State your name, your kennel, and where your kennel is located.
My name is Georgia-Lee Amerson, the owner and operator of Emerald Bullies. You can find me in sunny Destin, Florida.
What type of dogs do you breed, and what inspired you to get involved with that particular breed?
All dogs are amazing, but my personal preference would have to be the big XL Bullies. I grew up in Southern Alabama with bulldogs. English, American and even Pitties. When I started my own family, I knew the bully breed was perfect for our family.
What is your favorite bloodline?
I was inspired by Top Dog Bullies. Their bloodlines are absolute perfection. Between their size and their docile nature, it was a clear choice for me.
In your opinion, what are the characteristics of a responsible dog breeder?
Any responsible dog breeder should be fully aware of what it takes to run and operate a kennel. Financially and mentally. Even with just 3 dogs, it is a full time job. Proper kennels/housing to keep your males and females separated during cycles are a must.
What type of diet do you keep your dogs on throughout the year?
I feed my 3 babies Orijen brand dog food. It is a little bit more expensive than other brands. Unfortunately, my youngest female has the worst food allergies, and this is what I have found to be best for us and our schedule. We are in the works of switching to raw, hopefully by this time next year.
How many times a day do you feed your dogs?
I feed twice a day. The first feeding is 3 cups of Orijen at 6:30am. The second feeding is around 4pm. I try to regulate their potty schedule through their feeding times. It has worked extremely well.
I also have a bell on my back door, so when they do need to potty they ring the bell. This is a must try, especially if you have pups that don't give a noticeable que that they need to go outside.
How do you keep your dogs in shape throughout the year?
I am a personal trainer and aerobics instructor, so fitness is really big here in our household. I take all the dogs on a trail run with me, or even just a swim in the pool. We run about 2 miles multiple times a week.
I have X-dogs weighted vests and parachutes to run them with. We also use bully supplements and wellness products. Needless to say, we are fit over here.
Walk us through the process of purchasing a pup from your kennel from start to finish.
As of right now, we have yet to have any puppies. My oldest female Callisto will be coming into her season any week now. So get those deposits ready! Once a confirmation of the breeding is received I will take deposits and payments, until the puppies are ready to go. I will be having their ears cropped, and all the needed vet visits before your new baby will be shipped to you.
Do you currently show any of your dogs?
At the moment we are not showing. I haven't considered it, seeing as I wanted to strictly breed. However, I would take it into consideration, if there were some good shows close enough to home.
What advice do you have for any upcoming breeders?
In this game, you can't let anyone's opinions get to you. If you love your dogs and treat them right, then people will see that, and respect it. Also in this instance, I am the upcoming breeder, and am always open to advice.
How do you think they can overcome this?
Overcoming any difficulty can be a task on its own. You must remember why you started chasing your dreams. Hold on to that and keep pushing.
Who do you look up to in the bully game, and why?
I am most inspired by Allie and Chuck Berry, owners and operators of Top Dog Bullies. Their family was the most kind to me, and helped me pick the perfect breeding pair to start my own kennel. Allie and Chuck are phenomenal people, parents and breeders. I strive to be anywhere as close to amazing as they are!
Tell us about one of your main goals for the year 2020.
My goals for the year 2020, are to fully launch Emerald bullies with our first litter! I have plans to build a kennel after our first litter is successful.
Describe how you would want things, in the bully breed Community, to be 10 years from now.
Ten years from now, I see the bully breed being perfected even more. I look forward to watching others continue breeding the top bloodlines for their loving nature and the extraordinary confirmation. The goal is always to create the ultimate American Bully.
What separates your kennel from the competition?
Emerald bullies can be separated from the rest with our bloodlines, demeanor and confirmation. Our bully breed dogs are impeccable, and will stand out above the rest.
What other hobbies or interests do you take part in?
I am a full time mother, personal trainer and pole aerobics instructor. If I am not in the gym or teaching lessons, my daughter and I are on our horses, going for a trail ride. When we take the dogs on a run, we usually ride 4 wheelers.
We live in Destin on the beach. If the weather is nice, we also take our jet ski out to Crab Island. My personal hobby, would be going very fast! I own a Dodge Charger Hellcat (820+hp), Hennessey Stingray Corvette (750hp -one of 3) and 2020 Shelby Cobra (525hp). We like to go fast!
What do you think of Bully Girl Magazine?
Bully Girl Magazine is amazing! They are extremely informative on new breeders and things going on in the bully world. I can’t wait to get more issues!