Kennels began breeding the American Gamedog in the year 1978 with
a Colby bitch from the yard of Walter Komosinsky and a Tudor/Corvino
The experience obtained throughout
the years with the breed led me to become acquainted with the
legendary Don Mayfield. From him I learned everything about the
breed and its history as well as the techniques of conditioning a
After studying and researching the
history of the breed for 3 years under the tutelage of Don
Mayfield, we received our first gamedogs from the Tudor/Mayfield
family of dogs, the purest and closest genetically linked family
of dogs to Tudor's Dibo in existance.
Our main stud dog is Kershner's What-Not,
who is one of only 3 living sons of
Kershner's Or-Not, who was the purest dog in the world based
on Tudor's Dibo. Our bitches were selected due to their
outstanding qualities and together with our stud dog produce
offspring that are loyal to their genetic traits.
Our objective is to continue to
breed the family of dogs passed on to us by Earl Tudor and Don
Mayfield, applying the knowledge we have obtained from them to our
dogs and selecting only the best to continue on with the heritage
in which this family of American Gamedogs is based.
History of the American Pit Bull Terrier
Around the year
60 A.D. there were dogs bred in Rome called Cat-Dogs, and Bear-Dogs.
These dogs were used by the Romans in the arenas to combat against bears
and lions for the peoples entertainment. When Rome invaded England, the
different families of the Roman Cat and Bear Dogs were imported to that
country by the soldiers and were then bred by the people of Britain into
what became known as the English Bulldog, a dog that is now extinct that
was used to combat bulls. The different families of these dogs were then
bred into pure families of Bulldogs by the English and Irish people that
became known as the English Staffordshire Terriers and the Irish
Staffordshire Terriers. Around the year 1600, the Roman-English people
that emmigrated to the English Colonies arrived on the shores of the
state of Virginia with their different families of English Bulldogs.
These were bred together to create what was known as the American
Bulldog. At the same time in the north-eastern part of the Colonies,
those who emmigrated to Nueva York brought with them their different
families of English and Irish Staffordshire Terriers. One of the most
influential people to import these families of dogs was Charlie "Cockney"
Lloyd. These families of English and Irish Staffordshire Terriers were
then bred together to create the American Staffordshire Terriers (not
the modern day AST but the old fighting staffs). These different
families of the American Bulldogs and the American Staffordshire
Terriers were bred together and in the 1900's the American Bull Terrier
also known as the American Bull and Terrier was created. During the
1970's these dogs became known as the modern day American Pit Bull
Terrier and they are the dogs we know today. It is worthy to note that
these dogs have remained practically unchanged during their trajectory
to the present day. They were created by pure families by crossing them
together and then bred pure of each family again to obtain what is
today the American Gamedog.
is where a gamedog proves his quality and his gameness. Gameness is
defined within the breed as having a will to succeed that is greater
than the will to survive when faced with insurmountable difficulties.
This characteristic can be likened to being a martyr in the human
experience. This is not a normal behavior in animals and has been bred
into this breed of dogs by man during the past 500 years. Gameness and
aggressiveness are not the same thing, in fact usually the most
aggressive dogs are the least game dogs. A dogs gameness can only be
tested by the original methods of pitting a dog against another and
submitting it to extreme stress and difficulty. If after this the dog
still has the will to go on, then that dog is said to be game. In the
pit a dog is tested in every way including his gameness and his combat
qualities and this is the proof of a dogs value.
a list of titles that may be awarded to a gamedog:
Register of Merit, obtained by siring 3 champion sons or grand
champions. After obtaining the ROM title, one point is given for each
Champion and 2 points are given for each Grand Champion.
Champion - This title is given to a dog for having won 5 matches with
no losses. If a dog loses a match it is still considered a Champion
but can not become a Grand Champion.
Champion - This title is given to a dog for having won 3 matches.