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How "Moose" an American Bulldog Gained 12%+ Of Healthy Muscle.

1.) How old was MOOSE when you started on the products?

Moose was 23 months old when he started the products.

2.) What did your diet consist of before adding the supplements?

It was a mixture of sports mix and raw.

3.) What types of exercise did you do prior to the supplements if any?

He worked the flirt pole and he did the spring pole as well. I also had him doing hill sprints ( uphill fetch )

4.) What types of exercises did you do while on the products?

I have done the exact same exercises but now I'm able to do them at a much higher volume. His working capabilities have doubled. He trains harder and longer. I kept it at 3 days a week.

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5.) How much did MOOSE weigh prior to the supplements, and how much did he gain and after how long?

Before the supplements he weighed in between 96-98 lbs. I was disappointed thinking he would NEVER hit 100 lbs lean. After 8 months of supplements he is now 109-111 lbs and much much leaner. The cuts in his muscle are deep and the muscle bellies are thick like a body builders. I couldn't be happier.

6.) Did you see any difference in his skin and coat?

This is actually my favorite part. In the past when I would pet moose he would shed hair by the hand full. I thought he had a condition. I even took him to the vet over it. Now his hair is soft and he sheds SO much less. It makes living with him easier. I love how it has changed his coat.

7.) Did you see any difference in his overall mood?

Well he seems MORE energetic and he thinks he is an alpha male. I think it has to do with carrying less fat. His body is now a machine. He has always been a happy dog though.

8.) Did you see any difference in his muscle, strength, endurance, and recovery?

An extreme difference like I said. I still train 3 days a week I just upped the volume and intensity. He is able to give 110% effort for longer periods. His recovery is so much better I'm moving to 5 days a week training and adding in weight pull this month. What worked him out before no longer works him out.

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9.) What surprised you the most after using the products?

The hair issue being resolved with the products. I had no clue that would be a result of taking them. It makes sense now. He was lacking nutrients with his incomplete diet and there for his hair was brittle. Now with a complete diet he is much better off.

10.) Can you give us a closing thoughts or recommendation?

Thank you so much for making me a believer. Before this I would have never believed my dog could benefit from your Supplements. I always thought it was a gimmick. Now I wish he would have started him on them as a puppy. He will never stop taking them. Thank you!

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Mass Gains, Muscle Builder, Vita Bully & Creatine To Purchase Stack of all products he used click here.   Moose is an American Bully dog owned by Coleman R. Savage

 

 

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Interview: Clay From Team No Fear & Most titled APBT in History!

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Hello Clay, we appreciate that you have taken time out to give our readers a great look into the mind of the man responsible for the most titled APBT in history.

Q.)Before we start blasting away with questions give us a little information about what got you into dogs and dog training. Where did your love for pitbulls all begin, how many dogs do you currently own, ect..?

No problem at all. I love the dogs and I enjoy what I do with them. Yes, Boogieman was a very special dog to say the least. I have had dogs all of my life. I started playing around with training as a child. I grew up with Rottweilers and GSD's.  I bought my first American Pit Bull Terrier when I was 21 and still in college. He died in my arms of natural causes in October of 2013, three months shy of his 16th birthday. His name was Apocalypse and he was an excellent example of the breed. He got me hooked on competing and training competitively in dog sports. I own four dogs of various breeds currently.

Q.) Who are some people (dogmen/women) that inspired you?

I have been a fan of Leri Hansen for many years. She has done some extraordinary things with our breed. It was cool to train with her when I visited California a while back. Howard Burgess and Okye Laster are some other trailblazers in the breed. Both are outstanding dog men with extensive resumes. My Mom was the first person who taught me how to train a dog as a kid. She was also key in Boogieman's success due to a simple piece of advice that she gave me about him.

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Q.) What got you involved in dog sports?

My dog Apocalypse got me in to competing. He was an outstanding dog and he could do everything. He was the spark.

Q.) How did the concept of Team No Fear come about?

TNF was started by a group of guys(we now have women on TNF) who wanted to represent the breed in the most positive light possible, while showing that we could achieve extraordinary success in a multitude of different venues.

Q.) Give us some insight about Boogieman and how you two crossed paths?

I had taken almost 9 years off from seriously showing and competing with pit bulls. My dogs were older and I had moved from Georgia to Texas and I didn't have anyone that I felt comfortable training with. My idea was to get a puppy and to make him famous, while making a splash in the working world. Most of all, I wanted to have some fun. I brought Boogieman home from Real Deal Chocolates when he was six or seven weeks old. Boogieman immediately showed that he was a dog that could go all the way in any and everything that he did. With hard work and training and of course patience, he became the most titled APBT in the world before his tragic death.

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Q.) What all sports do you compete in, and which is your favorite one?

I compete in tracking, nose work,weight pull, competition obedience, agility, rally obedience, lure coursing, protection work (PSA, IPO, Iron Dog), dock jumping. I probably enjoy weight pull and agility most of all because I can compete in them all year long. I enjoy mixing bite work and obedience as a close second.

Q.) With so many great moments what can you say are the few that really stick at the top?

When Boogieman and Osy became the youngest Super Dogs in UKC history a week apart from one another, I was extremely proud. It is unlikely that Osy's record will ever be beaten. I was also very proud when Boogieman took his first MWPP trophy in Oklahoma in a field of 16 really nice dogs.  That achievement was matched by his placement last year at APA Nationals in a large class. That was his last really big show before he died.

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Q.) How did you end up with Osy?

I ended up with Osy because I wanted a dog that was closer to me on a personal level. Boogieman and I were close but he was a dog that I shared with the world. Very personable and the kind of dog that never really met a stranger. Osy's world revolves around me and everything else comes second.  Like Boogieman, he works his tail off in anything that I ask him to do with very little conflict.

Q.) Congratulations on Osy becoming certified in narcotics, what inspired you to train him in this?

Thanks a lot. The certification has surprised a lot of people who don't understand just how versatile pit bulls are.  I started doing nose work with Boogieman and Osy a while back and both showed that they had excellent noses. I put on a seminar recently and I had some law enforcement officers out certifying their dogs on marijuana, cocaine, pills, and methamphetamine. Osy had never worked with those odors before. I acclimated him to the scents for about five minutes and he went out and performed very well and became a certified narcotics dog.

Q.) You have a ton of titles and made history, but it seems like the train keeps rolling. With that being said what inspires you to train, compete and are there any new goals?

The history has been made and the titles have been earned and yes, the train keeps rolling. I am not competing for the recognition or the numbers, so much as I am going out and having fun with my dogs in as many areas as I possibly can.  There will always be more shows and competitions and new sports are constantly being created. New goals, well, I will probably get a dog that I will compete with on a high level in weight pull. I may set a goal to win multiple national titles with the dog in multiple years.  Next year, I plan to compete on a national level in agility as well. Other than that, I just want to continue to be close with my dogs. They are my pets and members of my family first.

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Q.) For anyone who is interested in competing in dog sports or training dogs what are some things that they should know before they get involved?

Anyone who is interested in competing in dog sports needs to understand that the time and financial commitment is huge. If you have kids and a family, it helps if they are involved as well, as you may spend a lot of weekends competing on the road away from them.  You also need to be prepared to put in the long hours of work with your four legged friend. Lastly, competing and training dogs can be very expensive.

Q.) Can you tell us a little bit about your feeding program and the concept behind it?

I switched from kibble to a raw diet back in 1997. It's as close as we can get to what a carnivore would eat in the wild. I prefer the prey model raw. The dogs are healthy and live longer lives eating this way. I also supplement the prey model raw with MVP supplements and a few choice vitamins; krill oil, Glucosamine, etc.

Q.) How much does nutrition play a role in your dog’s performance during training or competition, and do you feed differently depending on what you’re competing in?

Nutrition is huge for animals and people. If the dog does not have the fuel to keep them energized, then they can't be expected to perform at optimal levels in competitions. I will vary my portions depending on what I am training for. Example, before weight pull nationals, I want a dog to be leaned down to a specific weight with long, lean muscles. If I am preparing for a protection competition, I may add a little weight and work on speed to enable my dog to really punish a decoy coming down the field.

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Q.) Who are some dogs currently that you’re a fan of outside of your own and why?

Outside of Team No F.E.A.R. dogs, I like Uzi owned by John Katz. This Malinois is as well rounded andcomplete a dog as I have seen outside of some of my own. He excels in sporting and real world applications. Uzi produced a son named Mac owned by Mandie Ryan who I am also a big fan of. He's a nice, solid young dog with loads of potential. Leri Hansen's Capone is a Hall of Fame type of pit bull dog. Another UKC Super Dog who has shown that he can excel at many tasks. Lastly, I like Osy's father Knocks Ville owned by Travis Ashcraft of Fireline Pits. "Knocks" was the reason that I decided on Osy. I wanted a pup off of a physical specimen with great athletic talent and a solid temperament. Knocks hunts and doesn't compete in sanctioned events, but, he is an amazing animal to put your hands on and watch work in person.

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Q.) Where do you see Team No Fear in 10 years, what is the vision?

Wow, TNF in ten years. Hopefully, some of the kids of our members will be active. Some of them at four and five years old already are. I hope that I will still enjoy training and working my dogs and having fun. Once the fun stops, there is no reason to continue, in my opinion. I will probably be doing more seminars and definitely focusing on agility and personal protection training. The vision of TNF has always been to have the most outstanding specimens of our breed showcasing and bringing awareness.  Educating the masses about our breed and dispelling the myths and the stereotypes associated with the breed is what we do best.

Q.) Are there any websites, clubs, social media or shout outs you would like to make?
You can find us at www.teamnofear.biz and we have a Facebook fanpage as well under Teamnofear Workingapbt. This is also our name on YouTube. 

ABKC Director of Judges Ron Ramos Gives Us His Insight About The Bully World.

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Hello Ron, thank you for taking the time out of your schedule to give us an exclusive interview. It is an honor to get information from a Legend in the Bully Game.

So let’s start by giving the readers a little bit of information about Mr.Ron Ramos, and what is your history with dogs in general?

I've pretty much have had dogs my entire life living out in the country. As a boy my pops had a love for dogs as well so we had pedigreed dogs of all breeds from Poodles, Rottweilers, Chihuahuas and many others. I got my first registered pitbull in 1983 and started showing in 1997 and never looked back. I have showed in the AKC, UKC and the ABKC. I have shown in many prestigious shows in the AKC and UKC Nationals a few times and placing in the ribbons just about every time. I came on board to the ABKC in about 2004 and pretty much built the foundation of the documents from the judges code of ethics to the judges test with the help of a few others. I have been blessed with the bully community, and they have welcomed me with open arms around the world.

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It’s safe to say you that you have some serious dog knowledge. How long have you been judging dogs?

Sorry I got ahead of myself. I started judging in 2004 so 11 years and counting.

So why did you gravitate towards the American Bully out of all breeds?

I have always loved the pitbull out of all the breeds I have owned. But, I have always loved the heavier dogs before they were called bullies. Even before my first registered UKC pitbull I had an old Crenshaw that was built exactly like a pocket bully that had to be in the late 70s, and loved that dog.

Sounds like you were ahead of your time. Well what is your ideal bully or favorite standard and why?

Being that I have had Game Dogs, Pitbulls, Amstaffs and American Bullies in both the standard and pocket varieties, I have developed an appreciation on more of what they were bred for so I can't take away from any of them. This is where many people fall short and hate on one another because of the lack of understanding the "why” of the breed. I can look at a beautiful game dog and love it as much as a standard bully if they are bred correctly.

With that being said as a Judge what do you look for in an American Bully?

No matter what the breed type of an American Bully I like a balanced look. I like everything in correct proportions with confidence and power when it moves.

Ok, so when it comes to your program what is your goal or vision?

As a breeder I don't ever think I will be totally satisfied especially as a show breeder. We are constantly looking to breed the Golden Bully a.k.a.The Ultimate Bully! Don't get me wrong I have some very nice dogs, but I don't think I have my Golden Bully just yet.

So who do you believe is your best production to date in your program?

I love my dogs and I could give you a list LOL, Ramos' Porky was one of my first home grown bullies and I will always put him at the top. Then there is Ramos' Terminus Q and the peoples favorite Ramos' Too Thick Nick who is a must see in person pocket bully. When people see Nick it’s a done deal, and they melt the imagine of Pooh Bear in a bully LOL. Right at the top has to be Ramos' Perfecta Perfina. She is an incredible girl who could pass for a male. In fact, people look to her underside when I say she's a female to make sure LOL.

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After seeing some photos of your Bullies there is no doubt that you have an amazing program. So in your opinion who do you think is the best American Bully out there now?

You know I have been asked this many times and to name a handful of dogs is an injustice to the many I have not seen in person. Besides, everyone believes they have the best dogs in their backyard.

I guess it’s similar to looking at our own children as we all think they are perfect lol. What do you think about the state of the Bully Community now, is it growing stronger and in the right direction?

I don't think it’s even fair for a judge to even determine which dog because every dog has their high points and short comings. Many people talk about certain dogs being great and they use their offspring as a gauge, but that is a poor measuring stick. It should be based on the ratio of productions to quality of offspring.

For Example: If a dog is deemed as a great Bully and has produced 1,000 puppies but only has 50 great offspring versus a bully that has produced 100 puppies, and has 25 great offspring which is the better producer hmmm? So when you hear some of the dogs being mentioned as great dogs, and look at their offspring you should also take a second look to see the numbers. Sorry if that wasn't the answer people were looking for, but this is my honest opinion.

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Well being honest is always the best advice even if it’s not what someone wants to hear. So before someone decides to own an American Bully what would be your top 3 to 5 tips that you would give them that are very important?

1. Don't be in such a rush, your money honestly won't burn a hole in your pocket.

2. Don't buy the first fat cute little puppy you see.

3. Do your homework, and I don't mean just looking at pedigrees. Understand what your looking at, and develop an eye for what a pup will finish as an adult. Look at the both the sire and dam, then look at their parents. Many times people get blinded by what is in front of them, and never get past that. The more litters you look at the better you will develop an eye for what you’re truly seeing.

4. Price doesn't make it better or who the breeder is! A 10,000 dollar puppy that is a wreck is still a wreck at 100 dollars. Price and big name breeders are mostly hype now, but don't get me wrong not all of them. I am sure there are many big name breeders that are 100.

5. Do it for the love of the breed and not for the fantasy of making big money. There is maybe a handful of guys that have made big money in the dog world. Make sure you hook up with an ethical breeder that will help, and mentor you. Do not just deal with a breeder who will take your money and disappear. Great breeders will be there to answer questions and teach you the ropes.

That’s all great advice Ron. As the breed gains more popularity where do you see the American Bully 10 years from now?

I wish I could answer that with an objective answer but this is determined by the trend of the people, and the almighty dollar. God willing people will look to the quality of the breed, and not the next trend or look. I have seen this in many breeds of dogs, not just the in the bully breed. This is an awesome animal with great potential. 

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We need to give the respect it deserves, and reciprocate the love it gives to use in return. Don't let the breed down,and do your part. God willing in ten years it will be bigger and better then ever. If I'm still around in ten years I hope to see an amazing bully community with awesome bullies, and me being rolled out in my wheelchair as a special guest LOL.

Well we appreciate your time again Ron. Is there anyone you would like to shout out or any websites or social media sites you would like to plug?

All my gratitude and thanks goes to the bully lovers around the world. If it wasn’t for them none of this would never be possible. I came to this community to mentor and grow it to the next level, and hope I did that. I take my hat off to the bully world and bow with a humble, and inadequate THANK YOU. Last but not least, a thank you to my true close friends, my wife and kids for always supporting my obsession to mentor and teach about the breed I love. Thank you again Ron. From this interview alone we have learned so much about the breed and again it is such a HUGE Honor to have you come on board and share your knowledge!
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Exclusive Interview with Michael Wright

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Today we interview Michael Wright. An American Bull Dog owner who competes in the sports of weight pulling.

My name is Michael Wright, I was born and raised in North Central North Carolina. Growing up my family raised boxer so I always had Dog Fever.

I got my apbt when I was in my mid 20's. When I got my dog I knew nothing about weight pull or any other dog sport for that matter. But I knew the bad rap that the dogs got and I wanted to be able to do something different with my dog. So began my journey in the weight pull world, little did I know this is where I would end up. I trained with a buddy of mine , Timmy Jackson.

Timmy raises American Bulldogs. After several years in the sport, Timmy had bred some of his stock and offered me a pup. Not knowing anything about American Bulldogs I passed.  A few months after the litter was born, Timmy and I was on a trip to a competition and he mentioned that the pup his wife had picked (Gambit) needed a home, and that he wanted him to go to a working home. I thought about it but wasn't sure.

After a couple days of receiving pictures of Gambit I agreed to take him in and work him. The only wish he and his wife had was to not change his name. Lol. So I honored their wish. Soon after I started working with him I knew he had something special. At 10 months old Gambit and I went to APA Nationals only for the experience.

Surprisingly he placed 4th out of 20+ dogs in his weight class. The following 2 years he placed 2nd in his weight class. Also became the first American Bulldog to win a National Championship in the ADBA Registry. Gambit is a great all around dog with a heart of a lion, and a personality that is unmatched.

We have a bond that you get once in a life time with a dog. But our story has just begun. We also have another up and coming Puller here "No Limit Pullerz" his name is Talon he is out of the world Famous "Hosfelts Dupree" can't wait to see what the future hold for this boy,we have high hopes.

Hello Michael, we appreciate you taking the time to do this interview and give us some insight on what has made you successful in the sport of weight pulling.

Q.) What was it that made you fall in love with dogs and why did you choose the American Bulldog? I have always had a passion for dogs, going up we raised Boxer, and in my late 20's I got my first APBT . My first American Bulldog was actually gave to me. From there I really bonded well with the breed. But have always been a fan of bully breeds.

Q.) How did you get involved in the sport of weight pulling?

2. I got into weight pull after getting my first APBT , I wanted to do something positive with the breed, because of all the negative publicity they get. So done my home work made some phone calls, met people , next thing I know I am addicted.

americanbulldog-5Q.) Tell us a little bit about your first experience in the sport and why you fell in love with it?

3. My first experience with weight pull was fun, I could tell there was a lot to learn and that it wasn't going to happen over night. And like a lot of people , I started off trying to train an adult dog , which is a LOT harder than training a puppy. But I saw the bond that the pullers had with their dogs and knew that this is where I wanted to be with my dog.

Q.) In your opinion who do you think is the top dog right now and why?

4. This is a tough sport to pick one dog that you would say is on top. But there are a couple that stick out in my mind that are legends. Brian Hosfelt's Dupree, and Mike Apaga's H.P. With that being said there are tons of great dogs past and present that could be argued the greatest.

Q.) What has been your most memorable moment and biggest accomplishment thus far?

5. As of right now our greatest accomplishment was 2014 , Being the first American Bulldog to win an ADBA National title, since it was an APBT registry for so long. 2014  65-75lb Male National Champion.

Q.) What is your goal when it comes to the sport or have you reached it?  6. My main objective is to win an UPF  National Title, is has eluded us, we have placed 2nd , 2 years running and it would be great to break that streak! americanbulldog-3

Q.) How do you prepare for an event such as Nationals? 7. When preparing for Nationals, we begin training real light about 8 weeks out, at 6 weeks out we then pick thing up and really kick things into gear. Typically dragging weight at least 3 days a week, lots of tread mill work. Will throw some track training in about once a week, and of coarse FETCH , Gambit loves to play fetch and you have to keep it fun for the dog. Once your about a week out , we slow things down and only do light drag from this point up u til travel begins. Diet and exercise plays a huge factor in this time as well.

Q.) Give 2 ­to 3 tips that every new American Bulldog owner should be aware of and know?  Anyone thinking about getting an American Bulldog should first prepare themselves by doing some research and meeting as many as possible before making the leap. The breed is an overall a very protective breed by nature and isn't for everyone.

Q.) What is the number one advice you can give someone new when owning an American Bulldog who is interested in competing in weight pulling?

The biggest piece of advice I can give to anyone who wants to weight pull , no matter what breed of dog they chose to do it with , is take your time and do not rush! It's so easy to over load a dog and push him beyond his or her limits before they are mentally ready.

Q.) Do you have anyone that you would like to shout out or give thanks to? 10. I would like to thank Timmy & Beth Jackson! Gambit was bred by Timmy and Beth, and he was Beth's pick. She had began school and found out they had a little one on the way and they gave Gambit to me with only one condition, and that was to not change his name. He is a very special dog, he has a heart of a lion. I never have to worry about if he will give me 100% or not. He loves his job and he loves to make me happy. So I owe tons of Thanks and appreciation to those two.