The first time I saw an American bully,
I was blown away by the size.
I just assumed it was a pitbull
and I had never seen a pit bull that big before.
I was at a friend’ s house
and it was kind of staring at me.
I was a little bit worried at first,
and then it licked me across the cheek and
I realized I had to get one.
This is Venom,
one of the world’s most famous American micro bullies.
At 12.5 inches tall and 65 pounds,
his body-builder stature is unmistakable.
We were offered $150,000 for Venom
and that was before he was a year old.
And I thought it was pretty crazy,
but he is a family member.
And how do you explainthat to a seven-year-old boy?
He is thinking “Why would you sell my best friend?”
Now Venom is valued at over $500,000.
He’s owned by a bully-enthusiast family–
– Matt, Deanne and Christian.
They have two other dogs, King Tyson and Lucky Lucciano.
Have I always been a fan of American Bully dogs?
I have.Since I have known about them I love them
and I think they are amazing.
He sleeps with me sometimes
and he loves me more than anyone.
Micro is a term that a lot of people are using
what makes him so special is his build
He is extremely short
and it’s really difficult to get this type of muscle mass on a dog this height,
with the head, structure of the bone
and also an extremely short back.
I need a dog that can move,
so the fact that he carries this much muscle on such a short frame,
and can still run and be active and be a functional dog,
is really what makes him really unique.
Nowadays, the micro bully super-fan runs his own magazine dedicated to the breed.
I started Bully King magazine
because my fiancée said I never shut up about dogs
and I should probably start writing about them.
And it’s not only Venom who’s inhigh demand.
His puppies have been crazy.
He’s got over 40 on the ground in different homes
and they are little monsters
just that build on such a short frame,
I mean they are coming out and they look like, little bulls.
They look like him.
So he is definitely producing his look.
Venom’s stocky puppies sell for up to $25,000
and breeders pay $3,000 to breedwith him.
So our focus is quality.
We only have a couple of litters a year because of that.
I think the biggest misconception about American bullies is that
because of their size and muscle mass and height that
they’re aggressive or mean
because they have some type of breed
but they’re gentle giants.
People should know that American bullies are only mean to bad people
and not the people that are on our family.
Don’t judge a book by its cover
and don’t believe everything the media puts out.
I’ve had pit bulls, I’ve hadAmerican bullies.
I’ve never had an aggressive dog.
这些狗对我来说意味着家庭 爱 爱心 支持与忠诚
The dogs mean to me family, love, compassion, support, loyalty.
How much would I say all three dogs are worth?
Priceless, they’re partof the family.
I enjoy the time I have with them.
I enjoy what they do for our family,
I don’t think you can put a price tag on them.