By selectively breeding our American Bullies, we can guarantee the highest quality Pocket Bully puppies for sale.
Our American Bullies come from an exclusive bloodline, making them the most unique and sought-after Pocket American Bully puppies for sale.
Louis V Line’s Venom
WELCOME TO OUR MONTHLY NEWSLETTER!
Each month, we update readers on our recent Litters, Available Pups For Sale, Upcoming Breedings & highlights from the past month at Venomline. For those who may be new to the American Bully breed, more specifically — the Pocket American Bully, we have provided links with additional info.
We are currently in the process of laying the foundation for the next generation of Venomline dogs and reloading for the future. We’ve been blessed with GrCh Mayhem, Ch Homicide & King Koopa litters! But, before we get into recent litters, let’s take a look at some of our Client’s productions from the use of Venomline Studs.
First up — Venom sons & daughters aged 8–14 months young.
VENOM SONS & DAUGHTERS AGED 8–14 MONTHS
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RECENT VENOMLINE LITTERS
Next up are some of our recent in-house productions from recent litters.
VENOMLINE’S KING KOOPA X VENOMLINE’S VIXEN
Venomline’s King Koopa
INTRODUCING OUR KEEPER MALE — NMG/VENOMLINE’S VILLAIN AKA “LIL’ VIL”
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ABKC CHAMPION HCB’S HOMICIDE X ABKC CHAMPION VENOMLINE’S LIL’ TING
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Champion HCB’s Homicide X Champion Venomline’s Lil’ Ting did not disappoint! For the very first time 2X Venom meets 2X GrCh Chumper.
We have decided to keep a male off of this breeding, and although I wanted to keep both pups in this litter.. we simply don’t have the space to keep littermates until the move. Our loss is your gain!
This is a show quality 1st Pick Female off of two of our best dogs. A true Foundation female linebred on top and bottom (Chumper & Venom). We don’t sell 1st Pick Females often, certainly not off a breeding of this caliber.
See: Available Pups for Sale
GRAND CHAMPION RKB’s MAYHEM X RKB/VENOMLINE’S DIAMOND
Grand Champion RKB’s Mayhem X RKB/Venomline’s Diamond knocked it out of the park! One of Champion Lucky Luciano’s best sons to one of our very own Venom daughters.
Show quality bulls with substance and type — the flashy colors are simply icing on the cake. As of this writing we currently have males and females available off of this breeding.
See: Available Pups for Sale
VENOMLINE POCKET BULLIES
Originally from Houston, Texas, we are now located in sunny South Florida. We are proud to have produced several ABKC Pocket American Bully Champions. Venomline dogs have been featured in Rolling Stone Magazine, BULLY KING Magazine, Bully Girl Magazine, in Music Videos and on television (NBC, Barcroft Animals, Big Dogz Tv)
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.
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.
Our dogs are DNA & Health Tested, pups come with health certificate, ABKC registration paperwork, shots & de-worming as well as a health guarantee covering any genetic related issues. We ship semen (Stud Service) worldwide. We are also experienced and familiar with the import process and regulations for shipping semen to any country.
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Venomline Pocket American Bully Studs — Stud Service, Available Studs, Stud Fees & Info. For more information on American Bully Stud Service, Methods of Artificial Insemination (AI’s) & Confirming Pregnancy — to Preparing for your Litter’s Arrival — check out the article below.
See: American Bully Stud Service, Finding the Right Studs, AI’s, Breeding Tips & Timing — To Produce a Litter of Incredible Puppies
ADVANTAGES OF USING A STUD DOG
Many that get started in the dog breeding business usually purchase a stud dog or two along with some female dogs. As Venomline discussed in American Bully Breeding 101, the better way of going about this is to start off by purchasing female dogs. When your female reaches breeding age you can contact the kennels that offer stud service or contact the kennel you purchased your female puppy from to use their Studs.
Housing, feeding, and taking care of stud dogs is expensive and you’re not always guaranteed to have a great stud dog once they mature. There are many ways to find a Top American Bully Stud — these can include in person events like dog shows hosted by the ABKC, UKC, BRC, a search on any of the online pedigree database like Bullypedia, BullyPedex or BullyDex. These can be especially useful if you’re considering line breeding and looking for a common ancestor.
If you get a resistance when asking if you can see the Stud in person for the breeding — this is usually a red flag. Not every Stud dog online is what they appear to be in edited photos.
- ABKC Shows & Events
- Pedigree Databases
- Word of Mouth
- Traveling to Stud Owner
DECIDING ON AMERICAN BULLY STUD
Champion HCB’s Homicide AKA “Homie”
GET DETAILED PEDIGREE INFORMATION
Choosing a Stud is a big decision and one that can set up your kennel for success. Be sure to get detailed pedigree information on the dogs to ensure that you are getting a quality linebred dog (meaning the same ancestors appear more than once in the 4 generation pedigree)
Linebred and inbred Studs will usually produce more consistent litters than a scatterbred one. Kennels that have been around for a while and have quality productions will usually linebreed.
All Studs at Venomline are linebred or inbred, health tested, DNA-Profiled and carry all colors including every tri color variation and bred to produce.
But don’t take our word for it — always check a Stud’s Productions.
WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN AN AMERICAN BULLY STUD
- Consistency with different bloodlines
- Show Dogs Vs Brood Stock
LINEBRED/INBRED VS SCATTERBRED
The word inbreeding carries with it a negative connotation by those unfamiliar with dog breeding, but the best examples of nearly every recognized breed since man domesticated the dog — have been the direct result of careful selection, linebreeding and inbreeding.
Again, inbreeding is done to set traits. But be aware, this doesn’t just mean doubling up on the good, You’re also doubling up on the negative — including recessive traits/genetic diseases — that you may not have been aware even existed.
As mentioned above — linebred and inbred Studs have a higher likelihood of passing on traits to their offspring. By using a linebred or inbred Stud over a scatterbred one — the results become apparent in the quality and consistency of a litter. It’s not difficult to find out why — basic genetics & simple math: a dog that carries more copies of the desired genes — will have a higher likelihood of passing on them on to their offspring.
It’s important to understand that inbreeding and linebreeding are tools used to set traits. But, like the benefits, there’s also downside to closely related breedings. Inbreeding can be a double edged sword that can cause a lot of issues if done irresponsibly. These types of breedings should only be carried out by experienced breeders that have a full understanding of the risks involved.
To avoid the COI (Coefficient of Inbreeding) from getting too high, an outcross os recommended immediately following an inbreeding.
SHOW DOGS VS BROOD STOCK
TLB/Venomline’s King V
Another common mistake that’s often made is assuming that just because a dog is a show dog, a Champion or just a good looking dog — that this automatically makes them a suitable Stud.
Just because a dog carries “type” or is proven in the Show ring — this includes Champion & Grand Champions — does not automatically mean that they will be great Stud dogs.
Avoid common mistakes that can be costly when starting out — by going with a reliable breeder. There are plenty of Stud owners that will be happy to take you money — but not all of them will deliver. This is especially true when importing semen Internationally. Stud owners who aren’t experienced Shipping Internationally — aren’t always familiar with the testing requirements to import.
Each country has different import requirements and testing that’s required that has to be completed (often within a specific timeframe). If the required testing isn’t completed within this set time frame — or if the breeding units aren’t prepared, packaged or labeled correctly — the shipment can end up getting held up in customs with some not even making it into the country.
This happens more than you’d expect. So while some breeders may not have bad intentions — many end up not being able to get shipments into their Customer’s country — failing to provide the services that they were paid for. Others are simply outright scams.
Louis V Line’s Omega — Top Pocket Bully Stud
Avoid all of these issues by choosing an experienced breeder with a good reputation. One that can provide referrals of Customers that have successfully imported semen into your country.
Be sure that your shipment is insured as protection in the event a tank goes missing or is held up by Customs. Lastly, all details of the transaction, payment amount and exactly what the Stud owner agrees to provide for the amount paid in Contract.
AVOID THESE COMMON MISTAKES
- Inexperienced/Unreliable Breeders
- International — Breeders are often quick to accept money from a Customer but aren’t always familiar or experienced with the different countries’ import requirements
Louis V Line’s Venom AKA “Chunk”
RESERVING AN AMERICAN BULLY STUD
Deciding on an American Bully Stud should be an exciting process stress free process. The first step in reserving a Stud is usually to contact the Stud owner. Quality programs usually require approval of the female. The approval process is usually pretty straight forward: send a few photos of the female as well as her pedigree.
If you don’t have an online pedigree set up, send a screenshot of the front and inside of your registration paperwork to the Stud owner. Once the female is approved, Studs can usually be reserved by leaving a deposit. A deposit “locks-in” a Stud’s current rate. If a Stud’s fee goes up — you’re still locked in at the rate when you reserved the Stud. Deposits for quality Studs are typically $1000.
Venomline Studs can be reserved by leaving a deposit or Customers can pay for the Stud in full (up front) to receive discounted rates.
STEPS TO RESERVE A STUD DOG
- Initial Contact
- Approval of female
- Payment to reserve- Deposit to lock-in current rate, paid in full (up front discount)
HOW TO RESERVE A STUD IN ANOTHER COUNTRY WHEN YOU SPEAK DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
- Female Doesn’t get pregnant
- # of puppies considered a litter
- Repeat Breedings
WHEN TO CONTACT THE STUD OWNER
Contact the Stud owner as soon as your female begins her heat. Most Stud owners count 1st drops of blood as day 1 of heat. Give the Stud owner a call or shoot them a quick text so they’re aware that your female has begun her heat cycle. Good stud owners will walk their Customers through the entire process, making it stress free.
Always give the stud owner a heads up — nothing drives a Stud owner crazier than the Customer who texts or calls last minute, without prior mention that the female is even in heat and without previous progesterone results — “she’s ready. Go ahead and send it out.”
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.
WHEN TO BEGIN PROGESTERONE TESTING
We recommend scheduling a first progesterone test beginning on day 4 or 5 of her heat. We count day 1 of heat as when the female first drops blood.
- Day 1 of heat cycle is counted as the 1st day a female in heat drops blood.
- Schedule a pre-breeding exam and/or 1st progesterone test for day 4–5 of heat.
- Test regularly and communicate with the Stud Owner
UNDERSTANDING PROGESTERONE RESULTS
Progesterone results typically come in 2 forms: IDEXX and MiniVidas
AT WHAT PROGESTERONE LEVEL WILL FEMALES BE READY TO BE BRED?
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.
To keep things simple — we count ovulation as occurring between 5–5.5
DETERMINING THE BEST BREEDING DAY(S)
Once you’ve determined the day of ovulation, you now know (approximately) when the female has dropped her eggs. Remember, ovulation is when the female releases her eggs, it still takes 48–72 hours before those eggs are mature enough to be fertilized.
THE BEST BREEDING DAY(S) WILL BE DETERMINED BY THE METHOD OF BREEDING & WHETHER LIVE, FRESH CHILLED OR FROZEN SEMEN IS USED
- Natural Ties
- Live Breeding/Side by Side AI
- Regular AI w/Shipped Fresh Chilled
- Surgical insemination (Surgical AI)
Ask your vet if they perform Surgical AI and TCI beforehand so you know your options.
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.
- Regular AI
- Surgical Insemination
1. LIVE/SIDE BY SIDE AI (REGULAR AI)
Regular AI’s — sometimes referred to as side-by-side AI’s use fresh semen, but instead of the male depositing sperm inside the female, our repro specialist will collect the semen and then inserts it into the female.
The timing for natural mating and side-by-side AI is more forgiving because fresh semen can live within the uterus for 5–6 days.
- 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
2. TRANS-CERVICAL INSEMINATION (TCI)
Trans-cervical insemination is a method to deliver sperm directly into the uterus, bypassing the cervix. The advantage is the same as the surgical intrauterine method of insemination (commonly called an implant). Many sperm may not penetrate the cervix after a routine vaginal insemination. This can be especially true for frozen or chilled semen, or in cases of bitch or stud dog decreased fertility
TCI W/FRESH CHILLED SEMEN
- 24–48 hours (2 days) after progesterone reaches 5ng/ml.
3. SURGICAL INSEMINATION (SURGICAL AI)
Surgical Insemination is a good choice for older females, females with poor fertility (those that have had trouble becoming pregnant) and those with uterine pathology. An incision is made into the abdomen and the semen is injected into the base both horns.
Conception rates can be as high as 80–85% when the estrus cycle has been appropriately managed.
SURGICAL AI WITH FRESH-CHILLED SEMEN
- 48–72 hours after progesterone reaches 5ng/ml
- 72 hours (3 days) after progesterone reaches 5ng/ml.
TESTING TO COMPLETE AHEAD OF BREEDING
- Pre-Breeding Checkup/Screen
- Rabies Vaccine
Not required, but recommended testing for those wanting more information on the soundness of their breeding bitch. Soft Palate, trachea, heart, joint abnormalities.
GENETIC TESTING IN THE AMERICAN BULLY BREEDVenomline Females
Genetic testing can give you a better idea of any recessive traits your dog carries and if your dog is a “carrier” of any negative recessives that could come to light if bred to another dog that’s a carrier of the same issue. Test results in the wrong hands or by someone without a full understanding of canine genetics and knowledge on the diseases which are even expressed in the american bully breed can also be problematic.
CRD is a great example of genetic disease that can show up on test results but haven’t been expressed in our breed.
Some may remember the hysteria in Australia over Embark test results.
IMPORTANT THINGS TO CONSIDER
- Shipping or Traveling to Stud?
- Stud Credit Expiration
- Purchasing Stud Credit w/partner or Co-own
- Switching of Female
- Re-Sale of Stud Credit
- In the Event something happens to Stud owner..
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