The general statements below pertain to the true American Pit Bull Terrier (APBT), and should not be confused with the various types of dogs falsely labelled as "pit bulls." Quality specimens and bloodlines of the APBT originated from the game tested "Bull-and-Terriers" produced during the mid-1800's by cross breeding bull-baiting dogs with smaller game terrier breeds from England and Ireland. These Bull-and-Terrier crosses were frequently imported to the United States, where each generation was refined by selective breeding measures. Only the best performers were bred, causing the desired genes to become more prolific within this new population. After a few decades, this population of game dogs possessed the gene pool required to consistently produce dogs that proved to be superior in combat. These tough dogs displayed sound structure, excellent health, mental stability, exceptional athleticism, skill, a powerful grip, and extreme drive and determination (aka "gameness"). In 1898 the UKC recognized these dogs, as did the ADBA in 1909, as the "American Pit Bull Terrier."
Although we still maintain a small population of very high quality APBTs, we do not keep as many APBTs as we did years ago. We selected our preferred bloodlines of APBTs by itemizing our goals. The first requirement for our APBTs was to be true to type by displaying the traits of their ancestors. Next, we reviewed the bloodlines known to produce specimens that were often larger than the breed's average size range since we use our dogs for hog catch work or protection work. The additional size provide better control of the larger opposition our dogs would be expected to subdue. After examining many bloodlines of high quality game bred APBTs, we chose to focus primarily on the following two...
The ancestral lineage of our personal APBTs can be traced directly back to 1870, when the first game dogs were imported to the USA. Never-the-less, even the best of bloodlines produce some individuals that should not be bred. For this reason, one must use performance based selection every generation to ensure the selected breeding stock represents the performance traits expected of the bloodline. The dogs we use not only have to pass intense performance based assessments, they must also pass a hip X-ray screening. Our APBTs typically weigh between 50-65 pounds, which is 10-20# heavier than the average of most lines of game bred APBTs.
Sorrells bloodline - Click HERE to see Frankie-Bomp's Pedigree.
Frankie-Bomp is an exceptionally well bred and proven game dog. He is a true representation of the Sorrells line (with the Zeke/Godlie foundation we desire), has many traits we desire, and I am confident he will be a great addition to our line of APBTs.
I acquired this dog from Madison "Mad" Parker, who was the primary handler and breeder of many legendary Sorrells' dogs, including Ch. Raisin, Ch. Shoshone, Ch. Joe Testament, Ch. Uncle Bud, Ch. Sailor, 2xW Budlite, Ch. Johnny Walker Red, 1xW Crazy Horse, and many others.
Redboy/Jocko/Jeep - Click HERE to see Lucky 7's Pedigree
Lucky 7 is xtremely prey driven, very sharp, and is a tremendous athlete. He defines many of the attributes we expect from a well bred APBT. Not only is he a great dog, but his lineage is also exceptional. Upon reviewing his pedigree, you will is composed of many legendary Redboy/Jocko/Jeep bred dogs...including Gr. Ch. Mayday (ROM), Ch. Deadlift (ROM), Tant's Travis 1xW (ROM), Hollingsworth's Dolly (ROM), Long's Weirdo (ROM), Ch. Slim Shady (ROM), Ch. Woodall's Weird Jack (ROM), Gr. Ch. Crenshaw's Black Jack (ROM), Peek's Lucky (ROM), etc, Study this pedigree thoroughly, and you will notice Patrick's blood (with the Zeke/Goldie foundation we desire) also makes up a significant portion of Lucky 7's pedigree.
Lucky 7 was produced by here at American Sentinel K9, LLC. We carefully tested the entire litter by using performance based selection and only kept the best two pups in that litter, which included ASC's Lucky 7 and ASC's Wonder-Girl.
Redboy/Jocko/Jeep - Click HERE to see Komodo's Pedigree
ASC's Komodo is a young female that we great faith in. We plan on using her to maintain the future of our APBT program. Komodo is already displaying many great attributes required from a quality game dog. Her drives are great, nerves are great, athleticism is great, and her structure is great. She was of the pick of the litter from the breeding between Lucky 7 and his sister Wonder-Girl. As a result, not only is she working out well herself, but with the homozygousity in her genome, we are confident she will also proved to be an excellent producer of working dogs.
I like Komodo so much already that I sold her mother, who was an exceptional dog as well. My reason for doing so is because I want a particular set of traits in our line of APBTs, and by inbreeding Lucky 7 and Wonder-Girl, I am concentrating the desired traits of Lucky 7 in her genome.
Patrick bred dogs for over 40 years, and his dogs are behind more famous dogs, bloodlines, and breeding programs than any other breeder from the modern era. While several legendary dogmen exist, I believe the only dogman in history that displayed the same level of knowledge that Mr. Patrick displayed in the fields of genetics and breeding would be Maurice Carver. For this reason there is not another dogman in recent history that I respect more.
It is with great pleasure that I can say I have come to know one of the greatest breeders of the APBT in modern times.
Mr. Patrick's ability to recognize good working dogs is excellent, his extensive knowledge and experience of breeding performance animals far exceeds any other dogman I have ever spoken to, and his willingness to openly share such knowledge and experiences is very generous.
As a result, I am pleased to announce that Mr. Patrick has not only purchased several of our American Sentinels, but he has stated that he has found our dogs to be the only dogs of any other breed that display the same level of drive he was use to seeing in his game bred dogs.
I consider it a great honor that he likes my dogs and our service enough to have been a repeat client and to have also sent me his 2000 ADBA Dogman Hall of Fame plaque as a thank you gift...a gift I will undoubtedly & proudly pass down to my son.
American Sentinel K9, LLC - Creator of the American Sentinel as the premier family K9 companion guardian. The American Sentinel is the most tested and proven bandog in existence today, and performs very well in protection dog applications or as a canine hunter (aka..."catch dog") of dangerous wild game, such as wild boar.