Introduction-Dave from Michigan

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Introduction-Dave from Michigan

Postby mramerica » Fri Oct 12, 2012 11:08 pm

Hello Pit Bull Forum,

My name is Dave. I'm a 49 year-old, single, APBT enthusiast from Michigan. I have always had bird dogs, until I was offered a female American Bulldog, named Zoie. I adopted Zoie and she became my passageway into my love for Bully Breed dogs. As I researched the American Bulldog, I became fascinated with the APBT. I learned that there is no dog on this earth that can match the overall athleticism, heart, and determination displayed by a game-bred APBT. During my research into the history of the breed, I fell in love with the Colby blood-line. In fact, my love took me to Newburyport, MA where I met Louis Colby and had a fascinating two-hour conversation with him, during which time I picked up a male pup. I named him Colby, in honor of the great Colby blood-line. He's a powerful, athletic, lovable 67 lb boy who I love dearly. Unfortunately, I had to put-down his best friend, Zoie (American Bulldog) last year. However, I decided to adopt a female friend for him from The Detroit Bully Corp, last fall. Zeva is a 45 pound, beautiful, lightning fast, APBT that has been a joy for both Colby and I.

I very much enjoy researching the history of the breed, nutrition, exercise, and homeopathic remedies to keep my dogs healthy. I currently feed my dog a raw meat/organ/vegetable diet, which I supplement with pro-biotics, cod-liver oil, and various other pharmaceutical-grade nutritional supplements. I love exercising both dogs 6x/week, using my mountain bike. Colby and Zeva run on opposing sides of my bike on runs that average between 3-10 miles. Generally, I run them between 9-16 mph. However, during the hot/humid weather, I periodically walk them when I think hard running could be detrimental to their health. I use a harness for each dog so that I can keep the tension off their neck as well as allow them to safely pull me around the neighborhood. It's safe to say that we are like a freight-train blowing through the neighborhood.

Besides dogs, health, fitness, and sports (I was a 3-sport athlete) have always been a large part of my life. I am a Former AAU Mr. America and well as a Former NABBA Mr. USA. Therefore, I truly enjoy training my dogs for health and athletic purposes. Finally, I am looking forward to meeting other APBT enthusiasts and hope that I can contribute and learn from other members.

Dave
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Re: Introduction-Dave from Michigan

Postby mramerica » Fri Oct 12, 2012 11:31 pm

Colby before I began conditioning him in the spring. He has lost 12 lbs since this photo.

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Re: Introduction-Dave from Michigan

Postby mramerica » Fri Oct 12, 2012 11:35 pm

Colby, before I began conditioning him in the spring. He has lost 12 lbs since this picture.

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Re: Introduction-Dave from Michigan

Postby mramerica » Fri Oct 12, 2012 11:44 pm

Zeva: First week of conditioning. I do not have papers for her so I cannot attest to her official background.

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After dropping 9 lbs.

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Re: Introduction-Dave from Michigan

Postby AllisonPitbullLvr » Fri Oct 12, 2012 11:52 pm

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Re: Introduction-Dave from Michigan

Postby mramerica » Fri Oct 12, 2012 11:53 pm

I will update the picture of Colby so you can see the progress he has made. He is no longer looking chubby, but still does not look "ripped," even though he averaged around 28-30 miles/week during the summer and currently is running around 35-40 miles/week.

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Re: Introduction-Dave from Michigan

Postby Leslie H » Sat Oct 13, 2012 10:07 pm

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