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Old man who used to have a few dogs.

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by oldman, Dec 11, 2018.

  1. oldman

    oldman Little Dog

    Many years ago I used to raise a few pit bulls. I still enjoy talking about the dogs and their history.
    Really not that many pit bulls left.
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  2. Michele

    Michele Chi Super Dog Staff Member Administrator

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  3. brindle

    brindle Little Dog

    Nice to see someone who's been around the breed for awhile… I had my first bulldog in the 1970s and was lucky enough to meet a few of the old breeders back then. Not many left now. I used to have Colby/Heinzl dogs, and a couple down from Wise's Max from A.D. Castelli in FL. My current female is from the old Hollingsworth/Patricks lines.

    What bloodlines did you used to have? Hope you'll post some photos and info about them.
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  4. oldman

    oldman Little Dog

    I really like the Max bloodline. I had some with that blood. Had a inbred daughter of Savage Captain Bob that produced some great dogs.
    Most of my dogs were either oldtime Colby, Black Jack, or OFRN.
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  5. brindle

    brindle Little Dog

    Ahh yes, not many remember Savage Captain Bob, but those were some well bred dogs. How was your gyp bred?

    I had known A.D. Castelli back in the late 1970s and early 1980s when I was in Florida and he had some good dogs. They were all down from his Savage Captain Bob and his Belle Starr bitch who went back to some of the old Wise’s Max/Red Devil blood.

    I owned a female related to this dog --


    And another female later on, her mother was scatterbred with some OFRN and Mazzeis Captain or Ceasar blood, and her sire was a brother of this bitch –


    Castelli and his line are all long gone now. Many of his dogs were sent to Canada years ago but I don’t think there is any more of that line left.

    Here is another from his line with a photo –


    and a planned breeding with the dog above –


    It’s a shame the line died out as they were very nice dogs, most were red and about 40 to 45 pounds with good temperament and structure.
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  6. oldman

    oldman Little Dog

    Some very nice dogs there.
    I bred my Savage Captn Bob to a Hemphill dog and got some very nice dogs.
    Of course all were red nose. The Hemphill dog was one I had bred and raised. He made UKC champion.
    One son out of the breeding was one of the best I had.
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  7. brindle

    brindle Little Dog

    The Hemphill blood would have crossed well, I bet those were some excellent dogs. Nice to run across someone who even remembers Castelli's Savage Captain Bob and the dogs bred down from him and Belle Starr. Do you still have any dogs?
  8. oldman

    oldman Little Dog

    No, I gave away all of my dogs a few years ago. I was in need of an outcross and couldn't find any I liked.
    I split mine up to a few young people who were working with the breed.
    Thought about getting a couple of dogs but really do not have the interest I used to have.
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  9. Vicki

    Vicki Administrator Administrator

    Damn Brindle, you're older than I thought you were !

    One of two more breedings here, put some of Perry on ice and I'm out.
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  10. PITPAL

    PITPAL Puppy

    I would love to have a bitch like the sweet pea dog you posted. If I get this project off the ground I will be breeding for dogs in the 40-47lb range and bitches in the 35-42lb range. The best dogs I’ve ever seen were in this size range. I don’t think until about the 1870’s or 80’s were dogs these sizes considered small. Size will be the only aesthetic trait I will be dressing for. I know that can be hard. I helped a friend I know from the gated horse world select a male (stud) for his mayday, Eli, Boyle’s bitch. She was perfect in about every way, and he was out of 4 generations of dogs that were consistently on the smaller side.

    Well, my selection produces a litter of 6 pups. 5 of the pups were at or over 50 lbs by the age of 2. Only one little male stayed true to the breeding. Beats me!
  11. brindle

    brindle Little Dog

    Yeah sometimes I feel older than dirt! I read somewhere that once you get over 60, it's tough to handle a 50 pound bulldog… and I'm seeing it with the young female I have now, damn she's strong!

    I hear you on the breeding aspect. My gyp is well bred, but if I breed her, what do I do with the pups? If one cares where they go, it is very hard to find good correct homes for a drivey energetic pit bull that will most likely be dog aggressive. How many pet owners can handle that? And some so called "working" homes do not always treat their dogs well.

    Your Perry is a fine bulldog, and you're lucky you can freeze a male and preserve him for the future that way. With a bitch, all you can do is get them spayed, and that's the end of that.

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  12. PITPAL

    PITPAL Puppy

    It’s really difficult to make that kind of decision. Is your femal an Amstaf or APBT? Either way it can be tough to let the pups go no matter what the price when you are unsure about the care they will get.
    If she’s an APBT I may be interested and I can assure you my dogs are brought up on the farm running free most of the time.

    One of the ways we insured our GSP pups went to good homes was with a breeding contract. Basically we reserved all breeding rights to the pup up until a certain age or until the dog qualified in field trial competitions.

    It worked great, and the owners felt like they were part of what we were doing. And in actuality they were. Their cooperation was paramount in our success.
  13. Mister

    Mister Little Dog

    Had a couple down from Captain savage bob bred with wise dogs myself. They never worked out for me.

    I remember the time when I was at work and received an urgent call from a neighbor to return home immediately as our dog had started humping the leg of a police officer who had climbed our garden fence. The tearful copper wasn’t bitten but was frozen stiff in absolute terror whilst Rambo was to busy having his wicked way with his leg. It’s one of funniest sights I think I’ve ever seen. How times have changed, now a days it would’ve been a newspaper story resulting in the death of dangerous dog.
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  14. oldman

    oldman Little Dog

    From my experience with the OFRN, people either really like them or really dislike them. Not much middle of the road.
    I had good luck with them but have know others who didn't have good luck with them.
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