about lifestyle


I’m Matthew Cottrell, owner and founder of Kingdom Kennels, a unique bespoke international kennels established in 2007, now located directly on the warm breezy beach front in the beautiful Caribbean Island of Barbados.

In early 2007 I moved from Wales in the UK to Barbados with my family.

I brought with me my English Bull Terriers with a plan to show and breed them as well as provide people of the island with a breed they had not seen in Barbados for many years.



Our Work Speaks For Itself ... Experience Matters

After a few breedings, I realized that my passion for dogs was not only bringing me happiness but could grow to a point where eventually it could provide income for my family. There are a considerable number of excellent breeds that I found had no presence here so I decided to diversify into other breeds that would be beneficial to the country and region.

I researched the suitability of the Cane Corso, a beautiful large breed mastiff from Italy, very well suited to people requiring protection for their family home or business whilst also being an awesome all round family dog.

I continued by introducing the English bulldog, French bulldog and American Bully all of which are perfect if one is looking for a lazy, "stay at home" dog. The more active family might lean towards the American Bully not only a great companion dog but a wonderful out and about sporty animal with plenty of personalities.

about bully beach

Our Objectives

All of our original blood lines were carefully selected from some of the best breeders in the world with the aim of carrying the breed even further forward; my objectives were to produce healthier and fitter dogs with great confirmation and intelligence meeting all the breed standards.


about bully water

Our Top Stud Dogs ...

We are currently traveling around Europe showing one of our top stud dogs “Crown”. I am confident that he will do well and bring home some trophies.