State your name, your kennel, and where your kennel is located.
My name is Jashob Phillip. My kennel is Jah Jahz Bulliez located in New Brunswick, Canada.
What type of dogs do you breed, and what inspired you to get involved with that particular breed?
I breed pocket bullies and micro bullies, I have always been involved with bullies and Pit Bulls. What pushed me to start a kennel was the death of my sister. Before she died she told me to chase my dreams, so here I am chasing a dream with the breed of dogs that I love. Their temperament, their drive, and willingness to please their families are a few things I love about them. My dogs have also helped me overcome a lot in my life.
What is your favorite bloodline?
As far as my favorite bloodline goes, I can't say I have just one. The bloodlines I like would be Candyman, Bullseye, Miagi and Louis Vuitton.
In your opinion, what are the characteristics of a responsible dog breeder?
In my opinion, a responsible dog breeder is someone that will take the time to train their dogs. Also regular vet visits when needed, providing a good living situation for the dogs and a healthy environment for their dogs or pups to develop in.
What type of diet do you keep your dogs on throughout the year?
As for my dog's diet, they eat a mixture of big country raw along with eggs, fresh fish, freshly hunted deer, lamb, kangaroo, goat's milk, and go brand dog food.
Are there any specific brands of dog food that you recommend?
How many times a day do you feed your dogs?
I feed my dogs two times a day, in the morning and at night.
How do you keep your dogs in shape throughout the year?
To keep my dogs in shape during the summer I like to take them swimming and hiking in the woods. In the spring and fall I also like to take them hiking with me, but in the winter I don't do too much outside. Where I am, it gets really cold and there is a lot of snow most years. When it's not too cold out we just go in the yard and play around for a bit.
Walk us through the process of purchasing a pup from your kennel from start to finish.
- Before any pup leaves they will all have their vet visits.
- I will also interview people before they even put a deposit down, as I'd like to make sure my pups are going to responsible kennels or pet owners.
- All pups will come vet checked and full health run down.
- Once I feel the pups will be safe at their new homes or kennels I then take a deposit.
- When pups are of age to go they will be able to come pick them up or I will ship them if need be.
Do you currently show any of your dogs?
At the moment I don't have my dogs in shows, but that is a plan in the making for the near future.
What advice do you have for any upcoming breeders?
As I am new to the breeding world, the only advice I can give is if this is your passion and dream, take your time with your program and find the right bloodlines/looks you wish to produce.
What do you think is the most difficult thing for people in the bully game to overcome?
When it comes to the most difficult thing for people to overcome in the game, I would have to say that it would be the big kennels and bloodlines, as they have made their mark in the game and their own bloodlines that are highly sought after. There is also the expense part that comes with running a good kennel or being a good dog breeder which can be hard on some people coming into the game.
How do you think they can overcome this thing?
In order to overcome these issues I would say pick the bloodline you like the most to create a new bloodline people would want, but also keep in mind what you're spending. Time and patience is really the key to this game. I myself have invested in 3 bullies this year, but I am in this for the long run so I'll be looking to make my own bloodline in order to make my mark in the game. Best advice is to keep focus on what it is you're trying to do or produce. Worrying about your competitors in the game will only be a setback, so stay focused on your goals.
Who do you look up to in the bully game, and why?
There is no one I would really say that I look up to in the bully game, but there are many bloodlines that were produced that I do like. Bullseye, migi, lotto max, candyman, red dragon, hersey chunk, lululavish and Louis Vuitton. This production of bullies is what I like to see in the bully game.
Tell us about one of your main goals for 2022.
So far I have met most of my goals for 2022. I did my research on the bloodlines I wanted to work with and then I went out and bought 3 bullies, one pocket and 2 micro bullies. The next step would be getting my kennel license. And for next year, I hope to start my own bloodline which I know will take years but I've always loved the breed and I'm ready to try and take it to the next level in my life. Hopefully my dogs can leave their mark in the world.
Describe how you would want things, in the bully breed Community, to be 10 years from now.
Ten years from now I hope more people see that bullies aren't as bad as most would think. I would also like to see all the bad breeding stop, as it's giving the bully world a bad name. Basically I'd like to see better breeding, and have there be more awareness of how gentle, loyal and loving this breed really is.
I would also like to see people stop using bullies for personal gain when it comes to money. There are a lot of people in the game that just sell their dogs when there is no use for them anymore, which is wrong and also gives the bully world a bad name. I might be in the game as a breeder and soon to be kennel, but all my dogs are family first. I'd also love to see 10 years from now the bans of bullies be lifted.
What separates your kennel from the competition?
I can't really say one thing that separates me from the competition, but what I can say is that my bullies are my family. So I guess something that separates me is how these guys are raised and taken care of.
What other hobbies or interests do you take part in?
As far as other hobbies, I am also a tattoo artist.
What do you think of Bully Girl Magazine?
I think Bully Girl Magazine is a great tool for fellow breeders and enthusiasts! Thank you for the interview.