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Lions Lair Kennels – United Kingdom

Lions Lair Kennels

State your name, and where your kennel is located.
My name is Simon Davis, of Lions Lair Kennels, located in West Midlands in the United Kingdom 🇬🇧.

What type of dogs do you breed, and what inspired you to get involved with that particular breed?
I breed the three sizes of American Bully’s: Pocket, Standard, and XL. What inspired me too get involved with the breed is they are very impressive and aggression has a balance where it can be controlled with ease. They are also very loyal, loving dogs and have many shapes and size and looks too try. They are the perfect breed.

What type of diet do you keep your dogs on throughout the year?
I always in my opinion think a dog should be on raw food and bones. I always give the best to my dogs.

What is your favorite bloodline?
My favorite bloodline has too be Red Lion, as I do love the red dogs.

Do you currently show, any of your dogs?
I do show my dogs in the ABKC shows, and have had success with my boy King Kano and Nero the Tank, who have placed many times. Kano is still at a young age. He is only 14 months.

What advice do you have for any upcoming breeders?
The advice I would always give any up and coming breeder, is to only breed what you love. Only breed to make your breed better, and to out produce the males and females that you have. Never go backwards or undo the correction that’s already has been done with the Am Bull breed.

What do you think, is the most difficult thing for people in the bully game to overcome?
The most difficult thing in my own opinion in the bully game, and I think most people will agree with me here, would have to be the paper hanging. That has gone on a lot over the years. Good breeders and very good dogs that have lost all credit for the production off dogs out there.

How do you think they can overcome this thing?
The only way I can see this problem being sorted out is for DNA testing too be done by more breeders out there, so people really no the blood in the dog and how to make the breedings better. So when you see the 2/3/4 generation behind your dogs, it will help you have a higher chance of of out-producing your last breeding.

Who do you look up to in the bully game, and why?
I look up too a friend called Melchor, off Brute Bloodline kennels, as he has made his own 5 generations of dogs. He will always provide DNA testing if asked. He has learned a lot about genetic features and traits, and has out-produced the foundation dogs that he has started with. He is always looking too improve the bully breed.

Tell us about one of your most memorable moments, in 2017 so far.
My most memorable moment of 2017 so far, is how far the bully scene has really taken off now, and how this breed is really getting the attention it deserves. Not only in USA, but the bully scene has grown all over Europe and as far as Asia.

Describe how you would want things, in the bully Commuity, to be 10 years from now.
If I had it my way within the next 10 years, all breeders would be required to DNA test their dogs and prove the true ancestry of their dogs, so that we can truly bench mark the foundation of the breed and establish true consistent standards for each class of bully.

What separates your kennel from the competition?
To be quite honest, I don’t see anyone as competition, but what separates me from other kennels is my commitment. I live the Lions Lair Bully Lifestyle 100%, 24/7. This is not a social media front.

What other hobbies or interests do you take part in?
Apart from everything I do with all these dogs, all the rest off my time goes into my family – my Mrs.Toni and my 4 children, who I hope have the same passion as me for dogs.

What motto do you live by?
To keep this as a family affair for a long time too come.

What do you think of Bully Girl Magazine?
I think Bully Girl Magazine is a perfect way too showcase the breed, and I think that they have a lot off love for the breed. The feature the best bully breed dogs and kennels, so I was so excited when I was given this opportunity to do this interview with them.

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