LILAC TRI COLOR POCKET AMERICAN BULLY PUPPIES AT 8 WEEKS
VENOMLINE POCKET BULLY KENNELS
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Each month, we update readers on our recent Litters, Available Pups For Sale, Upcoming Breedings & highlights from the past month at Venomline.
We’re currently in the process of laying the foundation for the next generation and reloading for the future. We had King Koopa & Ch Homicide litters arrive!
King Koopa & Champion Homicide are producing the thickest bone on the shortest, most compact frames I’ve ever seen.
Our recent litters were no exception. Koopa’s litters have been selling out within hours of being added to our site. But don’t worry, we’ll have more Koopa breedings.. as he’s matched up with some of our best females!
First up is Ch Homicide, a 2X GrCh Chumper Stud who most recently had a litter with one of our best females — ABKC Champion Venomline’s Lil’ Ting
CH HCB’S HOMICIDE X CH VENOMLINE’S LIL’ TING
VENOMLINE’S KING KOOPA X VENOMLINE’S VIXEN
4X VENOM• 4X LOUIS V • 2X CASABLANCA • KING V • MYE-STRO
Venomline’s King Koopa X Venomline’s Vixen pups have arrived!
These are some of the thickest pups we’ve ever seen!
✓ 1 Female & 3 males • ✓ Male Available!
See Available Pups
GRCH MAYHEM X RKB/VENOMLINE’S DIAMOND
Video coming soon!
THE ORIGIN OF THE AMERICAN BULLY BREED
The American Bully breed was created around 1990 and gained recognition and establishment in 2004 with the inception of the American Bully Kennel Club, also known as the ABKC Registry. The United Kennel Club or UKC recognized the American Bully breed in 2013. There are other registries, but for the purposes of this article we will mention the main few- which are the ABKC, BBCR. BRC Global and the UKC.
According to the ABKC- The American Bully breed has been selectively bred to give America’s breed, the American Pit Bull Terrier, a new direction and outlet. Like with the American Staffordshire Terrier, all of the positive characteristics of the breed’s ancestry were kept. Including loyalty, stability with humans and children, along with many of their physical attributes.
Traits of dog and human aggression have been bred out, as they have no future purpose for this trait (outside of hunting & sport) and a reinvented breed was formed — with the purpose of being the ultimate companion breed, and this breed is the “American Bully.”
AMERICAN BULLY TYPES & VARIETIES
In this article, we’ll cover the 4 American Bully Varieties according to the breed’s founding registry — the ABKC. We’ll also shed light on some of the different terms used to describe the different types of American & Exotic Bullies. Terms like Nano, Micro, Teacup, Extreme, XXL & even the latest (not so new) trend “Merle” bullies.
One of the biggest misconceptions surrounding many of the bully breeds is misclassification of breed and type. There are still scores of people that confuse the American Bully with the American Pit Bull Terrier and other related bully breeds.
Many terms were used to describe the American Bully in it’s infancy — but the American Bully has since established itself as it’s own distinct breed — recognized by several kennel clubs and organizations as such.
THE POCKET AMERICAN BULLY
The Pocket American Bully or ‘pocket bully” is simply a VARIETY (see Varieties below) within the American Bully breed.
AMERICAN BULLY CLASSES OR “VARIETIES”
The American Bully Varieties — also known as “Classes” are determined by adult height — with the pocket variety having a shorter height at adulthood than the Standard. Aside from adult height, the pocket bully is no different than the American Bully or its varieties — nor are there different breeds in its makeup.
AMERICAN BULLY VARIETIES
The American Bully breed consists of 4 Varieties or Classes — amendments to the Standard — for the purpose of classification, useful for dividing the different Varieties in conformation events — also known as dog shows.
Initially there were 5 varieties, but the ABKC did away with the Extreme class in 2014. The “Extreme” class was the same as the standard overall, but carrying more mass. This variety initially allowed some of what they refer to, as “handicaps.” Meaning there was some leniency on certain traits beyond the standard.
The reason for the leniency is these were bigger heavier dogs that needed more time of development to achieve ideal conformation. These “handicaps” were designed to be eliminated over time until this variety met the same standards as the standard.
Standard and Pocket Classes are now not to be penalized for dogs carrying more mass as long as they are correct and balanced.
See: Everything You Need To Know About the American Bully Breed
WHAT BREEDS WERE INVOLVED IN THE FORMATION OF THE AMERICAN BULLY BREED?
According to the UKC- The American Bully breed was subtly influenced by the infusion of several other breeds, which include the American, English, Pacific, Olde English Bulldogge among various other Bulldog breeds.
What differentiates the American Bully breed from it’s ancestors — the American Staffordshire Terrier, American Pit Bull Terrier and various Bulldog breeds — is it’s physical appearance. The American Bully Breed is one of heavier bone structure and “bullier” build than it’s American Pit Bull Terrier and Staffordshire Terrier ancestors, but without as many of the health issues prevalent in it’s Bulldog ancestry.
To many, it’s the perfect blend, a breed without the gameness and drive of a an American Pit Bull Terrier, yet more active and with less health issues than many of the Bulldog breeds in its makeup.
The result: a calm, confident breed of dog with a statuesque build that many consider the perfect companion.
Read: History Of The American Pit Bull Terrier & The Evolution Of The American Bully
PERSONALITY & TEMPERAMENT
The American Bully is a happy, outgoing, stable and confident dog. Gentle and loving toward people. Good-natured, amusing, extremely loyal and an affectionate family pet. Stubborn, but obedient — this is a breed of dog that wants nothing more than to please its master.
Confident yet non-aggressive, the American Bully breed is known for it’s gentle temperament, playful sense of humor and developing strong bonds with their owners and family. Human aggression is not tolerated for any reason and animal aggression is rare. Many American Bullies make fast friends with people, other breeds and even other species.
PHYSICAL APPEARANCE & ABILITY
Physically the American Bully has an impressive, athletic build, which is both muscular and defined, and displays strength and agility. The breed is versatile and capable of accomplishing a wide variety of tasks.
The American Bully has a graceful yet impressive, solid, defined, athletic build that is both muscular and toned, and denotes strength as well as agility. It is a breed capable and diverse in all tasks and abilities.
What is the average lifespan for the American Bully, Pocket Bully, Standard, XL Bullies?
The American Bully breed is still young, but average lifespan is believed to be approximately 8–12 years, although there have been dogs with longer and shorter lifespans
- Average Lifespan 8–12 years
HEALTH ISSUES IN THE AMERICAN BULLY BREED
What are some of the health issues present in the American Bully breed? There are health issues in every breed of dog, some more prevalent in some breeds than others. That being said, some of the health issues found in some American Bullies include:
- Elongated Soft Palate
- Enlarged Heart
- Heart Murmurs
- Hip & Joint Issues
Socialization is one of the most important steps to take with your American Bully. Socialize very thoroughly when young to curb any dog aggressive tendencies. It has given outstanding results as a guardian of property, while at the same time esteemed as an excellent companion dog.
This breed is not for the passive owner who does not understand that all dogs have an instinct to have a pack order. Take the time and socialize your American Bully puppy while they are still young. This will ensure a well-socialized and happy bully.
The American Bully needs an owner who is firm, but calm, confident and consistent. They need to know what is expected of them; rules to follow and limits to what they are and are not allowed to do. The objective in training and successfully keeping this dog is to achieve pack leader status.
It is a natural instinct for a dog to have an order in their pack. When we humans live with dogs, we become their pack. The entire pack cooperates under a single leader; lines are clearly defined. You and all other humans MUST be higher up in the order than the dog.
This is the best way to ensure is the relationship will be a success.
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 & Grand Champions, including a Top 5 ranked ABKC Grand Champion in back to back years.
Our dogs have been featured in Rolling Stone Magazine, BULLY KING Magazine, Bully Girl Magazine, Big Dogz, in Music Videos and on television (NBC, Barcroft Animals)
AMERICAN BULLY STUD SERVICE
Most breeders offer a stud service. If you are new to breeding dogs, you should definitely take advantage of this.
ADVANTAGES TO 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.
See: How American Bully Stud Service Should Work
DECIDING ON AN AMERICAN BULLY STUD
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.
Lastly, through word of mouth or by traveling to the Stud Owner to see the Stud in person. Breeders that use photoshop will do just about anything possible in order to avoid having their Customers seeing their dogs in person. It’s understandable if a Top Stud owner is busy, but most will make time for Customers who are traveling down.
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 look like in photos, many are photoshopped.
- ABKC Shows & Events
- Pedigree Databases
- Word of Mouth
- Traveling to Stud Owner
See: Everything You Need to Know About American Bully Stud Service, Methods of Artificial Insemination (AI’s) & Confirming Pregnancy — to Preparing for your Litter’s Arrival
Venomline Studs have been responsible for some of the best dogs in the World. Our studs have produced several top studs and foundation stock for the best kennels worldwide.
Please Visit our Website for our Top American Bully Studs, Available Studs & Fees & to Learn How Stud Service Works.
If this is your first time shipping in an outside Stud in please take a moment to read how our Stud Service works. We ship Worldwide and make the entire process simple & stress free.