State your name, and where your kennel is located?
We are Midwest Bully Kennels, LLC from Toledo, Ohio.
What type of dogs do you breed, and what inspired you to get involved with that particular breed?
Our kennel breeds standard and Exotic Bullies, in the future we would like to produce American Pitbull Terriers, XL bullies, and French Bullies. We were inspired to this particular breed because of their temperament, the build of the dog, and as a kennel just hitting the reset button on the reputation of this breed.
What type of diet do you keep your dogs on throughout the year?
Our dogs are provided an organic diet high in protein and calories.
What is your favorite bloodline?
We would have to say the Razor’s Edge bloodline is one of our favorites.
Do you currently show, any of your dogs?
We are currently not showing any of our dogs, but are preparing for this as we are a fresh starting kennel.
What advice do you have for any upcoming breeders?
We are new so we are still learning, but we would just say stay dedicated and always stay open to learning new things, and taking advice to others. It’s not easy, but stay true to what you love.
What do you think, is the most difficult thing for people in the bully game to overcome?
The most difficult thing to overcome in the bully game is the lack of support amongst breeders in the community.
How do you think they can overcome this thing?
Set an example by supporting other breeders, sharing how we care for our dogs, and our love for the culture.
Who do you look up to in the bully game, and why?
James “Little Brother” Patton of Pitfall Kennels, because they made it okay to have Pit bull’s even though they had a bad rep, and are open to educate breeders on the proper way to breed dogs in general. Oscar Gomez of Blue Pride Kennels, because he has always preached correctness about the breed for over 20 years, and what he has brought to the game speaks for itself. Ed Shepard, for being one of the pioneers of the game. He set the bar for the bully world. Lastly, Bill Thompson of G.O.E Kennels, for being a mentor. Starting out we reached out to so many breeders, and were getting no feedback. Bill gave us direction and supported us from day one.
Tell us about one of your most memorable moments, in 2017 so far.
One of our most memorable moments of 2017 was getting our first dog, Qween Nefertiti off of EBK Meekline, and how we’ve grown and bonded from our first sit down when starting.
Describe how you would want things, in the bully Community, to be 10 years from now.
As we stated before, we would like to see more support within the community and eradicate the stereotype the world gives bully breed.
What separates your kennel from the competition?
The dedication, willingness to learn, and not allowing distractions enables us to give 100% in what we produce.
What other hobbies or interests do you take part in?
Volunteering/mentoring in youth sports and bringing all four families together to get involved with the dogs.
What motto do you live by?
Our motto… “No shortcuts”!
What do you think of Bully Girl Magazine?
Bully Girl Magazine is an open door into the Bully world. Breeders and dogs get exposure, they provide education and facts for owners, give info on competitions and shows.