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    Default Is Eli the first pitbull blooline ever?

    My some one told me that Eli was the firs t pitbull bloodline ever.
    I always thougt it was Colby. If it's not was is the first bloodline
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    Default Re: Is Eli the first pitbull blooline ever?

    No Eli was not the first bloodline,the first bloodlines came from overseas such as Ireland, so Colby was not THE first either.

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    Default Re: Is Eli the first pitbull blooline ever?

    So what would be considered the first bloodline?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SSandecki
    So what would be considered the first bloodline?
    Nice question, I wish I could answer it, I'll see what I can find.

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    Default Re: Is Eli the first pitbull blooline ever?

    I think the Corrington bloodline is one of the oldest

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    Default Re: Is Eli the first pitbull blooline ever?

    I looked and looked the other day for something similar... I was trying to find a picture/pictures of some original pits. I would love to see something like that.

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    there is a gallery of pictures of dogs from yesteryear to be found at dawnrest. Plug Dawnrest pit bulls into any search engine and check it out.

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    Last edited by CRG; 10-22-2004 at 07:50 PM. Reason: spelling

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    Default Re: Is Eli the first pitbull blooline ever?

    The old dogmen didn't let people in on their breedings, plus no one knows for sure when the
    breed was developed. A lot of books out there propose theories, no one knows for sure.
    Dieter Flag's books have some good technical info as well as Carl Semenic's and Richard Stratton.
    The only thing that people can go by is historical paintings and engravings. George Armitage "30 years
    with fighting dogs" is a good resource for early bloodlines in this country.

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    Default Re: Is Eli the first pitbull blooline ever?

    I think that the colby bloodline is the oldest north american line though, since it was created from the dogs from ireland.its pretty hard to trace back farther than when the dogs got to north america.

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    Default Re: Is Eli the first pitbull blooline ever?

    Quote Originally Posted by BBK
    No Eli was not the first bloodline,the first bloodlines came from overseas such as Ireland, so Colby was not THE first either.

    BB
    Thanks for the information.

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    Default Re: Is Eli the first pitbull blooline ever?

    well I agree the lines of the "PITBULL" have been gone through the history of time...people try to say that the matsiffs were used as battle dogs and that I BELIEVE isnt true...they try and say that the english bulldog was used in bull baiting thats not true either....the "PITBULL" is the ONE breed behind all these fabricated story's of history do your own research and come to YOUR DECISION

    and the ELI dogs are not the first line however told you that is a wannabe and dont know what their talking about the "ELI" dogs came from the DIBO dogs and DIBO came from tudor's yard and the lines used to make DIBO were "HENRY" and FEELEY ,......Feeley dogs go back to the 1800's so thats pretty old in itself
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    Quote Originally Posted by powder925
    I think that the colby bloodline is the oldest north american line though, since it was created from the dogs from ireland.its pretty hard to trace back farther than when the dogs got to north america.
    The Old Family dogs were among the first to come to North America also via Irish immigrants

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    Default Re: Is Eli the first pitbull blooline ever?

    the Feeley line ALOT were from ENGLAND around this time ....YES some were imported from IRELAND but the IRISH got thier dogs from the ENGLISH..back in the 1840's.....so they came from the same place but "DIBO" or FEELEY were from england thus "ELI" came from them as well...(in a way i guess)

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    Default Re: Is Eli the first pitbull blooline ever?

    i would say the very first blood line of the pitbull was called bull and terrier....lol back in europe when they crossed the bulldog with the now extinct white terrier thats as far back as it gets.....lol

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    Default Re: Is Eli the first pitbull blooline ever?

    old english whites i think...lol sumthin like that

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    Default Re: Is Eli the first pitbull blooline ever?

    The dog that we now recognize as the APBT was originally bred in the British Isles early 1800's to 'bait' bulls.

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    Default Re: Is Eli the first pitbull blooline ever?

    Quote Originally Posted by FireBone
    Thanks for the information.
    the first bloodline was the old family line which where dogs from ireland
    like corvino, feenly, so on.
    the other was the dogs that came from england
    like tudor, harry clark, and so on.

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