History of Gottiline
Unlike Razors Edge Lines that combine many different genes and dogs, Gottiline blood stems from one Pit Bull, "The Notorious Juan Gotti." Richard Barajas (of West Side Kennels) purchased Juan Gotti in 1997 from Tony Moore, who bred the Grey Line Pits (from Grey Line Kennels in LA) . Since then Juan Gotti has sired more than 700 UKC registered puppies. Juan Gotti was purchased for $1300. Notorious Juan Gotty is an exceptional dog that has produced foundation Bullies for 100's of yards all over the World. Gotti is the foundation for MIKELAND'S KRACKER and GATOR lines. He is also the foundation for KINGPINLINE'S GOLIATH. He is the foundation for many XL bullies weighing over 120 lbs. Juan Gotti is also the foundation for many pocket bullies today weighing less than 70 lbs. Juan Gotty will always be a legend in the Bully movement. GOTTILINE is one of the most popular bloodlines in the American Bully World. Gottiline Bullys have a distinctive look, you are able to tell them apart from other blood lines instantly. They tend to be very stocky with and compact. Gotti Bullies are very girthy, with wide chests, thick bone and mass. The Gottiline Bully immediately strikes one as being a dog of power, passion, and undying willingness. The foundation bitch of Greyline was the late Showtime. Showtime is the producer of Gotty’s father, ‘PR’ Greyline’s Raider 2. When Richard purchase Gotty for the amount of $1,300, he began the Gotti movement. When Gotty was 7 weeks old his sire, “Raider” passed away. When Gotti was 7 months old he sired his first litter. He went on to produce many foundation males and females including Coldens Blue Rhino, and Felony (The sire and dam of 21 Blackjack), New Troijan’s Dillenger, Pate’s Blue Beast, Gottiline’s Monster, Do Good Big Boy, and Westside’s Capone just to name a few. Since 1997, Gottiline has spread across the USA, Canada, China, the Philippines, and Japan. Juan Gotti will go down in history as one of the greatest dogs in the bully style movement, with out a doubt.
History Of Razors Edge
The History of Razors Edge goes back to Dave Wilson and Carlos Barksdale who started the Razors Edge Pits from Mayfeild, Colby, Watchdog and a few other lines. Dave and Carlos did tons of research and traveled the country buying up pups from breeders all over the United States to use in their breeding program, they even spent $3500 on a grandson of "Plumbers Alligator.” Most of the Razors Edge dogs started from game and working lines. Later on in their breeding history, the two men hooked up with George Williams in DC and purchased a dog they named Diablo from Wildside Kennels. Diablo's sire was a bigger catch dog, "Hollinsworth Bull". His mom was a game girl named "Wildsides Ms.Leaky". This was the turn-around point when Razors Edge Lines started adding more size. Dave met a guy name Ron Smith who came aboard the team later and took Razors Edge to another level. Dave saw Ron’s dog, this blue named "Steel Town Blue Monday" and was hooked! Razors Edge purchased another pup from the breeding of Kimmars Catt Man Roo and Pam’s White Path China Black. These two dogs produce a few dogs in the litter that helped to promote the Razors Edge line, dogs such as: GR CH Razors Edge Throwin Knuckles, CH Razors Edge Inna Rage, and Razors Edge Sapphire Lil. Another breeding that produced one of the most famous Bitches in the history of Razors Edge was between Ch. Jackson’s GMJ Mr. Brooks and Razors Edge SilverSadey of ML which produced GR. CH. Razors Edge Sadey’s Paddington and also Kim's Blue Dekota. Dave used Ch. CloverHill’s Watuka Spirit AKA Paco and bred him to Paddington, which produced the legendary CH. Razors Edge Purple Rose Of Cairo seen in our peds here at Siskiyou Gottiline, the most famous dog of all the Razors Edge dogs today. You can find most of the dogs listed here in our peds. Another well known producing Razors Edge dog is CLP's Short Shot. Short Shot is off of Buckshot and Rage, and is also a grandson to Knuckles on Buckshots side and Rage is Knuckles sister, some strong line breeding.... continued right here at Siskiyou Gottiline.
History Of Remy Line
History Of The American Bully
A few big name dogs that brought the American Bully to what it is today are GOTTYLINE'S DAX, MSB BEASTRO OF BULLY MARKET, LOWJACK REMY-MARTIN of Remyline (RIP), THEBULLYCAMPLINE MR. MIAGI, KINGPINLINE MARCELLO, RAZORS EDGE LINES and many more.
There are five (5) Varieties of the American Bully today. The varieties are recognized as follows: The Standard American Bully Males being under 17-20 inches at the withers and Females being under 16-19 inches at the withers, The Pocket American Bully Males being under 17 inches at the withers and Females being under 16 inches at the withers, The XL American Bully Males being over 20-23 inches at the withers and Females being over 19-22 inches at the withers, The Extreme American Bully Males being over 17-20 inches at the withers and Females being over 16-19 inches at the withers, And The Classic American Bully Males being under 17-20 inches at the withers and Females being under 16-19inches at the withers.
The American Bully was publicly recognized in 2004 with the start of the ABKC Registry and now several kennel clubs have been formed for the sole purpose of registering bully breed dogs. The kennel clubs recognize these new breeds separate from the American Pit Bull Terrier breed. Most all of the new registries do not recognize the American Pit Bull Terrier today although most all of the breeds started from American Pit Bull Terrier Stock.
The American Bully breed was recognized by the United Kennel Club on July 15, 2013.
History of the American Pit Bull Terrier
Sometime during the eighteenth century, dog fanciers in England, Ireland and Scotland began to experiment with crosses between Bulldogs and Terriers. Some APBT breeders can still trace their stock back to these first Bull and Terrier type dogs. The first registries called these the Bull and Terrier. Looking for a dog that combined the gameness of the terrier with the strength and athleticism of the Bulldog, breeders conducted experiments resulting in a dog that embodied all of the virtues attributed to great warriors: strength, indomitable courage, and most of all a gentleness with loved ones that no breed could compare to.
Americans began to bring these bull-and-terrier crosses to the United States from other countries, importing dogs for blood sports, farm working and hunting. Blood sports and Pit Fighting were once very popular sporting events for dog fanciers all over the World. Today these activities are outlawed with punishments ranging from jail and prison time to thousands of dollars in fines and breed specific restrictions for future pet ownership. Pedigrees still show dogs once used for these illegal purposes. Some bloodlines that were most popular for "pit fighting" were Feeley's, Tudor's, Corvino's, Delihant's and Farmer's from England and Colby's, Corcoran's, Gas House, Lightner's, Noonan's and Semme's from Ireland. The term "old family" or "old family reds" still used by breeders today refers to these Irish Dogs.
Westminister was actually one of the World's largest dog fighting pits before the humane acts were passed making such activities illegal. In an 1825 issue of the Sporting Magazine, a January 18th article read with delighted tones: "Westminster Pit was crowded on a Tuesday evening with all the dog fanciers in the metropolis. The pit was lighted with an elegant chandelier and a profusion of wax lights. The two dogs, "Boney" and "Gas" were brought into the pit sharply at 8 o'clock. The battle lasted an hour and fifty minutes with "Gas" claiming victory over the crowd favorite "Boney"." The oldest dog fighting pit in the United States is the Kentucky Derby. Westminister is now the World's largest dog show event, held each year at the Madison Square Garden in New York City, being televised and reported all over the World.
The American Pit Bull Terrier’s many talents did not go unnoticed by people from all walks of life even though some chose to partake in the events of the times, not every Pit Bull owner used their dogs for fighting or blood sports. Farmers and ranchers who acquired APBT 's used their working animals as catch dogs for semi-wild cattle and hogs, to hunt, to drive livestock and most of all, as loving family companions. Back then, Pit Bull's were known as the Nanny because they would risk their lives to protect their families and children. Today, the American Pit Bull Terrier continues to demonstrate its versatility, competing successfully in Obedience, Rally Obedience, Tracking, Agility, Lure Coursing, Dock Jumping and Weight Pulls, as well as Conformation and other events.
In 1898 when The United Kennel Club was formed, it was the first registry to recognize the American Pit Bull Terrier in the United States. UKC founder C. Z. Bennett assigned UKC registration number 1 to his own APBT, Bennett’s Ring because the APBT was not registrable at the already established American Kennel Club registry. When C.Z. founded the UKC he published breed standards, rules and also his own set of UKC Dog Fighting guidelines. Today, like Westminister and The Kentucky Derby, the UKC's policy is against dog fighting and blood sports of any kind. In 1909 Guy McCord and John P. Colby started the ADBA which was also originally dominated by breeders of fighting dogs, although neither dog registry will publish any material conflicting with the Animal Welfare act of 1976 today. The AKC was formed in 1848, and began registering Pit Bull type dogs in 1936 as Staffordshire Terriers and then later revising the name to the American Staffordshire Terrier in 1972 to draw away from the Pit Bull's inconsistent history and savage past.
From 1914-1918 Stubby, America's first War dog represented the United States on a World War I poster depicting each of the allied forces. Stubby was the most decorated dog in WWI, and the only dog to be promoted to sergeant through combat. Stubby participated in seventeen battles on the Western Front of the War. United States Presidents Wilson, Harding and Coolidge invited Stubby to the White House on several occasions. Stubby was decorated by General Pershing and awarded life membership in the Red Cross, YMCA and American Legion. Stubby also earned two medals, one for warning troops of a gas attack and the other for holding a German spy at Chemin des Dames until American Soldiers arrived. During Stubby's time Life Magazine featured political cartoons with Pit Bulls as the main characters. Pit Bulls were pictured on the cover of Life Magazine on February 4, 1915 and again on March 24, 1917 boosting the recognition of the breed.
When a series of short films made their appearance in the 1920's, Pit Bull's started to gain popularity rapidly. The Hit T.V. series the Little Rascals sky rocketed the demands for these pit bull type dogs, especially when people began to notice how well behaved pit bulls were, how trustworthy they became and how easy training them really was. People everywhere all of a sudden wanted a "Petey" pup to call their own.
Ken-L Ration's dog food, originally owned by the Quaker Oats company, later sold to the Heinz company, named American Pit Bull Terrier, "Wheela" the 1993 Ken-L Ration's Dog Hero Of The Year for her courageous rescue of a young boy named Gary Watkins by jumping in front of a rattle snake and getting bit herself. Wheela also saved some 30 other people, 29 dogs, 13 horses and a cat during heavy rains when a dam broke near her home. Ken-L Ration's was also the main supplier and sponsor of the pet Kennel once in the Disneyland Theme Park known as Ken-L Land. 1996 was the last year Ken-L Ration's dog food named a dog hero of the year.
The American Pit Bull Terrier is recognized as a medium-sized, solidly built, short-coated dog with smooth, well-defined musculature structure. This breed is both powerful and athletic. The body is just slightly longer than tall, but bitches may be somewhat longer in body than male dogs. The length of the front leg (measured from point of elbow to the ground) is approximately equal to one-half of the dog’s height at the withers. More information on the general appearance of the American Pit Bull Terrier can be found at the UKC website.
Mentioning Pit Bull fighting and the past history of the Pit Bull and other points of fact is necessary in giving the correct information, origin and history of the true American Pit Bull Terrier and not meant to condone or applaud anyone taking part in these illegal activities.