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ICKC Gr.Ch.Tyson

Discussion in 'APBT History' started by F.W.K., Dec 14, 2017.

  1. F.W.K.

    F.W.K. B.I.S.

    ICKC Gr.Ch."Tyson"

    InterContinental Kennel Club (I.C.K.C.) Grand Champion "Tyson" is a large 60lb American Pit Bull Terrier, brindle with a white blaze, born in October 1987. He was bred by Ed Reid, by Reid's "Skipper" ROM out of Reid's "Beauty", making him a full brother to Ch."Max" and Ch. "Dread", as noted in the December 1996 issue.
    "Tyson" had an ideal upbringing, being raised in a small village outside London where he had plenty of room to run and hunt as he grew. This early socialisation resulted in him being of good temperament with other dogs, and he often travelled in the back of vans with several lurchers, never causing any trouble even when the other dogs were squabbling.

    He was the epitome of what a good Bull Terrier should be, as Harry Clark was quoted as saying, he could do anything any other dog could do and then whip him, be it hunting, weightpulling or manwork/protection. In the field, a good night on the lamp would see the capture of six or seven rabbits, or even the occasional fox, if the conditions were right. This obviously wasn't due to great pace, rather that he would use his intelligence and superior instinct; in fact his ability to hunt up was superior to most working lurchers.

    It was the show ring that was to make "Tyson's" name, at the I.C.K.C. shows organised by Ed Reid. He was a strong contender at the weightpull, his best being around 4,400lbs at 56lbs bodyweight, though he was never quite good enough to win on a regular basis, partly due to small feet (a "Skipper" trait). In the conformation ring however, he was to takev first place on a number of occasions. His win at Mill Hill on August 28th 1990, finally giving him his title of Grand Champion.

    I am a firm believer in the theory that you get out only what you put in; at his 'peak' "Tyson" wasbeing conditioned for up to two hours per day, a mixture of walking, running alongside a bike and up to half an hour on the treadmill. This, along with a carefully prepared diet, meant that when he was worked or shown he was always in superb physical condition.

    As if to prove the famous quote, "Tyson's" final show triumph was to be at a country game fair, in Essex in 1992, where he was to win a trophy with a ...Lurcher on it.! Whilst muzzled and on a lead, due to the restrictions of the DDA, he was to clear in excess of seven feet at the high jump, beating all other contenders of any breed, to take a well deserved first place.
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  2. stedz

    stedz Top Dog

    Did you ever notice how all those skipper dogs had a strong resemblence to stubblefields buddy.I think it was Frank Rocca,who rated buddy highly as a producer.
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  3. mccoypitbulls

    mccoypitbulls Underdog

    I really like the breeding to Browns Barnaby(Hacksaw).
    The breeding to the Hertick TNT stuff was also a fantastic one.
    A very good line. Most popular today in form of Turtlebuster...crossed with redboy of course..
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  4. oldguy

    oldguy CH Dog

    Champion Scotsman's Max, his son Champion Hagar, his grandson Champion Curstopper, his great grandson Peaceman

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  5. mccoypitbulls

    mccoypitbulls Underdog

    I really like the looks and all are very fine tuned.
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  6. oldguy

    oldguy CH Dog

    The best son of Scotsman's Champion Max.. Fact!

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  7. Craig Muers

    Craig Muers Digger

    All outstanding animals 1st class maybe me but most of the brindle Reid dogs with that white splodge on end of muzzle made great warriors maybe coincidence jacko was same colour
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  8. Dusty Road

    Dusty Road CH Dog

    Grand Champion , for sports events ?
  9. oldguy

    oldguy CH Dog

    Given date stated above, I'm thinking the Tyson dog won some legal sporting events at Ed Reid's family shows? Couldn't be certain, but most likely?
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  10. sunbeam

    sunbeam CH Dog

    he was a weightpull and conformation show dog.
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  11. sunbeam

    sunbeam CH Dog

    big strong looking dog 6franklins tyson (skipper x beautee).jpg
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  12. Dusty Road

    Dusty Road CH Dog

    typical "Skipper" dog ... not unlike his half brother Ch, "Billy"
  13. Dusty Road

    Dusty Road CH Dog

    Ch,"Billy" apart from the white , very similar type

  14. oldguy

    oldguy CH Dog

    Great photo of a great dog.. Absolutely one of greatest and gamest dogs I ever saw.=D>=D>=D>

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