand champ out 1 or 2 of the dogs that I produce.

Describe how you would want things in the bully community to be 10 years from now.
The bully community is in a pretty good place right now. In 10 years, I would want breeders to continue to elevate their knowledge on the bully breed. I would want to see the creation of beautiful and correct features in all aspects of the breed. This way we can continue putting great dogs in people’s homes, and keep the movement on a positive note.

What separates Gripp Tyte Bullies from the competition?
To tell the truth, I really don’t think the about competition because I breed for myself with my vision and my mission at hand. All-in-all, here at Gripp Tyte Bullies, we believe in quality, honor and respect.

In your own words, what is an Exotic Bully?
An Exotic Bully to me is just a look! See if you think about it, when you talk about an “exotic” car it’s a look. When you talk about an “exotic” woman it’s a look that she has. And so, in my own words, an Exotic Bully is simply just a look!

What is your opinion on the new exotic breed movement?
I love the exotic movement. However, I also feel that breeders should breed for the health benefits of the dogs too, not only for the “look”! Overall to me, it’s a beautiful movement!

What other hobbies or interests do you take part in.
I am involved with the American Bullies Against Bullying mentoring the youth program. I also have interests in youth football coaching.

What do you think of Bully Girl Magazine?
I love Bully Girl Magazine! It’s been one of my goals and visions to partake on a page. And look…now the blessings have come to pass and it’s such a pleasure.

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