Archives and Interviews



'' Bulldog '' by Floyd Boudreaux



He may be a large dog-may be small. He will fight one dog or fight 'em all. He will give you all that he has to give. It's the only


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Black & Tan Gamedogs - ASDJ sep-oct 2013



The black and tan coloration is an uncommon one in the American Pit Bull Terrier but many quality dogs of this colour have existed and I will try and mention


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HIS GRANDSIRE WAS DEAD GAME






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Basics on Sporting in Japan by Andrew Ishikawa



I'm not a writer but I did want to share with you guys a brief history on the sport in Japan. I had the opportunity to visit Japan frequently while


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THE STORY OF THE OLD FAMILY REDS



Written by Richard F. Stratton * Appeared in the January-February, 1975 issue of Bloodlines Journal. It has always seemed to me that the good old Pit Bull is a breed


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THOSE RED BOY DOGS





Jeff was also the main foundation of the dogs known today as the Medlin dogs. In fact Medlin’s Grand Champion Outlaw and Tramp Red Boy were halfbrothers as both were


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The Colors of the Pit Bull



American Pit Bull Terriers are a breed of dog that comes in a variety of colors. I've added images of American Pit Bull Terriers and their colors below. * Black


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American Pit Bull Terrier Glossary



Information stated below all belongs to "This Is The American Pit Bull Terrier" by Richard F. Stratton. American Dog Breeders Association: A registry that has existed since 1889 and caters


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Richard F. Stratton - More Questions and Answers

Curiosity is one of the permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous intellect. - Samuel Johnson For a time, I wrote a question and answer column for Bloodlines Journal. In my


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Interview with Pete Sparks



Question: In what year did you get your first American Pit Bull Terrier? Answer: In 1926. I got a white dog from Harry Monroe. I called the dog Bill, his


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Interview with Mr. Jeep

Since I wrote the original articles on this site under the handle of Mr. Jeep, we have seen quite a bit of interest in the Red Boy line, but I


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Interview with Captain America



How did you get started in the dogs? I went to grade school with Red Rhode, after that I didn't see him for twenty years. I found out that he


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Interview with Bobby Hall



Legendary warriors, they've lived and died, but still live on in the minds of thousands. Who has never heard before of the “Big Bad Black Bullyson” dog! A myth? Perhaps.


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Interview with Pat Patrick



S.T.P's Grand Champion Buck, Lewis' Grand Champion Catfish, Anderson's Champion Tonka, Patrick's Champion Assassin, Ozzie Steven's Champion Rastus, Boyle's Champion Bobby Jr., Paynes' Champion Black Annie, Kincaids' Champion Princess and


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Touched By Fire - Richard F. Stratton



It has often been claimed that geniuses, whether scientific, mathematical, or musical, were touched by a divine fire that made them special, but it also could be a curse because


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The Blood of A Champion



He may be a large dog or may be small, He will fight one dog or fight them all, He will give you all he has to give, It's the


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THE TRUTH ABOUT A FEW OLD STRAINS BY RICHARD STRATTON



Earl Tudor I only met Tudor once, and I was only nineteen, while he was in late middle age at that time. However, he was still matching dogs, as he


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Tips on Raising Pups by California Jack

As with any endeavor in life, pups are most successfully raised when one follows a game plan. That game plan should include the optimal health of the bitch prior to


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Starting Out & Setting Up by California Jack

My first bit of advice to anyone looking to get started with The Pit Bull Breed is DON’T. Forget about it and don’t get caught up in this lifestyle. If


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BUILT FROM STEEL PART 2



They made their way inside and they could hear Choco whining. Ralph was embarrassed thinking for sure Choco’s damage was obvious with his whining, but the old man had a


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BUILT FROM STEEL



A fictional piece that will hopefully motivate those who sit on the sidelines as our dogs are targeted and persecuted by those who wish to see them fade into extinction.


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REGISTER OF MERIT FEMALES



In the world of “Bulldogs” there is something for everybody. Some of us simply like the feeling of owning a great dog. Whether he shows his dog or not, whether


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REGISTER OF MERIT MALES



In the world of “Bulldogs” there is something for everybody. Some of us simply like the feeling of owning a great dog. Whether he shows his dog or not, whether


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UNPREDICTABLE VARIATIONS IN THE AMERICAN PIT BULL TERRIER BY GARY HAMMONDS



TOM LUNDBERG AND I WERE RECENTLY DISCUSSING THE THINGS YOU ARE LIKELY TO SEE IN OUR BREED THAT COME AS A SURPRISE TO THOSE OF US WHO BREED THE DOGS.


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How best way to travel with your Pit Bull?



When you travel you are in one with your dog. No phones. No wannabes nagging you. Solitude. This has always provided me with a good time to achieve the clarity


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What Sam Cates can teach us about Gameness



Gameness in the true sense of the word is what the American Pit Bull Terrie is all about. It is something that we should all be proud of. The apbt is not


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THE TRUTH ABOUT CHAIN TETHERING by CJ



There are many people who think it is “cruel” to keep a dog on a chain, but I intend to show that the opposite is true. I intend to show that


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FLOYD BOUDREAUX INTERVIEW



How many of us can say that his daddy had bulldogs for more than 40 years?How many of us can say without exaggeration that he played an important roll in


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DEFINITION OF GAMENESS



What is gameness? Every dog man has his own definition. One things for sure, gameness is the willingness to go back reguardless of what state or condition the mind or body is in. All the old timers


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INTERVIEW WITH DANNY BURTON



He looked at me while he was talking to some men who were standing around him. The conversation must have been about bulldogs as I recognized some of the guys


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INTERVIEW WITH GARY HAMMONDS



When talking to somebody who owns a Pit Bull Terrier, it is unavoidable that the subject of pedigrees comes up. Pedigrees make up a very important aspect of breeding any


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INTERVIEW WITH OZZIE STEVENS



See a lot of guys are big name because other people build their name up or whatever. People who don’t fight dogs, they do all kinds of build up on


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INTERVIEW WITH VICTOR AYCART OF SOUTHERN KENNELS



When did you get started with the dogs and how?  Well my friend, it is a long story. Just when I was a kid, like ten, eleven, twelve years old,


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