SAMART’S CHAMPION MALCOLM X
SAMART’S CHAMPION MALCOLM X
Malcolm X. It was December ‘92, I went to attend a Roll Convention, there was this fancier by the name of Rainer, he had 3 young dogs, all females, with him, the word was that if anybody saw a bitch he liked, Rainer would gave away for free! O.k.; the first bitch apparently got a heart failure under the stress put upon her, the second bitch did start but snapped a lot, but the third, a little black bitch, made a huge impression on me, she fought extremely well against a very good, bigger bitch, this black bitch looked very intense and because of that she ‘jumped’ on Rainer to get this bitch, and also needless to say, Rainer thought he would keep this black little bitch a little while longer…We all went home and some weeks later, I got a call from my friend Marcel from Raging Bull kennels, Rainer had called him and offered him the bitch plus her littermate brother, also a black who, according to Rainer, was an even better prospect, Marcel did not have any room left so the two were offered to me, I liked the bitch so I said yes. In February 1993 I went to pick up these two blackies, I had already decide I would call the bitch ‘BLACK RAIN” (I liked that movie) & the male ‘”MALCOLM X”, when I got at Rainer’s, he had “X” running in the back yard, he looked just like “ELI JR” on the old pictures, if this wasn’t your typical “ELI” dog, which was? I insured Rainer that if the dogs had the potential, I would make them CHAMPIONS, as I consider myself to be a top-conditioner. When I got home with the two I felt “X” was a huge pain in the butt since he was a very noisy & hyper dog which I don’t like, at least the noisy part of it. At that point I began to run out of room for my dogs so I decided that “MALCOLM X” and “CUJO”, a good dog which came from Billy/ Irene Stevens, to settle which one was going to stay, “XI” was 4 lbs. bigger so he came with no work under his belt whatsoever, “CUJO” was a greyhound type build dog, I conditioned him like for a match and gave him, because of his lack of strength, some steroids. They fought extremely hard for 33 minutes, because “X” never had a workout in his life, his hind legs were folding under him, but somehow he found a resource to push “CUJO” around with just his shoulders & front legs, this told me I had a Game one, what also surprised me, is that without hind-legs, he still bit hard. At the 33 min. mark. “CUJO” couldn’t scratch but you won’t hear me calling that dog a cur, I feel he was a credit to his breeders. After “X” was cured & rested I started to condition him, he showed to be a very workable dog with lots of natural wind, you could just see his muscles develop with each workout. When I felt he was in really good shape I tried to match him against Keystone kennels, we agreed but that match didn’t come of. The Keystone Kennels dog went on to loose against CH. “BLACK BEARD”, who later met “MALCOLM X” I was then informed by St.B.’s Ron & Peter that P. Parker had a very good dog that was sure to beat, “X.” I went to see Parker and we agreed to a showdown. The “X” keep went really nice &, slow, I started to get really confident in him. Since I really liked the shape he appeared to be in, at showsite, Parker informed me that his dog was 1 ½ lbs. light, I knew then I’d go home with a one time winner, “X” bored in from the get-go.. this became a walkover win for “X” in 29 minutes.
Back to the ‘BLACK RAIN” bitch, I really liked that Roll I saw of her, I rolled her again with my “ZELDA JR” bitch, an old retired bitch with a lot of wrestling ability, however, I had to rescue “ZELDA JR” at the 20 minute mark, I had my friend J.P. to handle “BLACK RAIN” and he almost got bit because “BLACK RAIN” definitely wanted to go ‘back’! After she was cured & rested I started to work with her, she was a pain to work since she didn’t like anything. I matched her into Parker ‘s. RASTA” (who is a 4 X W inner today “BLACK RAIN” got car-sick on her way to the show which caused her to loose 2 lbs. of fluid, it wouldn’t matter since. RASTA” would have won anyway since she is SUPER! In any case, “BLACK RAIN” was the aggressor in this a how but she stopped biting at the 16-minute mark RASTA- got a hold of her leg and broke it. Since I brought “BLACK RAIN’ in steroid free & she did feel it and she made some noise which I can’t blame her for, I gave up the match but I was happy to see that “BLACK RAIN” definitely wanted to go’back’! All this time everybody thought that “SAMBUCA” was THE dog in our area (he had ‘MALCOLM X”, weight), the word was he was rolled with S.T.P./ High Energy kennels GR.CH. “BIG FOOT” and story went that “SAMBUCA” was the better dog, in any case, “SAMBUCA” demolished everything he was rolled & matched into with. I saw him rolled myself and I was impressed. I thought, ”X” would have 40 % winning chance against him. Since they had the same eight, and “X” was open, I gave the P.M.K. boys a call and we agreed to a showdown within 3 minutes. I had already worked him for 3 months so I just continued to do so, since “X” was going to meet the ‘bear’. I decided that, with the help of my house-mate Marja, I would do anything, no matter what the expense, to bring ”X” in the best possible shape. We did just that, and it paid off “MALCOLM X” took a killing for 20 minutes, staged a comeback to finish a truly Game “SAKBUCA” in 56 minutes, this was a truly classic show which should have been witnessed by more fanciers, the ones who missed it really ‘missed’ something!