State your name, your kennel, and where your kennel is located.
Hi, my name is Anne Greenly. My husband Jason and I run Back Creek Bullies in Felton, Delaware.
What type of dogs do you breed, and what inspired you to get involved with that particular breed?
We breed XL American Bullies. We bought our first bully three years ago and just fell head over heels for our bully and the breed as a whole. The XL bully was perfect for our family because we love the bigger dogs.
What is your favorite bloodline?
There are so many phenomenal dogs out there. The majority of our dogs are heavy Bossy Kennel's blood. But my favorites are SIKS Caribou Lou and Low Jack Remy-Martin.
In your opinion, what are the characteristics of a responsible dog breeder?
Always put the health and welfare of the dog first and foremost. Breeders should be breeding to the standard, not what the newest fad is. Health and genetic testing are a must. Proper buyer vetting is also significant to us. Always be transparent as well. Treat people how you want to be treated.
What type of diet do you keep your dogs on throughout the year?
All our dogs are on a kibble fish-based diet with raw mixed in several times a week. In addition, we use fish oil daily and Liquid Gold 2-3x a week.
How many times a day do you feed your dogs?
We feed them twice a day to keep them well-balanced.
How do you keep your dogs in shape throughout the year?
All of our dogs walk and exercise daily. We also implement parachute resistance training weekly to keep their stamina up and help their joints.
Walk us through the process of purchasing a pup from Back Creek Bullies from start to finish.
We want you to feel like family when purchasing a pup from us.
- We interview any potential buyer interested in giving a puppy a loving home.
- We accept deposits for five weeks and keep everyone updated on the litter.
- We typically make picks at 6-7 weeks, and they can go to their new homes at 8-10 weeks old.
- Each pup will have had shots, been dewormed, had a health check and completed an embark test.
- The buyer can pick up their puppy or have a flight nanny transport the pup to you.
- We also like to keep updated on puppies we produce as well.
Does Back Creek Bullies currently show any of your dogs?
Yes, we currently show ABKC, UKC, and BRC. We have the youngest female XL to earn her ABKC Champion title at 11 months old. We are close to earning her Ch titles in UKC and BRC.
What advice does Back Creek Bullies have for any upcoming breeders?
Don’t follow the hype. See the stud you want to use in person and do your research on what you want to produce. So many people jump in and put two dogs together without thinking about producing healthy, quality dogs. Don’t be scared to ask veteran breeders for advice. It helps to have mentors as well.
What do you think is the most difficult thing for people in the bully game to overcome?
Inconsistent breed type is huge in the XL bully community.
How do you think they can overcome this problem?
We have to put our foot down and breed to the standard instead of what we like or think they should be.
Who do you look up to in the bully game, and why?
I look up to so many people in this community. The XL bully game is one big family ready to help one another. That is huge to us. We have a lot of kennels around us, and all of us would drop what we are doing to help one another.
Tell us about one of Back Creek Bullies main goals for 2022.
The biggest goal we have for 2022 is to try and do a campaign run with our ABKC CH TMBK Kona. We would love for her to become the first female XL Grand Champion.
Describe how you would want things, in the bully breed Community, to be 10 years from now.
I hope that we will have a consistent XL class. I would love to see more females show up as well. There are a lot of phenomenal female bullies that deserve to be shown off in the show ring.
What separates Back Creek Bullies from the competition?
We like to emphasize our females and ensure they are just as good, if not better than the males we breed. We believe that females make a successful kennel. We are a family-run kennel, and everyone, even the kids, play a role in the success of what we do.
What other hobbies or interests do you take part in?
There’s really not a bunch of time for hobbies. So I’d say bullies, bullies, bullies. LOL
What do you think of Bully Girl Magazine?
It’s amazing to have Bully Girl Magazine featuring kennels and their dogs. Without your support of this breed, we wouldn’t be where we are today. I’m extremely grateful for the support and content you put out and always look forward to reading each issue.