ROCCA’S STONEWALL POR
Stonewall`s parents was GR CH Snake and CH Missy half brother and half sister whose mother was Honeybunch.
In the 80’s of last century, a puppy namedTravis (in the future Stonewall) lived and was brought up by Tom Garner (breeder of Stonewall). Travis was first sold to a lady named Mary Parsons. Then Mr. Hunter won with Stonewall two games vs DEETER `S PEE WEE 2W for 42 minutes and CHICKEN DAVE `S MITE for 45 minutes. However, in the fight history Stonewall is mostly known as an excellent producer.
Stonewall started mating at age 6 years and he did few litters, but nevertheless he have titles of R.O.M. (unreported) and P.O.R. His children also get these titles, and grandchildren and great-grandchildren are still alive and continue to add points to their parents. Frank Rocca got the Stonewall as adult dog. Rocca considering Stonewall as the best producer of game dogs who had ever lived in his yard.
From an interview with Mr. Rocca: (1995 year):
“”Q: ONE OF YOUR TOP STUD DOGS IS “ROCCA’S STONEWALL”, WHAT ATTRACTED YOU TO HIM, WAS IT THE BREEDING (HONEYBUNCH) OR WAS IT THE DOG AS AN INDIVIDUAL AND HOW WOULD YOU RATE HIM IN COMPARISON TO OTHER STUDS YOU HAVE OWNED?
There really is no comparison with “Stonewall: and any other dogs that I have owned,
because he’s far superior in terms of being a producer, and as good as the best performers I have had.
His pedigree is second to none. The sad part is he’s eleven years old and his days are limited.
We didn’t start breeding him until he was six, which explains why there are not many “Stonewall”
dogs around, the other reason is I pulled him off of Public Stud a couple of years ago and I turned down
some very nice offers to excellent bitches, tidy sums of money, and half litter deals, but I just wanted
to keep him in my own yard and breed him selectively to my own bitches. I tried to pay a handsome stud
fee to his previous owners, hoping to get him bred to my “Midge”. A couple years later I purchased him,
made that breeding twice, and realized some of the best of my career in terms of the trickiness
of breeding for gameness.””
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