Welcome to grandchamp.co.za Blog

JACK KELLY’S KAYO

JACK KELLY’S KAYO “On December 6th, 1959, a match was scheduled to take place “a couple of hours drive out of New York City”, at about 2 in the afternoon. The Editor, arriving a little late, set out in pursuit of a couple of cars, whose drivers knew the way. After a seemingly chase all over Upper New York State, during which time we woke up Rip Van Winkle, driving...

McCLAIN’S CHAMPION LUCIFER

I’d like to pay tribute to truly one of the greatest dogs I’ve ever seen perform in my 12 years with bulldogs. He’s probably a dog that 90% of the fraternity has never heard of, but of the 10% that have, I’m sure they will all say the same as me. Now before I even say this dog’s name, I’d like to let the readers know that I have seen...

FREEDOMBORN’S CH BLACK DREAM

I always was a fan of “line Breeding”. So when I had a chance to breed to SCK’S Ch. Jesse James I didn’t think twice about doing the breeding. I met SCK’S Tony a couple of times before we became friends and did the breeding with a bitch I own called Freedomborn Kennels’ Shonda that I ac­quired from Southern Kennels. She was a direct daughter of the great Gr. Ch....

IRON WARRIORS GR CH MAKAVELI

So IW went on over and picked up this 16 month old pup and held on to him for a bit before checking him out. IW began to look at Mack at about 18 months old and liked what he had seen from Mack. A lot of people would tell IW that Mack was just a hard biting cur. Well IW said we will see about that, and boy did...

BULLYSON JR

Hall’s “Bullyson Jr.” was another one of those dogs that began his career before Jack Kelly ever started Sporting Dog Journal in 1972. In the Sporting Dog Journal it was recorded as Coggins and Corn losing to “Bullyson Jr.,” at a weight of Fifty-Three pounds. in a matter of Eighteen Minutes in 1971. It was December the 11th, 1971, in a six card show held in Sealy, Texas. “Bullyson Jr.” would...

JESSE ROD’S WHITEFOOT

Whitefoot was a three time winner at 43 to 44 lbs, out of Gr Ch Midnight and Indian Missy. He had one white foot so naturally I named him Whitefoot. His most famous and best fight came against Ozzie Stevens Ch Cholly Boy. At the time, Whitefoot was a 3x winner and Cholly Boy was a 4x winner. After his wins it was very difficult to find a match Twice...