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Old Pete Sparks Says...

Discussion in 'APBT History' started by BustaH, Aug 25, 2009.

  1. BustaH

    BustaH Top Dog

    *OLD PETE SPARKS SAYS...*

    Pit bulls are dogs first and "Pits" second. Keep ?em fat and healthy and
    treat ?em like pups ?til they?re at least 18?24 months old and you?ll
    come out way ahead in the end. I never could understand how some men
    think they can "neglect" a dog until he?s "grown" and then expect him to
    suddenly become a "world-class athlete"!

    */Hey Pete! What can you say to a person who would like to buy a very
    game APBT? ( Maybe the son of an "ace") I don?t care about the price of
    him but I don?t know the "world" of the APBT in USA./*

    That?s not an easy one. First, I don?t recommend running out and buying
    a pup off of some hot-shot dog who has won a few but hasn?t showed his
    prowess in the brood pen! One of the hardest things for beginners to
    figure out is that winning matches doesn?t have anything to do with
    producing good dogs! I would worry more about WHO I got the dog from
    than about the dogs themselves, and I damn sure wouldn?t tell a peddler
    that the price doesn?t matter!. Unless you have actually seen a dog in
    action all you have is a bunch of writing in some magazine. It may or
    may not be true. And hell, I have seen legitimate Champions I wouldn?t
    breed a coyote bitch to! Why? Because they acted like curs! For example,
    I remember years ago a "champion" (out of what turned out to be a pretty
    famous litter of dogs) was sold to some people in another part of the
    country from where he was campaigned. These boys wanted him for a stud
    dog. He did have ability and a good mouth so to test him they put a ten
    pound bigger dog on him. He hung it up in fifteen minutes! He was "game"
    as long as things were going his way and whipped three inferior dogs to
    get his title, but a stud dog? Not in my yard pal! A rough cur is just a
    cur that?s a little harder to game-test.

    Never forget this. The winner of a match is the one who sends in the
    report and usually he?s going to write it to make his dog look as good
    as possible. Then he can sell the dog for more money.
    You will have to do your "homework", meaning research who are the HONEST
    breeders, ?cause I guarantee you that the crooks are out there just
    waiting for a guy like you to call! If you want the best chance of
    gettin? a GAME one it?s best to buy a grown tested dog from someone who
    has been around a long time and has used the dog in his own breeding
    program.

    */Will it be all right to leave him at my house for almost 10 hours
    without supervision? And what do you think would be the best way to keep
    him there, could I just let it run free./*

    It is fine to leave a dog alone for ten hours but only if it is properly
    confined! Never let a pitbull "run free" anytime or anywhere without
    proper supervision. Unless you really like trouble. Most of the problems
    between dogs and people are the result of dogs running loose. Dogs, all
    dogs, are predators and they can and will often get into trouble if left
    to their own devices.

    */This next question might make a good debate. When looking for a proven
    male to breed to, could a dog that was matched but picked up game and
    still scratching actually be more attractive to breed to for his
    gameness than the dog that won the match? Obviously the dog that won the
    match had more ability but if the losing dog had no chance of wining but
    refused to quit could that make that dog because of it's gameness a
    better candidate to breed to. Don't get me wrong, I'm not making any
    excuses for losing and the winning dog's ability doesn't mean that he
    isn't also game, I was just wondering what people thought about the
    subject. Thanks again for the great mag. and hopefully people will write
    in with their opinions about this matter. Yours Truly, Bones/*

    Damn right, Bones! I have always felt and always said that I would
    rather breed to a good, game 3 hour loser than to one of these totally
    untested, "30 minute champions"! Why? Because many of them have a few
    easy goes and then quit the first time they run into a real bulldog! A
    cur is a cur and it don¹t matter how hard he bites or how smart or
    talented he is. If he ain¹t game he¹s not going to be used in my
    breeding program. It is gameness that separates our bulldogs from all
    the other breeds in the world. there are breeds that can probably bite
    as hard or harder; breeds that have more agility or can run faster; have
    bigger teeth, thicker fur and so on. But none of those things does them
    much good against a bulldog for one important reason. A bulldog is gamer
    than they are!

    They can bite the hell out of him and he¹ll keep coming. They can
    frustrate him with fancy moves and mouth-speed but he¹ll keep coming. Or
    they can outrun him but he¹ll keep chasing until he catches them! So
    what will happen if everyone breeds for hard mouth and talent and we
    lose the gameness (as some lines have already done)? How will our dogs
    be any better than a Rottweiler or a Rhodesian Ridgeback then?


    ...................copied from another site.
     
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  2. Big Game

    Big Game CH Dog

    I love this artical. Read it manny times. Alot of truth in there.
     
  3. preme

    preme CH Dog

    old pete.............
     
  4. FrankDublin

    FrankDublin CH Dog

    thats a good read
     
  5. TheVictor22

    TheVictor22 CH Dog

    Thanks man.... Good read


    Vic
     
  6. F.W.K.

    F.W.K. Top Dog

  7. Sleep

    Sleep Pup

    Pete was a man us young guns can learn alot from
     
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  8. magnoilaotis

    magnoilaotis Top Dog

    Ol' Pete Says was in the Pit Bull Reporter Mag. It was written by Rushin' Bill sort of a homage to Pete Sparks.
     
    Sleep likes this.
  9. david63

    david63 CH Dog

    Baker Davis was a bad boy too.
     
    Sleep likes this.

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