The Dibo line descended from the inbred Lloyd’s Pilot ( Pilot was bred at the “Red Lion Inn” in Birmingham, England and imported by Charles “Cockney Charlie” Lloyd, of Manhattan, New York City ) strain of Con Feeley of Chicago which was then selectively bred by Joe Corvino, also of Chicago and resulted in 2 key dogs, Corvino’s Gimp ( Dibo’s Great-Grandsire) and his litter brother Corvino’s Shorty. Dibo also had some influence from the powerful strain of Frank Henry of Marietta, Ohio whose blood centered around his “Richmond” dog which was imported from Wolverhampton, England. This Richmond blood was blended with Lloyd’s Pilot blood of W.T. Delihant and great aces such as Swineford’s Ch King Paddy, Henry’s Ch Black Brandy, Tudor’s Gr Ch Black Jack and his much-feared son Peterson’s Gr Ch Black Jack, Jr. resulted. Gr Ch Black Jack, Jr. was out of Cunningham’s Nellie, a pure Henry bitch descended from Richmond. A daughter of Gr Ch Black Jack, Jr. was then bred to the imported Irish “Old Family” gamedog Bill Shipley’s Red Jerry owned by Shipley of Texas who maintained a breeding partnership with Irishman Jim Corcoran. This breeding yielded the bitch Tudor’s Goldie, a devastating pit dog which Joe Corvino bought from Earl Tudor and incorporated into his breeding program, which ultimately resulted in Dibo.

Dibo’s dam was Ed Ritcheson’s Bambi.  Bambi, also known as Heinzl’s Bambi, was sired by Ritcheson’s Spike and she was out of Ritcheson’s Spotty.  A novice by the name of W. D. Smith acquired Bambi and made the breeding to Wiz Hubbard’s Bounce.  Smith eventually sold Dibo, as a pup, to a man named Jensen who only wanted a pet for his son.  The young boy named his pet Dumbo, but tired of him and wished for a collie, as Lassie was popular at that time.  Jensen then contacted Mr. Heinzl in regard to trading Dumbo for a collie pup.  Howard Heinzl knew Bounce and Bambi were good individuals, but still had his doubts as one of Bounce’s sisters were questionable, and Bambi was cold.  The trade was made and Dumbo went home with Howard Heinzl and stayed, where he would follow Mr. Heinzl and stayed out of the reach of the other chained dogs on the yard for about two years.

Earl Tudor visited Heinzl’s yard and took a liking to Dumbo.  Mr. Heinzl offered Mr. Tudor any dog on his yard, trying to convince him to purchase a good dog.  In spite of everything, Tudor took Dumbo home and changed his name to Dibo.  Dibo was stolen shortyl after and was sold to a black restaurant owner, who named him Runt, Frank Ferris later changed all the incorrect papers.  The pup wouldn’t hit a lick until it was 2 1/2 years old, but when it did, it was an cae dog from that day forward!  Floyd Boudreaux and William Burley owned a good brindle dog named Buzz on halves.  They had to pull this pup off Buzz in :18 minutes as he wrecked Buzz in short order.  Floyd matched him at 39 lbs. into a 40 lb. dog and won the contest in style and short order.  He used his dad’s Man dog 6 weeks later and matched into Gaboon Trahan and his highly regarded Country Boy dog, gave him a pound and beat him in :33 minutes.  Tudor got Dibo back from the gentleman and by the age of four, Dibo had finally turned on and eventually became a three time winner at 44 lbs.  His performance record is minute in comparison to his ability to produce.

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