Frequently asked questions
1) Where Are You Located?
Our main location is in Elkhart, Indiana. However, we also do have growing locations in North Manchester Indiana, Akron Ohio, and London Ontario Canada.
2) Do you have puppies available?
Yes we do. Simply contact us to schedule an appointment and find out what puppies we have available.
3) What are the rates on your studs?
The rates for our studs varies for each of them. Browse through all of them here to find out more information.
dog care tips
Royalty Bully Kennelz has put together the following tips for you and your new family member. We want the transition home for your new addition to be as smooth as possible, so we have come up with a packet of information to help guide you on this new journey!
1) Purchase A Dog Crate, Towels & Baby Gate
It is best to purchase a dog crate ahead of time, before you bring your new dog home. We also recommend you buy bath towels to place inside the crate until your new puppy is house-trained and can be entrusted with a dog bed. We recommend bath towels instead of a dog bed because towels are easy to throw in the washer or dispose of. This will make your workload easier if you have several bath towels because you can remove one that has been soiled and replace it with another. If you have rooms in the house that you do not want your puppy to access, consider purchasing a baby gate. You can find these for the best price online or at Wal-Mart.
2) Purchase Chew Toys
Chew toys are important, especially for young puppies because they love to chew on everything! Stay away from anything made of rawhide, because dogs can have problems digesting rawhide, and this can cause problems for them in the future like digestive irritation, choking, or blockage. You can buy raw bones from your local Martin’s for your puppy to chew on. Rubber toys and squeaky toys are okay as long as you supervise your puppy does not swallow these types of toys. Don’t forget to purchase a food and water blow. We recommend the stainless steel bowls because puppies tend to chew on the plastic ones.
3) Purchase a Leash & Collar
You will also want to have a leash and collar ready for your new puppy so you can take him or her with you on car rides or to the park. We have found that Petco has a great selection of collars and they usually have a great clearance section for these kinds of items. Personally, when it comes to collars we like the Kong brand because they are very durable. However, most collars will still suffice. We tend to purchase chokers for our dogs since it is easier for us to train them to walk on a leash. But remember to REMOVE the choker when you crate your puppy ,so they don't get snagged on the cage while they’re home alone.
4) Expect Accidents To Happen
Puppies tend to be excited and nervous within the first 48 hours of bring them home so it’s normal for them to cry and whine. As the puppy gets used to it’s new home, it should calm down. Expect accidents. Restrict the puppy to a non-carpeted area if possible until it is fully housebroken. A change in environment, and especially in diet, can cause diarrhea or loose stools. If the puppy has diarrhea, increase fluids to ensure hydration and decrease the amount of puppy food. If the diarrhea does not improve within 48 hours, take the puppy to your veterinarian to have it checked for intestinal worms. Here at Royalty Bully Kennelz we deworm our puppies at each vet visit before they go off to their new homes so they usually get dewormed 3-4 times. However, your puppy can catch worms if you have other dogs in your home who have not recently been dewormed or if they step in the feces of another infested dog at the park or while on a walk. We recommend you deworm your puppy at least every 2 months, especially if you take them out where they could possibly pick up worms.
5) Make Sure Your Dog's Microchip Is Registered
Your puppy is microchipped too. This means in the event your dog were to wander off or get lost, animal control has a means of identifying your dog and who they belong to. Make sure that if we did not register the chip for you, that you create a free account at found.org and register your microchip. The website will ask for a picture of your dog and also your contact information.
6) Make Sure Your Dog Eats Healthy & Keep Them Away From Toxic Foods / Toxins
Nutrition is important for growing puppies. We recommend feeding grain free if you can afford it since this is the healthier choice of dog food. You can also choose to feed raw if you prefer since this is the diet for the majority of show dogs. You want to feed according to weight so for example a 10 pound puppy will not need as much as a full grown 65 pound adult. You can find a good guide to understanding how to feed raw at the following website: RawDogRanch.com/RawFeeding/HowToFeedRaw/HowMuch.Html.
Raw diet should consist of 45% raw meaty bones, 50% muscle meat, and 5% organ meat. Types of meat you can buy for your dog include chicken legs, chicken breasts, pork meat, chicken gizzards or hearts, hamburger meat, and other types of beef. We have found that for some of our dogs, organ meats do not sit well in their stomachs so we usually cut them out for their specific diet. Remember organ meats should only make up 5% of your dog’s diet so this is a very small portion compared to other types of meats.
It is also important to know what is poisonous for your dog. Below is a list of toxic foods and toxins for dogs.
Peach / Apricot Pits
Grapes / Raisins
Common Toxins For Dogs:
Mouse & Rat Poison
Vitamins & Minerals
Human & Pet Pain Relievers
Cold & Allergy Medicines
6) Make Sure Vaccinations Are Up-To-Date
You puppy will need it’s next vaccination by the age of 6 months which will be for the rabies vaccine. Make sure you schedule this appointment with your vet since this vaccine is required in the state of Indiana. You should also make sure to have your puppy on heartworm prevention. There are several options for this. You may purchase the monthly pill from your veterinarian or you may go for the ProHeart vaccine which your dog would receive once every 6 months. We have found this vaccine to be very helpful as it only costs $52 and lasts you half the year. This is good for dog owners who might struggle with remembering to give the heartworm prevention pill on time and every month. Heartworm prevention is important because mosquitoes are harmful in our area plus it is more economical to prevent heartworm than to treat it. Treatment for heartworm on average costs ~$1,250.
For flea and tick prevention we recommend Nexgard or Bravecto. There are different pills. Some are given monthly and others every 3 months. We have found these 2 brands to be the most effective at getting the job done. You can get these from you veterinarian as well and they don’t cost too much (NexGard monthly is usually $20-$30, Bravecto last 3 months and is usually $55-$60.)
7) Enjoy Your New Furry Family Member!
We hope you enjoy your new American bully. We have included some information from the description of the American Bully from theabkcdogs.org:
“The American Bully is a companion breed exhibiting confidence, a zest for life, along with an exuberant willingness to please and bond with their family, thus making the American Bully an excellent family companion. Despite the American bully’s fierce and powerful appearance, their demanor is gentle. They are great with kids and extremely friendly with strangers, other dogs, and other animals.”
Please know we truly care about each and every one of our dogs produced here and we are always available if you have any questions or need help with your new family member. We love to see our puppies grow up so please send us pictures and updates of your puppy as they grow! Thank you very much for your business and we look forward to many years of your friendship :)
Royalty Bully Kennelz
Phone: (574) 304-2589