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CONTENT Issue #6 Keeping It Bully Magazine

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INSIDE LOOK: EBKC

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5 BULLY BREEDS: BULLDOG

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5 BULLY BREEDS: SHORTY BULL

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MR. MARVELOUS

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5 BULLY BREEDS: AMERICAN BULLY

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5 BULLY BREEDS: BULL TERRIER

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5 BULLY BREEDS: FRENCH BULLDOG

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CERTIFIED BULLY SHOTS

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EDITOR’S NOTE By Israel Vargas

As many of you know i’ve been all across the country, taking Keeping It Bully Magazine with me everywhere! Making sure everyone within our bully community gets their hands on a copy of our latest issue. The immense success that we have experienced and the feedback from our supporters has been outstanding! From city to city and state to state we are welcomed and loved. We are enjoying every second of it, from family living rooms, to barbershops, and more... Keeping It Bully Magazine is here to stay and we worked hard to make sure this was possible. Our last issue definitely exceeded everyone’s expectations, by us setting the bar so high on our previous issue we have gained recognition from parts of the world we did not even realize we had fans and supporters. Places like Italy, France, Germany, Quebec, and Ireland just to name a few. With these new doors that have opened for us we are now able to bring you a completely different take of the Bully Breed. Bringing you coverage now from all over the globe! In this issue we bring you to you a premiere look inside the bully community outside of the United States. Bringing you coverage straight from Europe with Andrea Selvaggi and the EBKC (European Bully Kennel Club). We have lots more in this issue as well including the midwest’s own Ch. Mr. Marvelous and Double D’s Bully Style Pits. Also show coverage from the 2013 ABKC Nationals, the 2013 ABKC Finals, and more! I won’t keep you guys waiting any longer, enjoy Keeping It Bully Magazine issue #6!

Israel Vargas Editor-In-Chief/Founder Keepingitbullymagazine@gmail.com


The EBKC, yeah, that’s right… The (E)BKC. Otherwise better known as the European Bully Kennel Club, founded in 2008 by Andrea Selvaggi, some of you might know him as 'Dre' from Corleone Kennels who brought the first American Bully to Europe. Andrea is also co-founder of the IBKC (International Bully Kennel Club) together with Guillermo 'Memo' Ocampo from the OG Double SS Kennels. Over the years a strong necessity of giving Europe its very own 'European-born' organization that recognizes and gives credibility to the American Bully Breed in every European Member State, in order to promote it and protect it by all means necessary, was the inception of the European Bully Kennel Club. As many of us in the bully breed community know, putting together a sanctioned show can be a very hard and tedious process. But just imagine having to put together a registry? From scratch, not for a country… But for a continent. For someone like Andrea who is an articulate man, the quest to bring bully perfection to his homeland Europe started when he was introduced to the American 'Bully style' Pitbull by non other than Mike Gallo of Devil’s Den. Andrea was not only impressed, but intrigued at what he could do 'for' and 'with' the breed as far as revolutionizing the whole outlook of the movement right from his own territory. “In Europe at that time, the dogs we had were classic American Pit Bull Terriers, lines like Chinaman, Colby Et Etc.”Never had this side of the world seen Dogs with those heavy-built frames, massive heads and thick bone structures. After being introduced to this style of dog, Andrea got heavily involved in the U.S. bully community when it was still in its infancy. he lent a hand to some of the well-known forefathers of the breed, such as Dave Wilson to help him and the Elite Edge push the new terminology at the time for this type of dog 'The American Bully'. Andrea was also the first to judge the first ABKC Super Bully Show in Thailand.

He was the first-non American judge to fly to a foreign continent and represent for the American Bully. In 2008, he felt that there wasn’t enough attention and awareness of the breed in Europe. In 2010 the 'EBKC' held its first show in the Netherlands, as it was one of the largest of bully communities at the time. Since then over 25 shows have been thrown by the EBKC, that number might be small for the USA but for Europe its very high. All shows where paid from their pockets without sponsors, not even allowing the public to sanction shows. Andrea stated that “For a registry that was fairly new and built upon strong standards, it just wasn’t an option and they must keep the integrity of the breed alive at all costs.” He went on to say “any Tom or Dick can get a show sanctioned, but do they really know what they’re doing? Do they really know the breed? Can they really deliver… A show?” “The EBKC was founded to be unbiased and balanced and not become a tool for a few individuals to host their owns shows and chase their own points. We throw each show like it is an International Main Event'. In the years to come the EBKC took a stand where other registries have not, such as every dog registered with the EBKC receives individual inspection to insure breed standard applies, mandatory microchipping as applicable by European Law and giving value to the EBKC documentation, recognizing & registering American Pitbull Terriers and educating the public on how they are differentiated from American Bully Breed. In our interview with Andrea we asked him what his goals were for the EBKC, he went on to say that his goal for the EBKC is to have far more shows and do with the Bully breed what Europeans have done with other breeds in the past… Refine and restructure. We had a chance to look inside one of the EBKC’s shows and were absolutely amazed at the diversity. Different nationalities that come together like Dutch, French, Italian, German, Russian, all together for the breed. People getting along together like a true international event. bree “IBKC is a spawn of the hard work i have done with the EBKC” says Andrea who established his kennel ‘Corleone Kennels’ back in 1998. The IBKC which also has a very strong following in Mexico, Dubai and South Africa as well seems to be on the same path as the EBKC. As registries seem to evolve, the Bully breed and community seem to have come a long way, evolution is really a main key to relevancy and respect. We applaud the EBKC for trailblazing and remaining consistent in their efforts for this breed and we see a bright future for them!


5 BULLY BREEDS: ENGLISH BULLDOG By Keeping It Bully Magazine (Sourced by Dog Breed Info Center)

DESCRIPTION

The English Bulldog is a wide, medium-sized, compact dog with short legs. The body and head are massive with extra skin on both the skull and forehead falling in folds. The cheeks extend to the sides of the eyes. The muzzle is wide, short and pug with a broad, deep stop. The black nose is broad with large nostrils. The dark eyes are deep set. The rose ears are small, thin and set high on the head. The jaws are massive, very broad, and square with hanging upper lips. The teeth should have an under bite. The tail is either straight or screwed and carried low. The short, flat coat is straight, smooth and glossy. Coat colors include red brindle and other shades of brindle, solid white, solid red, fawn, fallow, piebald, pale yellow or washed-out red or white or a combination of these colors.

HEIGHT & WEIGHT

Height: about 12 - 16 inches (31 - 40 cm) (there is no prescribed height, but shorter Bulldogs are more prized when being shown) Weight: Males 53 - 55 pounds (24 – 25 kg) Females 49 - 51 pounds (22 – 23 kg)

TEMPERAMENT

Although the English Bulldog’s appearance can be somewhat intimidating, it is among the gentlest of dogs. Just the same it will see off any intruder, and few would risk a close encounter with a dog brave enough to bait a bull. It is described as a very affectionate and dependable animal, gentle with children, but known for its courage and its excellent guarding abilities. Bullheaded and determined, this breed can be very persistent. They do not give up easily. Bulldogs are very much a people’s dog, seeking out human attention and loving every bit it can get!! A lot of human attention is required for the breed's happiness. Some English Bulldogs can be a bit dominating and need an owner who knows how to display strong leadership and understands alpha canine behavior. A Bulldog who understands its place in the human pack is nice to, and reliable with all people. This breed is good with family pets, but some can be combative with strange dogs if they do not see themselves as followers in their pack. When Bulldogs are young, they are full of energy, but slow down as they get older. They snore very loudly, most have drool and slobber tendencies and are messy eaters. Bulldogs that display guarding behaviors, such as guarding furniture, food, toys, or other spots in the house, or that are dog aggressive do not have humans who are being the dog’s pack leader. This behavior only happens when dogs are allowed to take over. These behaviors can be corrected when the owners start displaying the proper leadership. Dogs that feel they need to run the home are not as happy as dogs that know they are human fol lowers, as it is very stressful for a dog to need to keep "his" humans in line.


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MR. MARVELOUS Double D’s Bully Style Pits was founded by Alex Ferraro in 2009. Located in Peoria, Illinois, Double D’s is the home of ABKC Extreme Champion Mr. Marvelous. Alex’s interest in the American Bully breed came from its similarity to the American Pit Bull Terrier. He was intrigued by the American Bully’s greater mass, bone, and all around calmer temperament. As a dedicated family man, Alex felt that finding this breed was a dream come true. The American Bully very best in appearance and temperament. combines the ve As Alex’s knowledge and experience increased, he began to develop a vision for a very specific American Bully look. He admired dogs such as Mikeland Kennel’s “Nitro" and Goochland Pits’ “Mr.Gucciano”. This very blood he had grown to love led him directly into the show ring, a passion that continues today. In 2011 Alex founded a show group called “Atomic Bullyz Midwest” that currently includes 7 kennels with 12 American Bully Champions. Alex made it very clear to us that he believes in a total package bully, not just a pedigree to turn heads. “We want a fully functional American Bully with head, neck, chest, drop, spread, topline, top skull, eye separation, angulation, mobility, and above all... temperament” says Alex. Double D’s Bully Style Pits is striving to keep their American Bullies just that, American Bullies. A strong muscular built dog that commands respect where ever they go. That being sai said, Double D’s Bully Style Pits has incorporated several bloodlines into their program, mainly Daxline, Gottyline, Hennessyline, and Razors Edge blood. But not limited to those blood lines only. We love clean extreme bullies here at KIB and one of Alex’s favorite extreme but yet clean bullies is ‘Big Poppa.’ Alex is a firm supporter of the CBM (Clean Bully Movement. ) As we spoke to Alex in depth it became clear that he’s all about supporting the bully community and most importantly he strives to produce quality American Bullies that are extreme and bully, as well as correct and mobile. “Each breeding we put together is done not just by researching pedigrees, but also looking at trait specific features making sure both the male and female complement each other from all aspects!” says Alex.

Q: Where did Extreme Champion Mr. Marvelous come from? A: Mr. Marvelous is off of Frank Lucas X Stacy Dash, a Moura Bullies production and came my way via Diamond Life Bullies Eric in California. His blood consists of 50% Gotty and 50% Razor’s Edge. Q: What are Mr. Marvelous’s best features? A: Man, that’s a tough one, i’d have to say Marvelous is an amazing boy. In person he is 16 inches tall, with a 25 inch head, 11 inch forearms, level top line, thick rear, clean bite, and tips the scale at 85-90 pounds. He has a lot to offer but the thing I love about him is that he is a mobile extreme, he can run, gate, prance, play, this dog does not get short of breath or lay down after two feet of walking. I love it, I love his mobility. Q: Where do you see yourself in the future? A: No one knows the future, but I can honestly say our future looks bright, with every show we attend we meet good people in the bully community and have been building bridges to the west coast, east coast, down south, and of course here in the midwest. Next is the international level! Both Double D’s Bully style Pits & Atomic Bullyz Midwest are here to stay. KEEP AN EYE ON US THIS YEAR!


5 BULLY BREEDS: BULL TERRIER By Keeping It Bully Magazine (Sourced by Dog Breed Info Center)

DESCRIPTION

The Bull Terrier is a strongly built, muscular dog. The body is well rounded with a short, strong back. The head is long and strong, oval-looking in shape, almost flat at the top, sloping evenly down to the nose with no stop. The nose is black. The eyes are almond-shaped, small and deep-set, dark in color. The ears are small, thin and close together. The long neck is very muscular, with robust shoulders. The tail is set low and on the short side, carried horizontally. The coat is dense, short, flat and harsh to the touch. The AKC recognizes two color varieties, the White Bull Terrier and the Colored Bull Terrier. The White Bull Terrier is allowed to have colored markings on the head, but nowhere else on the body. The Colored Bull Terriers may be black, brindle, black-brindle, red, fawn and tricolor with white markings.

HEIGHT & WEIGHT

Standard Bull Terrier Height: 20 - 24 inches (51 - 61 cm) Weight: 45 - 80 pounds (20 - 36 kg) Miniature Bull Terrier Height: 10 - 14 inches (25 - 33 cm) Weight: up to 24 - 33 pounds (11 - 15 kg)

TEMPERAMENT

Though this breed was once a fierce gladiator, he is much gentler now. A Bull Terrier might have a preventive effect and it might defend its owner in a truly critical situation, but it isn’t bred to be a guard dog. Courageous, scrappy, funloving, active, clownish, and fearless, the Bull Terrier is a loyal, polite, and obedient dog. They become very attached to their owners. The Bull Terrier thrives on firm, consistent leadership and affection and makes a fine family pet. Bull Terriers like to be doing something and fit in well with active families where they recieve a great deal of companionship and supervision. They do not do well in situations where they are left alone for 8 hours a day. With the right type of owner this breed is a joy to own, but not recommended for most households. Fond of both grownups and children, but if they do not get enough physical and mental exercise they may be too energetic for small children. Children should be taught how to display leadership toward the dog. Meek owners will find them to become very protective, willful, possessive, and/or jealous. Bull Terriers may try to join into family roughhousing or quarrel. They need very firm training and lots of exercise. Bull Terriers must be given a lot of structure, or they may become destructive. Be sure to socialize them well and remain their pack leader 100% of the time, otherwise, they can be extremely aggressive with other dogs. Unaltered males may not get along with other male dogs. They are not recommended with other non-canine pets such as rabbits, hamsters, and guinea pigs. They make excellent watch dogs. This breed can be somewhat difficult to train.


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CERTIFIED BULLY SHOTS Keeping It Bully Magazine Issue #6


CH. MAGOO

Owner: Bashar Daoud | Photographer: Toysoldier (Jim Aba)


CH. BOSS BITCH Owner: Jonathan Rivera | Photographer: Toysoldier (Jim Aba)


CH. EXCLUSIVE

Owner: Mario Montes | Photographer: Toysoldier (Jim Aba)


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CERTIFIED BULLY POSTER Blue River’s Lollipop | Photographer: Black Label Concepts


CH. DRAGGO

Owner: Anthony Gray | Photographer: Black Label Concepts


FRANK LUCAS

Owner: Joaquin Arroyos | Photographer: Black Label Concepts


CH. LULU

Owner: Tyrone Hogans | Photographer: Toysoldier (Jim Aba)


CONTENDER

Owner: Jeramiah Higgins | Photographer: Toysoldier (Jim Aba)


5 BULLY BREEDS: SHORTY BULL By Keeping It Bully Magazine (Sourced by Dog Breed Info Center)

DESCRIPTION

The Shorty Bull is a compact and muscular bulldog of small stature. The head is round with typical bulldog features. Eyes are set far apart and should not protrude. Jaw should be curved, not straight. Nose should be turned up slightly and may be black or liver colored. Dudley noses are a cosmetic fault. Should have an undershot bite, but not excessively undershot. The eyes may be any color, although brown is the preferred eye color. The ears are cropped or dropped. Rose or erect ears are considered a fault. The body should be short from the back of the neck to the tail. The chest should be broad for height and have depth reaching to the elbow. A compact look is desired. The width of the front quarters and hindquarters should be proportionate, not lending to a narrow rear, and the chest may be broader than the rear. Very narrow hindquarters are considered a fault. The shoulders and rump should be well rounded and well-muscled, lending to an appearance of strength. There may be a slight rise over the loins. The legs are heavy boned and in direct proportion to the body. Long legs in proportion to the body or fine bones are a fault. Cow-hocked or pigeon-toed is a fault. The dog should have tight feet and straight pasterns. Splayed feet are a fault. The tail is short, either docked or screwed. All coat colors accepted except merle or black and tan.

HEIGHT & WEIGHT

Height: 15 inches (38 cm) and under. Weight: 40 pounds (18 kg) and under.

TEMPERAMENT

The Shorty Bull is a good-natured, even-tempered, stable dog. This breed needs leadership and will not thrive without it. When it senses an owner is meek or passive toward it, it will become fairly willful. These dogs respond best to an owner who is calm, but firm, consistent and patient. Proper human to canine communication is essential. Very willing to please. Makes a great companion and is ready and willing to work.

ORIGIN

The founders of the Shorty Bull are Jamie Sweet and Amy Krogman. The Shorty Bull is a new line of bulldogs that are being bred in the miniature size. Unlike a lot of other bully breeds bred down in size, the Shorty Bulldog does not contain Boston Terrier or Pug in its lines. These dogs are being bred for their working ability and physical traits and not solely on looks.


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10/28/2013 STURTEVANT, WI

KIB SHOW REVIEW: MIDWEST BULLY EXPO 5 KIB here again with another show review. This time it’s our very own Midwest Bully Expo 5! Besides a little bit of rain here and there it was a pretty awesome show. Things ran smoothly and we were on to a great day. All the way from the west coast was Herb from AtomicDogg Magazine! This was the 5th annual installment of the Midwest Bully Expo, a double sanctioned ABKC event. Also in the building was Chase Burdue from Spartan Built Bullies and he brought Vin Diesiel with him. The Elite Edge was in the building as well with Jonathan Rivera bringing through Masterpiece who won best of extreme in show #1. Overall winner in show #1 was Blue Force Chops of Blue Horizon, our show #2 overall winner was Trigunea (Triggy) who belongs to Johnny Rivera and is a couple wins shy from being a champion! We’d like to thank our judges Derrick Dennis and LyQuin Broadus for doing an excellent job and working through the technical difficulties. After everything was said and done our evening closed out with a beautiful sunset. We can’t wait until we see everybody at the Midwest Bully Expo 6 and maybe this time we’ll bring an umbrella or two!


5 BULLY BREEDS: AMERICAN BULLY By Keeping It Bully Magazine (Sourced by Dog Breed Info Center)

DESCRIPTION

The American Bully has a short, close, stiff to the touch and glossy coat. All colors and patterns are acceptable. The head of the American Bully is a medium length, deep through, broad skull, very pronounced cheek muscles, distinct stop, and high set ears. The ears can be cropped or uncropped. Eyes: all colors except albinism; Round to oval, low down in skull and set far apart. Muzzle: medium length, rounded on upper side or slightly squared to fall away abruptly below eyes. Jaws well defined. Under jaw to be strong and display biting power. Lips close and even, some looseness accepted, but not preferred. Upper teeth to meet tightly outside lower teeth in front or scissor bite accepted. Nose: all colors acceptable. The neck is heavy, slightly arched, tapering from shoulders to back of skull. No looseness of skin. Medium length. Shoulders are strong and muscular with blades wide and sloping. The back is fairly short. Slight sloping from withers to rump or straight accepted with gentle short slope at rump to base of tail. Slightly higher rears accepted, but not encouraged. The body has well-sprung ribs, deep in rear. All ribs close together. Forelegs set rather wide apart to permit chest development. Chest deep and broad. The tail is short in comparison to size, low set, tapering to a fine point; not curled. Not docked. Front legs should be straight. A slight turning outwards of the feet is accepted but not desired, large or round bones, pastern upright. No resemblance of bend in front. Hindquarters: well-muscled, let down at hocks, turning neither in nor out. Feet: of moderate size, well-arched and compact. Gait: should be springy with drive off the rear.

TEMPERAMENT

The American Bully is a happy, outgoing, stable and confident dog. Gentle and loving toward people. Good-natured, amusing, extremely loyal and an affectionate family pet. Almost always obedient, this dog wants nothing more than to please its master. It is an extremely courageous and intelligent guard dog that is very full of life. This breed possesses the loyalty and stability of the American Pit Bull Terrier while retaining the sociable, amiable, and outgoing temperament of the American Staffordshire Terrier. This unique breed is noted for displaying extreme tolerance with children and an overwhelming eagerness to please its family. Confident, yet not aggressive, this breed possesses a very pleasant temperament. Physically, the American Bully has an impressive, athletic build, which is both muscular and defined, and displays strength and agility. The breed is versatile and capable of accomplishing a wide variety of tasks. All around, the American Bully is a well-rounded, reliable, trustworthy and ideal family companion. The breed is very outgoing with an eagerness to please. They are known for their courage. A persistent fighter if provoked. Highly protective of his owners and the owner's property, it will fight an enemy to the death if the enemy traps the dog in a corner and threatens its loved ones. This breed has a very high tolerance for pain. Socialize very thoroughly when young to curb any dog aggressive tendencies. It has given outstanding results as a guardian of property, but is at the same time esteemed as a companion dog. This breed is not for the passive owner who does not understand that all dogs have an instinct to have a pack order.


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11/02/2013 SECAUCUS, NJ

2013 ABKC NATIONALS Hey guys, KIB here with your show recap! Nationals this year was nothing short of awesome. We were in New Jersey to check out the action and catch up with everyone. The show was a total success, down to the two show rings back to back, the vendors, and the sponsors. Everything was in sync. In the sor building was Dave Wilson himself, ABD Apparel, and midwest’s very own Toysoldier Photography. This show was an all around 5 star event. Bully the kid was actively hosting the show and everything was handled with precision. Apparel was provided by Bully Supplies and Bullypedia was in the building as well. There were many celebrity bullies in the building! Ch.Magoo, Ch. Exclusive, Destruction Bullies Gringo, the G.O.A.T, the Exotic Bully movement and many more! The entire show was taken by none other than MBBPS Rockstar of HBBK! We’d like to formerly congratulate Errol Bodden for his win and his never ending commitment and honesty to the bully community. With that being said, we had a great time this year in New Jersey and can’t wait until next year’s ABKC Nationals!


5 BULLY BREEDS: FRENCH BULLDOG By Keeping It Bully Magazine (Sourced by Dog Breed Info Center)

DESCRIPTION

The French Bulldog is a sturdy, compact, stocky little dog, with a large square head that has a rounded forehead. The muzzle is broad and deep with a well defined stop. The nose is black, but may be lighter in light color dogs. The upper lip hangs down over the lower lips. The teeth meet in an underbite and the lower jaw is square and deep. The round, prominent eyes are set wide apart and are dark in color. The bat ears stand erect, are broad at the base narrowing in a triangular shape and rounded at the tips. The height at the withers to the ground should be approximately the same as the length from the withers to the base of the tail. The tail is either straight or corkscrew. The chest is broad and deep with the front of the dog being wider than the back end, forming a pear shape. The dewclaws may be removed. The medium-fine coat is short and smooth. The skin is loose, forming wrinkles around the head and shoulders. Coat colors include brindle, brindle and white, cream, cream and white, fawn, fawn and white, fawn brindle, white, white and brindle, white and fawn, black, black and fawn, black and white, fawn and black, fawn brindle, and white and gray and white. It can have a black mask, brindle markings, be piebald, spotted and/or have white markings.

HEIGHT & WEIGHT

Height: 12 inches (30 cm) There are two weight classes of French Bulldog: 19 - 22 pounds (9 - 10 kg) and 22 - 28 pounds (10 - 13 kg). Over 28 pounds is a disqualification.

TEMPERAMENT

The American Bully is a happy, outgoing, stable and confident dog. Gentle and loving toward people. Good-natured, amusing, extremely loyal and an affectionate family pet. Almost always obedient, this dog wants nothing more than to please its master. It is an extremely courageous and intelligent guard dog that is very full of life. This breed possesses the loyalty and stability of the American Pit Bull Terrier while retaining the sociable, amiable, and outgoing temperament of the American Staffordshire Terrier. This unique breed is noted for displaying extreme tolerance with children and an overwhelming eagerness to please its family. Confident, yet not aggressive, this breed possesses a very pleasant temperament. Physically, the American Bully has an impressive, athletic build, which is both muscular and defined, and displays strength and agility. The breed is versatile and capable of accomplishing a wide variety of tasks. All around, the American Bully is a well-rounded, reliable, trustworthy and ideal family companion. The breed is very outgoing with an eagerness to please. They are known for their courage. A persistent fighter if provoked. Highly protective of his owners and the owner's property, it will fight an enemy to the death if the enemy traps the dog in a corner and threatens its loved ones. This breed has a very high tolerance for pain. Socialize very thoroughly when young to curb any dog aggressive tendencies. It has given outstanding results as a guardian of property, but is at the same time esteemed as a companion dog. This breed is not for the passive owner who does not understand that all dogs have an instinct to have a pack order.


11/16/2013 PORTLAND, TN

GRANDSLAM BULLY BASH 5 Hey guys, Israel here with Keeping It Bully Magazine! We had a terrific time at the Grandslam Bully Bash 5. The show was very well put together and organized, all classes ran smooth. At this event we had the opportunity to not only see some of the world famous celebrity dogs, dog but we also got the chance to see an actual celebrity. NFL superstar Safety Michael Griffin was in the building showcasing some of his very own breeding stock and show dogs. I’d also like to give a shout out to Black Label Kartel, who were in full effect representing at this event. The only thing that could have been better at this event would have been 10 degrees warmer weather. This is the fifth annual Grandslam Bully Bash to date, I had the opportunity to be there for the first one and coming back after 5 years, I must say this show has lost no momentum! Some new faces, some old, but the same love is still in the air. This was a triple ABKC event. 2 out of the 3 shows were won by RE/Bow Wows Goldrush, who was handled by Jerry Pressley of Veterans Bullies. The remaining show was won by TI. This was a KIB 4 star rated event. We’d like to thank Ricky Prochaska for the opportunity to experience this event and can’t wait to be back for number 6!


12/28/2013 AURORA, IL

KIB SHOW REVIEW: 2013 ABKC FINALS Hey guys, we’re coming off fresh from yet another one of the big shows here in the midwest. This time... It was the 2013 ABKC Finals. The venue for this show was a whopping sports dome in Aurora, IL! Being the last show in 2013 everyone made sure to come out and show their very best. We had appearances from The Elite Edge, Bullypedia, American Bully Dog Apparel, Team Midwest, The Empire, and many more! Among the great appearances was the one and only #1 ranked American Bully GR. CH. Beastro. Who took home Best Grand Champion to end of his year with a bang. One of the biggest highlights of the show was the generousity of The Bully Market by donating a Beastro stud credit to the Kendall County food pantry. The stud credit was then auctioned off for $1,300 alongside a kennel setup donation from Purecountry Kennels which sold for $250. A combined amount of $1,550 were raised for charity at the end of the evening. The turnout of this event was truly astonishing, with over 1,000+ people through the door. Yet again the ABKC Finals deliver and do not disappoint. All we can do is sit patiently and wait for the 2014 ABKC Finals. See you at the the next show!


12/28/2012 WUCHEN, NL

KIB SHOW REVIEW: EBKC WINTER BULLY EXPO We’ve heard of many shows that’s for certain, but by far Europe seems to be the place booming for the American Bully breed right now. Ever since the introduction of the EBKC, the bully breed movement in Europe has been unstoppable! This time we cover the Winter Bully Expo. A true great experience, the amount of registered dogs was amazing and the vibe in the air was very positive. What we were highly impressed with as well were the trophies and plaques provided for the winners, all very high quality and very different from your usual bully head trophies. The Olympic Sport Centrium was the perfect facility for this event, accommodating more than 500 people and more than 200 dogs easily. Getting this one of a kind inside look into one of Europe’s premiere shows was exactly what we were looking for. We’d like to thank Andrea Selvaggi for the experience, hospitality, and opportunity to be able to bring this to our supporters. This won’t be the last of our Europe show coverage! You’ll see much more from KIB and Europe in the near future. Who knows? Maybe even a show or two!


LAST WORD Keeping It Bully Magazine staff & resources

Wasn’t this issue awesome bully fam? Okay we’re just kidding, but we’re glad to be able to bring you another issue Keeping It Bully Magazine. In this issue we had a lot of new content from our travels that we just couldn’t wait to get out to you guys, the supporters. It took some patience and hard work to bring you this issue of Keeping It Bully Magazine and we traveled heavily these last couple of months to bring you the photos, interviews, and coverage you love. For this next issue we’re booked DOUBLE the shows we were last year and we are so excited to see what we come across. Also for this next issue, we have a HUGE surprise for all of you! A little bird told us that a certain super model will be blessing the cover of issue #7. During the final days of gettting issue #6 ready for you guys we experienced a true heartbreaking experience. Our beloved mascot Benny the Bulldog passed away. Benny was a big part of the KIB family, we had Benny since he was a small pup and watched him develop into a friend, a companion, and a part of our hearts forever. He will truly be missed and we will never forget the impact and love he showed us during his time here. Issue #7 is right around the corner! So stay tuned and we thank you for all of the support you have shown us. It is with your love that we will continue to grow and prosper. #KIB

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Keeping It Bully Magazine Issue #6 (DEMO)