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There is a lot I want to do with this site. I started to go over the comments, but there are over six thousand of them, and most seem to be spam. For that reason, I’ll only check recent comments.

I hope to get a lot more pictures and recent articles up. Patience!  This is a picture of me with the great Grand Champion El Titere.  He is not my dog.  I just got my picture taken with him, as I would any famous athlete.

96 Comments

  1. Lizardo Reichard

    Hey sir, I’am i proud owner of The American Pit Bull Terrier Breed now 30 years, I have purchased all your books in the passed.

    I was introduced to the breed by my cousin in Queens NY, who today he still has Colby Dogs he gets up in Massachusetts. We now live in Florida and continue loving this great breed, the best there is no other comes close to it..

    Thank You
    Lizardo (Pito) Reichard

    • Frank Giambra

      Hey man, I have a mayday jeep bolio 6 month old… conformationally sound and catchweight. Beautiful dog with a high prey drive, going to game test him when ready. Anyway you could let me know more about those Colby dogs from MA that you’re into? maybe send a few pictures… I’m really interested man.

      • Richard Stratton

        Colby dogs are an important part of the recent history of the breed. That is, just about every Bulldog has some Colby dogs in his ancestry, even it is way back! Since Lou Colby died, some years ago, I haven’t kept up on them. But the strain had many fans, including Pete Sparks, John Fonseca, and Howard Heinzl.

        • Richard Sparks

          I am the great grandson of Pete Sparks I know of some of his history but I’d love to learn more but I am finding it harder and harder to get information on him and my family doesn’t give me enough I know his books can still be found around and the family ha e saved on to some of the magazines. I’m just trying to find away to learn more and be close to him agaim. After all I was just a baby when he passed on. If you have some info or advice it’d be much obliged thank-you.

          • Richard Stratton

            I never met Pete in person, but I had some correspondence with him. I remember that he had a daughter, but I don’t even know if he had other children. Since your last name is Sparks, I assume that you are the son of a son. Is that true? I’m not sure that I can be of much help to you, as he was always clear across the country from me.

  2. Joseph Pope

    Mr. Stratton, Thank you for the information you have provided on the breed. I’m currently raising my second APBT and have absolutely fallen in love with this high energy breed. I’m having trouble locating a copy of your book The World of the American Pit Bull Terrior but hopefully will be able to add it to my library soon.

    • Richard Stratton

      The best way I know to get that book is on Amazon, but you could try Ebay. I’m sorry I can’t be of more help.

  3. Make it so people can post pictures, or at least send them in so you can post ones you like.
    Also have a dedicated email address posted on the title page.
    How about a page for selling books, T-shirts and photos…a Pit bull art…..a money maker.

  4. Rebecca Crovello

    I recently have gotten all of ur books.. Very happy I tracked them down.. Thank u, u have helped me learn so much to be a better voice for these awesome dogs…

  5. Derek

    Thank you Mr. Stratton for all the information, books and stories you put out! Im currently reading one of your books and I absolutely can’t put it down. I’m 17 yrs old and I hope to work with bulldogs one day. I would like to meet you in person one of these days to thank you for what you have taught me about these dogs.

  6. Kasie collier

    Loving the site. I fell in love with the bulldog when i was a child watching the little rascals on tv so when my fathers freinds would always have bulldogs on his farm in new zealand where i would always play with them as they always ran free with endless energy amoungst us kids. As a teen my neighbor who later became a good freind was a part of a group of fanciers of the bulldog. Eventually i was givin a pup with the condition that i never bred him. He was showing signs of bn too laid back after being schooled over time but as he grew everything changed and he became the most incredible dog i had ever owned.he became the entire familys favorite dog and hero from saving the children from wandering dogs,running down intruders in the yard at night,protecting females from stalkers and even saving me from an attack from a group of men and even whipping a group of 5 pig hunting dogs yes 5!! All at once After they decided to attack him while he was being walked.After all the knowledge from my freind and your books i would like to thank you for everything you have contributed to the best damn dog on the planet!

    • Richard Stratton

      Wow! Five all at one! That is certainly impressive, and he must have been a good dog. Thanks for your comment.

  7. Bobby

    Mr. Stratton,
    I am so glad to have found this website. Thank you for being a staunch supporter of the pit bull and passing on the lore/history to the younger generation for this great breed. Your books were read religiously by me growing up (I have read all of them over and over, lol) so much so that I have committed a lot of it to memory. The books, some dog men and their dogs I knew helped form a lasting love for this great breed I carry to this day.
    Finding this website made my day. I have already read every article on here and look forward to new postings in the future.
    You are one of the care takers for this noble breed and for that and much more thank you.

  8. Canada-Guy

    Hello Friend Stratton,

    This is my first post to you. I just ordered your new “Bulldog” book advertised in the SDJ. Would you consider adding a links page to legitimate Fraternity kennels where I can find the best “truthfully” bred sporting bulldogs? There are so many kennels listed on the Internet, it is difficult to know, which one’s are good or bad; legitimate or illegitimate! Please email me your response, so I do not miss your message.

    Your Friend,

    Canada-Guy

    • Richard Stratton

      Are you talking abut Bulldog Edition. I’m not completely happy with the layout of that. Let me know how you like the book.

  9. Canada-Guy

    Hello Richard,

    Thank you for getting back to me, it is much appreciated.

    Yes, I am referring to the “Bulldog Edition”. To the best of my knowledge, it is your latest book. It would be nice if it had coloured pictures. In future, I would suggest self-publishing using Amazon Kindle. It is free and you can publish the e-book in any manner you want and the price would be significantly lower and never go out-of-print. Fifty-percent of Amazon sales are now e-books, hardcopy books are going the way of the Dodo bird!

    I am currently at the Centipede chapter and I am enjoying your bulldog book. I did not overly enjoy the first chapter on USA/FBI/CIA conspiracy theories, I bought a book on bulldogs. In addition, I notice some of the chapters are repeats of “The Truth About the American Pitbull”, like “Nails”.

    If you scribe another book, you may want to consider doing one on the complete history of fighting dogs and start all the way back to Roman times with Pugnaces Britanniae and work forward to modern day APBTs. A lot to write about and it is historically significant both for the bulldog and humans.

    As I mentioned in the first post a significant problem is unethical Internet bulldog breeders. I think we need a website/webpage that lists kennels that can be trusted like Colby.

    I look forward to hearing back from you.

    Cordially,

    Canada-Guy

    • Richard Stratton

      I appreciate your suggestions. One reason for the repeats was that my books are no longer being published legally. That is, the publisher has stopped publishing them, but some are counterfeit copies–even in Chinese!

      I’m 87 years old now, so I am some difficulty keeping up with the fast-changing digital world, but I like your idea.

      Many thanks.

    • Richard Stratton

      I like your suggestions. Your comment about the first chapter made me go back and read it. I think it was the second chapter you were commenting on. I mainly wanted to tell about the FBI actually going undercover and matching dogs, and I may have gotten carried away. It’s true the book was supposed to be about the dogs. I wasn’t talking about conspiracies, though, just the power of these groups that keep growing in number. I get frustrated that very few people object to that.

    • Richard Stratton

      Some of them were being used in New England and down South.

      My original dogs were supposed to be Wallace dogs, but we only had one pure male to work with, and he was killed in a very tragic kennel fight. That was Bad Red, and he killed a dog before he went on to another, much larger dog.

      I really had the breeding bug, so then, I just tried to breed really good dogs, producing a fairly high percentage of game dogs. However, I always tried to have my overflow go to pet homes, so that cut down on the number that I found out about.

      • Dan

        My buddy used to have a dog off your line in the mid 90s. I didn’t know the exact breeding on the dog, but we call him Savo. He was rangy in kind of goofy looking but he was a good dog!
        I always wanted a pup off of him but unfortunately he died unexpectedly as well. Do you have any kennel names you could direct me towards that maybe I could get a pup off of some of your breeding

    • Richard Stratton

      Well, I haven’t put out any dogs for a long time, and I let very few of them out, but I have lost track of who may have them now.

  10. richard w.

    just found your website, after telling someone about one of your books. I am glad to see your picture and hope for more info on your site. thanks Richard

    • Richard Stratton

      Okay, I hope to have it eventually live up to your expectations. Of course, my books had professionals doing the layout and any artistry involved.

  11. Hello Mr Stratton. I am a game bred A.P.B.T fan. However I am not a fan of its current popularity. it is a somewhat a campaign to show that all dogs are the same, and should be cared for in the same way as any other breed of dog, and this as you know, for you have shared it in your books, can cause problems. You acknowledged that this newborn popularity in the breed may be partly due to your books. I am currently writing a report on the game bred A.P.B.T, to better understand the arguments of the existance of Pit Dogs, and your books, to reinforce my backing of your cause, with logic reasoning and strong or solid evidence. Looking back I think the main reason I decided to try to understand your cause was because I liked your profile. You have an honest down to earth look, and you are highly educated as well as a highly accomplished man, and it shows in your writings. So if I was going to go against the mainstrean opinion on a critical issue, it would be behind somebody like you. So your books may have pushed the popularity of the game bred A.P.B.T out into the mainstream, I would have to say the charm of the A.P.B.T, did most of it though. I think your books will do more good then bad, in the long run. sorry dont have time to edit.

    • Richard Stratton

      Thanks. I appreciate comments like that! I hope to get the site updated with more graphics, pictures, and articles.

  12. Gene

    Good morning Mr. Stratton,

    Are you still located in Phoenix, AZ? I purchased a really GOOD dog back in 1990 from a really good breeder, in the Phoenix area. I can’t find that blood or the breeder anymore and would like to discuss that line with you. I am hoping with your knowledge of the breed and bloodlines in the Phoenix area, that I can find something similar or better. He was the best dog, I had ever owned.

  13. James T Alexander

    In 1972 I came into possession of a dog bred by ID Cole , his name coles julio Ike. Dibo ,old family red dog. I took this dog back to Mr Coles yard and bred him with his sister from another litter. Mr Cole was elderly and I was young . He treated me with well and was wonderful to talk dog with. I left Ike with him,he used him around the yard then bred him . This breeding produced Rose’s red coles father. I kept a pup named Jerry, stone cold never lifted his leg to go. Bred him with a Pat Patrick dog and produced Pete dead game.
    Ike was a 35lb working weight black nose buckskin, pete also. Pete a 55lb . Thank you for the history lesson. Those times are gone. Would love to find any animal that could have its roots in these breedings , I am older and could use a friend from the past ,Thanks James

    • Richard Stratton

      Are you in the Phoenix area? I have a person who wants to meet some dog men there.

      I knew Cole quite well when he was young and when he was just a little past middle age (because I was the middle-aged one then!). I have a picture of him when he was younger, and he was a good looking guy, and he was he was a dealer for railroad freight then, I think.

      I don’t know of anyone who has those dogs now, but doubtless there are some. There are certainly plenty of good dogs around now–perhaps more than in the past!

  14. Terry Baltierrez

    Mr Richard Stratton; I purchased a female dog named yoshio about 15 years ago. You invited me to your home to pick up a dog. I met your wife and you showed me your dogs in the back yard. I lost yoshio and I am currently looking for a female. If you aren’t able to help me obtain a puppy from you, can you recommend a top breeder. Also, when is your next adba show you will be judging. Sincerely terry.

    • Richard Stratton

      Well, I will very shortly be 88 years old, so have given up shows pretty much, as I didn’t want to scare small children!

    • Richard Stratton

      Unfortunately, my books are no longer being published–at least legally! There are some counterfeit copies out there–and some are even in Chinese!

      Usually, there are copies available on Amazon, and I’m not sure where those come from. But they are real, as I got one myself!

  15. Troy Townsend

    Dear Mr Stratton. Hi I was wondering if you could tell me what the proper course of action would be to take, if a group of people are trying to supress our freedom of speech concerning the A.P.B.T. and we feel that our hysterical media induced local law enforcement may not be cooperative with our plight for protection.

    • Richard Stratton

      Could you tell me a little more in the way of detail? The First Amendment applies for everyone in this country–at least in theory!

  16. Troy Townsend

    and have tried the no comment strategy to no avail. Sorry for the division of comments. I will try to get my comments into one post.

    • Richard Stratton

      I’m just not sure what you’re talking about. I am well aware that enemies of the breed and the humaniacs get all the play in the media–all the media!–but I’m not sure what you’re talking about specifically.

  17. DB

    Richard Stratton.
    I’ve read all your books. You do write well.

    I’m writing to ask you,
    How do you feel when you learn that a pit bull/ bulldog escaped and killed a passerby dog, or invaded a home and killed someone’s dog?

    I’m sincere.

    What should the punishment be?

    • Richard Stratton

      Well, of course, the person could be sued, and these days more that that is likely to happen to the owner.

      As for how I would feel, I would be dismayed and outraged. Dogs aren’t supposed to run loose anyway in almost all municipalities, and farmers and ranchers have always had free rein to shoot stray dogs, as any dog can be a danger to lifestock. Especially if the dogs are running in packs.

      I’m sorry for my part in making the breed popular, as I’ve always been of the opinion that only responsible dog owners shoulw have them. Sadly, they tend to appeal particularly to irresponsible types–and most dog owners aren’t very responsible anyway.

      As for punishment, I think it should be dependent on the circumstances, but there is really no excuse for a loose Bulldog, although not all of them are aggressive toward other animals. I would not be against very strict punishment, such as a heavy fine and threat of future incarceration.

  18. Cognoscenti

    Hey there
    Have you ever researched Champion Frisco Sports claim to fame or the validity of his pedigree?

    ‘Champion Frisco Sport’ was claimed to be a 3/4 – 1/4 cross between some of the best fighting Pit Bull Terriers of his day and the Original Hinks English Bull Terriers used in the show ring. He was advertised in 1914 as a 8xw in the pit and was used as such a prominent stud dog that there isn’t a family line of APBT today that has a pedigree without his name in it if you go back far enough.
    For example Frisco Sport shows up in the pedigree of
    Patrick’s Tombstone
    Indian Bolio
    Boudreaux’ Eli
    CHAVIS’ JOCKO
    ect..

    How does this sit with your stance in the great debate on rather or not Terrier blood was introduced in what we now call the American Pit Bull Terrier? It seems as if the introduction of this dogs genes has forever ‘polluted’ what could have been the pure and original bulldog simply because he had a winning record.

    Looking forward to hearing back from you.
    Yours in Sport,
    Cognoscenti

    • Richard Stratton

      My point was that there was never a SIGNIfICANT cross to a terrier with our breed, and that our breed was the best modern-day representation of the old-time Bulldog. Frisco Sport was so far back in the pedigrees of modern dogs that I never researched out his pedigree, but I have known of many modern dogs that were claimed to be Bull Terriers that were no such thing once I found out the straight facts about them. The owner was just trying to get easy bets or to drive up the odds. In some cases, the owners were just messing with the other guys because the dog looked something like a Bull Terrier. However, I’m not trying to say that Frisco Sport wasn’t bred as claimed, just that it might be a possibility.

  19. Alexander Arvizu

    Richard,
    Great site and very informative. Hope you can keep adding info as time allows. Thanks.

    • Richard Stratton

      Thanks, Alex. It’s my intention to add to it and improve it, including providing a place for people to send in pictures of dogs, along with information about them.

    • Richard Stratton

      Thanks. Yes, it is my plan to add considerably to it–and even upgrade it to where we can also have videos and a place to submit photos. It just takes time and effort.

  20. MIke

    You are and were my greatest inspiration, source of knowldge, a mentor, You are one of those person that life put in my way as blessing from above sir

    • Richard Stratton

      Thanks for that. I’m sure not everyone thinks of me that way! But I’m glad you’ve enjoyed my books and articles.

    • Richard Stratton

      I do appreciate kind comments such as yours. I’m always happy when I’ve made someone else happy or improved their day.

  21. Roscoe Grant

    Great sight! Been meaning to comment but been a little busy. I’ve almost read everything.
    Also lets see Show n’ Go’s Gr. Ch. Freebe in here! He deserves it!!!!
    We love ya Mr. Stratton! Keep up the good work.
    Roscoe Grant

    • Richard Stratton

      As a matter of fact, he will be in here. Following a suggestion from a reader, I’m asking my webmaster to set it up so that people can send me photos, along with information about the animals. However, I’ll be doing the little article about Freebie.

    • Richard Stratton

      Yes, I do want to get him in there. I’m working with a webmaster who is quite busy. That is a situation that I hope to solve.

  22. Oscar Olmedo

    Richard I’m 32 years old, and i just purchased my first house with my wife and 4 kids. We have had so many different breed of dogs and more recently owned 3 cane Corsos. But something about the Cane corso didn’t make me happy. So I went back to the dog I was a huge fan since I was small kid. I remember riding my bike to the public library’s and seeing your books and me checking them out to read at home. And knowing some day I would own a APBT. Also watching the famous movie White fang and seeing that little bull dog was just mind blowing. 28 years later we have purchased are first APBT and you have no idea of the the love and passion I have for her. And would love to keep learning about this breed and pass this love i have to my kids. Thank you for your passion for this breed and I wish one day we can meet .

    • Richard Stratton

      I’m glad you got a good dog, and I have to admit that not all Bulldogs are terrific–but most of them are pretty good. I also hope we meet one day, too. I’m in San Diego, but I’ll be in Louisiana later this month.

      • Oscar Olmedo

        San Diego is only 50 min from me. Sense I last sent this message we purchased a Second APBT And i couldn’t be any more happier. My number is+19097455760 hope to hear from you soon .

        • Richard Stratton

          I hope some other dog people contact you. Please don’t be put off if I don’t call for a while. I have a birthday coming up Sunday, and my days tend to be full anyway. However, it’s always good to hear from anyone who has read my books–and likes them!

      • Jason

        Great site,and a great platform for sharing knowledge with a stalwart of the breed like yourself.Im sure plenty of like minded people are grateful to get access to your knowledge.

        Atvb Jason

  23. Kevin Reed

    Nice to find your webpage. I recall my late great uncle used to match dogs and chickens down here in southeast Louisiana. He called them “Bulldogs” as they still are called by fanciers of the working strain of the dog.

    When I was a child I was confused as this “Bulldog” did not resemble what I was erroneously taught and led to believe.

    In 7th Grade I bought your book THIS IS THE AMERICAN PIT BULL TERRIER and I wore out the binding! So I bought two more and I still have one. I actually bought all of your books and I still reference them. It was YOU who first mentioned the Alaunt YEARS AGO!

    Thank you for all you have done!

    • Richard Stratton

      Thanks for your kind words. I have visited Louisiana many times, and my wife and I once spent a week with Floyd Boudreaux and his wife. It was all very enlightening and enjoyable. (And I think today is his birthday.) A lot of people like his line of dogs–and I like them, too!

  24. GK

    Hi Mr. Stratton,

    I haven’t read your books as of yet but I have read and enjoyed your blog posts. I very much appreciate the knowledge and information you’ve shared, thank you.

    Please email me, would love to have a conversation with you and possibly even visit you in person in my hometown of San Diego.

    • Richard Stratton

      You are fortunate to live in San Diego, as I have loved it ever since I moved here in 1959. The only bad thing about the area is that everyone else wants to live here, too. I don’t like the crowded conditions and crowded freeways, but I still love the area–everything from the oceans to the mountains! Two of my three sons were born here, and the youngest has retired and bought a big place up in Gig Harbor in Washington, all so he could have some land and elbow room. Also, when you are raised in a mild climate, you seem to develop a taste for seasonal weather.

      As you can imagine, my time is pretty much at a premium, but I hope that someday we can meet.

  25. Jason McIntyre

    Hello Richard
    Great site,always informative and well said what you write,I’ve had a passion for game dogs all my life ,I like what you said in an interview that they deserve the best people,and also hope the noble breeds survive long into the future.I have worked terriers from some good lines here in England,and there are still plenty diehards dedicating themselves to give future generations a full pint of Guinness shall we say in the dogs.

    Atvb Jason

    • Richard Stratton

      Thanks for your kind words. I was in England a couple of times in the 80s, and I recall that we went to an area where they were hunting badgers with luchers. I also met a fellow from Ireland with a dog he had registered as a Stafford, but it was obviously from game-bred stock, and it looked like one of our dogs. In fact, it looked like some of the dogs that were imported to the U.S. from Ireland, back in the late 19th century.

      • Jason

        Badgers are still a occupational hazard today but a lot has changed since the 80,s,It was Ed Reid,RIP,who brought the real bulldogs to my attention,I had some of his Pitbull News and was awestruck when I saw his dog Al Capone on the cover,wish I still had it.Still game Staffords about in the UK,like most good stuff it is kept in tight circles,there is some Indian Bolio/ Jeep stuff close to me but nothing is ever sold,all placed with good people…full circle.
        Great to speak with you.
        Atvb Jason

  26. KEVIN E WILLIAMS

    I have read your books for 20+years.The knowledge that I have learned from your writings is priceless.Thank you from Australia

    • Richard Stratton

      Thanks very much, Kevin! I do like comments like yours, although I must confess I was taken aback many decades ago when a young, pretty girl told me that she had been reading my books ever since she was a little girl!

      I have been to New Zealand twice, but I never quite made it over your way. More’s the pity, as I have several friends there, not all of them dog men!

  27. GK

    Hi Mr. Stratton it’s been a pleasure reading your blog posts. I only wish there were more, but I do look forward to reading your books That’s a great photo of you and El Titere! I hear he’s one helluva bulldog.

    I’m from San Diego and still visit often, I’d like to meet you and chat over beers if possible. Please contact me via email. Thanks!

  28. BRADY MARS

    Mr. Stratton good to see you on the internet, long over due. I was involved with Bulldogs in my early 20s and new Howard Heinzl and L. Colby and some local dog men. I was also good friends with Dwight Stubbs of Queen Creek Az. He had some of Howard’s old brood stock and carried them up until his death a few years back. I no longer have Bulldogs as the laws got crazy out here. You can’t chain dogs out in some areas now. The city was cracking down on anyone who had a yard of dogs and sadly I parted ways with the dogs. I miss them dearly and maybe one day I’ll have a real Bulldog again as a house dog. I raise Asil Gamefowl, have for 35 years and I’m in an area we’re I can do so. Neighbors are good we all live on acreage out in the Az. Desert and do our own thing. I have all your books as well as some of the original year books of Your friend and mine from Howard and countless SDJ from J. Kelly. And many classics. Wish you the best with this site and look forward to more of your experiences with the breed. Take Care, Brady.

    • Richard Stratton

      Wow! Asils! Are they the original ones with a black sheen. I got one when I was a teenage all the way from the Far East because Howard Baker was so high on them. But my heart was always pretty much with the dogs.

  29. D Stevens

    I guess I will start like everyone else by saying thanks for all your books and articles and all the things you have done for our breed. I am 46 now and my obsession started many years ago I had only seen a few APBT’s but at that time for all I knew pit bulls which looking back is odd since I grew up in south Louisiana but there was just something about them. I was never much of a reader to be honest I never read anything I wasn’t forced to read by threat of a failing grade but one day in high school in the library looking for a book for a mandatory report I found The World of the American Pit Bull Terrier and I did what all non-readers do I looked at the pictures and randomly skimmed a few paragraphs here and there. It didn’t take long for me to start back from page 1. I suddenly found myself consumed my imagination had me in the places I was reading about. I now own all your books and have read them many times and I have a nice collection of books now about what I now just call bulldogs. Some are really good by really good men and some not so much, some or factual and tell of true events of years gone by and some well, I will just stop there. My wife says I am nuts because I paid $1000 for the 2 Bullyson books and $600 for 3 paper back books by Fredric Maffei but I had to have them. I had borrowed them and read them when I was around 18 and later in life found myself with a longing to remember better days and books brought me back. The more rare, older or the ones that have been out of print the longest were the ones I sought after the most. My good ole days were from around 88 or 89 to the early 2000’s but after that I met fewer and fewer real dogmen so reading books and stories were my only connection to a dying lifestyle. Everyone has a if I had just 1 wish it would be story and mine has always been the same. To go back in time to the early 50’s be 18 with about $5,000 and my Richard Stratton books. I would know where to be, when to be there and who I needed to be looking for. I would have had the game sowed up and there would probably be books about me by now. But unfortunately wishing and dreaming wont pay the bills. I do my absolute best to stay positive but its hard, Each year I attend Mr. Floyd Boudreaux’s birthday gathering and see how old he seems now and how old the many old timers that attend are getting to be. Some of them I met many years ago and have fond memories of hearing them talk and tell dog stories, some of them I just listen to from afar while they talked to others and have never spoken to them myself because with regards to what I consider to be real dogmen I was and still am a nobody compared to those guys. It really pains me to think of where we go from here once all that knowledge and understanding for our breed dies, In the last few years I am always meeting people everywhere that love their dog and are so proud to show pictures of their 110 pound pit bull and it’s like they get offended when I say that it definitely is not a pit bull and laugh. I could probably ramble on and on forever but I am sure nobody whats to read all my BS so I would like to close by again saying that I am truly thankful for your books and many others that helped start me on a journey through life with these dogs that I am glad to have live meeting people that I love and will love and remember until I am gone and I pray that these old timers passed their passion and knowledge of the way things should be to someone who will in turn one day pass it on as well. The glory days of bulldogs are gone forever and so are many of those who lived them, gone but never forgotten thanks to you.

    • Richard Stratton

      I appreciate your comments. There are young dog men that know quite a lot, and interest keeps exploding in the breed around the world, so all is not lost.

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