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COY’S GR CH BANJO ROM

In 1990 The texas Iron Man Coy D. and a friend purchased some dogs from the yard of Joe Hoskins and Tony McCool. They left with some very good prospects and a 10 month old male, who was whelped in April of 1989, out of McCool’s Sack and Hoskin’s Betty Joe. Since the litter was out of Sack, who had quit in 1:42 against a good dog of Bo Well’s,...

OLD MOUNTAIN MAN – Lester Hughes

It was December 1989. A few days earlier we had been married and we were now driving south on the Blue Ridge Parkway to visit with one of the most respected legends in the dog game. In spite of the unfamiliar geography, we had little trouble arriving at our destination. The road we were on ran parallel to a mountain creek, and on the other side of that creek we...

ZWETTLER’S GR CH MOSES ROM

Many great and well known dogs are combined inseparable with their breeder or owner, Zettler’s MOSES is probably the most known dog off of our breeding. He is from the breeding Raging Bull (Rushin) LITTLE ROCK x ZW DEBBIE. DEBBIE was off of CHINA’S first litter, when bred to Ch. SCALLYWAG. We sold her as a pup to a friend of us. DEBBIE was a calm, well balanced and hard...

Size-Up Kennel’s Ch Heffa

Like I always enjoy doing, we will start on this small tribute by pointing out some of the Bulldogs in the pedigree which made this game dog worthy of mentioning in the history books. We can start by looking at Von’s “Zachariah”, he comes from a long line of game dogs which can be found in many of our great dog’s pedigrees. Zacharaih was a son of Boyles Ch “Bolt Action” (ROM); who...

WILDSIDE’S RAPID ROY

I had originally wanted a pup off of Ed & Chris from Bandit and another Gyp they had on the Yard. Well that breeding couldn’t be made, so they had to send me another one in replacement. With my authorization of course, This pup was out of the same Sire, their Bandit dog and the Dam of Roy was “Wildside’s Wild Cherry” knowing that I liked Eli dogs crossed with...

THE GAS HOUSE DOG

One of the most famous and widely quoted dogs as the foundation stock of Pit-Bull Terriers in America was The Gas House Dog. The Gas House Dog, or to speak more properly, McDonald’s Grip, was a brindle dog with white blaze in face, white ring about neck, white breast and paws. He was the property of the late John McDonald, who at the time of ownership had charge of the...