State your name, your kennel, and where your kennel is located.
My name is Aubree Kane, of ‘Ohana Bully Company. We are located in Dallas Texas.
What type of dogs do you breed, and what inspired you to get involved with that particular breed?
We breed XL American Bullies. We are starting to get into Pocket American Bullies as well. I’ve always worked around dogs since I was a kid at a groomers, and the bully breeds were always the sweetest dogs to come in!
I always felt the biggest connection to the bullies and wanted to get one for myself when I was old enough to. I began to save up for a dog without the intention to breed. However, I started looking deeper into XL bullies specifically, and immediately thought this is something I can help perfect.
What is your favorite bloodline?
Dang that’s a hard one. I would probably go with Bossy at the moment, because I love the wider look they’ve been adding to their program, which already has amazing color.
In your opinion, what are the characteristics of a responsible dog breeder?
A responsible dog breeder always puts their dogs health and well being first. They aim to better the breed, and improve these dogs to the best of their ability.
What type of diet do you keep your dogs on throughout the year?
My dogs each have a diet that works best for them. Some like kibble and some like raw, so I feed whichever works best for them.
How many times a day do you feed your dogs?
I feed my younger dogs (6 months and under) twice a day, and my older dogs I feed once daily.
How do you keep your dogs in shape throughout the year?
I’m constantly taking the dogs to the park to run around, especially the puppies. Otherwise, I have a huge yard and they love playing fetch, and pulling on their spring pole.
Walk us through the process of purchasing a pup from Ohana Bully Company from start to finish.
When purchasing a pup, we will ask a little about who the puppy will be staying with and the environment they’ll be living in. If everything checks out, we have very thorough contracts that everyone is more than welcome to look over before purchasing a pup. We want to ensure that these puppies are going to a home forever, so we do everything possible to make sure that’s the case.
Do you currently show any of your dogs?
We are currently practicing with all the dogs to start showing. Our pocket bully, King Viper, has been in a couple smaller registry shows to practice before he goes to the ABKC. Once I have all of their training down, we will definitely be hitting the shows.
What advice does Ohana Bully Company have for any upcoming breeders?
I would say to spend on quality not quantity, research everything you possibly can, don’t be afraid to ask questions, be open to learning and of course put the dogs first.
What do you think is the most difficult thing for people in the bully game to overcome?
Definitely getting started. People don’t realize how much time, effort, money, and emotion goes into breeding. It isn’t an industry for everyone. It’s literally a 24/7 job, on top of your regular day to day, job if you have one. It can be very exhausting.
How do you think they can overcome this thing?
Patience. Patience I feel is the key to working with dogs in general. Whether it’s with puppies, show training or learning about the breeding process, bloodlines and pedigrees. You will need patience.
Who do you look up to in the bully game, and why?
I really look up to all the women. There are so many women who are behind the scenes, to the point that people don’t even know a woman runs their kennel. I think all the females, especially at this time, are at the top of their game in the breeding world, and I’m super excited to be a part of it.
Tell us about one of Ohana Bully Company's main goals for the year 2021.
My main goal as of right now will be showing the dogs. All of the XL’s are pretty young, so by the time summer hits next year, we should be ready to hit the ring!
Describe how you would want things, in the bully breed Community, to be 10 years from now.
Ten years from now, I’m hoping to see an elevation in health! Since it’s a newer breed, I know people are still working on perfecting health, so that would be amazing if consistent health is achieved!
What separates Ohana Bully Company from the competition?
I don’t think of us all as competition, more of a community working towards the same goal. I think we individually really focus on the dogs being family dogs first, before anything else. Our mission is to set up our customers and their new family members for success.
What other hobbies or interests do you take part in?
Besides the breeding, I also groom dogs. It was my first job ever and I just kind of stuck with it. We are also getting into flight transportation for dogs and puppies of all sizes. So all interests revolve around dogs in some way!
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