Dec 13, 2019 · 18 min read

Article by Tiffany Leipzig BULLY KING Magazine

In our last article on the pocket American Bullies of Venomline- we covered some of the game changing young females top Stud Louis V Line’s Venom has produced. If you thought that was impressive, wait until you see the rest of the young and up and comers the top pocket bully kennel has kept hidden out.

In this article I’ll detail my visit to Venomline- traveling to South Florida to see first hand what all the buzz is about and check out the dogs in person. I got the chance to see them all, from the OG’s: World Famous pocket bully Studs & two of Louis V’s best sons Venom & Omega, down to the rising stars, the next generation of young Venomline Studs & females. This next generation of top young talent has been the topic of conversation in nearly every bully forum and Facebook group.

My assignment began when I was invited down to accompany owner Matt for a weekend and shadow along in what seemed like an entirely impossible schedule to keep up for any extended period of time. Honestly, the guy doesn’t stop. He’s got to be one of the hardest working breeders in the business. Not just that, but you can tell that the guy truly loves what he’s doing for a living.

If he didn’t, his schedule would be impossible to keep up. After just two days of trying to keep up, I was beat. I wasn’t just exhausted, I was also physically sore for a good 3–4 days following my visit to the pocket bully kennel and upon my arrival home I needed the full following weekend to recover. I did so by laying in bed and binge watching Orange Is The New Black in between cat naps. Yeah… I was that worn out.


My flight arrived on Thursday at 6:30pm at Palm Beach International. The West Palm Beach airport is much smaller and cozier than Fort Lauderdale Airport for anyone with the option between the two- I would highly recommend flying into West Palm Beach. Within 10 minutes of landing, everyone had exited the plane and I was on my way toward baggage claim.

By the time I had completed the short walk to baggage claim, my bags were already visible on the track. “That was fast” I thought. I quickly grabbed my things and text Matt that I would be outside waiting at passenger pickup when he arrived. Just a little backstory- I have worked for BULLY KING Magazine for a little over two years, but this is the first time that I have flown down to South Florida to meet the magazine owner and head of Venomline. So I’m a little anxious, but also excited.

After sending out the text that I had arrived and that I was outside at pickup, I see a Black Avalanche truck pulling up with the windows down and I can see two big smiling bully faces hanging out the window. I couldn’t help but laugh, thinking:

“That has to be him”

It was. My nerves upon arriving quickly left as Matt shook my hand and said “welcome to South Florida” complete with three American Bullies: Tyson, Venom and son King V are all smiling at me from the back seat. We got in around 7:30pm and Matt’s wife Deanne greeted me at the door with a big welcoming smile. Ok, “I already like her” I thought. We had dinner, hung out and I got to meet several of the pocket bullies who were just hanging out on the couch like they were little people.

We had dinner and some small talk. Deanne and I enjoyed some red wine before we all sat down for a movie before heading to bed. I’m not in bed for 10 minutes when my door slowly creeps open and I see this massive bully head staring right at me. It was Tyson, a 104lb Standard bully, with a 26" head- definitely the biggest and most intimidating looking of the bunch. He invites himself up into my bed, lays his head on my feet and within 2 minutes is snoring. LOUD.

Ok. I don’t know if it’s physically possible to fall asleep with this level of snoring going on. I laughed before falling asleep, remembering that Matt had given me fair warning regarding Tyson’s snoring, but he had downplayed it quite a bit. “Tyson snores, just so you know, but it’s not that bad.. Personally, I like it, I think it’s soothing.. some people fall asleep listening to rainforest sounds, falling rain or thunderstorms.. Me? I prefer bully snores. Multiple at once is even better. It’s like a symphony.” Yea.. just like a symphony. Realizing I had forgotten to pack ear plugs.


My alarm is going off and it’s still dark outside. “This has to be a mistake.” It wasn’t. It was 6:15am when Matt edges my door door and hands me coffee. It took me another 15 minutes to get out of bed. “Who gets up this early?” I thought as Matt handed me a trash bag and asks me to follow him into his office. Thus began a day that started at the crack of dawn and didn’t end until 11:30 that night.

We didn’t stop moving or sit down the entire day. We fed and walked dogs, took care of puppies, knocked out breedings, dropped pups off to customers, picked others up from the airport, met visitors traveling in from all over the country and even a few from outside it, including a couple from the U.K and another from Brazil.


I carried the trash bag into his office as requested not really knowing what I was doing or even who I was at this hour. Seriously, this coffee needs to kick in. The first task on hand was to clean the whelping box. Matt lifted two puppies out of the pen and set them in a tall laundry basket. Once they were out of the way, he began folding up all puppy pads and handing them to me. “Ok I should have gloves for this.”

Once all of the soiled pads were packed up, it was my job to take the trash out while Matt cleaned, mopped and replaced the puppies’ pen with fresh pads. It was spotless when he set the puppies back in and asked me to follow him into the kitchen so that we could prepare their breakfast “WE haven’t even had breakfast yet!” I thought as we filled the puppies bowls with dry puppy food, a chicken and rice formula, fish oil and Probalance- a supplement powder full of vitamins and nutrients.

After feeding the puppies, I followed Matt outside and was handed a hose and asked to spray down a patch of artificial grass-like turf. Once that was clean we brought it inside and set in the corner of the pen. Matt explained to me that the puppies recognize to use the restroom on the grass. This not only aids in potty training but also keeps the area where the puppies use the restroom separate from the area where they eat and rest. When I asked why this was important Matt explained that if the puppies were left to roll around in their own feces and filth like many breeders leave their litters to do, the puppies can get used to it and think this is acceptable oftentimes becoming more difficult to potty train later on.


Once the puppy pen was clean and the puppies were fat and happy, I watched as Matt dropped a stuffed squirrel in for them to play with. I’m admiring the cuteness of the puppies for about 10 seconds when the door opens and I’m handed two red leashes. We attach leashes to collars and quickly head out the front door. Matt with Tyson, Chunk (Venom) and King V, me with the females- Champion Lil Ting and Champion Lucianna. We walk all of them around the block for exercise and for them to use the restroom.

Once we get back to the house, Matt instructs me to grab Ting and bring her out front while he picks up Chunk (Louis V Line’s Venom) and loads him up in the truck. “We have to head to the vet” was all the information I was given. I turn to look in the backseat and Chunk is laying on his daughter Ting and using her as a pillow. “Chunk’s afraid of heights, and the car seat is high to him.”

After close to 40 minutes of driving we arrive at Animal Hospital of Fort Lauderdale, one of the best vets specializing in reproduction on the East Coast. Chunk must come here a lot, because as soon as we pull up and he picks up sent he’s bouncing all over the place with excitement. As soon as Matt lifts him from the truck and sets him on the ground, Chunk full on sprints to the front door.

“Chunk’s here” we hear over the loud speaker, as we’re directed to room 6 where we wait for Andrea and Dr. Jones. Chunk completely loses his shit when he sees the familiar faces of his girlfriends, who will be collecting him for a breeding.

After being collected, Chunk cools off while his sample was prepared for shipment to a Customer in Texas, who will be using the fresh chilled semen on their show winning female. Matt steps out to call the Customer and let them know about the collection. “1.1 billion at 98% motility, you can expect FedEx to arrive with your package before 11am.” Venom and Omega are two of the most sought after pocket bully Studs in the world, and with the demand fro their offspring, Venomline has had to limit their Stud Service to a maximum 3 per week for any given Stud.

As soon as that is done, one of the vets along with an attendant come in and quickly draw blood from Ting. The blood sample will be sent off to a lab for progesterone testing. It’s important to monitor her progesterone to make sure her levels maintain at a high enough level to support her pregnancy. Ting is currently expecting puppies with Venom’s half brother Omega.


As soon as we finish at the Vet, Matt tells me that we are headed back North to meet with partner Darryl to get some updated photos of Venomline’s Savage (a 2X Venom son & littermate brother to Champion Ting & Rampage) Venomline’s Xena (a Mye-Stro daughter & Venom granddaughter) as well as Athena- a 2X Louis V Line’s Oro daughter.

After approximately 40 minutes of driving we are back in Matt’s neighborhood and I can see Darryl waiting. Matt introduces me to his partner and then begins to assemble the camera while Darryl starts letting dogs out one at a time. As each dog exited the vehicle Matt would tell me about the dog’s lineage and about their Sire and Dam.

Below is a recap of our busy day and some of the incredible pocket American Bullies that I was able to see and meet in person.

The first up was Savage, produced in the 1st Ever 2X Venom litter.

Check out: The First 2X Venom litter: From Pups to Adults


Next up was Venomline’s Xena. Xena was the lone puppy (a singleton) produced in the 1st Time ever Mye-Stro Meets Venom (Mye-Stro X Khaleesi) breeding. At just under 15 months, she’s an extremely impressive, beautiful 13" pocket bully.


After helping Matt & Darryl with photos of Savage & Xena, I got to see Louis V Line’s Oro daughter Athena. Athena is a 2X Oro daughter (Oro X Bathena) At just 8 months old, Athena looks just like her Sire, Venom’s nephew Oro.


After taking updated pics of Athena, it was King V’s turn for photos. King V is a gorgeous chocolate tri color Venom son (Venom X Remi) His dam Remi is a 2X Grand Champion Casablanca daughter. She was produced when Casa was bred back to his best daughter Nikita. The Venom X Remi breeding was the first time Venom had been bred to a Casablanca daughter and the results from the puppies that I have seen from the litter look incredible.

King V seemed to love the camera, just like his Sire. His attention span wasn’t all there, but again this is a 5 month old puppy. He was absolutely mesmerized with coconuts, so we used those to keep his attention. Here are some of the updated photos of the young up and coming stud.


As soon as we finished with photos of Xena, Savage, Athena and King V, it was close to noon. I was sent to pickup food while Matt met with Jacqueline from Dawghouse Bullies for some updated pics of Apache. Apache (pictured below at 9 months) was produced in the Big Red X Panda breeding.


Once they were finished, we met back at Matt’s house for lunch. I watch as Matt inhales his sub and then it was back to the puppy pen. Clean, replace, feed. I’m told that we have customers arriving to pick up their new puppy in close to 20 minutes. I was given an hour break while Matt went to meet with the family who was traveling in.

Despite his busy schedule, Matt takes his time with each and every customer, captures photos of each of them with the dogs and takes his time to get talk and get to know each of them beyond their shared love and appreciation of this breed.


The first of the visitors traveling in was the Jones family. They had driven all the way from Kansas City to pick up their newest addition, a female puppy from the Venom X Baci litter.

2pm: As soon as the Jones family was pulling out, the next visitors were arriving. James and his brother were pulling in after making the drive to South Florida from Michigan to use Venom at Stud. After a few quick photos Venom was collected and the Stud Service was complete.

In close to 30 days they will bring their female in for an ultrasound, and hopefully call with the good news- that she’s expecting.

3pm: Matt gives Chunk some ice cold water and then sets him on the couch, it’s only 3 o’clock and the little fella has already had a busy day. As we are heading out the door I can hear Chunk already starting to snore. I can’t help but laugh, this dog is living every dude’s fantasy.

Next we bring out a couple of the puppies from the Venom X Baci litter for photos.


Next we had Nate was arriving with puppies from Venom X Lucy for photos and videos. This litter is 7 weeks old and time for Customers to make their picks. Matt and Nate took photos and videos from every possible angle to help the Venomline Customers who weren’t able to travel in make the best selection possible. Once they finish with the photos and video of each individual puppy, I am handed the camera to upload all of the photos.

When the photos are finally uploaded, Matt and Nate start going through and selecting photos of each and begin sending them over to Customers with reservations on the litter. For the next two hours we are sending photos and videos. We take more as Customers request certain angles, ask to see bites or certain angles of the puppies stacked. I listen as Matt objectively breaks down the strengths and weaknesses of each puppy in the litter to help each customer make the right pick.


After Customers have made their picks Nate is back with his puppies from one of his females. In addition to the litter they partnered on, Nate also purchased a Venom Stud Credit to use on one of his own females (that wasn’t co-owned)

Ok now these are too friggin’ cute! They almost look fake, like little stuffed teddy bears. I’m in love! Don’t get me wrong, the other puppies are amazing, but these little bear cubs are only 5 weeks old. Just look at this little guy! He’s smiling the entire time I am holding him. I can’t. Just when I think I can’t take anymore cuteness, Nate is back with this little guy’s brother.




From the Pocket American Bully Kennel’s Website:

Originally from Houston, Texas, Venomline is now located in sunny South Florida.

Venomline is proud to have both in-house and produced several ABKC Pocket American Bully Champions. Their dogs have been featured in Rolling Stone Magazine, BULLY KING Magazine, Bully Girl Magazine, in Music Videos and on television (NBC, Barcroft Animals)

Venomline is known for producing some of the thickest dogs in the world, without sacrificing conformation or health. Their dogs are known for having massive heads, having dense bone, broad chests, wide shoulders, short muzzles and being packed rock solid with muscle on short & compact frames.

One thing that is pretty cool about the Pocket Bully breeder is that they are different than most “kennels” in the fact that they do not use a traditional kennel set up. Venomline bullies sleep in beds and are part of the family, they are not kept locked up in kennels all day. They pride themselves in producing dogs that not only have the “wow” factor, but an amazing temperament as well as being functional dogs. Venomline dogs display impressive athleticism despite the heavy muscle/bone they carry.

Venomline dogs are DNA & Health tested, and pups come with a health certificate, ABKC registration paperwork, shots & de-worming as well as a health guarantee covering any genetic related issues. Venomline ships semen (Stud Service) worldwide.

View their World Class Studs. They are also experienced and familiar with the import process and regulations for shipping semen to any country.

Venomline (South Florida) is proud to announce the opening of their 2nd location- Venomline South which is located in North Carolina.



What separates Pocket Bully bloodline Venomline from many other breeders are the females that are used as part of their breeding program. Any breeder can use a top Stud, but Venomline knows it takes both a Top level Stud and a Top Quality female to produce consistent, quality litters with each breeding pair.

Females are integral to the success of any breeding program. Without using top quality female to match a Top Stud, litters will more than likely end up being a watered down version of what was initially intended.

Knowing this, Venomline’s focus for the past 7 years has been primarily producing the best possible Pocket Females to match their Top Tier Studs. Foundation Females that are linebred to produce.

The result can be seen in their productions.



Top Upcoming Pocket American Bully Breedings & Puppies For Sale


Due to the amount of messages they receive on a daily basis from multiple platforms and because of the fact that owner Matt runs other businesses during work hours, the best way to reach Venomline is by text at:




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