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Man v's Dog 1874

Discussion in 'APBT History' started by oldguy, Jan 30, 2020.

  1. oldguy

    oldguy CH Dog


    On 6 July 1874 the Daily Telegraph published an article, written by James Greenwood, in which he reported on 25 June 1874 to have witnessed a fight between a man and a dog. Greenwood recounted the tale in his 1876 book, Low-Life Deeps, in the chapter called In the Potteries. On July 11, 1874, The Spectator published an article called The Dog-Fight at Hanley that described... the circumstances of the brawl.

    The fighter, named Brummy, was a middle-aged dwarf about 4.5 feet (1.4 m) tall, with oversized features, and bowed legs. He had apparently agreed to fight the dog for a bet, on his theory that no dog "could lick a man". His opponent was a white bulldog named Physic. Held by its guardian, the dog apparently did not bark, but was excited to the point where tears ran from its eyes. The fight, watched by an audience of about 50, occurred at an old inn at Hanley, Staffordshire, in a large guest room, its windows closed and its floor covered in sawdust, with the ring cordoned off by a line.

    During the fight Brummy was bitten deeply several times on his arms, and the Bulldog was dealt several heavy blows to the head and ribs. After ten rounds the Bulldog's head was heavily swollen, it had lost two teeth, and one of its eyes was closed. The fight lasted until round eleven when Brummy knocked the dog out.

    This story was reported on by The New York Times, which stated that the story is probably false, though noting that the Daily Telegraph insisted on its veracity.
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  2. I belive that story.
    according to Plummer,Brummy became a candiate for the fight with a dog after he had ate a live cat for a bet!
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  3. Even tho the man won...i bet he was chewed up.
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    Victor81 Pup

  5. ben brockton

    ben brockton CH Dog

    It would be funnier if he was Asian lol
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  6. HahahaLOL.
    and if it was on youtube so we all see it
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  7. oldguy

    oldguy CH Dog

    True story, I'll try keep it short.. A man in north east scrap yard owner had a big man eating bastard of a Rottweiler guarding the place, people was terrified of this thing, now the scrapyard owner was a gypsy and often boasted how he'd offer £1000 to any man who could last 5 minutes against his freak of a Rottweiler.

    A sporting gentleman known as 'Yarrakin Lad' heard about this and went to visit the scrap yard, he asked if the owner still willing to wager £1000 to fight his Rottwiler and the answer was a straight yes!

    Now Yarrakin knew an old bare knuckle boxer who drank in his local boozer, the guy fought all his life, totally skint, punch drunk and would still fight as quick as he'd drink a beer.. Yarrakin buys him a pint, mentions there's a scrapyard owner who's offering £100 to anyone who'll fight his Rottweiler and would he be interested in making a quick earner? The bare knuckle fighter say's "lets go!" and they head for the scrapyard.. After some preliminary negotiations the fight is on..

    Rottweiler locks straight onto the guys arm, blood is spewing out of him, he picks up the dog that's still locked onto his arm, rams the dog's ribs sagainst a big metal H beam post with all his weight behind it, the Rottweiler squeals and lets go, just as the guy drop kicks it in the head with his steel toe cap boots.

    The Rottweiler had enough and the punch drunk fighter (who's now seething) is chasing it round the yard with claret dripping all over the place.. Job done! Yarrakin hands the fighter a hundred quid and handful of paper towels, Yarrakin pockets the other £900 and walks away pleased as a pie eater!
  8. Hell of story.

    Puts Brummys story to shame that one lol.
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  9. oldguy

    oldguy CH Dog

    Truth sometimes stranger than fiction mate,, The north east during the 1980's was like the wild west (I blame Viking DNA) obviously when he bet £1000 on the Rottweiler, the owner never factored for truth or gameness.. Yarrakin never would have missed that, he expected it in every man and dog that was around him.
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  10. oldguy

    oldguy CH Dog

    Truth sometimes stranger than fiction mate,, The north east during the 1980's was like the wild west (I blame Viking DNA) obviously when he bet £1000 on the Rottweiler, the owner never factored for truth or gameness.. Yarrakin never would have missed that, he expected it in every man and dog that was around him.
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  11. oldguy

    oldguy CH Dog

    Sorry! double tap there!:-B
  12. reids skipper

    reids skipper CH Dog

    @oldguy .... never seen a bloke as big as yarrakin for a long time .... he blocked the sun out the windows when he was in your house lol
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  13. oldguy

    oldguy CH Dog

    I never had much clue on breeding mate, but always an interest in traits and inherited genetics and I still think the Viking influence on the north east coast is still present even today, I'm 6 foot and some of the women there are bigger than me.. I laugh when I see some of the perfume boys parading around today as dogmen, talk loud, flashy clothes and smell like a brothel toilet, only thing you ever smelled around Yarrakin and company was blood, beer and fear haha!
  14. reids skipper

    reids skipper CH Dog

    It must be handy been as big as he was mate ... none of them wanna be southern gangsters would take the piss out of him lol
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  15. oldguy

    oldguy CH Dog

    Yarrakin was big mate, but there was so much more to him that was scarier than his size haha!
  16. Dusty Road

    Dusty Road CH Dog

    In one of the British tabloids , on front page ,some guy fighting a large Pitbull , the guy was wear chain-mail ,,if I remember right
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  17. oldguy

    oldguy CH Dog

    Sure I remember that one @Dusty Road .. That guy must have been nuts!:-O
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  18. sometimes i think im tough till i read stuff like that..indeed ive shriveld up since i read it lol.ide never fight a fucking dog lol.fuck that!(though ive booted a few strays at times,but then it was more me running away then the dog lol)
    fucking mentel lol.i bet it was intresting to witness,a detaild account should of been jotted down(a dvd would of made plenty money lol).the fellas name and address should be saved incase a war breaks out lol.
    yeah,Vikings i suppose lol.some strong charictaristics them are.still prominent after a thousand years.very strong dna..
    Always been a prominent area for dogs two the North prominent as London in the ninteenth century ide say.
    and in the twentyth in your day..even in the early part of that century me Grandad,and his older brothers all mentiond dogs from up them ways saying they were good ones.
    seems that down south dogs were talked about more, and mentiond in sporting papers and periodicels more then they were up north.(in the 19th and early 20).i actully cant find many refrences at all to dogs mentiond in any perodicals from up north,but i can find many of dogs in the midlands and the not sure why this is so?as the north had good dogs just as much as the south.

    Rambling now.
    all the best.
  19. F.W.K.

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

    Man versus dog
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