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General Patton and Willie

Discussion in 'Bull Terrier History' started by Vicki, Apr 9, 2008.

  1. Vicki

    Vicki Administrator Administrator

    William the Conqueror
    "Willie"

    General Patton was an avid animal lover. The most famous bull terrier owned by General Patton was purchased on 4 March, 1944. He was named Willie, short for "William the Conqueror." Willie was devoted to General Patton and followed him everywhere.
    When General Patton bought Willie, he wrote in his diary, "My bull pup . . . took to me like a duck to water. He is 15 months old, pure white except for a little lemin [sic] on his tail which to a cursory glance would seem to indicate that he had not used toilet paper. . ." Willie wore jingle bells on his collar so everyone would know when he was around and he was rumored to be a prodigious "lover." He supposedly had his own set of "dog tags," too.

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    http://www.bullterrierdallas.com/FamousBullies/willypg.htm
     
  2. CoolHandJean

    CoolHandJean Krypto Super Dog

    yeah, Willie LOL. I love that line in the movie when he gets scared of the little dog, and Patton's like, "William, heck, you're Willie" or something like that. I love Patton! (The movie and the man) lol.
     
  3. Noxa88

    Noxa88 Puppy

    Wow that dog looks identicle to my 11month old puppy, my girlfriend thought I had superimposed our dog into the photo.
     
  4. Mrpedigree

    Mrpedigree Big Dog

    Anybody got an original pic of Patton with his bull terrier instead of the actor George c Scott ??
     
  5. JordanM

    JordanM Puppy

  6. Hucklebutt

    Hucklebutt Banned Back Yard Breeder

    i heard he didnt actually own bull terriers and it was for the publicity.
     
  7. Azelgin

    Azelgin Puppy

    You heard wrong. Check you history books.
     
  8. Bullful

    Bullful Little Dog

    You can lead a horse to water, but........

    You are probably confusing General Patton with the television program Baa Baa Black Sheep. The BT star Meatball actually was never owned by Major Gregory/ Greg "Pappy" Boyington, commander of The Black Sheep Squadron, VMF214. It was added to the television show which starred Robert Conrad.

    The dog that played "Willie" in the movie Patton was Abraxas Aaran.
     
  9. Hucklebutt

    Hucklebutt Banned Back Yard Breeder

    well that bull terrier must not be pure right?? i mean, he has a crappy head it must be a kelpie mix! :lol:
     
  10. Rogue Bullies

    Rogue Bullies Good Dog

    :rofl:
     
  11. BTsyndicate

    BTsyndicate Puppy

    Looks more like a bull and terrier maybe mankind is to be blamed?
     
  12. JordanM

    JordanM Puppy

  13. crazybully

    crazybully Little Dog

    I love that dog :D

    the final one... this one.
    Was taken after Pattons death...
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    this is a quote I have always liked about them both :)
    When Sgt. Bill Maudlin, Stars and Stripes cartoonist, met Gen. Patton in March 1945, he described Willie this way:

    Beside him, lying in a big chair, was Willie, the bull terrier. If ever dog was suited to master this one was. Willie had his beloved boss's expression and lacked only the ribbons and stars. I stood in that door staring into the four meanest eyes I'd ever seen.


    here isn another one that was realy cute.
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