American Pit Bull Terrier > Razors Edge (APBT) or No (6 replies)
Razors Edge (APBT) or No
by BabyEagle4U on 08 December 2007 - 15:20
Im interested in what people have to say about this controversy.
by decoyD on 16 December 2007 - 19:21
Your gamedog fanciers will claim they are not APBT's. Others will claim they are pure APBT's. Whether other breeds are mixed in, only their founder would know for sure.
Edgar Eddington of Pulldog fame was known to mix other breeds with his APBT's. He was found murdered, beaten to death with a claw hammer.
Its the same as with the GSD. The German line owners call down the American lines. The working line owners and the showline owners are always at odds. With APBT's, the gamedog fanciers will turn down their nose at anything with Staff or bench show lines. My own opinion, is they are all APBT's, just bred along different lines and for different reasons.
by Angela Kovacs on 17 December 2007 - 06:01
I agree with you D
by KELEVRA KENNELS on 10 December 2010 - 03:55
|in the beging there wern't any blues... so with that said all pitbull lines if you go back far enough start from gamedogs bred to be game with natural air and ability. anything else just wouldn't do,of course different men have different ideas of what a dog should be. all you can do is get one of each see witch one you and your family most relate with .i speak for myself when i say the gamebred lines of old have left us with the greatest dog alive today and for years to come|
by Jenni78 on 10 December 2010 - 04:51
| Blue is merely a dilution of black. To say there were "never" blues is not correct, but the huge majority of blue showing up in today's "Pit Bulls" is due to Staff blood, IMO. |
If it's a Staff, don't call it a Pit....simple enough. The Pit Bull Terrier is a breed, not a catch-all phrase for these monstrosities crossed w/different molossers to increase their size and musculature. What people call a pit bull lately sickens me, frankly.
by KELEVRA KENNELS on 11 December 2010 - 04:12
|WOW JENNI78 I LIKE THE WAY YOU SAID THAT. AND YOUR RIGHT ABOUT BLACK TO BLUE BUT STAFFS ARE AND WILL ALWAYS HAVE A HINT OF GAMEDOG IN THEM NOT ENOUGH TO TICKLE MY FANCY . AND WITH EVERY NEW LITTER OF BLOCKY BODIED BLUES.THEY GROW FARTHER AND FARTHER FROM THEIR ROOTS. I ASK YOU JENNIE WHATS THE IDEAL DOG IYO ? PITBULL OF COURSE|
by micheleambernick on 12 December 2010 - 18:57
There is no "rare" pit bull color. And the color of a dog's nose does not indicate it is a certain "type" of pit bull. Color is simply an expression of genetic code concerning coat color.
It might surprise you to learn that today the so called "rare blue pit bull" is in fact not rare, and not a pit bull! The blue color is a dilute of black, and occurs in the American Staffordshire breed. How it popped up in those dogs is any one's guess. Blue is a mastiff color, not a bulldog color. (There are no blue English bulldogs, but the English mastiff did used to come in blue, as do some other mastiff breeds).
Here is what Louis Colby has to say about the "blue" dogs, and I can't think of any better authority: "As a boy growing up, and listening to multiple conversations between my father and visitors such as Collagan, Heinzl Vose, Donovan, and other dogmen from all over the country..never did the word blue appear. There never was a blue Colby dog in my father's yard, nor mine.To my knowledge there was never a blue colored dog reported in any match or sporting event."