STATE YOUR NAME, KENNEL NAME & WHERE YOU’RE LOCATED

Steve Jurak , Platinum Bullies, Southern Highlands, NSW Australia

TELL US ABOUT THE NAME OF YOUR KENNEL AND WHAT IT REPRESENTS

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I wanted a name that represented high quality. I said to my partner how about Platinum Bullies, not the gold standard but the Platinum standard and than she laughed and teased me but it did not stop it from sticking.

CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT THE YEAR & WHAT WAS GOING ON WHEN YOU GOT INVOLVED WITH THE BREED?

In 2014. El Toro was big at the time and this probably played a big part in insisting my first two imports had to be black tris.

HOW WERE YOU INTRODUCED TO THE BREED?

I had a trip to America with friends and saw quite a few bullies. I fell in love, but could not find the style I wanted in Australia so I started looking into importing.

WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO GET INVOLVED IN THE BREED?

I have to be honest it was their looks and head turning ability, I wanted something that stood out. Secondly their temperament is what I consider ideal. There was also a lack of quality here at the time and the demand was there. I wanted to provide people with top quality Bullies.

WHAT TYPE OF DOGS DO YOU BREED & WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE TRAITS OF THIS PARTICULAR BREED?

American Bullies. Their structure, movement, temperament. In love with it all.

DID YOU HAVE A MENTOR OR GUIDANCE WHEN YOU 1ST STARTED?

No. Just the internet and forums. Damn do I wish I had one early on to stop all the mistakes but they are all great lessons that needed to be learnt the hard way.

DID YOU ATTEND SHOWS, MORE INTERESTED IN BREEDING, OR BOTH?

Yes shows and breeding, There are not too many shows in Australia (Shout out to Suzette Lee Turner who organises the ABKC shows), but I am starting to get involved in that scene and it is continuing to grow.

CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT SOME OF YOUR ALL-TIME FAVORITE DOGS?” (TOP 5)

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1. THEE BUSS
2. MAGOO
3. AXEL
4. MYE-STRO
5. MR.BEAN

WHAT IS YOUR VISION OR MAIN GOAL?

To help more people get into this amazing breed and produce world class American Bullies that can compete with the top guys, providing them for the Australian community.

WHAT BLOODLINES DO YOU USE?

We have Bullies from many different bloodlines. If you see my favourite dogs you will see there is quite a variance in the blood I like.

WHAT DO YOU FEED YOUR DOGS & DO YOU USE ANY VITAMINS/SUPPLEMENTS?

We have Bullies from many different bloodlines. If you see my favourite dogs you will see there is quite a variance in the blood I like.

A premium kibble mixed with a raw diet from a company called CBE Raw, occasionally a multi vitamin powder and bones a few times weekly.

TELL US ABOUT YOUR DOGS

My dogs are all very easy work. We have a big pack walk of a morning and then they are lazing around until the afternoon when we have them back out in the yard playing together for a few hours. We can not help but have our favourite bully, Louie, a nice blue tri puppy from a recent Louis v lines Venom breeding. This boy is just so happy and gentle, stares into your eyes with his big blue eyes then sleeps most of the day. He has such a beautiful head that is going to be huge.

Plus, the arrival of 6 more American Bullies from America is going to keep us on our toes, grow our team, grow our brand and produce some amazing Bullies for the Australian community.

WHAT DO YOU HAVE PLANNED AT YOUR KENNEL OVER THE NEXT YEAR?

Too many exciting things happening shortly. We have the arrival of two Bully Market dogs, a Casablanca daughter, an Axel daughter, and a Rocko daughter. We also have semen from Chumper, Buss Junior and Axel arriving and we have breedings planned for them.

We also have made the purchase of a very special stud that we think was so very underrated and unknown in the community. One of the best Casablanca sons in my opinion, Makavelis Khafre.

WHO DO YOU LOOK UP TO OR ADMIRE IN THE BULLY GAME, AND WHY?

I will name two but there are a hell of a lot of people within the community that carry themselves with the integrity I look up to:

1. Robert Lee from The Bully Market who is hard working, has good ethics, is a family man, what he has done for the breed, how high calibre his yard is and he has over a million followers on facebook which is some damn impressive marketing skills.

2. Matt Siebenthal from Texas Size Bullies who was great to do business with. I love his dogs and he is another incredible marketer and business man who really got that little weapon Louis V Lines Venom out into the public eye. He always takes time to answer my questions and was there to give encouragement when I had some hard times starting out. He’s just an around good guy.

MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT OF 2018 SO FAR?

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Meeting NW GRCH Thee Buss and our Venom breeding because we got our boy Louie we adore him.

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OUTSIDE OF DOGS, WHAT ARE YOUR HOBBIES/INTERESTS?

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, weights, renovations, property investment, bush walks with my partner and dogs and just spending time with my partner.

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WHERE CAN WE FIND YOUR DOGS, CONTACT YOU AND FOLLOW YOU ONLINE?

Instagram: @platinumbulliesaus
Facebook: www.facebook.com/platinumbulliesaus
Website: www.platinumbullies.net
Email: platinumbulliesaus@gmail.com

LET US SAY JUST SAY THAT IT HAS BEEN AN HONOR SPEAKING WITH YOU. ARE THERE ANY SHOUTOUTS, OR ANYTHING THAT YOU’D LIKE TO LEAVE OUR READERS WITH?

The guys in America working with me to get dogs and semen here, I much appreciate it, such a painful process to get it all done.

Suzette Lee Turner for throwing our ABKC events and all the work behind the scenes and of course all the Aussies in the community that help get this breed out and are just so welcoming.

BULLY KING Magazine for having me on, best bully mag out there!

 

Written by Bully King Magazine

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