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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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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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