Starting late 2019 and into 2020 BULLY KING Magazine will be Featuring many of the Top American Bully Breeders, Kennels and Bloodlines. We will cover a significant number of the top kennels, breeders, studs, best females and more in each significant classification of the breed (Pocket, Standard, Classic and XL) We will also cover a considerable amount of the smaller and unofficial classes (Micro, Exotic, Extreme)
For those new to the American Bully breed, who might go cross eyed trying to decipher what any of those terms mean… we will separate each class in a simple way that is easy to comprehend. The first American Bully Kennel we are highlighting is Venomline- A top Pocket Bully Kennel out of South Florida.
For individuals who might be new to the breed and still learning, we will lay out the various Classes in the American Bully breed as per the establishing registry The American Bully Kennel Club, otherwise called the ABKC, and we will include Breed Standards from the United Kennel Club, orUKC as well.
AMERICAN BULLY CLASSES: AMERICAN BULLY KENNEL CLUB (ABKC)
The American Bully breed became one of the quickest developing new breeds originally in 2014 and it has remained in the Top 5 every year since. In 2018, the American Bully was the fastest growing new breed and hasn't given any indications of slowing down since. The breed is on track to complete 2019 in similar fashion. So why are so many people, all over the world falling in love with the American Bully breed?
Even with it's explosive growth and expansion into new countries and territories, there is still much confusion about the breed, it's make up, personality and temperament accompanied by many misconceptions.
Inaccurate data online made worse by poorly educated media reports have facilitated further misconceptions in regards to the breed. There are some who still confuse the American Bully breed with it's cousin the American Pit Bull Terrier. But both are distinct and separate breeds each recognized by several respected registries as such.
The American Bully is a companion breed exhibiting confidence, a zest for life, sense of humor, and fun personalities accompanied with an exuberant will to please both their owners and families. This makes the American Bully an excellent family companion.
Despite the American Bully’s fierce and powerful appearance their demeanor is gentle and the breed is notorious for being great with kids. They are friendly with strangers, other dogs, and even other animals. Human or dog aggression, extreme shyness or viciousness is uncharacteristic of the American Bully and is highly undesirable.
BREED STANDARD (ORIGINAL)
It is important to note the ABKC got rid of the extreme class. So there are currently 4 Classes
ABKC AMERICAN CLASSES 2014-PRESENT
This is an amendment to the basic standard which a Pocket Bully is determined by its adult height.
Males under 17″ and no less than 14″ at the withers. Females under 16″ and no less than 13″ at the withers.
The American Bully should give the impression of great strength for it’s size. It is a compact and medium/large size dog with a muscular body and blocky head. The American Bully should have the appearance of heavy bone structure with a bulky build and look.
Males 17 inches — 20 inches (43 cm — 51 cm) at the withers. Females 16 inches — 19 inches (40 cm — 48 cm) at the withers.
This is an amendment to the basic standard. A Classic Bully is determined by it’s body structure and build. Both sex dogs with lighter body frames and less overall body mass, but still exibiting “bully” traits.
Classic Bully variety is simply an American Bully dog having lighter body frames (lighter bone) and less overall body mass (less substance) than the Standard American Bully. Aside from this difference, the Classic Bully variety follows the same standard as the Standard American Bully.
This is an amendment to the basic standard, determined by it’s adult height. It is important to note that the XL Bully variety is simply taller than the Standard American Bully. XL dogs share the same build, body type and breed type as the Standard American Bully.
Males over 20″-23″ at the withers. Females over 19″-22″ at the withers.
HOME OF THE EXTREME BUILD POCKET AMERICAN BULLY
Initially from Houston, Texas, Venomline (formerly Texas Size Bullies) is now located in sunny South Florida.
Venomline canines have been highlighted in Rolling Stone Magazine, BULLY KING Magazine, Bully Girl Magazine, in Music Videos and on TV (NBC, Barcroft Animals)
Venomline is known for producing some of the thickest dogs in the world, without sacrificing conformation or health. Venomline's pocket 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.
They are different than most kennels in the fact that they do not use a traditional kennel set up. Their dogs sleep in beds and are part of their family, not kept locked up in kennels all day. Venomline prides themselves in producing dogs with “wow” factor along with an excellent temperament. Unlike many of the "extreme" type American Bullies today, Venomline dogs display impressive athleticism despite the heavy muscle/bone they carry. Their belief that a dog that cannot run, jump or be active isn't a dog, it's a toy.
Venomline dogs are both DNA & Health Tested, all puppies come with health certificates from a licensed veterinarian, ABKC registration paperwork at a minimum, as well as being up to date on all shots & de-worming. In addition to this, Venomline provides a health guarantee for their customers that covers any genetic issues.
Venomline Studs are some of the most sought after Studs in the world. The demand for offspring off of Venomline Studs adds to the value of their Stud Service and helps their cutomers focus on the litter, not worrying about sales. This is just one of the many reasons, top breeding programs and new breeders alike choose Venomline Studs. The pocket bully breeder ships semen (Stud Service) worldwide.
View our World Class Studs. We are also experienced and familiar with the import process and regulations for shipping semen to any country.
Venomline (South Florida) is proud to announce the opening of our 2nd location-Venomline Southlocated in North Carolina.
What separates Venomline from many other breeders is thefemalesused in their breeding program. Any breeder can use a top Stud, but Venomline knows that it takes both a Top level Stud and a Top Level bitch to produce top quality litters on a consistent basis.
Females are integral to the success of any breeding program. Without using top quality female to match a Top Stud, litters will more than likely end up being a watered down version of what was initially hoped for. Knowing this, Venomline’s focus for the past 7 years has been primarily on producing the best possible Pocket Females to match theirTop Tier Studs. Foundation Females that are linebred to produce.
Venomline's 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, check out their available pups for sale. If they do not have any listed for sale, the best way is to go about it is to reserve a pick off of an upcoming breeding.
HOW TO REACH VENOMLINE
Due to the amount of messages they receive on a daily basis from multiple platforms and because of the fact that owner Matt runs other businesses during work hours, the best way to reach Venomline is by text at 832-452-0898.
If they miss your call, follow up with a text and the owner is very good about getting back to business inquiries same day. For those interested in a puppy or Stud, the team at Venomline is happy to set up a call to discuss any questions.
Customers can call/text 832-452-0898
Due to the amount of messages received on a daily basis on all of the social media platforms, some messages can be missed. For the fastest response, send them a text and they will be happy to call back.
Most, if not all questions about prices, available pups for sale, upcoming breedings and Stud Service can be found by visiting the links below.
One of the Top Producing Studs in the World: Louis V son- Venom, is going head to head with one of Grand Champion Chumper’s best daughters, and one of the bulliest females in the World, Swizz.
This is Swizz’s 1st litter, and the crazy part is Swizz was only 10 months old in the photos below, and only 15 months old in the video below. Now at a year and a half old, this is a 75lb female on a Pocket frame, with a 24" head.
That just doesn’t happen on a female. It definitely doesn’t happen on a Pocket female, and I can honestly say that I’ve personally never seen it on a Pocket Female that’s clean enough to win in the Show Ring.
Swizz got the majority of her points toward ABKC Champion in her 1st outing and 2 Majors
This girl is on another level entirely, she’d out stack about 95% of the Studs out right now.. if we could find any willing to stack next to her.
LOUIS V LINE'S VENOM
2018 Stud of The Year
2018 BULLY KING Magazine Mascot
2018 World Canine Association (WCA) Official Mascot
2018 UBN Registry Mascot
2018 Top Producing Stud
2017 American Bully Embassy Magazine Stud Of The Year Runner Up
VENOMLINE: THE WORLD’S BEST EXTREME BUILD POCKET BULLIES
From Venomline’s Website:
Originally from Houston, Texas, we are now located in sunny South Florida.
We are proud to have in-house and to have produced multiple ABKC Champions. Our dogs have been featured in Rolling Stone Magazine, BULLY KING Magazine, Bully Girl Magazine, in Music Videos and on television (NBC, Barcroft Animals)
Venomline is known for producing some of the thickest dogs in the world, without sacrificing conformation or health. Our dogs 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.
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.
• 2017 & 2018 BULLY KING The Magazine Mascot • 2017 UBN Registry Mascot • 2017 World Canine Association Mascot • 2017 Stud Of The Year Runner Up- American Bully Embassy Magazine • 2016 BULLY KING The Magazine People’s Choice Awards “Best Micro Bully” • Champagne & Tri Carrier (Has Produced Blue, Lilac & Chocolate Tris)
Looking on the internet for information on progesterone testing is a nightmare. It’s nearly impossible to find information on what the #’s mean, or what numbers that would be ideal for breeding. Several websites will offer different advice and many vets aren’t helpful at all.
So what numbers am I looking for when progesterone testing?
When do I start progesterone testing with my female?
What numbers are best for an AI (Artificial Insemination)?
Well that depends on the type of Artificial Insemination you will be doing, if the Stud is local or you’re receiving shipped fresh chilled or frozen semen.
We’ll break it down for you in a way that’s simplified and won’t make you go cross-eyed. For you slow readers, skip to “Cheat Codes”
The use of artificial insemination in the dogs has experienced a tremendous increase in popularity over the last several years due to bot its increased success rate and the flexibility it allows the dog breeder. A stud dog can be utilized successfully and easily from thousand of miles away, allowing the breeder to choose the best genetics for his or her bitch without the risks, expense, and other difficulties associated with transportation of the bitch.
A previous or current champion’s genetics can be preserved indefinitely through the use of frozen semen. There are several factors that determine the success or failure of artificial insemination. The most important of these factors is proper timing of the insemination.
Old rules of thumb such as breeding between days 10 to 14 will not work in every case because of the variable length of standing heat (receptivity) and because the optimum time to breed may occur any time during, before, or after standing heat. Vaginal smears have been used to help diagnose the proper time to breed. They are at most, helpful as a rough guide to know when to begin insemination when doing a natural breeding (Live AI) But they are not accurate enough to use alone when utilizing fresh chilled or frozen-thawed semen.
A more exact method to properly time insemination is to measure serum progesterone levels. During estrus, progesterone levels are as low as 0–2 ng/ml early on, rise to levels of 2.0–2.9 ng/ml during the LH surge (Lutenizing Hormone; initiates ovulation), continue to rise to 4–8 ng/ml on the day of ovulation (2 days after the LH surge), and may peak at levels as high as 25 ng/ml post ovulation.
After ovulation has occurred, the oocytes (eggs) must go through a maturation process before they are capable of being fertilized. This process takes approximately 2 days. When fully mature, eggs can then be fertilized for about 48 hours. Thus, the optimum time to breed when using fresh chilled semen is 2 days after ovulation and 3–4 days after ovulation when using frozen semen due to its shorter life span.
If previous breeding history is unknown, begin progesterone testing 4–6 days after the onset of heat. If the levels of progesterone are baseline, then the dog should be retested every 3–4 days until a level of progesterone is detected that is consistent with the onset of the LH peak.
Call the stud owner as soon as the bitch is showing signs of heat. Contact the Stud owner after the first progesterone test is performed to begin coordination and planning of the semen shipment.
It has often been said “Timing is everything” and this is certainly true when using artificial insemination in the bitch. By planning ahead and using these guidelines, one can maximize the probability of pregnancy.
Progesterone is a hormone produced by the ovaries that rises as the heat cycle progresses. Early in the heat cycle the progesterone values will usually read less than 1.0 ng/ml. The first significant rise in progesterone usually coincides with the “LH Surge”. The LH stands for luteinizing hormone and is released by the pituitary gland in the brain.
Ovulation occurs about 48 hours after the LH surge. The progesterone level at the time of LH surge is usually about 2–3 ng/ml. The progesterone will rise to about 5–8 ng/ml at the time of ovulation. Canine eggs are not ready to be fertilized at the time of ovulation and take about 2 days to mature. Once mature the eggs remain fertile for 2 to 3 days and then begin to deteriorate.
Fresh chilled breeding’s are usually performed 48 hours after ovulation and frozen breedings about 72 hours after ovulation. Due dates can be determined by counting forward 65 days from the LH surge (LH surge is day 0) or 63 days from ovulation. This is accurate +/- one day.
When your female goes into heat the first drop of blood is counted as “day 1 of her heat.” Schedule a progesterone test with your vet for day 4 or 5. Based on her progesterone test results, your vet will instruct you on when to come back for a follow up test.
There is no single exact number for determining the time of ovulation; we are looking for a number between 4ng/ml to 8ng/ml as the start of ovulation. Most typical bitches ovulate around 5ng/ml.
The magic number you’re looking for is 5ng/ml. Example: If you test on a Monday and she is at 3.9 and then you go back and test again on Wednesday and now she’s at a 6.5… You know that she passed 5ng/ml on Tuesday. Count Tuesday as when she ovulated (dropped her eggs)
DETERMINING BREEDING DAYS
Once you’ve determined the day of ovulation by using the method above, you now know (approximately) when she dropped her eggs.
The best day(s) to breed will next depend on which type of Artificial Insemination you will be doing.
Ask your vet if they perform Surgical AI and TCI beforehand so you know your options.
BREEDING DAY(S) CHEAT CODES
NATURAL BREEDING (LIVE AI)
This is where the Stud is collected next to the female and an AI is performed or the 2 dogs are allowed to mate. Most breeders will opt for a live AI instead of letting the dogs mate in order to avoid injury to the stud dog.
24–48 hours (1–2 days) after progesterone reaches 5ng/ml. Skip a day and do a 2nd AI if you have the option available to you.
FRESH CHILLED SEMEN
48 hours (2 days) after progesterone reaches 5ng/ml.
72 hours (3 days) after progesterone reaches 5ng/ml.
TYPES OF ARTIFICIAL INSEMINATION
Artificial insemination (AI) can be performed by a number of different methods and utilizing sperm from fresh, extended or frozen sources.
There are 3 Common Methods used in Artificial Insemination:
AI, Surgical Insemination and TCI (Transcervical insemination)
All 3 methods will work, but when shipping in a Stud we recommend Surgical Insemination or TCI.
Both Surgical Insemination and TCI have higher %’s of success with shipped semen. Ask your vet about the methods that they perform and are most experienced with. If you’re shipping semen in and your vet offers surgical or TCI options.
As a general, rule stud dogs should produce 10 million sperm per pound of body weight and have more than 75 percent progressive forward motility with less than 20 percent miscellaneous morphologic defects. Since “normal” dog semen lives another 3-to-7 days in the bitch, the better the semen quality, the more leeway there is in ovulation timing.
Too few sperm, abnormal sperm, or poor motility may all result in poor fertility. Semen evaluation of the male prior to a breeding is always recommended, but if it wasn’t done before breeding and the bitch fails to conceive, it should be done after the bitch is determined to be not pregnant. Sometimes this can be overcome by intrauterine insemination or multiple inseminations, but in other cases, the infertility may be too severe.
EVERY FEMALE IS DIFFERENT
With most female dogs they enter their cycle every 6 months but may vary as much as 4 to 12 months between cycles. Variation can exists between the length of the “heat cycle”, with the range being as short as 4 days up to 3 weeks in length. The average time from the onset of heat to the actual mating period is 9 to 11 days.
Making matters more confusing, some dogs have “silent heats” meaning little or no obvious signs of heat such as swelling or bleeding. Some females could have whats called “split heats” where they go into a heat cycle but stop short without ovulating and then go into a fertile heat period weeks later. Heat cycles can vary meaning that just because she was ready to be bred on the 11th day the last heat doesn’t necessarily mean she will be ready on the 11th day of the next heat.
DECIDING ON A STUD
A Stud that is an actual Producer can out produce themselves on a consistent basis. They are the few with the ability to stamp their look with every litter.
“A dog can be a truly great show dog and a poor sire. A dog can hate the show ring and never win a point and be an outstanding sire. It is just as simple as that.”
The biggest mistake breeders, novice or veteran, can make is to confuse their show dogs with their breeding dogs. They can be the same. We hope they will be the same. Often they are not.
There are those who say show wins are the indicator of a dog’s value to the breed. In other words, if many judges agree a particular dog is the current ideal in its breed, the dog should be bred to. I agree — but only to a degree.
You can get every judge in the country to agree that the dog of the hour is the dog of the hour, but that same dog can be a complete disappointment in the breeding department.
If a dog’s quality is not realized in the whelping box, all we have is a box full of ribbons and nothing more.
This is not to say a winning dog cannot also be an outstanding producer. Records prove otherwise. But I cannot stress strongly enough that it is the producing ability that must be looked to and not the show record!
BEFORE DECIDING TO HAVE A LITTER
Ask yourself what you are looking to achieve by producing a litter of puppies. Do you have enough money saved for ultrasounds, X-rays and a c-section?
What about an emergency?
The last thing you want to have happen is an emergency with your female and then not being able to provide the care she needs. This could cost you the entire litter and possibly worse, the loss of your female.
Are you able to provide proper care for the puppies? Can you afford to bring the pups in to the vet for the necessary shots and vaccinations or do you know how to administer vaccines and de-worm the puppies?
Do you have a market to sell the pups? Are the parents registered? If they don’t have papers, you can forget about selling the puppies. Hold off until you have a quality female with a good pedigree and registration papers.
You’ll save yourself a ton of work and a long exercise in breaking even if you’re lucky, but most likely it will be a loss.
Some who are new to breeding, think that they will have a litter and just sit back and count cash all day while playing PS4. It doesn’t work like that, this requires a ton of work, dedication and sleepless nights.
Hopefully this aids responsible breeders in the process of producing healthy pups.