State your name, your kennel, and where your kennel is located.
My name is Sarabeth Camp, and I own Camp Bully Kennels. We are family-owned and are located in Johns Island, South Carolina.
What type of dogs do you breed, and what inspired you to get involved with that particular breed?
I breed XL American Bullies. My love for the bully breed began with the American Pit Bull terrier. My husband bought me my first APBT named Bully at 18 years old, and we later added 2 more to the family. 12 years later I lost my Bully and was on the hunt for another bully breed. At this time we had a 2 year old daughter, so we needed something family-friendly and with less drive than the APBT. That’s when I found my first American Bully, Rocky. He has been the best companion we could have asked for. He has all the good characteristics of the APBT but in a much calmer and bigger body. I knew then that I wanted to share this breed with other families so they can experience the unconditional love and loyalty that this breed offers.
What is your favorite bloodl
My favorite bloodline would have to be Top Dog Bullies. They have great temperaments, great clearcorrect structure, and mass. I also love their facilities and plan to do something similar in the future.
In your opinion, what are the characteristics of a responsible dog breeder?
In my opinion, responsible breeders have one main goal: better the breed. Health testing also plays a major role. It ensures healthy dogs, breedings, and puppies. Responsible breeders also take into consideration the happiness and lifestyle of their dogs and make sure they are happy, healthy, and well taken care of. They make sure they have adequate shelter and good living arrangements with plenty of room.
What type of diet do you keep your dogs on throughout the year?
My dogs eat a high quality kibble throughout the year with some raw treats occasionally.
How many times a day do you feed your dogs?
My adult dogs are fed 1/2 servings in the morning and 1/2 servings in the evening. The kibble I use is very high in protein and fat, so I have to be careful not to over feed or they will become overweight. Puppies are fed 3 times a day: morning, afternoon, and evening.
How do you keep your dogs in shape throughout the year?
Most of my dogs love to play fetch with the tennis ball. They also have a large yard to run and play.
Walk us through the process of purchasing a pup from Camp Bully Kennels from start to finish.
We allow picks for any puppies under 6 weeks, and our process is as follows:
- The customer will choose their pick and the gender of the pup from their breeding of choice.
- We offer ear cropping for an additional $300 and require that payment with deposit. We require a $1000 deposit to hold your pick along with a signed contract. Balance is due before picks are made at 6 weeks.
- Puppies are ready for their new homes around 8-9 weeks. We offer worldwide shipping. For domestic shipping, we are willing to meet in person within certain distances, but we also offer air (under 20lbs) and ground delivery (costs for shipping are at the expense of the buyer)
- All of our puppies come with a take-home puppy bag with all of the essentials.
- We love to stay in touch with our customers and watch our productions grow. If you buy a puppy from us you become part of our family.
Do you currently show any of your dogs?
This is one thing that I can’t wait to do. I just had a litter from a dual champion pedigree. Both the dame and sire are very correct and I plan to show my keeper from the litter. I’m so excited to join the show community! My goal is to have several of my productions win the champion title.
What advice does Camp Bully Kennels have for any upcoming breeders?
Breeding is definitely not roses and sunshine like it seems. It’s really hard work keeping up with dogs and puppies. There’s also a lot of heart break involved. Be prepared for losses and for things to not go as planned. it’s not for the weak hearted, but stay focused, keep making moves, achieve your goals, always be over prepared, and put yourself out there!
What do you think is the most difficult thing for people in the bully game to overcome?
The most difficult thing to overcome is working together to better the breed. So many people in this bully game are so worried about what other breeders are doing and what they have. In reality, we all need to worry about ourselves, what we can do to better the breed, and what we can do to better our program.
How do you think they can overcome this thing?
They can overcome this by worrying about their own program. If you see another kennel killing it, be happy for them and use that as motivation for your kennel. Hating on the next man will get you nowhere.
Who do you look up to in the bully game, and why?
I would have to say Wardell at Frontline Bullies. He doesn’t get the credit that he should. Not only does he take great care of his dogs, but his productions speak for themselves. The dogs that he has produced and the bloodline that he has created is absolutely amazing. He understands genetics and has produced some amazing bullies.
Tell us about one of Camp Bully Kennels main goals for 2022.
We are currently in the process of expanding to a new 10-acre tract, so my main goal of 2022 is to complete our new facilities. We only have 2 acres right now, so I’m looking forward to a lot more room for the dogs.
Describe how you would want things, in the bully breed Community, to be 10 years from now.
I would love for the breed to be more recognized and for the breed to be even better than it is now. I want there to be more health testing and more responsible breeders.
What separates Camp Bully Kennels from the competition?
We really just love what we do and we love this breed. We are family owned and the dogs /puppies are raised with our 3 young girls. We truly love all of our dogs and consider them family.
What other hobbies or interests do you take part in?
Ha, I’m a mom to 3 girls, so between my daughters and dogs, there’s not much time for anything else. Good thing I love what I do!
What do you think of Bully Girl Magazine?
I love that there’s a magazine focused on girl bully lovers, owners, and breeders where we can all come together and support each other. It’s so good to see many other female owners in an industry that is mostly run by males. Cheers to my girls out there!