How to Skyrocket Your Bully Breed Breeding Program Using Social Media

How to Skyrocket Your Bully Breed Breeding Program Using Social Media

Want to take your bully breed breeding program to new heights? Social media is an incredibly powerful tool to reach more potential buyers, build brand awareness, and drive sales. This comprehensive tutorial will guide you through leveraging social media platforms to maximize growth for your breeding business.

Step 1: Get Started on Social Media

The first step is creating optimized profiles on the top social networks:


  1. Create a Business Page: Visit and click the "Create" button in the top right, then select "Page." Choose the "Business or Brand" option.
  2. Page Setup Wizard: Follow the prompts in the Page Setup wizard. Select a Page category like "Pet Services" and subcategory like "Animal Breeder." Enter your business details.
  3. Visual Branding: Click "Add Pictures" to upload a profile picture (your logo) and cover photo (high-quality image of your dogs). These visuals create your first brand impression.
  4. About Section: Click "Edit Page Info" under the Page's menu. Fill out the "About" section comprehensively with your breeding program details, location, hours, website, and mission statement.
  5. Build an Audience: Invite your friends to like the new Page to establish an initial audience. Share your Page on your personal profile too.


  1. Download the App: Get the latest version of the Instagram app for iOS or Android.
  2. Create an Account: Tap "Sign Up," enter your email, and create a username and password. Switch to a Professional Account under Settings > Account.
  3. Optimize Profile: As a Professional Account, you can add contact info like your email, address, and hours. Write a keyword-rich bio like "Top American Bully Breeder - [City]." Include a website link.
  4. Profile Visuals: Upload a profile picture (logo) and profile image (branded banner). Use Instagram's photo editing tools to enhance images.
  5. Link Accounts: Connect ("Link") your new Instagram account to your Facebook Page for seamless cross-promotion.


  1. Download TikTok: Get the TikTok app for your iOS or Android device.
  2. Set Up Account: Tap "Me" then "Edit Profile" to set up your account. Choose a username, profile picture, and write a short bio highlighting your breeding program.
  3. Switch to Pro: Go to "Settings and Privacy" > "TikTok Pro Account" to switch to a Pro Account. This gives you access to analytics.
  4. Start Posting: On the "+" icon, upload your first video showcasing your dogs. Use TikTok's video editing tools like filters, sounds, and effects.
  5. Promote Other Channels: Include a call-to-action in your bio and video captions to drive traffic to your other social accounts.


  1. Sign Into Google: Go to and sign into your Google account. Or create a new Google account if needed.
  2. Start a Channel: Click on your profile picture and select "Your Channel." Then follow the prompts to set up your new YouTube channel for your breeding business.
  3. Channel Customization: Click "Customize Channel" to add a profile picture (logo), banner image, and "About" description detailing your breeding program.
  4. Upload Videos: Click "Create" > "Upload Video" to start sharing videos about your dogs, breeding process, puppy care tips, and more.
  5. Optimize Videos: Before uploading, fill out the video title, description, and tags with relevant keywords for SEO. Enable captioning too.

Branding Consistency

  • Use the same logo, color scheme, fonts, and brand voice/tone across all platforms for maximum brand recognition.
  • Post new content consistently - aim for once per day on Instagram/Facebook, 3-5 times per week on YouTube/TikTok.
  • Use a social media scheduling tool like Hootsuite to plan and automate your posting schedule.

Step 2: Plan Your Content Strategy

With your profiles set up, it's time to plan a strategic content mix:

Content Pillars

  • Dogs in Focus: High-quality photos/videos of your dogs, new litters, behind-the-scenes at your facilities.
  • Education: Tips and advice on dog care, training, breed traits, etc. Position yourself as an expert.
  • Community: Share customer testimonials, Q&As, adoption stories to build trust and connection.
  • Brand: Posts that reinforce your breeding program's mission, values, and unique selling points.

Storytelling Techniques

Incorporate storytelling elements to make your content engaging:
  • The Hero's Journey: Share the journey of a dog from birth to finding their forever home.
  • In-the-Moment: Narrate events like a new litter being born as they unfold to build excitement.
  • Dialogue-Driven: Use conversations between you and customers/dogs to tell a story.
  • Show, Don't Tell: Use vivid visuals and descriptions instead of just stating facts.

Leverage Hashtags

Identify and use a mix of broad, niche, and branded hashtags:
  • Broad: #dogs #puppies #bullypuppies
  • Niche: #bullybreed #americanbully #pitbull
  • Branded: #[YourBreedingProgram]Puppies
Research relevant hashtags and their popularity using tools like:
  • Hashtagify
  • RiteTag
  • Kicksta
Analyze which hashtags your target audience is following and engaging with.

Step 3: Engage Your Audience

Don't just broadcast content - engage and build relationships with your audience:

Respond to Comments/DMs

  • Check your comments and direct messages at least once per day. Respond promptly (within 24 hours) to build rapport.
  • Use a friendly, conversational tone. Address people by name when possible.
  • If you get negative comments, don't engage or escalate. Kill them with kindness or ignore.

Go Live

  • Use live video features to host Q&As, facility tours, puppy cam sessions, and more. Promote them in advance.
  • Engage with viewers by answering questions, reacting to comments, and giving behind-the-scenes looks.
  • Repurpose live videos as regular pre-recorded posts after the live session.

Run Contests/Giveaways

  • Run periodic contests and giveaways related to your business, like free training sessions or product bundles.
  • Use a tool like Woobox or Rafflecopter to collect entries and randomly select winners.
  • Require actions like following you, tagging friends, or sharing a post to maximize reach.

Step 4: Paid Advertising

Supplement your organic efforts with strategic paid advertising:

Facebook & Instagram Ads

  1. Set Up Ads Manager: Go to and set up your Ads Manager account if you haven't already.
  2. Campaign Objectives: Choose an objective like Traffic, Engagement, Video Views, Lead Generation etc. based on your goals.
  3. Audience Targeting: Define your target audience by demographics, interests, behaviors, and more. You can also create Lookalike Audiences.
  4. Ad Creative: Build out your ads with engaging visuals, compelling copy, and calls-to-action. Test different ad formats like images, carousels, videos.
  5. Budget & Schedule: Set your budget and schedule. Facebook's AI can also optimize this for you.
  6. Measurement: Install the Facebook Pixel to track website visitors and conversions from your ads.

Google Ads

  1. Set Up Google Ads: Go to and click "Start Now" to create your first campaign.
  2. Choose Campaign Type: Select "Search" for text ads shown in Google search results.
  3. Keywords: Research and add relevant keywords like "bully breed puppies," "pitbull breeders," etc.
  4. Location & Language: Set your geographic targeting and language(s).
  5. Bidding & Budget: Set a daily budget cap and bidding strategy.
  6. Create Ads: Write compelling ad copy with a call-to-action driving to your website.
  7. Connect Google Analytics: Link your Google Ads and Analytics accounts to view performance data.

Budget & ROI

  • Start with a modest budget, then increase incrementally as you see what works.
  • Track conversions like website purchases to calculate your cost-per-acquisition.
  • Be patient - it may take time to optimize and see positive ROI from paid ads.

Step 5: Influencer Marketing

Partner with influencers to tap into their loyal audiences:

Find Relevant Influencers

  1. Platforms: Search for influencers on Instagram, YouTube, TikTok, blogs, etc.
  2. Niche: Look for influencers in the pet/dog space with audiences aligned with your target buyers.
  3. Tools: Use tools like BuzzSumo, HypeAuditor, Upfluence to find and analyze influencers.
  4. Metrics: Look at engagement rates, audience demographics, and content quality - not just follower counts.

Outreach & Collaboration

  1. Personalized Outreach: Send a direct, personalized message showing you understand their brand.
  2. Value Proposition: Explain what's in it for them - e.g. paid commission, free puppies/products, exposure to your audience.
  3. Set Expectations: Clearly define content expectations like usage rights, deadlines, and deliverables.
  4. Contracts: Use influencer marketing platforms like GRIN or CreatorIQ to streamline contracts and payments.

Influencer Whitelisting

  • Work with influencers to get "whitelisted" for ad targeting to their engaged audiences on platforms like Facebook/Instagram.
  • This allows you to run ads directly to audiences who trust and take action based on an influencer's recommendations.

Affiliate Programs

  • Establish an affiliate program where influencers earn a commission for every sale they drive.
  • Use affiliate marketing platforms like ShareASale, Refersion, or Tapfiliate to automate tracking and payouts.
  • Provide influencers with unique promo codes or affiliate links to share.

Step 6: Optimize Profiles

Having optimized social media profiles is crucial for visibility and credibility:

Complete Bios

  • Ensure all profile bios/descriptions are complete and compelling. Highlight what makes your breeding program unique.
  • Include keywords people search for like "bully breed puppies for sale in [city]."
  • Add clear calls-to-action like "Visit our website to view available litters!"

Consistent Branding

  • Use the same profile photos, visuals, and handle/username across all your social accounts.
  • This reinforces brand consistency and makes you easier to find.

Contact Info

  • Provide accurate contact details like your website, email, phone number so interested buyers can easily reach out.
  • Consider adding your physical business address as well to increase local visibility.


  • Utilize Instagram and Facebook Highlights/Stories to showcase your top content.
  • Create themed Highlights like "New Litters," "Customer Testimonials," "Facility Tour" etc.
  • Regularly update your Stories with fresh, engaging micro-content.


  • Make sure any links in your bios are updated and working, especially your website link.
  • Use link-in-bio tools like Linktree or Shorby to share multiple links from a single bio link.

Step 7: Performance Tracking

Consistently measure your social media performance to understand what's working:

Set SMART Goals

  • Define clear, Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Time-bound (SMART) goals.
  • Examples: "Increase Instagram followers by 25% in 6 months" or "Get 5,000 YouTube channel subscribers this year."

Use Native Analytics

  • All major social platforms provide free built-in analytics tools to analyze your performance:
    • Facebook Analytics
    • Instagram Insights
    • YouTube Analytics
    • TikTok Analytics
  • Track key metrics like follower growth, engagement rates, click-through rates, impressions, and more.

Google Analytics

  • Create a Google Analytics property and connect it to your website to track metrics like:
    • Website traffic sources (social media, search, etc.)
    • Pageviews and user behavior
    • Conversion tracking for leads and sales
  • Enable e-commerce tracking to tie revenue back to your social efforts.

Paid Analytics

  • For more robust analytics on your paid advertising efforts, use paid tools like:
    • Facebook Ads Manager
    • Google Ads
    • Semrush Ads Analytics
    • Hootsuite Impact

Adjust Strategy

  • Review your analytics at least monthly to identify trends and opportunities.
  • Double down on the content types, platforms, and tactics driving the best performance.
  • Trim or adjust anything that's not cost-effective or delivering results.
  • Be patient - it can take time to optimize and see ROI from new strategies.

Step 8: Bully Girl App

Leverage the Bully Girl Mobile App to connect with a passionate bully breed community:

Download & Setup

  1. Download the Bully Girl app from the iOS App Store or Google Play Store.
  2. Create your account and set up your breeder profile with details like:
    • Profile photo and cover image
    • Location and contact information
    • Breeding program description
    • Links to your website/social media

Join the Community

  1. Follow other breeders, owners, and enthusiasts you want to connect with.
  2. Like, comment, and share posts from others to get noticed.
  3. Participate in discussions in the app's feed and groups.
  4. Build relationships by engaging with the bully breed community.

Content & Promotion

  1. Post photos and videos showcasing your dogs and breeding operation.
  2. Share educational content and tips for bully breed owners.
  3. Promote any new litters or available puppies.
  4. Run promotions and giveaways to drive engagement.
  5. The app's niche audience ensures maximum relevance.

App Analytics

  1. The app provides native analytics to track your posts' performance.
  2. See metrics like likes, comments, shares, reach, and audience demographics.
  3. Use these insights to optimize your content and promotion strategy over time.

Step 9: Account Setup Tutorials

To ensure your accounts are set up properly, follow these step-by-step tutorials:

Facebook Business Page

  1. Log into Facebook and click "Create" > "Page"
  2. Select "Business or Brand" and follow the prompts
  3. Upload profile and cover photos
  4. ...
[Include full, detailed, step-by-step instructions with screenshots for setting up a Facebook Business Page]

Instagram Business Account

  1. Download the Instagram app
  2. Tap "Sign Up" and enter account details
  3. Go to Settings > Account > Switch to Professional Account
  4. ...
[Include full, detailed, step-by-step instructions with screenshots for setting up an Instagram Business Account]

TikTok Pro Account

  1. Download the TikTok app
  2. Tap "Me" > "Edit Profile" to set up account
  3. Go to Settings > TikTok Pro Account
  4. ...
[Include full, detailed, step-by-step instructions with screenshots for setting up a TikTok Pro Account]

YouTube Channel

  1. Sign into Google account and go to YouTube
  2. Click on profile picture > "Your Channel"
  3. Follow prompts to create a new channel
  4. ...
[Include full, detailed, step-by-step instructions with screenshots for creating a new YouTube channel]

Step 10: Branding Guide

A strong, consistent brand identity is key for memorable marketing. Follow this guide:

Logo Design

  1. Decide on your logo style (e.g. wordmark, iconic, mascot)
  2. Make it simple, memorable, and versatile
  3. Use 2-3 colors max from a defined palette
  4. Consider incorporating bully breed imagery
  5. Work with a professional designer if needed

Color Palette

  1. Research color psychology and pick 3-4 colors that fit your brand personality
  2. Assign specific shade values and hex codes
  3. Use a tool like Coolors or Adobe Color to build your palette
  4. Define primary, secondary, accent and neutral colors


  1. Select 1-2 font families that complement your logo
  2. Have one font for headers/titles and one for body text
  3. Make sure fonts are legible, even at small sizes
  4. Use a tool like Google Fonts or Adobe Fonts

Voice & Tone

  1. Define your brand's core values and personality traits
  2. Specify what tone of voice to use (e.g. friendly, authoritative, funny)
  3. Provide examples of ideal word choice and phrasing
  4. Ensure all team members and contributors understand and use the defined voice and tone in all communications.

Brand Style Guide

  1. Create a Document: Compile all branding elements into a comprehensive style guide document.
  2. Sections: Include sections for logo usage, color palette, typography, voice and tone, imagery guidelines, and social media templates.
  3. Examples: Provide visual examples of correct and incorrect usage for each element.
  4. Distribution: Share the style guide with your team and any external partners to ensure brand consistency.

Step 11: Sample Posting Schedule

Consistency is key to keeping your audience engaged. Here’s a detailed sample weekly posting schedule:


  • Instagram: Post a high-quality photo of your dogs with a caption about their unique traits.
  • Facebook: Share a customer testimonial with a photo of the happy owner and their new puppy.


  • TikTok: Upload a fun, short video of your puppies playing or learning a new trick.
  • YouTube: Publish a behind-the-scenes video of your breeding process, including how you care for the puppies.


  • Instagram Stories: Share a series of educational tips about bully breed care and training.
  • Facebook: Post an article or blog link about the benefits of owning a bully breed.


  • Instagram: Share a throwback photo of one of your first litters with a story about their journey.
  • TikTok: Post a video answering common questions about bully breeds.


  • Facebook: Host a live Q&A session where you answer questions from your followers about your breeding program.
  • Instagram: Post a fun fact about bully breeds with an engaging photo.


  • YouTube: Upload a video showcasing a day in the life at your breeding facility.
  • Instagram: Share a photo of your puppies with a caption about their progress and upcoming availability.


  • Facebook: Post a reminder about an upcoming live session or event.
  • Instagram Stories: Share a series of photos and videos from the past week, highlighting key moments.

Scheduling Tools

  1. Buffer: Use Buffer to schedule posts across multiple platforms. It allows you to plan and automate your posting schedule.
  2. Hootsuite: Hootsuite offers robust scheduling and analytics tools to help you manage your social media presence.
  3. Later: Later is great for visual planning, especially for Instagram. It allows you to drag and drop posts into a calendar view.

Step 12: 50 Bully Breed Content Ideas

Running out of ideas for what to post? Here are 50 content ideas specific to bully breed breeders:

  1. New Litter Announcements: Share videos and photos of new litters.
  2. Grooming Tutorials: Post step-by-step guides on grooming your bully breed.
  3. Breed Myths: Debunk common myths about bully breeds.
  4. Customer Q&A: Highlight answers to common questions from your customers.
  5. Training Tips: Share tips and tricks for training bully breeds.
  6. Health Advice: Provide information on keeping your dogs healthy.
  7. Puppy Milestones: Celebrate and share puppy milestones.
  8. Adoption Stories: Share stories of dogs finding their forever homes.
  9. Behind-the-Scenes: Show what a day in the life of a breeder looks like.
  10. Product Reviews: Review products that you use and recommend for bully breeds.
  11. Puppy Playtime: Share videos of puppies playing together.
  12. Meet the Parents: Introduce the parent dogs with photos and bios.
  13. Facility Tour: Give a virtual tour of your breeding facility.
  14. Puppy Care Tips: Share tips on how to care for a new puppy.
  15. Feeding Advice: Provide information on the best diets for bully breeds.
  16. Exercise Routines: Share exercise routines to keep bully breeds healthy.
  17. Training Progress: Show the progress of puppies in training.
  18. Vet Visits: Document vet visits and health check-ups.
  19. Puppy Socialization: Share tips on socializing puppies.
  20. Customer Testimonials: Post reviews and testimonials from happy customers.
  21. Puppy Birthdays: Celebrate puppy birthdays with special posts.
  22. Puppy Naming: Share fun and unique puppy names.
  23. Puppy Adoption Process: Explain the adoption process step-by-step.
  24. Puppy Safety Tips: Provide safety tips for new puppy owners.
  25. Puppy Playdates: Organize and share puppy playdates.
  26. Puppy Training Classes: Promote and share information about training classes.
  27. Puppy Health Checks: Share information about regular health checks.
  28. Puppy Vaccinations: Provide information on necessary vaccinations.
  29. Puppy Weight Tracking: Share progress on puppy weight tracking.
  30. Puppy Growth Charts: Provide growth charts for new owners.
  31. Puppy Firsts: Document and share puppy firsts (first bath, first walk, etc.).
  32. Puppy Personality: Highlight the unique personalities of each puppy.
  33. Puppy Play Areas: Share ideas for creating safe play areas for puppies.
  34. Puppy Travel Tips: Provide tips for traveling with puppies.
  35. Puppy Training Tools: Review and recommend training tools.
  36. Puppy Social Media: Create social media profiles for your puppies.
  37. Puppy Photo Shoots: Share professional photos of your puppies.
  38. Puppy Adoption Events: Promote and share information about adoption events.
  39. Puppy Meet and Greets: Organize and share meet and greet events.
  40. Puppy Playlists: Create and share playlists for puppy playtime.
  41. Puppy Bedtime Routines: Share bedtime routines for puppies.
  42. Puppy Bath Time: Document and share puppy bath time.
  43. Puppy Training Progress: Show the progress of puppies in training.
  44. Puppy Socialization Tips: Share tips on socializing puppies.
  45. Puppy Health Tips: Provide health tips for new puppy owners.
  46. Puppy Safety Tips: Share safety tips for new puppy owners.
  47. Puppy Playdates: Organize and share puppy playdates.
  48. Puppy Training Classes: Promote and share information about training classes.
  49. Puppy Health Checks: Share information about regular health checks.
  50. Puppy Vaccinations: Provide information on necessary vaccinations.

Step 13: Storytelling Techniques

Telling compelling stories will make your content much more engaging and memorable. Here are some storytelling techniques to try:

The Hero's Journey

  • Structure: Follow the classic Hero's Journey structure where the dog (hero) goes on an adventure, faces challenges, and returns transformed.
  • Example: Share the journey of a puppy from birth to finding their forever home, highlighting key milestones and challenges along the way.

In-the-Moment Narration

  • Real-Time: Narrate events as they happen to create a sense of immediacy and excitement.
  • Example: Live stream the birth of a new litter or a puppy's first steps.


  • Conversations: Use conversations between you and customers or between dogs to tell a story.
  • Example: Share a Q&A session with a new puppy owner or a playful "conversation" between two puppies.

Show, Don't Tell

  • Visuals: Use vivid visuals and descriptions to show rather than tell your story.
  • Example: Instead of saying a puppy is playful, show a video of the puppy playing with a toy.

Step 14: Hashtag Strategy Guide

Using the right hashtags is crucial for increasing your reach. Here’s a full guide to developing a hashtag strategy:

Researching Relevant Hashtags

  1. Tools: Use tools like Hashtagify, RiteTag, and Kicksta to research relevant hashtags.
  2. Competitors: Analyze the hashtags your competitors are using.
  3. Trending Hashtags: Keep an eye on trending hashtags in the pet and dog breeding community.

Finding Hashtag Volume and Competition

  1. Volume: Look for hashtags with a high volume of posts to increase visibility.
  2. Competition: Balance high-volume hashtags with niche hashtags that have less competition but a more targeted audience.

Creating Branded Hashtags

  1. Unique: Create unique, branded hashtags for your breeding program, like #[YourBreedingProgram]Puppies.
  2. Encourage Use: Encourage your customers to use your branded hashtags when posting about their new puppies.

Mixing Broad and Niche Hashtags

  1. Broad: Use broad hashtags like #dogs, #puppies, and #bullypuppies to reach a wide audience.
  2. Niche: Use niche hashtags like #bullybreed, #americanbully, and #pitbull to target a specific audience.

Tracking Hashtag Performance

  1. Analytics: Use social media analytics tools to track the performance of your hashtags.
  2. Adjust: Adjust your hashtag strategy based on what’s working and what’s not.

Updating Your Strategy Over Time

  1. Trends: Stay up-to-date with trends and changes in the social media landscape.
  2. Experiment: Continuously experiment with new hashtags and strategies to see what works best.


Growing your bully breed breeding program using social media requires a strategic approach and consistent effort. By following these detailed steps, you can effectively expand your breeding program, attract potential buyers, and build a reputable brand. Start implementing these strategies today and watch your bully breed breeding program thrive!

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