A piece of the past

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Above Crenshaw's/Garretts Champion Jeep Rom the Great Great Great Great Grandfather of AMP'S Kearra


Above E.C. Chan's Jr. AMP'S Kearra Grandfather

Above Garrett's Floyd AMP'S Kearra Great Grandfather

Above Crenshaw's HoneyBunch the Great, Great, Great, Great, Great Grandmother of AMP'S Kearra

Above the full sister of AMP'S Kearra

Above the Full Brother of AMP'S Kearra

Above Land Mine Kennel's Terrible Terra the mother of AMP'S Kearra

Above the Full Brother of AMP'S Kearra

Above AMP'S Kearra full aunt/grandmother being Kearra's fathers full sister and Kearra's mothers-mother. Heavy line breeding is very common in game bloodlines for the purpose of preserving special, sacred bloodline and as an attempt to keep clean/separated of separate bloodline contamination's.   

Above  Land Mine Kennel's Red Dragon  the Father of AMP'S Kearra

AMP's Reddik brother above

AMP's Reddik Brother Flametree's Pyro above

AMP'S Reddik brother Flametree's Mingo above

AMP'S Reddik sister Flametree's Shawnee above

Reddik's Father Flametree's Takoda


Above Flametree's Cherokee Reddik's Mother

Above our boy Reddik's mother and father some of our old family red nose hemphil and wilder blood.


Above MFK'S Colby's Ace/Champiom Snoop Grandfather Of AMP'S Colby Neyteari and Great grandfather of AMP'S Colby Arcadius 

Above Brown's Champion Colby's Joseph father Of AMP'S Colby Arcadius

Above Champion/Ace Mfk's Colby Tiger Lilly Grandmother of  AMP'S Colby Neyteari

Stewart's Colby Samson Great Grand Fathers of AMP'S COLBY CLICK'S BETTY

Above UWPO UWPCHX CA URO1 GRCH 'PR' COLBY'S VETO CGC featured on the UKC Bloodlines Magazine, he's the half brother of  AMP'S Colby Neyteari

The American Pit Bull Terrier breed has a long fascinating time-span within history. We share with You our view point.

Traditional story: the make-believe of the pitbull’s appearing, and also a part of the English bullterrier’s appearing we own of the massive pattern method of approach and practice of not well informed authors of books.  The Story says – in about 1800 year the dog fighting ware very popular. The experts in these fights estimates, that old-time pitbull is sluggish, very weak in fights, big and inefficacious against its mighty opponents – the bulls. They cross-breeding the pitbull with already disappearing English Terrier,  and so they made first the pitbull and the terrier, and after that the bullterrier.

Fact: the dog called "English bulldog" today is a show bred animal developed well AFTER baiting was banned. Dogs with the bracycephalic nose and short, wide, deformed body of the show bulldog never were typical of animals used for bullbaiting. Rather, the true bull-dog was a 40 to 65 pound dog, long of leg, with a strong, medium, working muzzle, and a long, thin tapering tail. The watercolor above is by Thomas Rowlandson [1756-1827], who sketched scenes of English life, and often drew butchers, baiters, dog fighters and their dogs. The above is entitled The Bull Bait and shows the riff raff typical of baiting sports and their bull-dogs; identical to today's American pit bull.


The original pitbull is never been big and sluggish. His ability to fight also is beyond any doubt, because as in ancient times, as in today he is showing it in its duels.  His legendary abilities are real  and every one, who’s doubt in them, can see them in action. It is not logical the ancient Babylons and romans fill with admiration of the dog’s strength, but the minors from Stafordshir and the producers of lace from Birmingam uneducated to dispute it. Leaded out from the lord’s homes and well-to-do middle class, the pitbull fall in to the hands of uneducated, simple people, who must save its abilities, and let’s not talk about the money and the opportunities they have. The lower class of the English society, is the one who find pitbull’s bearings to dogs and rats fight. They cross-breeding him and “made improvements”, at least they thing so. Here I say, with a smile, that these people are a failure to observe the law from 1389 year, which forbid to families, with income less than 40 shillings per year, to have a sporting dog, meaning Pitbull.

The Butcher and his dog. Pit bulls have always been associated with butchers. This dates back to when they were used to control animals in market stalls. A strong, determined dog was needed to grip and hold unruly animals about to be butchered.


I stared at him, dumbstruck really, I couldn't help but think of the 300 plus breeds which do not happen to grace the stud books of the American Kennel Club. This man certainly did not know his American Staffordshire history - that much was evident. From whence did he think the show-bred brother to the pit bull came from? Was he unaware that the AKC had opened its "pure" stud books to this "non-breed", the "pitbull", not once, but three times (the last time as late as the 1970's)? And yet now, like a Peter, this man was denying the breed which formed the basis for at least three AKC registered breeds, its very identity.

Hunting boar in the colonies. Primarily used as an animal which could pin and control large and dangerous beasts such as boar, bear and bull, dogfighting was never the original purpose of the bulldog. Dog fighters will argue this point, but the evidence is quite clear. The animals pictured here could enter the ring and win as representatives of the American pit bull today.

Back in the 1980's, I was sitting in a Washington state legislative hearing concerning the possible statewide banning of all bulldog breeds. I was sitting next to the then vice-president of the American Kennel Club. When he stood to speak, his words burned into my memory as some of the most inaccurate, ignorant and snobbish I had ever heard.

Back in the 1980's, I was sitting in a Washington state legislative hearing concerning the possible statewide banning of all bulldog breeds. I was sitting next to the then vice-president of the American Kennel Club. When he stood to speak, his words burned into my memory as some of the most inaccurate, ignorant and snobbish I had ever heard.

"There is," he told the lawmakers looking to him for accurate information, "absolutely no such breed as the 'pit bull'; it is not registered with the American Kennel Club."

As I stared at him, dumbstruck really, I couldn't help but think of the 300 plus breeds which do not happen to grace the stud books of the American Kennel Club. This man certainly did not know his American Staffordshire history - that much was evident. From whence did he think the show-bred brother to the pit bull came from? Was he unaware that the AKC had opened its "pure" stud books to this "non-breed", the "pit bull", not once, but three times (the last time as late as the 1970's)? And yet now, like a Peter, this man was denying the breed which formed the basis for at least three AKC registered breeds, its very identity.

Was it intentional, or truly ignorance? It certainly could have been either, for few breeds have such a straightforward history tangled into knots so fouled that many of its own fanciers can't unravel it.

This dog is very obviously a very pure, very typey pit bull. He could win in the show ring today. This painting which depicts some boys about to set their pit bull on a badger, shows the breed as already very well established at the beginning of the 19th century.
When you see references to "bulldogs" from the middle ages, this is the animal they are talking about - a pit bull. This old painting is entitled "Bulldog".

The qualities of the first bullterriers in 1850 have very little to do with the qualities of the today’s English bullterriers. The positive abilities to the today’s English bullterrier are intelligence, which express in easy and quick learning of the commands, effectiveness in eliminating of armed attacker. The disadvantages are entrusted, weakly flexible construction, short, devoid of good rebound. The muscles type “English bullterrier”, at least and seemingly strong and mighty power, fall down on long-time heavy, dynamical loading. My personal opinion for the breed is, that is long away from the pitbull, but it’s positive abilities are close enough. That could be the goal of the creators. I believe that the white species are most potential owners of awards from exhibitions, and the colourfull are most fight-orientated and that’s because of cross-breeding with English Stafford terrier in the end of 19 century.
I just want to give moderate recommendations, that regarding the breeds, that are straight linked with the original pitbull and the today’s American pitbull terrier, or in other words – the factor “pitbull”. For more information, about the standards of the breed, qualitative  English bullterrier, intended for exhibitions and reproduction, and also if you desire to buy a great value dog, it’s strictly recommended to call to the specialized clubs and fames stock-breeding farms.

This "bull-bitch" shows the strong, long legs, medium build and strong head and muzzle of the working bulldog. No other breed of dog will take on a bull. These dogs were bred and prized for their grip and courage.





Pit Bull, around 1910. A very popular family pet at that time. This dog would have been known as a "pit bull" or "bull terrer" . The name "Staffordshire terrier" had not been invented yet. Image courtesy of the Animal Farm Foundation.

Like all purpose bred dogs, the purebred pit bull can come in a variety of colors, sizes and builds. Some strains show a touch more terrier infusion; thin and racy, with narrow heads, they may weigh as little as 25 pounds. Others are small, but very stocky, showing a clear connection with the smaller, stockier strain known today as Staffordshire bull terriers. And there have always been large, more bullmastiff orientated strains. Some of these dogs can, in a pure state, reach into the nineties in weight. In the 1970's a small group of fanciers began a breeding program dedicated to not only saving these large pit bulls, but also of distancing themselves from the politically troubled name "pit bull". These dogs were the foundation for a breed now called "American bulldog".

The American Pit Bull Terrier is a wonderful dog, well-known for its intelligence, strength, and loyalty. In recent years, the breed has been unfairly villanized as overly aggressive and dangerous. While the pit bull does indeed possess a feisty and spirited character, the history of the breed reveals a much more complex tapestry of temperament and personality.

Like many modern breeds, it is impossible to be completely sure of the details of the American Pit Bull Terrier's long history. However, many pit bull enthusiasts believe the origins of the breed can be traced back to antiquity and the Molossian family of dogs. The Molossian family of dogs bears the name of the people with whom they were most often associated - the Molossi tribe, a group of people who lived in ancient Greece and favored the use of robust, muscular dogs in warfare. Officially termed canus molossi (dogs of the Molossi), these animals were reknowned for their fierceness, and for their innate ability to intimidate the enemies of the tribe.

During this same time period, it is also believed that the Molossian dogs were used for other purposes. In fact, early Phoenician traders may even have used the Molossians as a bargaining item in their commercial transactions.

The Molossians gave rise to another family of dogs known as the Mastiffs. The early Britons employed a variation of the Mastiffs as pugnaces - fighting dogs that could be used in either a guardianship or warfare capacity. When the Roman emperor Claudius defeated the Briton Chief Caractacus in 50 AD, the powerful pugnaces piqued his interest. He quickly seized on the opportunity and began exporting select quantities of the dogs back home to satiate his countrymen's appetite for entertainment in the arenas and coliseums of Rome.

Once in Rome, the British dogs were crossbred with their Roman counterparts. From the years 50 AD to 410 AD, the breed was widely disseminated throughout the Roman Empire for use as fighting dogs. Along the way they mixed with other indigenous breeds throughout Europe, creating a genetic melting pot for the bulldogs that are thought to have been the immediate antecedents of the American Pit Bull Terrier.

Sadly, the Romans would not be the last to use pit bulls in cruel and grisly blood sports. When the Normans invaded England in 1066, they introduced a new sport called baiting. Interestingly enough, baiting originated with butchers who kept dogs (called Bullenbeissers) to handle unruly bulls as they were herded to the market for slaughter. When a bull stepped out of line or exhibited uncontrollable behavior, the dogs would clamp down on its nose and simply hang on until the handler could regain control of the wayward animal.

Like most dog owners, the butchers were proud of their canine companions and their stubborn tenacity in dealing with the much larger, and potentially dangerous bulls. Consequently, pubic displays were arranged to showcase the dogs' abilities and, quite frankly, to appease the multitudes that attended baiting events for their entertainment value.

By the 16th century, nearly every town in England had its own baiting ring. The popularity of baiting events was unparalleled at the time, as was their ability to draw spectators from every level of society. Their popularity was further enhanced by the misguided perception that prolonged torture ensured the tenderness of the meat.

In baiting events, no more than one or two dogs were unleashed on the bull. They were trained to unrelentingly harass the bulls until they collapsed from fatigue, their injuries, or both. These episodes lasted for prolonged periods, sometimes as long as three or four hours. Eventually, the public's grew bored with bulls and introduced a creative flair to the sport, baiting dogs with bears, boars, horses, and even monkeys!

In 1406, Edmond de Langley - the Duke of York - produced a short treatise for Henry IV entitled, "The Master of the Game and of Hawks." In it, he described a descendent of the ancient Mastiffs that he called the "Alaunt", the most commonly used baiting dog of the era. A 1585 painting of the Alaunts hunting wild boar portrayed lean, muscular animals with profound similarities to the dogs we know as pit bulls.

Baiting was made illegal by the British parliament in 1835. However, this legislation did little to satiate the public's desire to watch the spectacle of dogs in fighting sports. As a result, their attention turned to a variety of other pursuits such as ratting - a practice in which a dog was thrown in a pit with a varying number of rats. The dogs raced against the clock and each other to determine which one could kill the most rats in the shortest period of time. The "pit" in pit bulls comes from the fact that ratting occurred in a pit that kept the rats from escaping.

Ultimately the public's fickle gaze fell on the sport of dog fighting, primarily because it could be more easily hidden from the prying eyes of the law than baiting and other fighting sports. Since dog fighting required smaller and more agile animals than the ones that were used in baiting, fighting bulldogs were bred with terriers who were known for their feistiness and indefatigable focus. The result was the bull-and-terrier, more commonly known as the first pit bull terrier - a muscular, canine gladiator bred specifically for combat with other dogs.

As you can imagine, dog fighting was an extremely cruel and sadistic pursuit. The canine combatants were put through a rigorous training process depriving them of normal contact with humans and instilling in them an intense desire to spill the blood of their opponents. It was not unusual for these dogs to be fed a diet of blood and raw meat, and to be kept in complete darkness apart from the few hours a day they spent training with their handlers. To further enhance the dogs' eagerness for the kill, handlers forced them to run on a stationary treadmill with a weaker animal in front of them, but just out of reach. At the end of the exercise, the dogs were allowed to kill the animal as their reward.

During the course of a dog fight, the dogs were expected to fearlessly hurl themselves at their opponents without flinching or hesitation. If a dog turned away, it was viewed as a weakness and could be grounds for forfeit. Even if the hesitant animal was lucky enough to survive the encounter, he was still not out of the woods. Many handlers killed their own dogs because they believed a dog that hesitated even once could no longer be relied on to fight with the verve and tenacity the sport required.

When English immigrants came to America, their dogs came with them. Not surprisingly, dog fighting was common in America throughout the 19th century. However, as the immigrants traveled west, the pit bull took on a broader and more humane function. On the frontier, pit bulls assumed the role of an all-purpose dog. In addition to herding cattle and sheep they served as faithful guardians, protecting families and livestock from the ever-present threat of thieves and wild animals.

Despite their gallant history, pit bulls faced an uphill battle in gaining official recognition. The American Kennel Club was formed in 1884 for the sole purpose of promoting the interests of purebred dogs and their owners. To accomplish this, they sponsored events designed to test various breeds in the areas of performance and conformation.

Conformation events judge the dogs according to the breed standard - a pre-established set of guidelines that describe the most-highly valued physical characteristics of each breed. Performance events, on the other hand, test the dogs according to the function for which they were bred. Some of the more common performance categories include the working, sporting, and herding categories.

The performance events created an immediate problem for the pit bull since the function for which they were bred - fighting - was illegal. Furthermore, the AKC understandably refused to remotely endorse anything related to dog fighting.

In response to the AKC's unwillingness to include pit bulls as a bonafide breed, in 1898 an alternative group was formed - the UKC (United Kennel Club). The purpose of the UKC was to certify breeds that were not eligible for certification by the AKC. Not surprisingly, the UKC's charter member was the American Pit Bull Terrier.

Ultimately the AKC did recognize the pit bull in 1936, albeit under the designation of the Staffordshire Terrier, named after the region of England where the crossbreeding of bulldogs and terriers is thought to have begun. Today, the AKC continues to include the American Staffordshire Terrier in its registry, although ironically this has now developed into a breed that is distinct from its American Pit Bull Terrier cousin.

Over the years, the American Pit Bull Terrier has been a beloved symbol of Americana. In World War I, a pit bull named Stubby captured the heart of the nation. Stubby was the unofficial mascot of the 102nd Infantry Division and was credited with saving the lives of several of his human comrades. For his valiant service, Stubby won several medals and was even awarded the rank of sergeant! He came home from the war to a hero's welcome and went on to become the mascot for Georgetown University.

Over the years, many famous Americans have owned pit bulls. Mark Twain, Theodore Roosevelt, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Thomas Edison, Woodrow Wilson, John Steinbeck, Helen Keller, and Fred Astaire have all been proud to own dogs of this breed. The actor Ken Howard (the father on the TV show Crossing Jordan) even credits his pit bull with saving his life.

Pit bulls have crept in the hearts of Americans through a variety of ways. For years, RCA recording company looked to a pit bull as its corporate logo. Similarly, Buster Brown Shoes used a pit bull as the cornerstone of their marketing campaign.

Below is an example of ratting which is one of the main task that terriers where design to do.

In those days lion baiting as shown below was also a popular past time of the APBT ancestors so as you can see the breed was pitted against all sorts and diversities of animals.