133 pound pit bull

Dog Weight Pulling Tricks, by champion breeders Dungeon Kennel

In this featured video, Sam from the world famous Dela Cruz bloodline gives some great tips on how to get your dog started in the sport of weight pull.

The Dela Cruz Bloodline is known worldwide for producing some of the strongest working dogs. They are considered Southern California’s premiere XL bloodline.

Sam and Oliver from the Dela Cruz bloodline actively participate in weight pull events around the United States.

Their dogs “White dragon” and “Sancho” dominate the competition — Consistently taking home 1st place trophies.

133 pound pit bull

Pictured above is 2x Weight Pull Champion Dela Cruz White Dragon 5150. He weighs in at a whopping 133 pounds and has pulled as much as 11,806 pounds

The Dela Cruz team feeds their dogs a high protein diet along with a premium kibble. One of the key ingredients in all of their dogs diets is Gorilla Max.

Gorilla Max is high protein high fat powder that is adding to their dog’s dry food. It contains over 70% protein per serving. It’s used for repairing and rebuilding their dogs muscles after a hard workout.

Is this sport inhumane or cruel ?

One of the most common misconceptions about the sport of weight pull is that it’s cruel or inhumane to the animal. In reality, it’s quite the opposite. Working breeds love to work and enjoy this sport very much.

Their demeanor when working on the weight pull track shows that they enjoy this sport. The dog’s tail is constantly wagging and is in the upright position (a key indicator that they’re in no pain and showing no fear).

If this sport was cruel or hurt the dog in anyway, they would have the opposite demeanor. Their tail would be tucked (showing fear) and they would tremble or whine (showing they’re in pain).

Can all breeds participate in this sport?

Yes! As long as your dog is willing to pull the weight, they can participate in this sport.

Mastiffs, American Pit Bull Terriers, American Bullies, and English Bulldogs are all naturally drawn to this sport. However, weight pulling isn’t limited to just these breeds.

Where can I get a weight pull harness?

A good start would be visiting the IWPA’s (International Weight Pull Associate) website: IWPA Weight Pull Harness Resource

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Is weight pulling safe for dogs?

Yes. This sport is absolutely safe. However, there are some precautions you must take:

  • Always use a harness that fits the dog properly
  • Be sure to practice this sport on the correct terrain (Concrete, asphalt, and other hard surfaces can injure the dog’s paws)
  • Give your dog the right amount of rest between workouts
  • Be sure to keep your dog hydrated at all times
  • Feed your dog a high protein diet to ensure their muscles heal fully between workouts

The Dela Cruz team uses Gorilla Max to Bulk Up Their Dogs & speed up recovery time after workouts

gorilla max protein powder

It’s essential that you feed your dog quality food and supplements when working them out. Without the proper diet, it’s impossible for their muscle to grow and repair themselves. Dogs that are malnourished are also more prone to injury.

The Dela Cruz team uses Gorilla Max. Gorilla Max speeds up your dog’s recovery time between workouts. It also ensures their muscles get the nutrients they need to heal and repair themselves.

There are three ways to feed your dog Gorilla Max:

  1. You can mix it with water and pour it over dry food.
  2. You can mix with with canned food
  3. You can mix it with plain yogurt (This is the most popular way to feed dogs Gorilla Max)

What time should you feed your dog Gorilla Max?

Dogs benefit the most from Gorilla Max when its fed 30 minuets prior to workouts and 30 minuets after workouts. These are the two most crucial times that you’re dog’s muscles need fuel.

Therefore it would be best to split the serving of Gorilla Max in half.

  • 1/2 of a serving of Gorilla Max 30 minuets before workouts.
  • 1/2 of a serving of Gorilla Max 30 minuets after workouts.