It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of a member of our pack. We lost a rising star in the bully world way before his time, but more importantly we lost a family member, Vic & Diona lost a son, and their children lost their best friend.
Rampage was a big teddy bear, a gentle giant and he loved his dad Vic and mom Diona. Please respect our time to mourn this loss and we ask that your prayers and thoughts go out to the Venomline Camp and the Limas family. Rampage was actually on the way down for a mini documentary featuring him, King V and several of our females.
A NIGHTMARE SCENARIO
About an hour into the trip Vic & Diona heard him start to breathe heavily, which was abnormal for him. Especially in an air conditioned car. This comes as a huge surprise as Rampage was in great health, had great scores on all his health testing, no murmur, elongated soft palate or a single issue. Vic & Diona did everything they possible could to save his life and are devastated.
[caption id="attachment_83267" align="alignleft" width="352"] Chunk after being stung by a bee[/caption]
We do not know if he was tung by a bee or had a reaction to something at a rest stop. Some of you may remember when Venom "Chunk" almost died after being stung by a bee. But we were minutes away from an ER Vet and when it happened.
Unfortunately Rampage was over an hour away from the closest vet, as Vic & his family were all traveling down when they noticed he was panting heavily and his eyes were starting to swell up.
We will be finding out the exact cause soon, whether it was a bee or wasp sting, an insect bite or if he had an allergic reaction to something outside that caused anaphylaxis. It happened unexpectedly and sudden.
TO ALL AMERICAN BULLY OWNERS
Please be on guard when traveling with your bully. Especially to new environments. Pack an emergency kit and be prepared for when the unexpected occurs.
Anaphylaxis causes your immune system to release a flood of chemicals that can cause you to go into shock — your blood pressure drops suddenly and your airways narrow, blocking breathing.
Anaphylaxis symptoms usually occur within minutes of exposure to an allergen. Sometimes, however, it can occur a half-hour or longer after exposure. Signs and symptoms include:
Skin reactions, including hives and itching and flushed or pale skin
Low blood pressure (hypotension)
Constriction of your airways and a swollen tongue or throat, which can cause wheezing and trouble breathing
If there’s anything good that can come out of Rampage’s passing, we are reminding all bully owners that the unexpected can happen and tragedies can occur in a matter of minutes.
IN RAMPAGE’S MEMORY
To honor him, we're asking that every bully owner to remember to always travel with a first aid kit- Benadryl, Alcohol swabs, lemon juice, and an epi-pen for emergencies. Even with all of these, tragedies can still happen, but hopefully this will save the life an another bully and could spare another family from suffering through such a devastating loss.
We are all heartbroken, please respect our time to mourn and show some love and support especially to our team members Vic & Diona. You're gone way to soon, and we love you big fella.
CUSTOMERS WHO'VE RESERVED HIM AT STUD
To all who have reserved him at Stud- as always we will make sure you’re good. We just ask for a few days before contacting about business. This was more than just a Stud- this was a sweet and gentle big bear that made the lives of everyone who met him better.
He will be remembered for that huge George smile.
THE FOLLOWING DAY
Still reeling from the loss and feeling a tremendous amount of guilt, I decided to take Rampage's dad Venom, brother King V and littermate sister Lil Ting to the park to clear my head. As a partner, a co-owner or a friend- you're supposed to be there for the other person. That's what a partnership is all about: sharing in the losses and celebrating successes together, as a team. To have the other's back and to stick together through thick and thin, no matter what. Maybe I'm old school, but shit like that means something to me. But, this is where I failed, and it has stuck with me all afternoon and everyday sense.
Saturday at around noon I spoke to Vic and got word they were on the way. I needed badly to catch up on sleep and figured Saturday would be a great time to do that. So I put my phone on Do Not Disturb, because it goes off non-stop throughout the day and I planned to watch a movie and get some sleep. I woke to around 30 missed calls about an emergency with George.
My phone was on Do Not Disturb. I was not there when my partners needed me, and that shit is gonna stick with me for a while. But it's not about me, it's about how helpless Vic & Diona must have felt and me not being able to help when they needed me. I had no way of knowing this could of happened, and maybe I couldn't have done anything to help save George in that moment, but maybe I could have.
The thought that maybe had I been available when they needed me.. maybe Rampage would still be here. It's been making me sick to my stomach sense Saturday. Vic and Diona's whole family were in the car with him when it happend... their kids are crushed. We all loved Rampage, but he was like a kid to Vic & Diona. As a Co-Owner you're supposed to be there for the other person and help care for the dog that you two produced, purchased or decided to own together. As a friend, you're supposed to be there when the other needs you, and I wasn't. I'm so sorry.
SUNDAY AT THE PARK "THIS ONE'S FOR GEORGE"
On Sunday I took Rampage's dad Venom, his littermate sister Champion Ting, and half brother & sisters Khaleesi and Swizz to the park to get out of my head.
Here's video of an afternoon out, honoring fallen Rampage. Outside playing and happy, just like he would have wanted it.
REMEMBERING VENOMLINE'S RAMPAGE "GEORGE"
George, We will all miss you.
Victor & Diona , Matt & Deanne, Dad Chunk, mom Moana & Your Littermate Brothers & Sisters
It has been a wild few months here at Venomline- Extreme Build Pocket American Bullies. With several young litters arriving jus weeks apart from each other, Louis V Line’s Venom Closing to the Public, a wedding, a huge milestone, a pretty serious injury and several vet trips on just a handful of hours of sleep.
In this article, we’ll bring everyone up to speed and also show off some of the puppies off of our recent litters. We will also be announcing a few of ourupcoming planned breeding pairs.
AMERICAN BULLY LEGEND- LOUIS V LINE’S VENOM CLOSES AT STUD
Let’s start off with some of the biggest news of the past week… Louis V Line’s Venom is now Closed to the Public.
This boy has blessed us with more than we could possibly ever repay and he has done the same for some of the top kennels and breeding programs across the globe. He has done more than enough to solidify himself as a Legend in the bully game as one of the best to ever do it.
We will continue to Venom, but solely in our program and for our Customers that booked him ahead of time. For everyone that put their trust in our program, we appreciate every single one of you.
For our Customers who locked him in/reserved before Closing, yourStud Creditsare obviously still good, but we will not be accepting any new reservations. Venom is now Officially off limits, he is Closed to the Public.
If you have an upcoming litter of his, or any of his offspring.. your stock is about to go way up.
It’s time for our best bud to chill on the couch, sit back, relax and watch proudly as his sons Rampage, Savage & King V- begin their own Legacies.
In other news, one of the most anticipated breedings of 2019- Grand Champion Rockomania X Venomline’s Swizz’s litter was born and the puppies arrived just before Christmas. This was a litter that was sold out over a year in advance of the actual breeding taking place and it’s easy to see why…
Grand Champion Rockomania is an International Winning Grand Champion and Swizz is one of the bulliest Pocket Bullies on the planet.
Most don’t believe Swizz’s stats until they see her in person for the first time. She’s bigger, wider and has a bigger head than 99% of the top studs out. Swizz weighs in at 82lbs and has an over 24″ head.
Quite frankly, the first time I’ve personally seen that on a female, definitely a first for a Pocket Female. She has all of this on a functional, clean frame.
Shortly after Swizz’s litter, and on the day before New Years Eve, Lil Ting was due. A little backstory, Lil Ting was ready to be bred the day before our wedding. We found out that she was close to being ready as we were checking into our hotel. Not to mention the vet was also closed on the following day.
So, we went ahead with the breeding anyway knowing the odds weren’t in our favor. 30 days later during her ultrasound appointment, we found out that she was pregnant.
LOUIS V LINE’S OMEGA CHAMPION VENOMLINE’S LIL TING
The vet initially told us during the ultrasound and even in the x-ray, that she was able to see two puppies. It turned out to be one HUGE puppy, Baby Mega.
Man, is this male is impressive! Champion Venomline’s Ting gave birth to her singleton puppy on December 30th.
OMEGA X TING SINGLETON PUPPY
We’re a little bummed that this male won’t be staying here, but unfortunately we’re are at max capacity. At the moment, we are unable to keep a few of our top picks off of recent breedings (picks that usually wouldn’t be be available for sale) We’re currently in the process of looking into a new house with more room.
The silver lining to all of this is that this little polar bear will be going to a great home where he’ll be spoiled and loved on around the clock by great new owners.
LOUIS V LINE’S VENOM X JADE
Every once in a while a breeding exceeds your expectations, and this was the case with Venom X Jade, a litter that was co-produced by us with our good friend Nate over atNMG Bullies.
Some may remember around a month back an incredible breeding with a rainbow oftri color puppiesfrom the first time we teamed up withNMG Bullies.
We were so impressed with the results from that litter (Venom X Lucy Luciana) that we teamed up with Nate again with the Venom X Jade breeding. Man.. this one just clicked. Hard.
VENOM X JADE PUPPIES
Here are the pups from Venom X Jade. These males were available for sale, but both have been spoken for. Huge congratulations to Rick and Jeremy over at Small Town Dynasty Kennels.
Those were the males at 4 weeks, and then pictured at 8 weeks (below)
We were so impressed with the results from this litter that we made the decision to bring Jade to the young up & coming star- Venomline’s Rampage a 2X Venom son who is the very definition of what an Extreme American Bully should look like in my opinion.
Rampage has all of the exaggerated traits, exudes breed type (you’re not confusing this gorilla with a pit bull) and carries a ton of bone and mass without sacrificing functionality or movement. Not to mention that his head is absolutely massive.
This boy has it all, clean bite, straight fronts, good angulation and turn to stifle and can hold his own stacking next to any dog on the planet. Rampage isNow Open For Stud.
Venomline’s Rampage is redefining the term “Extreme Build Pocket”
This is 2X Venom at just 18 months old.
All of the litters above have sold out, so unfortunately there isn’t anything available off of those litters. But we currently do have a few Omega puppies that are currentlyAvailable for Saleand also a Venom pup that has comeback Availableat a Discounted pet price.
There is absolutely nothing wrong with him either, he would make a great show dog or loving pet to the right family. The only reason he’s discounted at this price is because of his age. He’s a beautiful dog.
With Venom Closing to the Public, the demand for his puppies has gone through the roof and most of his litters have sold out within hours of posting them online. So, if you’re interested in reserving a puppy off of Venom, then your best bet it to check outour Upcoming Breedingsand reserve your pick in advance, before the litter sells out.
In addition to the puppies mentioned above and on ourAvailable Puppiespage that are currently available, we have also just announced some of our Upcoming Planned Breeding Pairs to start off 2020. We are just waiting on the breeding banners to be finished before we announce another two breedings that aren’t pictured below.
We will be Announcing them for the first time publicly later this week. Trust us when we tell you that these are twobreedingsyou definitely won’t want to miss out on.
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UPCOMING BREEDINGS 2020
CHAMPION LIL TING & KING V
ABKC Pocket Champion Lil Ting and her chocolate tri sidekick, King V are two peas in a pod. They definitely won’t be up for any Best Behaved Dog awards anytime soon, but the two are best friends and do pretty much everything together.
These two are trouble. But also a lot of fun to watch.
VENOMLINE'S KING V
Poor Chunk… the man just wants to chill and enjoy his retirement and he’s got son King V dive bombing him from the couch while he’s napping and daughter Lil Ting dragging him across the floor by his collar wanting to play.
Chunk loves it though, he lets his kids get away with things that he’d never let other dogs get away with.
But his ball is off limits, and everyone knows that.