In the heart of Houston, Texas, KT Sully, the passionate and experienced breeder behind ManMade Merles, dedicates his life to raising top-quality American Bullies (pocket, micro, and nano) and long-haired fluffy Frenchies. With a focus on genetic health, KT is committed to creating strong, healthy dogs with good temperaments that make excellent companions for their new families.
KT's love for these breeds led him to develop his own unique bloodlines: HellfireLine for American Bullies and LewyLineFrenchies for French Bulldogs. He believes in dispelling misconceptions about the bully breed, emphasizing that not all breeders are in it for the money. For KT, breeding is a labor of love, and he sees his productions as works of art that showcase his passion for these incredible dogs.
Responsible breeding, according to KT, involves a combination of time, patience, vision, reinvestment, and proper housing. He prides himself on providing a nurturing environment for his dogs, ensuring their health and happiness throughout their lives. A crucial part of this is providing tailored diets for each dog, with specific feeding regimens for expecting females, studding males, and puppies. While KT doesn't endorse any specific brands of dog food, he carefully chooses what works best for his dogs and feeds them twice daily.
In addition to nutrition, KT is dedicated to keeping his dogs in shape through natural exercise. He allows them to run and play in the yard multiple times a day, depending on the unpredictable Texas weather. This commitment to their physical well-being ensures that ManMade Merles' dogs are strong, healthy, and ready for their new homes.
When it comes to purchasing a puppy from ManMade Merles, KT is attentive and supportive throughout the entire process. Potential buyers usually contact him via social media or referrals, and the process begins with discussing the contract and providing a deposit. As the puppies grow, KT continues to nurture and care for them, providing regular updates to their future families. Health checks are performed prior to pick-up, ensuring that each puppy is in optimal condition before joining their new homes.
KT's commitment to his dogs doesn't end when they leave his care. He offers health guarantees and ongoing support for puppies after they've been welcomed into their new families. Should any health defects arise that are proven to be genetically related, KT is prepared to replace or refund the puppy based on specific stipulations.
If a puppy or adult dog needs to be returned or rehomed for any reason, they are always welcome back at ManMade Merles. KT will gladly take them in until a suitable new family or program can be found. This unwavering dedication to his dogs' well-being showcases his love for the breed and his desire to see them thrive in their new homes.
While KT doesn't currently show his dogs in competitions, he is a supporter of others in the show circuit. His advice for aspiring breeders is to stay focused on their goals, avoid drama, invest in high-quality dogs, and concentrate on proper facilities and breeding practices.
KT recognizes that the most significant challenge for people in the bully game is the expectation of overnight success or the assumption that every litter will be perfect. Overcoming this requires patience, reliable resources, and a willingness to learn from experience.
In the future, KT hopes to see the bully breed community rid itself of soap opera advocates and messy breeders. His main goal for 2023 is to continue developing his fluffy Frenchie line, LewyLineFrenchies, and create even more stunning dogs that bring joy to their new families.
What sets ManMade Merles apart from the competition is KT's focus on his own work and his unwavering commitment to his dogs. He doesn't view other kennels as competition and concentrates on perfecting his craft and marketing his brand. By wearing "horse blinders" and not following big-name kennels, KT is able to maintain his unique approach to breeding, resulting in exceptional dogs that stand out in the bully community.
Apart from breeding, KT has a wide range of hobbies and interests that showcase his diverse personality. He enjoys collecting and driving old-school cars, fishing, shooting rare guns, and traveling to new and exciting destinations.
As a devoted and responsible breeder, KT appreciates platforms like Bully Girl Magazine that bring together breeders and enthusiasts to learn from each other and share their passion for these incredible dogs. He commends the magazine for its dedication to showcasing kennels, promoting responsible breeding practices, and creating a community that supports and uplifts those who genuinely care for the welfare of these beloved breeds.
With ManMade Merles, KT Sully continues to make a name for himself in the world of American Bullies and French Bulldogs. His unwavering commitment to producing healthy, happy dogs with exceptional bloodlines, combined with his passion for breeding as an art form, ensures that each ManMade Merles puppy is a masterpiece in its own right. As his kennel grows and evolves, KT remains dedicated to raising the bar in the bully game and creating a legacy that will last for generations to come.