Originally Posted by coppermare
I guess AKC could answer that. It's been done a lot in the past.
So if an APBT
has Amstaff blood in it's lineage then it's considered a mutt? Or the other way around?
That depends on when we are talking. Are we talking mid 1930 or are we talking 2010?
If we're talking 1920's then we're talking Pit Bulls were tested an proven that were entered into the AKC as Staffordshire Terriers. Here's an early AmStaff and one that many of todays AST lines are based on. Yes, AST were proven and tested dogs at one time. If we're talking contemporary UKC regestered American Pit Bull Terriers than we are talk daul registard AST's. In many peoples opinion an APBT
with AST blood is a mutt.
Here's a little AST history for you.
The Tacoma Line was developed through the breeding activities of Charles Doyle of Winamac Indiana. The great dog, Tacoma Jack, was whelped in 1927. He was owned by Al Brown. Using Tacoma Jack and Brown’s Judy, Mr. Brown produced a number of outstanding dogs. Several of these, including Tacoma Jack’s Replica, were sent to Charles Doyle. Using Tacoma Jack’s Replica and other Tacoma dogs, and with liberal infusions of Corvino blood through such great dogs as Corvino’s Braddock and Corvinos’s Shorty, Mr. Doyle produced a long line of courage and sound dogs. Some of the best included Ch. Young Joe Braddock, Ch. Doyle’s Tacoma Disaster I, Ch. Doyle’s Tacoma Disaster II, Ch. Kane Tacoma Blaze, and Ch. Tacoma All-A-Blaze. Ch. Tacoma Frivolous Sal, owned by Howard and Janice Hadley, won the National Specialty in 1954. Subsequently Tacoma crosses have been important in all other major AST lines.
Mr. Doyle, who was active in the National Club both as a board member and long-time Secretary, strongly believed in keeping the Staff as Game and Functional as possible
. Of all the AST lines, the Tacoma dogs have easily the most outstanding record for courage and capability.
The American Staffordshire Terrier (The Little Red Book)
By Dr. Richard Pasco
Printed in 1977