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GSI Business Exclusive with Foremanline

Posted in Trending with tags , , , on August 15, 2016 by geniusscribbleink

Foremanline T-Shirt

“One Love Boomer” is the epitaph written in permanent ink on the back of famous hip hop legend DMX (aka Earl Simmons). This phrase hovers above a tattooed portrait made in honor of his self-proclaimed “best friend” pit bull (Boomer) who was tragically killed in a car accident. DMX’s infamous barking when delivering his gravely vocals over his legendary music tracks all but lets us know that his passion for dogs is no farce, as it represents the love he has for dogs that stems back to his childhood when he would rescue strays around his neighborhood in Yonkers New York.  Passion is said to be “any powerful or compelling emotion”. Rarely do you find individuals who are committed to anything, let alone exhibit an ounce of passion towards an aspiration or craft. Often while spending time on social media trolling/strolling down my feed, I always tend to look for those types of individuals who have commitment in their DNA. The type of commitment that is much more than just financial reward and accolades.  These are the individuals who do it for the pure love and the exuberance of not just the results, but also for the process that it takes to get the end result. That old cliché states that you work like a slave to become a master. Well in the case of Travis Foreman, this statement bolds extremely true, as his passion and commitment in the realm of dog breeding has brought him into the forefront of the industry. His business “Foremanline” not only has the endorsement of his last name (Foreman), but it also speaks of the “line” or “lineage” that he is creating inside the breeding world of the American Bully. I had a chance to interview Travis in order to get a perspective inside his world so that I could not only educate my audience, but also gain some insight as well. The following is my Q&A with the CEO of Foremanline, Mr. Travis Foreman:

 

GSI: I like to ask the adverse question first, so here it goes.  Some may say “Eh it’s nothing special about your dogs.  In fact I can get that dog from anywhere else”.  What do you say in response to that person?

 

TF:  My dogs are very special because of how they are bred. Many people have the misconception that you can just put two bullies together and get nice dogs but this isn’t true. It’s not just about how they look, it’s about their pedigree. Through trial and tribulation, I think I have mastered the craft of matching up dogs to produce healthy, sound, clean, functional American bullies. In creating Foremanline, I used two of the most famous bloodlines to date which are Remyline and Gottiline.  I had the privilege of being mentored by a true dog man, best friend and creator of Remyline, Fabian Chichester. So to answer the question, there are many nice bullies in the world, but my dogs are special because of how they are bred and no one else has the same exact ingredients.

 

GSI: What made you get into the breeding business?

 

TF:  In 2005 I was actually running out of gas and had to get off the exit to get gas. After getting gas I was on the service road and I saw this older lady walking a pup and his rear was so muscular that I had to pullover (laughs). I jumped out of the car and she said: “Please don’t steal this dog”!  I said Miss, I’m a school teacher and I don’t steal, I just need to know where this pup comes from. The pup was 14 weeks old at the time and I had never seen a pup so short and thick as this one and I knew I just had to have one. So she said it was her son’s dog and he got him from California and paid $2,200.00. So I gave her my number and told her to have her son call me, he did exactly that (call) in less than 20 minutes. He told to me to go to Lowjack Kennels website which is now Remyline. I went to the website and saw the pic of the pup’s dad whose name was the famous Remy Martin (pictured below with me) and the rest is history.

 

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GSI: From the photos I have seen from your line, you seem to have an acute awareness of what it takes get that certain “muscular” look that is prevalent in the Standard, Extreme and Extra Large size classes. Is there a secret you can share with my readers that won’t cost you money if you revealed it?

 

TF:  People always ask me what I feed my dogs that make them look like that. Well of course I feed a high quality dog food but my answer to them is “it’s not what they are fed, but rather how they are bred”.  As for the photos that you see, my mentor Fabian told me a long time ago that a pic can make or break a dog and if no one has seen the dog in person, a pic is all they have to go by.  So I’m very particular about photos that I post. I get down on their level and snap away. They do the rest.

 

GSI: Of course there are dangerous stigmas attached to the American Pitbull from their jaws locking to their brain swelling that make people reluctant to be owners. Are these claims true or false and are there any legitimate dangers in owning this breed?

 

TF:  Well just to be clear, I breed American Bullies. The differences are American Bullies are shorter, wider, and thicker with a bigger head and in my opinion have a better temperament. Although, the pitbull was used to make the breed, they are two totally separate breeds. Pitbulls do not have lock jaw; that is a myth. It may seem that way but what allows them to hold onto something so tight is pure determination and drive. I see no danger in owning this breed at all as long as the owner is responsible, these dogs aren’t for everyone.

 

GSI: What was your take on the Michael Vick dog scandal and dog fighting in general?

 

TF:  I am 100% against dog fighting! As for Michael Vick, yes he was wrong and got what the people thought he deserved. I’m a firm believer of second chances and he was given that and I think he is taking advantage of that by taking responsibility for his action and going out and educating people about the breed. So I think some good has come out of it. He has the ability to influence and he is using that ability to correct his wrong.

 

GSI: Have you had any celebrities who have purchased a pup from you? If so who?

 

TF:  I have sold a pup to a professional boxer but I will refrain from saying who. In my last litter, Jonathan Casillas of the New York Giants checked them out but didn’t purchase because of personal reasons. I’m positive more professional athletes will be purchasing my pups in the near future.

 

GSI: The picture that I used for this blog entry is from one of your business t-shirts. Please let the readers know where they can purchase one.

 

TF:  I can be reached on FB (Foremanline) for purchase of the Foremanline T-shirts.

 

GSI: And of course the reason we are here is about your business, so let everyone know how to get in contact with you if they are interested in purchasing a pup from you?

 

TF:  I probably won’t be doing any breeding for a year or two, however I can be reached on Facebook and Instagram under the name Foremanline for anyone interested in my pups.  I also ask that people be on the lookout for my two up and coming phenomenal studs named No’Dax and Cashius.

 

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GSI: In five years from now when I mention “Foremanline” out loud, what will people say about your business?

 

TF:  Five years from now when you say Foremanline out loud, people will say: “Foremanline don’t cross….Paid the cost to be the boss!” I would also like to add this tagline in addition and state: “Research, read about it….Don’t talk about it…Breed about it!”

 

Genius Scribble Ink would like to thank Mr. Travis Foreman for taking time out of his busy schedule in order to give us intricate insight into his business “Foremanline”.  I have seen this man’s passion and dedication to his craft on a continuous basis, so trust that he is indeed the real deal in the world of American Bully breeding. Once again if you are interested in purchasing a pup or a t-shirt, please make sure that to contact Travis Foreman on Facebook or Instagram under the tag of Foremanline.  Genius Scribble Ink would like to wish Travis Foreman and the Foremanline brand great success in the many years to come and makes sure that you: “Research, read about it….Don’t talk about it…Breed about it!” and check out the Foremanline! #man’s best friend