After making the decision to walk away from the world of finance in order to pursue my passion with these dogs as a pocket bully breeder, and as the owner of Venomline & the founder of BULLY KING Magazine– as you might imagine, I do — spend the majority of the day surrounded by dogs. Observing them, training and working with them, taking them to vet appointments and hanging out beside them while working. And now, in this extraordinary time, many more of us find ourselves working at home with our dogs full time. Good for us — and great for our dogs.
CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) AND QUARENTINE
Quarantine, and even social distancing, is meant to impose an isolation that most of us, as a highly social species, work hard throughout our lives to avoid. Even the most introverted of us need company — some touchstone of a shared existence through time. In reflecting on our changed society, the isolation of the elderly and the sick seems especially cruel. In many places, older residents quarantined in nursing homes cannot have visitors, and are suffering not just from potentially fatal infections but also from the loss of the company of their family members and the comfort of their presence and touch — a biological urge.
Our drive to keep animals, dogs in particular, strikes me as similar in nature: Their simple presence, and their willingness to be touched, is viscerally satisfying. Time spent reading on the couch is massively improved by a dog’s head resting on my leg; a warm, snuffling muzzle directed at me is instantly calming.
Now, the coronavirus quarantine, by imposing similar hardship on us, is actually giving dogs something that they’ve deserved all along: more of our companionship. When we emerge from this crisis and normalcy is resuscitated, we will have a chance to reappraise how we want to conduct our lives.
AN OPPORTUNITY TO BOND WITH YOUR DOG
I hope we will maintain some of our current abnormal condition: giving our dogs the companionship they need. I hope we will come out of this with a fuller appreciation of the privilege that it is to keep the company of animals. With this down time, many of us can become bored, but that shouldn’t be the case.
Your dog has been waiting patiently for this additional time with you, so reward them by spending some extra time with them and giving them some extra attention. This should go without saying, but obviously use common sense. You don’t want to endanger people or run the risk of contracting the virus yourself. Don’t bring them out to dog parks or public parks or places where there are a lot of people. If your city/state has laws in place that prevent you from going outside, don’t break the law. But in most places, your yard or a nearby field will work just fine.
Below are 5 fun things to do with your best bud.
5 FUN ACTIVITIES TO TRY WITH YOUR DOG DURING QUARANTINE
1. TRY A FLIRT POLE
This is just a pole, a string, and dog toy at the end, but it will make massive gains in your dog’s posterior.
What does the Flirt Pole do?
It brings out their natural prey drive. By jumping at the toy, it gives them a full body workout (especially rear legs and cardio). This is a staple of many champion breeders and many pet owners love these as well. Your dog will love it, it’s great exercise, it builds muscle and it’s a fun way for both you and your furry friend to spend time together.
You can make your own, or buy them on Amazon for fairly cheap. Work your way up from beginner to Master’s level- where you can work your dog out without doing mush of anything other than moving your arm in a circular motion. It’s actually pretty fun!
Get them to run, leap, and jump after the toy while swinging it in the air. Make it a goal to get your dog jumping higher or changing speed. Dog’s love the challenge because it’s fun and the jumping is what builds up the muscles of the hind legs.
There are four types of dogs in this world: dogs that don’t care about fetch, dogs that fetch but don’t retrieve, dogs that will fetch and retrieve but definitely aren’t happy about it.. and Labradors.
Unless you have a Labrador or live in perfect 1950s Pleasantville, (in which case you probably have a Labrador, or a poodle ) you’ve most likely had to face the crushing reality that a lot of dogs just don’t have the fetch instinct. Many American Bullies however, at least our dogs.. love playing fetch. If this is something that your dog enjoys, than all the better.
This is an exercise with a multitude of benefits. It can stave off health problems like obesity, provide an energy outlet to curb destructive behaviors, and it’s also a great way wear them out. This will help your dog get the sleep that they need, helps keep them mentally stimulated and is a great way to strengthen your bond together.
Bombs away! This is a fun activity named by 8 year old Christian. He may have gotten the name from playing Fortnight or Grand Theft Auto. Not really sure how he came up with it… but it stuck. Airstrike is basically launching an all out assault on your dogs with multiple missiles (tennis balls) at once.
Choose your weapon of choice: tennis ball launcher, nerf gun, automated ball launcher it doesn’t really matter as long as it can fire. This activity is two-fold. You can keep your kid(s) and your dog(s) occupied and wear them out at the same time. Plus they both love it and it’s fairly entertaining to watch.
4. TAKE PHOTOS
With not a whole lot going on in most places- as children are homeschooled and many work from home to prevent the spread of Coronavirus, many of us are left with more time on our hands. Idle time is the devil’s playground- meaning, you can use this time off for productive things, or it’s very easy to fall into destructive behavior (drinking, drugs, getting into trouble etc.) Use this time wisely. Spend time with your humans, and then with your animals.
LEARN A NEW HOBBY OR SKILL
Now would be a great time to learn something new, start a new hobby, read a book, or set some goals for the year. Doesn’t matter what it is, but use this time off to your advantage. One thing to do with your dog is take photos of the dogs while they’re out having fun. If you’re a breeder, you need to learn to do this. It’s not difficult, and anyone can learn. You can get a good camera for $299-$399 on Amazon.
My 1st camera was a Nikon D3300 and that thing lasted 6 years. It was one of the best investments I ever made. Photography is a cool hobby to learn and it’s also a skill that you can learn to make extra money on the side. If you’re a breeder and you expect to sell puppies at a premium price, you need to learn how to take quality photos.
Think about it, if Apple was dropping a brand new iPhone and they advertised the release with shitty cell phone pics of a beat up iPhone, would you pay $599? No one would buy it. If you’re in the business of breeding dogs, have some pride in your productions and take quality photos to show them off in the best possible light.
USING THIS DOWNTIME TO YOUR ADVANTAGE
You can use this downtime to learn a new skill like photography. It’s a fun hobby to learn and it’s also a great way to spend time outdoors with your dog. I didn’t know anything about photography, when I started,I just watched Youtube Videos to learn.
This is the same exact way I learned to build our website. We couldn’t afford to hire someone to do it for us when we were starting out. You’d be surprised, just about anything that you could possibly think you’d like to learn.. there’s a Youtube Video to show you how.
5. CAR RIDES
Get out and get some fresh air. Taking a drive can be a great way to get out of the house and press the reset button if you’re starting to get stir crazy. Take your furry friend for a ride with you. They love it!
There’s just so many smells.. this is almost sensory overload for them and they love every minute of it.
VENOMLINE: TOP POCKET AMERICAN BULLY BLOODLINE
Venomline is known for producing some of the thickest american bully puppies and adults in the world, without sacrificing conformation or health. Our Pocket American Bullies are known for having massive heads, dense bone, broad chests, wide shoulders, short muzzles, and being packed rock solid with muscle on short & compact frames. We are proud to have produced multiple ABKC Pocket Champions.
When you take one of our dogs into your home, you become family. We are different than most kennels in the fact that we do not use a traditional kennel set up. Our dogs sleep in beds and are a part of our family, not kept locked up in kennels all day.
We pride ourselves in producing dogs that have “wow” factor along with great temperament and athleticism despite the heavy muscle/bone they carry.
THE POCKET AMERICAN BULLIES OF VENOMLINE
Our dogs have been featured in Rolling Stone Magazine, BULLY KING Magazine, Bully Girl Magazine, in Music Videos and on television (NBC, Barcroft Animals)
We ship puppies worldwide. When we ship pups, our customers pick up their new family member from their nearest airport. If you’re a local, we will hand deliver your new pup. We provide a contract and registration papers as well as health certificate from a licensed veterinarian.
If you’re a breeder looking to improve your program, check out our Available Studs and Check out How our Stud Service works. We also ship semen Worldwide, and we are experienced and familiar with the import process in most countries.
Venomline is home to the best extreme build Pocket American Bully Studs and we provide Stud Service Worldwide. In the U.S. we have the Stud Collected and shipped Priority overnight so that it arrives on the day you need it. If you need help timing the breeding, or are new, we walk all of our Customers through the entire process: progesterone testing, types of AI’s, and the best ways to properly time a breeding.
We make the process easy and stress free.
REMEMBERING WHERE WE STARTED
AtVenomline we remember what it was like when we first started. Paying for a well known Stud was a huge risk. We didn’t have a few grand to pay for a Stud and just “hope” that it worked out. But we still tried, and our female didn’t take.. This set our program and vision back over a year.
We paid a Stud Fee and our female didn’t take. Unfortunately it happens. But when we called about the repeat since she didn’t get pregnant, I was told that they do not offer repeats and that were basically “we shit out of luck.”
So we do things differently. If your female does not get pregnant we don’t just keep your money. This is just one of the many reasons so many of the top kennels choose Venomline when reserving a Stud for their program.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
NOT YOUR AVERAGE “DOG BREEDER”
There’s not too much better than receiving a call from one of our Customers telling us “she took!” And that puppies are expected in about a month. It’s very exciting for Customers and it still is for us too. Occasionally breedings don’t take, it does happen. So what happens if you’ve paid for Stud Service only to find out 30 days later that she’s not pregnant?
What If My Female Doesn’t Take?
We will re-ship during your females next heat or you can use the Stud Credit towards a pup for sale or future breeding. If you choose to try again during next heat, you will not pay another Stud fee like many breeders would have you do. You just pay Fed Ex shipping and we will send again. We want you to succeed!
Will I Have Trouble Selling Pups I Don’t Plan on Keeping?
On top of covering unsuccessful attempts, we actually go many steps further. Since we know it can be difficult to sell a litter and get the prices you’re expecting.. and because we only breed to accepted Females- we will post your breeding on our social media outlets to help with sales.
Helping with Sales
We’re proud to Advertise our Studs going to a quality bitch. This will help you with sales, getting top dollar for your pups while growing your kennel’s following. Not to mention when using Venom, Omega, Rampage, Savage or King V (dogs that have huge followings)
This is just one of the many ways we go the extra mile for our customers. We have referrals available upon request and an entire group on Facebook where customers post and show off their Venom offspring.
Will I get a receipt with my Purchase?
Yes. You will receive a receipt for your records along with the Stud Contract stating everything we agree to carry out. This is for your protection as well as ours.
THE FEMALES OF VENOMLINE
Venomline females are known for being some of the “bulliest” and most Extreme females on the planet. But what separates us from many other breeders are the females used as part of our breeding program.
It’s simple to use a top Stud, anyone can do that… but at Venomline, we know that it takes both a Top level Stud and a Top Level bitch to produce quality litters on a consistent basis.
QUALITY FEMALES ARE INTEGRAL TO A BREEDING PROGRAM’S SUCCESS
Females are integral to the success of any breeding program. Without using quality females to pair with Top Studs, litters more than likely just end up being a watered down version of what was initially intended. Knowing this, our primary focus for the past 8 years has been to produce the best possible Pocket Bully Females to match up with our Top Tier Studs.
One thing that we never lost sight of as we added the dense bone, big blocky heads, muscular builds and Extreme features, is producing a complete dog. A lot of the “Extreme” American Bullies today, or at least many of the dogs being marketed as such.. are not what we would consider a complete American Bully.
CHAMPION VENOMLINE’S LIL TING & KHALEESI
CHAMPION VENOMLINE’S LIL TING & SWIZZ
NMG’S LUCY LUCIANO
R&R’S GYPSY ROSE
VENOMLINE’S PRINCESS LEIA
VENOMLINE’S CROOKED HALO
THE FOUNDATION & NEXT GENERATION FEMALES OF VENOMLINE
It’s easy to add mass and Extreme features… what’s not easy is producing that on a complete bull. One with angulation along with a thick strong rear on a dog that may exhibit extreme traits but is still functional. If a dog can’t run and play, in our opinion.. that’s a failure. We aim to produce dogs that will not only stack with any dog that’s brave enough to stand next to them, but can also excel inside of the show ring.
There are not too many kennels that are currently combining the “wow factor” and extreme traits desired in the breed while also producing balanced dogs from head to rear that can still succeed in the show ring.
We hardly, if ever have pups on the ground waiting to be sold. Our litters are usually sold out by the time that the pups are born and most litters are reserved in advance. If you are interested in a purchasing a puppy from us, please check out our available pups for sale below.
If you have questions about the right breeding for you, feel free to give us a call. Sometimes we miss messages on all of the social media sites. If you call and leave a message we will do our best to get back to you as soon as possible.
HOW TO CONTACT VENOMLINE
Due to the amount of messages we have been receiving on a daily basis on multiple platforms and due to the fact that Venomline owner Matt runs other businesses during work hours, the best way to reach Venomline is by text at: 832–452–0898