State your name, your kennel, and where your kennel is located.
My name is Chaz Offutt of Pawtners Kennel, and I am located in Gaithersburg (Montgomery County) Maryland.
What type of dogs do you breed, and what inspired you to get involved with that particular breed?
I have bred bullies and I am looking to breed frenchies in the future as well. I’ve had a fondness for the collective bully breed since having a boxer as a child. I love the bully breed specifically because of the plight of the breed, and how I relate to them as a black man in America.
What is your favorite bloodline?
The Geechi line is making waves nationally and setting a precedent in my region.
In your opinion, what are the characteristics of a responsible dog breeder?
Having good communication and trustworthiness go a long way in my book, and often go hand in hand.
What type of diet do you keep your dogs on throughout the year?
I feed my dog a wholesome kibble diet. Predominantly with veggies and raw meat.
How many times a day do you feed your dogs?
I feed my dog twice a day.
How do you keep your dogs in shape throughout the year?
I like to keep my dog in shape by going on more frequent walks in the winter, and longer walks under the cool summer night sky. Hill drills in my yard, playing fetch, rope tug, etc. I also plan to invest in a treadmill eventually.
Walk us through the process of purchasing a pup from your kennel from start to finish.
- First, you can contact me at 202-845-4581 via text or email Cao.firstname.lastname@example.org for information on litters and available puppies.
- Any puppies available are priced at 8-10 weeks and deposits are accepted to reserve a Pawtner for your home.
- Pick up or delivery is established based upon the needs of the client.
- Contracts are then signed and you take your Pawtner home with your Pawtner pascal consisting of collars etc.
Do you currently show any of your dogs?
I have yet to venture to a sanctioned show but I do enjoy the live stack offs between bully camps via social media which are getting more and more popular.
What advice do you have for any upcoming breeders?
Make sure you have a plan and stick to it. Your foundation has to be solid. Chasing trends isn’t going to put you where you want to be.
What do you think is the most difficult thing for people in the bully game to overcome?
To gain acceptance from the world. In my state we just recently petitioned to be able to own bully breeds. The banning of this breed is still a big issue in the United States generally.
How do you think they can overcome this thing?
As breeders we have to come together more.
Who do you look up to in the bully game, and why?
June Williams seems to have all the bases covered in this game. His name rings bells and that’s something special regardless of occupation.
Tell us about one of your main goals for 2022.
Knocking down breedings for my frenchie stud to close out the year, and to lock in a stud for my female bullies to breed next year.
Describe how you would want things, in the bully breed Community, to be 10 years from now.
I would like to see all programs to have accomplished their vision, and be open to and willing to work with the up and coming breeders.
What separates your kennel from the competition?
Well, my first breeding was entirely up to my dog. I feel as though the dam and sire actually had a loving bond which is what the foundation of my kennel is built upon. I also had quite a fondness for the owner of the sire.
What other hobbies or interests do you take part in?
I am passionate about writing and in the process of fleshing out more words for my first project to be published and distributed. Music is another passion of mine. I work closely with artists from the production of their music to styling them at events, showcases, etc. I have always been into fashion so these things bring me great pleasure.
What do you think of Bully Girl Magazine?
The Bully Girl Magazine is innovative, from the content in the issues to the app. I’m looking forward to growing as a kennel the same way you have as a platform for the bully community.