Tres famosos nombres me vienen a la mente
a partir del cruce Eli / Spook y ellos son:
Eli Jr. / Bullyson / y una hembra llamada Brendy.
Eli Jr, fue un fantastico 2xw y padre de
uno de los mas grandes perros de todos los tiempos…
el gran 7xw GR. CH Art. GR. CH Art
fue desafortunadamente robado y nunca recobrado. Antes de
que Art fuera robado los servicios realizados por el tenian
un alto porcentaje de ser perros de gran calidad en Gameness.
Suficiente para crear a Art en un reproductor "ROM".
Solo imaginen que podria haber producido Art si no hubiese
sido robado. Art tenia también un hermano de lechigada
llamado 3xw Ch. Hurt.
fue un 2xw, 1xl y otro fantastico reproductor. Bullyson
solo perdio contra uno de sus hijos llamado Benny Bob.
Benny Bob a su vez perdio
con Jimmy Boots en un match para recordar (un clasico).
La "leyenda" Bullyson se puede encontrar en una gran cantidad
de perros en nuestros días, pero su mas famosa descendencia
fue la gran 5xw Ch. Honeybunch, la hembra que lidera como
"ROM" a todas las hembras.
Honeybunch a su vez produjo
a el 4xw Garrett's /Crenshaw CH. Jeep.
Jeep ahora lidera los rankings de los numero "uno" en cuando
a "ROM " status y se lleva el solo parte de la historia
de la raza. Otro descendiente muy conocido de Bullyson fue
Loposay's Buster Rom y el siempre famoso Midnigth Cowboy.
Brendy la otra hija fue
cruzada con su hermano Eli Jr. produciendo a P. Carver's
Black Shine y el lejendario 8xw, 1xl Ch Rascal, Oso Negro,
(un hermano de Rascal) y el mundialmente famoso P. Carver's
Stomponato. Rascal a su vez fue cruzado con Honeybunch y
tuvieron a 3xw CH Polly, quien en su momento fue cruzado
con el padre de CH Jeep el gran 6xw CH Bo produciendo al
el gran 7xw GR.CH Outlaw.
Otro famoso perro "Eli"
fue el GR. Ch. Nigerino. Nigerino representa uno de los
mas puros perros "Eli" que se puedan encontrar hoy dia y
es una altamente respetada sangre.
La cosa que hizo tan popular
a los perros "Eli" fue lo poderosamente que estaban construidos
estos perros y sus devastadoras bocas, las cuales consistentemente
tiraban a su descendencia.
Uno de los mejores cruces
que fueron hechos con la linea "Eli" fue el "ROM" Snooty.
Snooty fue un extremadamente inteligente perro, y a eso
se le sumaba que tenia un gran estilo en el pit. Pero el
problema era que era tan atormentador este perro que al
poco tiempo tendia a quedarse sin aire.
Los cruces para correjir
este defecto se realizon sin problemas entre Eli dogs sin
sacrificar la capacidad de tormento que aplicaba el perro
en el pit. Probablemente el mejor cruce fue el 4xw Ch. Chinaman
"Rom" . Chinaman subsecuentemente tenia todo esto y creo
una linea superior de perros, los perros Chinaman consistentemente
tiraban inteligencia, potencia, y gamenes con un monton
de boca, literalmete eran todo en un paquete.
Estos perros son la linea rapida en calidad y continuan
siendo aun hoy un impacto en el area del "game /deporte".
Seria imposible listar la cantidad
de perros de calidad que vinieron directa o indirectamanete
de Eli Jr, Bullyson o Brendy porque su impacto en el game
aun continua hoy. Ellos son literalmente cientos de famosos
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"Bullyson" was whelped sometime in the 1960's, I believe by the old "Eli" dog. He was just one of many well thought of dogs in that litter. I was living in Oklahoma at the time. A while later "Bullyson's" littermate ("Eli Jr.") was doing well in our sport, but we in the game hadn't heard much of "Bullyson".
Then one weekend we traveled to a north Texas town for a big show. There were lots of dog folks present. In our crowd there were the likes of Earl Tudor, Don Maloney, Waymon Davis, Jerry Beene, myself and many more.
It was Bert Clouse vs. Bobby Hall with Maurice Carver the referee. When Bobby came over the pit with "Bullyson", you new something different was going on. The dog acted like a crazy dog, or a maniac, or the devil in disguise.
When they turned them loose all hell broke loose. Everybody there, was at attention. This black son-of-a-gun just simply ate Bert's "Red" alive. At the final scratch, Bobby couldn't hardly contain the dog in his corner and he was scared that the crazy son-of-a-gun was going to bite him. This was the worst kind of man eater when conditions were normal, and they sure weren’t normal then.
When turned loose, "Bullyson" zipped across and the match was over. Number one for "Bullyson".
Sometime later, for reasons unknown to me, Bobby sold "Bullyson" to Red Walling and Mr. Walling decided that Maurice Carver was his man with this dog.
Again, this dog was known on several occasions, when someone was moving him in a car and he was loose, to sorta go off his rocker. Despite these problems, they often hauled him loose, I think because it was so hard to put him in a carrying case. On the move from Hall's in Houston to Carver's place in San Antonio, Mr. Raymond Holt was elected to carry the dog. As usual, "Bullyson" was carried loose in the car. Raymond told me, that the only way he could keep "Bullyson" from jumping on him during the trip was by playing with his testicles. That's a helluva deal, No?
Anyway, Maurice got the dog and he was scared to death
of him all the time he had him. I stopped by Maurice's often
and I could park my big rig right by his house. I have seen
"Bullyson" jump two or three times right up into the sky
above his cable, opening his mouth and biting the air, making
At the time, Maurice said to me "You know me, and you know
how I am when I have a dog in a keep. I like to move my
wife into another room and bring the dog into the house
with me, watch TV with him and such and just become the
best of friends". Maurice had the feeling that if he was
going to the pit with a dog he wanted to be his friend.
He often said, "If I'm going to get down on my knees and
ask a dog to take a killing for me, I want him to be a friend
of mine". Both he and I had our doubts that "Bullyson" had
any permanent friends.
Eventually, "Bullyson" was matched into Ed Weaver's "Sir".
Several of us from Oklahoma came down for this one, including
my oldest son Bobby Lee. Again it was the same old story,
"Bullyson" just wrecked Ed's "Sir" dog. Maurice said to
me shortly after the match that he thought Ed would have
brought something. Number two for "Bullyson".
Don Mayfield made a comment right after this match that
I readily agreed with. Don said, he thought Ed Weaver should
be commended for even going into "Bullyson", as most people
were already spooked by him. This was certainly the case
after the second match.
Later, I heard that "Bullyson" was matched again. This time
it was into Rick Halliburton. The dog Rick was said to be
using was reported to be a son of "Bullyson", which turned
out to be true.
It was a big match. My wife and my son Bobby Lee traveled
some 200 miles for this show, staying at a real fancy hotel.
On the morning of the match, Maurice and I almost over-slept,
and it was Don Mayfield who woke us up and led us some 50
miles to the place. Maurice, Pat, "Bullyson", Doris, Bobby
Lee and I were the last ones to leave following Mayfield.
There were people present from all over the US, Canada and
Mexico. I was kidding Maurice later, about him wishing that
Mayfield would not have found him that morning.
I, along with many others, had the belief that "Bullyson"
could whip Russia and China too. We thought that this was
the dog of all pit dogs. It was the last time I gave 2:1
odds and lost (not a good bet if you win and hell if you
lose). Anyway, speaking about how sharp a dog man I was,
I didn't even go and check with Halliburton to see what
he had. He was a good friend of mine and would have told
me. But I just thought "Hell Rick, you're crazy! This is
Bullyson and you don’t have a chance".
At match time, Maurice made a deal that he would enter the
pit last. He didn't want to stay in the corner with "Bullyson"
for an extended time. When he entered, Rick was ready and
so was the referee, Floyd Boudreaux. Maurice didn't even
set "Bullyson" completely down. He dropped him two or three
inches and turned him loose. The match was on.
As Don Mayfield said in his report, it was obvious pretty
quick that if "Bullyson" was going to get there today, it
was not going to be a blowout. After a while "Bullyson"
turned. He scratched good and then "Benny Bob" scratched
good. After this "Benny Bob" started to get faster and "Bullyson"
I want to note here, that "Bullyson" was a smaller dog and
about three years older than his opponent. Everything that
"Bullyson" did, "Benny Bob" came back and did it better.
At the end their stifles looked like you had shot them full
Finally, it was "Bullyson's" turn to go. Maurice faces him...When
released, "Bullyson" turned his head a little to the right.
His tongue is out. He don't move! At the count of 6, Maurice
stepped over the dog and threw in the towel. He then asked
Mr. Boudreaux to see if he could get him to go, since Floyd
had had a small part in raising him. Floyd took him, straightened
his head and released him. The result was the same. He tilted
his head a little to the right and stood there.
After this, Floyd picked "Bullyson" up, handed him over
the pit to Maurice, who turned and walked off with the dog.
I talked to a man a few days ago who lives in Huntsville,
Texas, some four miles from Gerry Clemmons. Clemmons who
owned "Bullyson's" dam, is a Lab Technician. He told this
man, that he had taken blood from "Bullyson" the day before
the match. He'd said that the blood count was about half
what it should have been, maybe because Maurice had been
But again, both Maurice and I thought that there was no
dog that could whip "Bullyson". Don Mayfield, who had a
fine magazine at the time, put a picture of the pit on the
cover of his next issue. The picture, taken just before
the match, showed Rick holding "Benny Bob" in his corner
with Norman Hooten and Robert Conn looking on. Mr. Mayfield
wrote a nice story about the match for that issue.
Years later, he wrote another account of the same match.
That later account was quite different from the first. To
me, it was a shame to see a story written later that downgraded
a man who was dead and not able to defend himself.
I understand from reliable sources that when Gerry Clemmons
took his Boudreaux bitch ("Sissy") to Floyd Boudreaux to
breed her, he intended to breed her to one of Boudreaux'
well known brindles, "Boze". However, when he ran across
a solid black dog, he thought that he'd found just what
he needed. So he backed her up to this black dog and made
dog history with the litter of pups. The black dog was the
old Boudreaux' "Eli" dogs.