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Dagger Dogs

Discussion in 'Breeder Discussion' started by carl, Jan 5, 2010.

  1. porcupine

    porcupine Puppy

    Exactly. And even if you look at dogs like Mayday and Alligator, I'm pretty sure they never weighed more than 100. And if they did, then they were probably hog-fat, overweight and unconditioned.
  2. mr.clueless

    mr.clueless Good Dog

    alligator was one of the best big dogs of his era but he certainly never weighed anywhere near 100 lb !....mayday neither

    athletes are rarely allowed to become obese ;)
  3. carl

    carl Puppy

    back when most of these dogs were getting famous was around the time of the deppreshun you have to remember a big dog eats more keeping he size down
    more for the buck so to speak
  4. apbtkidz

    apbtkidz Little Dog

    I have heard that they also hog hunt with them.
    I like a well bred game dog(but I LOVE the OFRN). I've seen and played with nicely bred game dogs. Would have loved to own them. I prefer an average to smaller dog myself.
    As for UKC judges. they are now picking more of smaller to average size dog, but most of them still don't know what Balanced means :lol:.
  5. carl

    carl Puppy

    if these dogs were breed for pulling wouldnt they be trying to keep them game/drive
    also why on earth would thay breed mastiff in them for size mastiffs have
    history of hip displacia
  6. CoolHandJean

    CoolHandJean Krypto Super Dog

    I believe Whopper was mixed with some mastiff, and it was said to improve that line as a weight pulling line, which I guess the extra strength was what they were going for.
  7. hashphish

    hashphish Puppy

    i remember when dagger kennels dragon was at mt.olympus kennel and there was something that dragon was stolen or used by someone a long time ago. I have somewhere the old ad in dogworld a while back. http://komonstersquad.com/html/imagegallery1.html raging kano was a dog someone was making a fuss about a while back.
  8. OK....aside from weight pulling and holding records for it, I also have met Omar Ross when living in Las Vegas. We met at ADBA conventions. I now live in Florida and have met others with Dagger dogs at weight pulls. One breeder I met that doesn't pull his Dagger bred dog, says his dog was the best catch dog he has ever owned. He ended up being the sire of my dog. The dam was a good size at 55 lbs. As for temperament I couldn't ask for a sweeter dog. He has nice conformation, though a little large by ADBA standards. Although he has placed second in a ADBSI sanctioned show. Like they say "form and function". If you're using a dog to take down a 300lb + hog, it doesn't hurt to have large dog with that do or die attitude. The dogs I really don't like to see referred to as APBT by the uninformed or novices to the breed are the so called "American Bullys" To me they are a total aberration of the American Pit Bull Terrier.

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