Written By Venomline Pocket Bully Kennels - November 15 2023
REST IN PEACE LOUIS V LINE'S VENOM "CHUNK"
Beloved son, brother & best friend. Thank you for the time we had together.
We are crushed. Absolutely heartbroken 💔
Rest in Peace Chunk, we love you. Thank you for everything.
You were more than a dog you were my best friend. You changed the game — going down as one of, if not the top producing dog in breed history and blessed our yard our family and 100’s of camps from across the globe. You brought millions of eyes to the breed and inspired several of the top breeders to begin their journey with this incredible breed.
You showed the world that the American Bully breed is gentle, loving and that we can get through anything that life brings — and to do it with a smile. Thank you for the memories, all of the laughs and for helping me through the loss of my brother and for giving me a reason to keep going in early sobriety.
I will do my best to make you proud and continue to build your legacy with the children and grandchildren you blessed us with. We will continue your Legacy and I promise to make you proud 💯
Rest in Peace Chunky, we love you.
Please give us some time as we mourn this loss 🙏🏼
Thank you to everyone that has reached out. The outpouring of love and the support from the community has been incredible. It has truly renewed my faith in the community. Just reading all of the stories and messages — many from complete strangers from across the globe that Venom inspired has made this difficult time a little bit easier.
I know “Chunk” won’t be forgotten and that his impact on the breed will be remembered long after he’s gone.
In honor his memory, let’s take a look back at some of Venom’s productions over the years.
VENOM OFFSPRING & GRANDCHILDREN
VENOMLINE NEWS — NOVEMBER 2O23
In this article we’ll cover some of our recent litters, Upcoming Breedings, Puppies for Sale, Available Studs & Fees until the new year. Due to higher than usual demand for our Stud dogs, beginning January 1st, 2024 — all Venomline Studs will be going up!
In addition to this, starting next month we will begin featuring Customer litters off our Studs each month in our articles & newsletter.
FEATURED CUSTOMER LITTERS
To show our appreciation to our Customers, beginning next month — we begin featuring Customer litters to show off both the quality of our Client’s productions and the consistency of our Studs.
Real life examples can be found by looking at King Koopa, King V or Champion Homicide’s pedigree.
It’s important to understand that inbreeding and linebreeding are tools used to set traits. But with benefits, there’s also downside to breeding closely related dogs. 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 becoming too high, an outcross is recommended immediately following an inbreeding.
One of the most commonly used breeding methods in American Bully breeding is line breeding. Line breeding involves breeding dogs that are closely related, such as siblings or parent-offspring pairs.
Linebreeding is a commonly used method in dog and horse breedings. This method aims to concentrate desirable traits and characteristics within a bloodline.
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 that this doesn’t mean you’re just doubling up on the good, You’re also doubling up on the bad — this includes negative recessive traits and/or genetic disease. Some you may not have known even existed.
Outcrossing is defined as the mating of two dogs that are totally unrelated. There are some breeders who would define outcrossing as the breeding of two dogs with no common ancestors in a four generation pedigree.
There are some very good reasons why an experienced breeder would choose to make an outcross. The first is to bring into their line a characteristic that is absent. And, akin to the first reason, to build on a strength and make a good trait — an exceptional one.
The second is to mitigate any faults that are provoked by homozygous recessive genes. And third, outcrossing is absolutely necessary when a breeding program shows a loss of vigor (sometimes referred to as inbreeding depression) as demonstrated by a lack of disease resistance or infertility.
THE RESULTS OF OUTCROSSING
Perhaps more often than not, the puppies of a first-generation outcross of two excellent show dogs display many outstanding traits of their parents. That is why, when a good number of the first-generation puppies from outcross matings are doing so well in the show ring that breeders and others who have noted this, rush to conduct similar breedings.
It is after the first generation of an outcross breeding that a breeder stands to lose everything gained from a successful outcross unless he or she breeds back into his or her established line.
To be successful as a breeder, one must seek to produce puppies which are genetically dominant for all of the qualities required by the breed’s standard. The closer a breeder gets to the ideal, the more uniform in type the puppies and dogs the breeder produces will be.
When a breeder uses more distantly related dogs or dogs with no common ancestors in their breeding program, he or she must expect less uniformity in the offspring.
AMERICAN BULLY STUD SERVICE
Deciding on an American Bully Stud should be an exciting, stress free process. The first step in reserving a Stud dog is usually to contact the Stud owner. Quality programs usually require approval of the female before agreeing to the breeding.
The approval process is usually pretty straight forward — send a few photos of the female along with her pedigree to the Stud Owner. If you don’t have an online pedigree set up, send a screenshot of the front and inside of your registration paperwork. Once the female’s approved, Studs can be reserved with a non-refundable a deposit.
Deposits or “lock-ins”reserve the Stud at his current rate. So if the Stud’s fee goes up — you won’t be affected by the price increase because you’re “locked in” at a lower rate. Deposits for quality Studs range typically between $500-$1000.
Most breeders offer stud service. If you are new to breeding you should definitely take advantage of this. Without using Top Studs from the best bully bloodlines — breeding programs can expect to face a long, uphill battle. Even the best breeders & programs use outside Studs in order to bring in new blood, add genetic diversity and to improve their stock.
ADVANTAGES TO USING A STUD FROM A TOP BREEDING PROGRAM
Remember that housing, feeding, and taking care of a male puppy is expensive and you’re not always guaranteed to end up with a top stud once they mature. A better way of going about this is to start out by purchasing quality foundation female(s) from a top bloodline.
Pedigree analysis plays a crucial role in American Bully breeding. It involves studying the ancestry and lineage of a dog to understand its genetic background and potential for passing on desirable traits.
By analyzing pedigrees, breeders can identify dogs with strong genetic contributions and evaluate the likelihood of producing offspring with the desired characteristics. Pedigree analysis is an essential tool for breeders to make informed decisions and plan their breeding programs effectively.
Choosing a Stud is a big decision and one that can set up your kennel for success. Kennels that have been around for a while and have been successful with several quality productions usually linebreed. All of the Stud dogs at Venomline are linebred or inbred, health tested, DNA-Profiled and carry all colors and every tri color variation.
The bottom line — our Studs are bred to produce. But don’t take our word for it — always check a Stud’s Productions.
Selective breeding is a fundamental method employed by successful bloodlines. It involves carefully selecting individuals with superior traits and characteristics for breeding purposes. This method focuses on evaluating the phenotype and genotype of potential breeding stock to ensure they possess the desired qualities.
By consistently selecting and breeding individuals with exceptional traits, breeders can enhance and refine the bloodline over generations. Selective breeding is a preferred method used by the best bloodlines as it allows for the preservation and improvement of specific traits that define their lineage.
Performance testing is an integral part of breeding methods employed by famous bloodlines, particularly in the horse industry. This method involves evaluating the working abilities, athleticism, and temperament.
By assessing their performance in various disciplines, such as racing, jumping, or herding, breeders can identify individuals with exceptional abilities and incorporate them into their breeding programs. Performance testing ensures that the bloodline not only possesses desirable physical traits but also excels in the intended purpose for which it was bred.
Lloyd Brackett, a renowned figure in the field of dog breeding, had a unique perspective on the topic of inbreeding. While some breeders may view inbreeding as a controversial practice, Brackett believed that when done correctly and with careful consideration, inbreeding could be a valuable tool in improving a dog breed.
Brackett acknowledged that inbreeding, which involves breeding closely related individuals, could intensify the concentration of both desirable and undesirable traits within a bloodline. This concentration can be beneficial for fixing certain traits and producing consistent offspring that exhibit the desired characteristics. He also recognized the potential risks associated with inbreeding, such as increased likelihood of inherited health issues and reduced genetic diversity.
To mitigate these risks, Brackett emphasized the importance of thorough pedigree analysis and understanding the genetic background of the dogs involved. By carefully selecting dogs with strong genetic contributions and evaluating their health records, breeders can minimize the chances of passing on genetic issues through inbreeding. Brackett also stressed the significance of phenotype evaluation in conjunction with inbreeding.
PHENOTYPE VS GENOTYPE
In the context of American Bully breeding, Brackett’s method focuses on evaluating and selecting dogs based on their phenotype and genotype. Phenotype refers to the physical characteristics and traits that are observable in a dog, such as size, structure, and temperament.
In addition to evaluating phenotype, breeders must also consider genotype. Genotype refers to the genetic makeup of a dog, including the genes responsible for specific traits. This involves analyzing the genetic background of the dogs, including any known genetic health issues or potential genetic strengths.
By understanding the genetic makeup of the dogs, breeders can make informed decisions about which dogs to pair together to maximize the chances of producing healthy and high-quality offspring.
BRACKETT’S METHOD — THE AMERICAN BULLY
To apply Brackett’s method in American Bully breeding, breeders start by thoroughly analyzing the pedigrees of potential breeding dogs. They look for dogs with a strong lineage that consistently produces desirable traits and characteristics. This analysis helps breeders identify dogs that have a higher probability of passing on these desirable traits to their offspring.
Once potential breeding dogs are identified, breeders evaluate their phenotype by assessing their physical attributes, such as body structure, muscle tone, and overall appearance. This evaluation helps breeders determine if the dog meets the breed standard and possesses the desired traits for the American Bully breed. By combining the analysis of pedigree, phenotype, genotype, and performance, breeders using Brackett’s method can make informed decisions about which dogs to breed together.
It is important to note that while Brackett recognized the potential benefits of inbreeding, he also emphasized the need for responsible breeding practices. Inbreeding should only be undertaken by experienced breeders who have a deep understanding of the breed, its genetic history, and the potential risks involved. Careful planning, thorough analysis, and a commitment to preserving the health and well-being of the breed are essential when considering inbreeding as a breeding method.
This method helps ensure that the offspring produced possess the desired traits and characteristics, ultimately contributing to the advancement and preservation of the American Bully breed.
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 experienced and familiar with the import process and regulations for shipping semen to any country.