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Game-Dog Glossary

Discussion in 'Dog Discussion' started by FireBone, May 4, 2005.

  1. FireBone

    FireBone Big Dog

    Ace - A pit dog of exceptional ability and skill, with more wins than a grand champion, over the best
    - American Dog Breeders Association; The American Pit Bull Terrier Registry since 1909. The largest registry of American Pit Bull Terriers
    Adenovirus - An infection causing respiratory disease which in severe cases may include pneumonia and broncopneumonia
    - The placenta and involved membranes expelled from the uterus after delivery
    - A large Irish fighting dog, now extinct in a pure form. Part of the American Pit Bull Terriers heritage
    American Pit Bull Terrier - The American game bred fighting dog, bred from the original Bulldog and diverging original Bulldog variations, used for baiting, fighting, and hunting in England, Ireland, Scotland and Spain, and for similar purposes since ancient times. The American Pit Bull Terrier being the most effective fighting dog ever developed. The most versatile and obedient canine in the history of man and dogs. The greatest, separate and distinct breed of dog
    American Staffordshire Terrier
    - A separate show portion of the American Pit Bull Terrier, known as the AKC registered Staffordshire Terrier beginning 1936. American was later affixed to distinguish the difference between the Staffordshire Bull Terrier. The American Staffordshire Terrier has been bred along different lines than the American Pit Bull Terrier for purposes similar to all show breeds. They have obtained outstanding show conformation. The AKC show dogs are now being infused into the American Pit Bull Terriers through single registrations and some American Pit Bull Terriers are being bred similar to show breeds
    - The loss of ability to feel pain with the loss of the power to move a part of the body or consciousness
    Anal Gland - A gland located 2 inches inside the rectum on males and females for alimentary canal elimination. Draining frequently improves coat, health, and guards against infections
    - Producing insensibility to pain or sensation
    - When a female does not come into heat or breeding season
    APBA - American Pit Bull Association
    - American Pit Bull Terrier
    Applehead - A round topskull, a domed skull
    Artificial Insemination
    - To artificially introduce semen into a females genitalia without copulation
    AST - American Staffordshire Terrier
    Badger Baiting
    - The old English sport of baiting badgers with dogs
    Bear Baiting
    - The old English sport of baiting or attacking bears with dogs
    Beauty Spot
    - Usually roundish colored hair on a blaze of another color
    - Over-development particularly of the hindquarters
    - The female dog
    - The darkest color, sometimes appearing with lighter hue or tint
    Black Country
    - A place near Birmingham, England where pit fighting was big at the turn of last century. They bred only for gameness by process of elimination, culling
    Black Nose
    - The common black leather colored nose exhibited on American Pit Bull Terriers of all coat colors
    Bladebone - The scapula or shoulder bone
    - A white mark or stripe on the face or head, usually between the eyes
    - A square head
    Blood Vessel
    - A tube for the circulation of blood
    Blood Stopper - A powder for the checking and stopping of minor bleeding
    - Dogs in top condition are in full bloom; glossiness of coat
    Blue Paul
    - A grizzle colored Scottish fighting dog of the middle 1800's originally known as a Blue Poll, now extinct in a pure form. Part of the American Pit Bull Terriers heritage. Often of other colors
    Boar Baiting
    - The sport of baiting or attacking boars with dogs
    - Over-development of the shoulders
    Breaking Stick
    - A round or wedge shaped stick used for the parting of fighting dogs; parting stick
    - To deliver offspring hips first
    - A mixture of dark streaks with lighter colors such as brown, buckskin, red, and yellow; brindled
    - The part of the body between the chest and neck, the front part of the chest
    Broken Color
    - A color broken by white or another color
    Brood Bitch - A female used for breeding; matron
    - A highly contagious and infectious disease associated with abortion in bitches in the last quarter of gestation, sterility, and stillbirths. A testicle trouble in male dogs. It can be diagnosed through blood tests. Infected dogs should be isolated
    - A light bay color; a pale fawn or wheaten
    Bull Baiting
    - The sport of baiting or attacking bulls with dogs
    Bull Club
    - A cudgel once used to beat a bull until it expired
    - The original Bulldog, an old time dog of strong muscular build, used in the sport of baiting bulls, remarkabe for its courage; a nickname for the American Pit Bull Terrier; The brachycephalic type show dog with physical setbacks that descended from the original Bulldog
    Bull Fight
    - The sport of baiting a bull in public view
    Bull Running
    - The old English sport of chasing bulls with men, women, and Bulldogs
    Bull Snap - A strong device for attaching a pit dog to a chain
    Bull Terrier - A show dog of three varieties, once used in rat pits, of Bulldog and Terriers; the offspring of a Bulldog and Terrier
    - The inside part of the ear visible to the eye
    Butterfly Nose
    - A parti-pigment colored nose
    Button Ear
    - The edge of the ear which folds to cover the opening of the ear by doubling upon itself
    - K-9; Animals of the family Canidae, which include fox, jackal, wolf and dog; a large conical shaped tooth
    - The four large conical shaped teeth in the front of the mouth between the first bicuspids and the incisors
    - The surgical removal of the testicles on a male dog
    Catch Dog
    - A dog used for catching large wild game
    Catch Weight
    - A heavyweight dog
    Cat Foot
    - Round, tight, high arched feet with well developed knuckles resembling a cats; opposite of a splay-foot
    - A T-shaped pole cemented in the ground with a swivel device allowing it to turn in a circle, with a harnessed dog on one end of the crossbar and caged bait such as a cat or coon on the other end, used for conditioning and shaping; horse-mill
    Chain Weight
    - The weight of a dog right off a chain or directly from its natural housing
    Champion - CH.; recognized on paper as winning a specified amount of contract matches
    - The general appearance or expression that is typical of the breed or dog; trait
    - Fat, protruding or thick cheeks
    Chest - The part of the chest which extends between the forelegs from the brisket to the belly, not the brisket
    - Jowls or pendulous lips; flews
    - Any of the bodies in the nucleus of a cell that contain chromatin and genes that carry heredity before cell division takes place; they occur in pairs, one derived from the mother, the other from the father
    - Thick set; plodding
    - Short-bodied; compact; well ribbed
    - An intestinal of parasitic nature and origin
    - Usually a white marking, resembling a collar around the neck; a band or chain worn around the neck
    - Plasma protein albumin and synthetic complex carbohydrate solutions. A one to one blood loss replacement, to expand blood volume and pull tissue into the blood stream
    - A secretion of the mammary gland of the bitch following birth that acts as a purgative for the young and contains antibodies
    - A person who conditions and shapes a pit dog for a pit contest
    - Active and alert; lively and spirited
    - A device for a brace of dogs
    Couplings - The body between the withers and the hip bones, being long or short coupling
    Courtesy Scratch
    - To face the dogs in the pit and release the loser to see if he will attempt to cross the pit and fight, thereby testing gameness Cow Hocked - When the hocks turn inward or toward each other like a cows
    - The arched portion of the back of the neck
    - To trim the ear leather and cause ears to stand erect
    - The topskull; the highest part of the head
    - A male dog with neither testicle visible
    - The process of eliminating undesirable characteristics
    - The long hair on the back of the thighs
    - Any dog which curs out, or any breed of dog except a game pit dog; an inferior dog
    Cur out
    - To quit from a lack of gameness
    - Fullness of upper lips
    - A term for the canine teeth taken from many years of use with gamecocks. Neither dogs or gamecocks have a cutting action. After the permanent canines cut through the gums, they are frequently examined for bite and condition
    - A disease of the urinary tract which is characterized by infection and inflammation in the bladder
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  2. FireBone

    FireBone Big Dog

    Dead Game - Lifelessness from a courageous, dexterous, obstinate, spontaneous mode of action
    Dee Ring
    - A device attached to a collar for attaching a bull snap
    - To pass stool
    - An excess fluid loss of minerals known as electrolytes. Fluid therapy is needed
    Demodectic Mange - Red Mange; Demodex; a hereditary skin condition caused by a parasitic mite living in hair follicles, causing patches of hair loss
    - Inflammation of the skin
    Dew Claws
    - The claw on the inside of the legs just above and behind the foot; meat claw
    - The loose, pendulous skin under the throat
    - A selected assortment of foods designed for a specific purpose
    - A high mortality viral disease, highly contagious, which spreads through secretions of nose, eyes, or direct oral contact, similar to the germ that causes measles in people
    Dog Pit
    - An area of specific dimensions for the betting, holding, testing, and viewing of fighting dogs
    Dog Skin
    - Leather made from the hide of a dog
    Dog Trot
    - A gentle trot
    Dogue De Bordeaux
    - A purebred of Bulldog and Mastiff resembling the character of the original Bullmastiff; a Bordeaux Mastiff
    Drag Fight
    - During a contest when dogs spend long intervals out of hold
    - A means of providing a discharge of fluids from a wound
    Drop Ears
    - Ears that lay flat and hang down past the leather of the button ear, known as miscarried ears; opposite of fly ears
    Dudley Nose
    - A flesh colored pigmentation of the nose
    Ear Mange
    - Otodectic Mange; ear mites suck lymph fluids through the walls of the ear canal causing infection. A brownish smelly ooze is present deep down in the canal
    - Endangered Breed Association; an organization of the American Dog Breeders Association for the support of American Pit Bull Terriers and other breeds being discriminated against
    - An inflammatory skin disease caused by sensitivity
    Edema - Tissue swelling due to escape of watery fluid from the blood vessels
    Elbow - The joint between the forearm and the upper arm
    Elbows Out
    - Turning out or away from the body, not held close to the sides
    - A product of the adrenal gland capable of raising blood pressure
    Ewe Neck
    - Curvature of the top of the neck
    False Pregnancy
    - All the signs of a real pregnancy
    Fancy - A fancied, not ordinary coat color characterized by variety
    - When a fang has penetrated a dogs own lip and is stuck there
    - The four large teeth in the front of the mouth known as canines
    Farmed Out
    - The placing and agreements of a dog at a different location or yard
    - A dark buckskin; extremely pale yellowish-brown; isabella; wheaten; originally known in Europe as fallow
    Feces - Material passed by the rectum
    - The large heavy bone of the thigh
    Fiddle Front - Forelegs out at elbows, pasterns close, feet turned out
    - The side of the body between the last rib and the hip
    Flare - A blaze that widens
    Flat Sided
    - Ribs not properly rounded as they meet the breast bone
    Flea - A common parasite found on the skin that lives by feeding on blood, causing itching and scratching
    Flirt Pole
    - A long lighter weight pole used to exercise, condition, and shape a dog by attaching hydes, knots, overalls, tire tubes, etc. to a rope and manually operating horizontally in a circular motion, up and down; a manually operated cable or rope running along a 90 degree post or 45 degree angled post with attached hydes, knots, overalls, tire tubes, etc. hanging from the end and pulled up and down from the opposite end
    Flying Ginny - A catmill; horsemill
    - The bone of the foreleg between the elbow and pastern
    - muzzle
    - A break in a bone
    - The forepart of the body as viewed from the front
    - Dead tissue as a result of extreme cold
    Furrow - An indentation or median line down the center of the skull to the top skull
    - Courageous, dexterous, obstinate, spontaneous; bravery and heroism from a noble and self sacrificing devotion; a contest lasting until a result is obtained
    - A proven game, deep game or dead game fighting dog
    - A very hard to obtain, courageous, dexterous, obstinate, spontaneous grade of game. Once obtained it is very hard to hold onto. Once lost it is impossible to obtain again, except through sheer luck occasionally or many years of breeding, conditioning, and culling
    - A person who makes a business of gambling
    Game Test
    - To test the degree of gameness by consecutively rolling and scratching a dog after tiring, to a fresh dog
    Gastro-enteritis - Inflammation of the stomach and intestines
    - Game Dog Breeders Registry
    - A determiner in a chromosome having an important part in the transmission and development of inherited characteristics
    - The mechanisms of heredity, sex determination, variation and the transmission of inherited characteristics among similar or related organisms
    - An individuals hereditary makeup as distinguished from the actualization of the genes
    Gestation Period
    - The duration of normel pregnancy in the dog, about 63 days Gland - An organ composed of secreting cells
    - A reproductive organ; an ovary or testicle
    Goose Rump - Too steep or sloping a croup
    Grand Champion
    - GR. CH.; recognized on paper as winning a specified amount of contract matchs, more than a champion
    Grinder Bite
    - When the dentation and jaws meet exact; level bite; pincer bite
    - A bluish-gray color; iron-gray
    - To manage a pit dog in a pit contest; the tail, looks similar to a pump handle and has a hand grip after the root, in line with the croup. Once held to start and stop a contest
    - A person who manages a pit dog in a pit contest
    - The large teeth known as canines
    Hard Mouthed
    - A dog that bites hard leaving marks on the opponent
    Hard Pad
    - A virus that attacks the skin of feet and nose. A form of distemper
    Hare Foot
    - A narrow foot
    - A means for working a dog that usually attaches around the brisket, chest and neck areas
    Heartworm - Adult worms live in the right side of the heart, heart valves, lungs, arteries, and veins. Death can occur. It can be diagnosed through a blood test. Prevention is recommended
    - Dazed condition, rapid breathing, temperature, vomiting, and collapse caused by exposure to excessive heat
    Height - Vertical measurement from the shoulders or withers to the ground
    - Profuse escape of blood from a blood vessel; bleeding
    - A sometimes fatal viral disease characterized by hepatic and generalized endotheliall lesions
    Heredity - The transmission of characteristics of the progenitor
    Hooked Up
    - An agreement or contract for dogs to match into each other Hookworm - A small thin worm that fastens to the wall of the small intestines and draws blood from the intestinal wall
    - The tarsus bones or lower joint of the third leg; heel
    Honest Bulldog - A game American Pit Bull Terrier
    Hot Spots
    - Quarter shaped spots of infection on a dogs skin characterized by a crusty or raw appearance
    - The top of the hip bones
    Humerus - The bone of the upper arm
    - A severe loss of body fluid, body fluids must be replaced immediately
    - The mating of closely related animals
    - The teeth between the canines in the front of the mouth used for dividing and separating
    - Injection into a vein or veins
    Intravenous Fluid
    - A solution for treating dehydration, injury, shock, etc., such as saline or lactated ringers
    - An endless chain formed like a figure 8 for moving logs, furnished with projecting dogs
    - An experienced person appointed to decide or pass judgement at a pit contest. He must understand the pit rules agreed upon
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  3. FireBone

    FireBone Big Dog

    Keep - The housing, method, and place of managing and conditioning a dog, and the dog Kennel - A dog house or shelter; a place where dogs are bred Kennel Cough - A highly contagious disease causing a harsh spastic cough that spreads quickly Kink Tail - An abruptly bent tail, appearing broken Lactation - The period of milk secretion Layback - A receding nose and undershot jaw Leather - The flap of the ear Leptospirosis - A dangerous and bothersome viral infection because it affects many organs before lodging itself in the kidneys Line Breeding - The mating of related animals less closely related than inbreeding Lippy - Lips that do not meet exact and overhang Loaded Shoulders - Shoulders out of alignment due to overweight or over-development Loin - A part of the body between the last ribs and the hindquarters Lumber - Excess fat on a dog Lungs - Organs of respiration Mandible - The lower jaw bone Marrow - A soft substance filling the space within bones Mask - Shading of the foreface Mastitis - Inflammation of the mammary gland Match - A contest; a game; to place in competition against each other Menstruation - The periodic discharge of bloody fluid from the uterus of female mammals in connection with preperation for ovulation Merle - A marbled like appearance Metritis - Inflammation of the uterus Molars - Rear teeth used for actual chewing Monorchid - A male dog with only one testicle visible Muscular - Pertaining to strong muscles that make movement possible Muzzle - The nose and jaws in front of the eyes; foreface NAPBTA - National American Pit Bull Terrier Association; an organization of the United Kennel Club since 1981 for the support of American Pit Bull Terrier show dogs Nape - The back of the neck Natural Ears - Uncropped ears Nose Bleed - The usual cause is injury to the nasal tissue, there can be many causes. Ice packs usually help, coagulants may be necessary Nucleus - The consolidated body within the cell containing the chromosomes Oestrus - Breeding season; heat Offspring - A descendant or descendants Old Family - A late 1800's strain of various colored imported Irish pit dogs, named for the practice of close inbreeding for gameness Old Family Reds - A formation of the Old Family that once was pure of other lines and exhibited red, white, or red and white colors with pigmentation and claw color matching Old Family Red Nose - A formation of the Old Family Reds that once was pure of other lines and exhibited a copper leather colored nose, known as a red nose. Some dog men called them pinkeys in an inferior way Open To Match - A dog of specific weight being offered to match into equal weight; open weight Open To Stud - A male dog being offered publicly for breeding services; stud service; at stud Out At Shoulder - Shoulder blades set on outside Outbreeding - Outcross; open pedigree; crossbred; when two dogs are bred together with no dogs in common in their pedigree. Not controlling desired characteristics or obtaining new characteristics Overshot - The upper incisor teeth overlap the lower teeth of the lower jaw; over-bite Pads - The underside or soles of the feet Pallor - Paleness; pale pink or white gums and mouth Parainfluenza - A common viral upper respiratory disease Parasite - An organism that thrives upon another living thing without making any compensatory effort Parti-Colored - Variegated with patches of two or more colors Parvovirus - This infection results in enteric disease characterized by sudden onset of vomiting and diarrhea, often hemorrhagic leukopenia frequently accompanies clinical signs Pastern - The bones that form the joint between the radius and the metacarpals Pedigree - A line of descent; record of ancestry; bloodline Penicillin - A powerful antibiotic made from a common green fungus mold, used to prevent bacteria from multiplying, as in infected wounds Phenotype - The individuals appearance or performance and the observable outcome of interaction between the environment and its genotype Pick-Up - Grabbing a dog by the nape of the neck while pulling up as you wrap your arm underneath the dog Pied - Large patches of two or more colors, one being white; parti-colored; piebald Pig Jaw - An exaggeration of an overshot jaw Pile - Soft hair in the undercoat Pit - An area of specific dimensions for the betting, holding, testing, and viewing of fighting dogs or various contests Pit Bull - The American Pit Bull Terrier; a nickname to distinguish the original Bulldog from the brachycephalic type English Bulldog Pit Rules - The guides or principles laid down to control and govern fighting dogsMonorchid - A male dog with only one testicle visible Pit Weight - The most effective performance weight of a pit dog at a pit contest; conditioned weight; match weight Placenta - An organ through which the fetus is nourished and waste products are removed Plucky - Having courage or pluck Prepotency - A strong tendency to pass on characteristics to offspring; prepotent Prick Ear - An erect carried ear, pointed at top. Similar to bat ear Prospect - To view a pit dogs future with potential expectations Protector - The iron collar once placed on a bear used for baiting with dogs; a collar made to protect the neck Pulmonary Edema - A collection of watery fluid in the lungs Pulse - A rhythmically propelled force through arteries by the beat of the heart Purebred - Belonging to a recognized breed kept pure for many generations Pyosis - The formation of pus, a yellow or yellowish-white creamy matter, chiefly dead tissue Rabies - Hydrophobia; a viral disease that affects the nervous system and damages the brain Racy - Long, with a slight build Rash - A skin eruption caused by a local irritation or toxic substance Rat Tail - A thick rooted tail covered with soft curls and a hairless tip with a trimmed appearance Recessive - A dominant character or gene buried when it develops from one parent, associated in the zygote Red - Nearly any shade darker than buckskin and lighter than brown appearing with hue or tint resembling redness or the color red; fiery Red Nose - A copper leather colored nose exhibited by dogs related to Old Family red nose dogs Red Smut - A red or red brindle Scottish fighting dog smaller than a Blue Paul, now extinct in a pure form. Part of the American Pit Bull Terriers heritage. Some were fallow colored; Glasgow Smut Register Of Merit - R.O.M.; recognized on paper as having produced champion match dogs Reversion - The appearance of ancestral traits not found in more immediate generations of ancestors; throw back; atavism Ribs - A forming cage of the chest Ring - A strong circle device used for joining between a chain or swivel and an axel, pipe or stake Ringworm - A common fungus disease affecting the skin Ringers Lactate - A solution used for replacing electrolytes lost through bleeding, dehydration, etc.; lactated ringers; crystalloids Roll - To prove or test gameness in a contest until a result is obtained Roller Buckle - A device for easily installing or removing a collar Rose Ear - An ear which folds over and back revealing the burr of the ear Round Eyes - The shape of the eye opening Rounding - Cutting or trimming the leather ear flap around the end or tip Roundworm - A white spaghetti like worm, 1 to 7 inches long, that lives in the intestine Ruff - The longer hair growth around the neck Runt - An unusually small animal
  4. FireBone

    FireBone Big Dog

    Saddle - A marking over the back, like a saddle on a horse Sarcoptic Mange - A disease caused by a microscopic spider-like creature called a mite that causes intense itching and small red bites SBT - Staffordshire Bull Terrier Scale - A device used for weighing pit dogs Scapula - The shoulder blade Scissor Bite - The upper incisors overlap the lower incisors snug Scratch - A dogs willingness to cross the pit and take hold of his opponent according to the rules of the match agreed upon Scratch Line - A line drawn across the corner of the pit from which the dog must not cross until the referee says to let go Screw Tail - A short tail twisted in a spiral formation like a screw Scrotum - The pouch on males which contains the testicles Second Thigh - The leg bone between the hock and the stifle joint Selective Breeding - To control desired characteristics, to improve and purify a strain Semen - A fluid produced by the male generative organs containing countless spermatozoa allowing impregnation Semi-Pricked Ears - Erect carried ears with the tips folding forward Septum - The line which extends vertically between the nostrils Shelly - Too narrow and light in body Shock - Bodily prostration; exhaustion of vital powers, fluid therapy is needed Short Coupled - Short in back and loins Sickle Tail - Carried out and up in a semi-circle like a sickle Sinusitis - Inflammation of a sinus gland that inhibits breathing Snipey - A weak, long and narrow muzzle Snowshoe Foot - Slightly webbed between the toes Spayed - A female whose ovaries have been removed surgically Spermatozoon - A single sperm or male gamete; spermatozoa Splashed - Irregularly patched color on white Splay Feet - A flat or open-toed foot; opposite of a cat foot Spot Weight - To be lighter than the opponent Spread - The width between the front legs Spring Of Ribs - The roundness of the ribs Spring Pole - A cable or rope hanging from a tree limb, 90 degree post or 45 degree angled post with a heavy spring attached, a springy 45 degree sapling pole, either having hydes, knots, overalls, tire, tube, or anything a dog can jump up and take hold of, attached to an extending cable or rope, for exercising and strengthening purposes Staffordshire Bull Terrier - The English show version of the American Pit Bull Terrier, possessing much related ancestry and similar character with little resemblance. AKC registered since 1974, the Staffordshire Bull Terrier is smaller and bred along different lines than the American Staffordshire Terrier, with the ears not cropped Stakeholder - A person appointed to hold the forfeit and wagers for a pit contest Stance - A manner of standing Started - A young pit dog in the first stages of rolling, testing and training; to bump together and test preparedness Sterility - Not able to produce live gametes Stern - The tail; the handle Sternum - The breast bone Stifle - The ham; the joint of the hind leg between the thigh and the second thigh Stilted - The up and down gait of a straight hocked dog Stop - The step up from the nose to the skull between the eyes; the drop Strain - A family of the same breed that is interrelated and exhibits uniformity of type which distinguishes them from other members of the same breed or other strains Substance - Good boned, good weight, well muscled Suture - The surgical sewing of tissues Swayback - Concave curvature of the back between the withers and hip bones; opposite of roach back or wheel back Swivel - A device used to allow the chain to turn when attached to a d-ring, eye-bolt, link or ring Tapeworm - A long, flat, parasitic, segmented worm that lives in the small intestine, parts of which are passed in the stool Teat - An organ in females through which milk is drawn for nursing pups; nipple Telegony - The questionable influence of a preceding sire on progeny produced by a succeeding sire from the same mother Tendon - A narrowed end of a muscle usually attached to a bone Testis - A testicle, one of two male reproductive glands situated in the scrotum which produce spermatozoa Thigh - The hind quarter from the hip joint to the stifle Threadworm - A small roundworm that lives in the intestine and is able to infect dogs and man Throatiness - Excessive loose skin under the throat Throw Back - The appearance of ancestral traits not found in more immediate generations of ancestors; reversion Ticked - Small isolated areas of black or colored hairs on a white dog Ticks - There are several varieties, all are able to transmit disease Timber - Bone, especially of the legs Timekeeper - A person who keeps and marks the time of a pit contest Tincture Of Iodine - An antiseptic solution, of iodine in alcohol Tourniquet - A device for checking or stopping bleeding; a two inch wide bandage twisted tight with a stick; a pad pressed down with a twist Treadmill - A sided rectangular designed treadle for treading a pit dog in place to exercise or condition and shape with emphasis on lungs. The most common types are carpet and slat mills; straight mill Tulip Ear - Erect carried ear similar to prick ear but with tip drooping somewhat Turn - When a pit dog turns his head and shoulders away from his opponent. Official turns are described different in various sets of rules Turntable - A flat round table that turns under the dog as he treads in place for conditioning and shaping; round mill; table mill Turn-Up - Uptilted jaw Tusk - An old term for the canine teeth on Pit Bull dogs; fangs UKC - United Kennel Club; an American Pit Bull Terrier registry since 1898. The American Pit Bull Terrier was the first breed registered by the UKC Umbilical Cord - The cord which connects the fetus with the placenta; naval string Undershot - The lower incisor teeth overlap the upper teeth of the upper jaw; under-bite; Bulldog jaw Unit Character - A character inherited independently of other characters, on the presence of a single gene Upper-Arm - The humerus bone of the foreleg between the shoulder blade and forearm Uterus - A female organ for developing, holding, and protecting fetuses; the womb Vaccinate - To inoculate with a virus to protect against its disease Vasectomize - To render sterile by an operation other than castration Vein - A thin walled tube for carrying blood from tissue to heart Venipuncture - The procedure of puncturing a vein for drawing blood, administering medicine or intravenous feeding Venoclysis - The tubing and valve commonly referred to as an IV set Venous Bleeding - Dark red blood that flows steadily or may ooze from the wound. Apply direct pressure and tourniquet at once Vitamin - A protein essential to growth and health Vulva - The exterior opening or external parts of the female genitalia Walleye - A blue eye also known as a pearl eye Weedy - A dog too light of bone Whelp - To bring forth young from a bitch; a puppy Whip Tail - A stiff, straight, pointed tail Whipworm - A whip like parasite that lives in the first part of the large intestine, cecum Whitehead - A pure snow colored head with a different colored body Withers - A first dorsal vertebra; the highest part of the body just behind the neck; the shoulders Wrinkle - Loose folding skin on forehead, foreface, or skull Wry Mouth - When the dentation and jaws don't meet exact; an overshot, undershot, grinder bite combined Yard - A lot used to keep a yardful of dogs Yellow - Lemon; of the color of gold Zygote - the cell formed from a union of an ovum and a spermatozoon, two gametes, including the organism that develops from that cell, a fertilized ovum before cleavage

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  5. FireBone

    FireBone Big Dog

    I hope this helps
  6. Bubba

    Bubba Top Dog

    Not sure where you got all this...but I disagree with this "definition"...Ace - A pit dog of exceptional ability and skill, with more wins than a grand champion, over the best

    An Ace is a dog that has it all...don't necessarily have to win "more" than a GR CH....
  7. FireBone

    FireBone Big Dog

    This was on the site before the site went back in time. I did not make up this stuff but I got it off the web some where. Just cant think where the point is, that might not be right but everything else is. It kind of sounded weird to me when I first read it but I'll do some more research and re-edit it.
  8. NuTtDoGg

    NuTtDoGg Banned

    FIREBONE I feel that you are the absolute truth for all that info being passed.
    EACH 1 TEACH 1.
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  9. I Do belive u got that out of the book about that colby man that started the bloodline.......
  10. The name of the book is colbys book on pitbull's i had to go look at the name of the book again... It's a dang good book........
  11. chinasmom

    chinasmom CH Dog

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  12. chinasmom

    chinasmom CH Dog

    The site mentions the breeds Blue Paul and Red Smut as extinct breeds from Scotland. While it is true both came from Scotland they were not breeds. These were actual dogs. Both were pit bulls (not called pit bulls then) and research will show both dogs in the pedigree of modern day pit bulls. There were bloodlines from these dogs much like the Colby, Hemphill bloodlines. Instead of being named after the people who developed the bloodlines they were named from the most famous dogs of the bloodline. At that time it wasn't unusual. Blue Pauls were usually a blue or blue brindle color and the Red Smuts were usually red dogs.
    (http://www.moloss.com/brd/ab/b010/) Many breeds have descended from the Molosser. Take a look at them Mollosser Breeds (http://www.moloss.com/001/ptxt/breed.html)
    So, for those who say pits never had a blue gene factor................................
  13. robert

    robert Big Dog

    An ace dog is a dog that wins without having to prove its gameness. Thats my definition.
  14. lockjaw

    lockjaw CH Dog

    didnt see (rom) in the glossery.
  15. 14rock

    14rock GRCH Dog

    Rom=Register of Merit....its up there ;)
  16. chinasmom

    chinasmom CH Dog

    OK 14rock...your avatar is killing me!! LOL
  17. PitBull_30

    PitBull_30 Top Dog

    I think that was on Dawnrest's site.
  18. Attila

    Attila Guest

    That is out of the Glossery, definitions of terms used in one of historical books of the American Pit Bull Terrier. Interesting to know which one eh! Agree or not Ace under old definitions was the top dog of it's breed. To have it all it must have proved itself among other dogs. If that were not the case we could call any dog we thought had " It All". We commonly now place the title of Ace on a dog that wins at Pulling. It once took much more than that to be called an Ace. Otherwise who is deamed worthy of desiding what dog is the Ace with out proof of such! I agree with the givin definitions. An "Ace" is worthy of being entered into the history books.
  19. jratl1

    jratl1 Pup

    I didn't see POR on there.
  20. X

    X Top Dog


    The Producer of Record (POR) is a title which was set up to reflect the true nature of a dogs ability to produce. A great producer does one thing, and that is produce bulldogs consistently. It is the sole duty of the POR title to reflect the genetic ability of these bulldogs.

    These bulldogs are found and reflected upon in many ways, what the POR does, is unique. All aspect and accomplishments of their offspring, is weighed and then measured next to consistency. The POR system is very simple, and direct.

    All bulldogs will have their offspring's accomplishments listed in this fashion, with no exceptions.

    (during a show)
    A dog that curs............ -3.0 points
    A dog picked up game....... 1.0 point
    1st win.................... 1.0 point
    2nd win.................... 2.0 points
    3rd win.................... 3.0 points
    4th win.................... 4.0 points
    5th win or more............ 5.0 points

    Example.... A dog who has won 2, and picked up game on its 3rd would receive 1.0 point for its 1st, 2.0 points for its 2nd, and 1.0 point for being picked up game. Total = 4 points for its sire and dam.

    (producing producers)
    Every dog that produces a POR, they are to receive 6.0 points.

    Example.... A dog has produced 2 POR dogs, they are to receive 12.0 points.


    Each point will only account for 2 dogs, 1.0 point = 2 offspring. (if a dog has 20 points, they can have no more than 40 offspring. If a dog has 50 points, they can have no more than 100 offspring)

    Any dog who does not have enough points to account for its offspring, does not deserve the POR title.

    Example.... A bitch that has 10.0 points, and 20 or less offspring, she has reached the POR title. If the same bitch has 21 offspring and only 10.0 points, she is not POR.

    There is no difference in the scoring for males and females, all are held to the same standard, and must not exceed the points to offspring ratio.

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