State your name, your kennel, and where your kennel is located.
My name is Jose but everyone knows me by Chato. I own Bunny Ranch Exotics and I’m located in Tri-Cities, a part of eastern Washington state.
What type of dogs do you breed, and what inspired you to get involved with that particular breed?
At Bunny Ranch Exotics, I breed French Bulldogs. I grew up with dogs my whole life and used to breed American bullies from 2009 to 2012. After a few years, I was missing dogs in my life and decided to get a new pet in 2017, and it happened to be a French Bulldog (I wanted a smaller breed I could travel with). It only took me 10 months to decide to buy my second French Bulldog with the idea that I wanted to breed a vision of the style of Frenchies I liked.
What is your favorite bloodline?
My favorite bloodline is that ChuckyBlood
In your opinion, what are the characteristics of a responsible dog breeder?
The characteristics that I think are best of a responsible dog breeder would be quality over quantity. Don’t breed to make a buck, breed for a vision.
What type of diet do you keep your dogs on throughout the year?
I don’t keep my dogs on diets unless my vet recommends it.
How many times a day do you feed your dogs?
The dogs always have access to food and water, so it’s not a specific time of day.
How do you keep your dogs in shape throughout the year?
To keep them in shape, I make sure they get a lot of time to play outside.
Walk us through the process of purchasing a pup from Bunny Ranch Exotics from start to finish.
The process of buying a dog from me is easy. I usually take a non-refundable deposit of $3,000. I answer any questions the buyer might have, and I get the pups fully vaccinated. There is also an option for delivery at 8 weeks at my buyer's expense.
Do you currently show any of your dogs?
I do like to show my dogs whenever I have the opportunity. It's harder living in Washington state because we have less shows, but I’ve been lucky to attend a couple from California to Florida.
What advice does Bunny Ranch Exotics have for any upcoming breeders?
My best advice for new breeders is to follow your vision, conduct honest business, and market your kennel as much as possible,
What do you think is the most difficult thing for people in the bully game to overcome?
I think that the hardest thing to overcome in the bully game is falling for the hype of a dog that you haven’t seen in person. Pictures and video can’t do them justice.
How do you think they can overcome this thing?
To overcome this difficulty, I would suggest attending shows or go out and see the dogs in person.
Who do you look up to in the bully game, and why?
I don’t look up to anyone in the dog game. I respect a lot of breeders for their visions though.
Tell us about one of Bunny Ranch Exotics main goals for 2022.
I plan to stay as consistent and focused to my vision as possible for 2022
Describe how you would want things, in the bully breed Community, to be 10 years from now.
In ten years, it would be nice to see most breeders working together to push the movement in a positive direction.
What separates Bunny Ranch Exotics from the competition?
The thing that separates Bunny Ranch Exotics from other kennels is my humbleness and gratitude.
What other hobbies or interests do you take part in?
Other hobbies I enjoy is classic cars, food, and music.
What do you think of Bully Girl Magazine?
I think Bully Girl Magazine is inspiring for new and old breeders. I would love to give thanks to God first and then Bully Girl Magazine for the opportunity