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Stories - Bass Tramp Redboy

BASS TRAMP REDBOY

Red Boy was the result of a father/daughter breeding of Teal's Jeff and Mc Leod's Susie Q Gal. Teal's Jeff was off of Teal's Sarge bred to Teal's Lou. Teal's Sarge was a pure Colby dog out of Colby's Dime bred to Colby's Margie. This combination of Red Boy/Cleo had produced top quality proven brood females, who in turn were bred back to Red Boy or other inbred Red Boy studs to strengthen and improve the line. The gameness of this line is legendary, and is what has made the Red Boy strain so highly desirable. These are fast starting fiery dogs with tremendous wind. Some would say that the only draw back to the Red Boy line is the lack of mouth, this is not the case with all Red Boy dogs, but has pretty well been accepted as the truth by most. It really comes down to a list of priorities, gameness versus mouth.

 

His classic match against Cables Fang exemplifies that:


1st match: - Mr. Bass vs. William Cable - males @ 52 lbs. J. Adams - referee. J.C. Vincent is handling a red-red nosed dog that he been conditioned for this match by Howard T. He's called Red Boy. William Cable conditioned and handled his two-time winner Fang, a red dog black mask. Fang in Red Boy's chest and has a good hold and stays there. Red Boy trying to get him out with ear holds. At 9 minutes a turn is called on Fnag, but he's in hold with Red Boy's leg in his mouth. Handled at 17 minutes Fang scratches good. Red Boy scratches at 21 minutes and comes to the top fighting the head. Fang evens things up fighting the back end at 28 minutes. Red Boy on the nose. 30 minutes Fang scratches. The dogs are handled again at 33 minutes and the referee makes an error and Fang scratches again. Three more scratches by Red Boy and two by Fang and at 1 hour 2 minutes Fang is to scratch. He wanders off to a neutral corner and is counted out. Bass' Tramp Red Boy wins.

 

The Red Boy dogs gained their fame in the Carolina's, but their main introduction into the fast lane came with the cross of Ch. Jocko. Jocko a Carolina dog himself was a pit intelligent dog with good biting ability, something the Red Boy dogs did not have. Red Boy dogs were extremely game soft mouth dogs, with the exception of Chavis Ch Yellow John. Yellow John was the first of the Red Boy breeding to earn the title of champion. He was a 43lb. buckskin dog that won three in th South in 1980-1981. Yellow John went on to produce some of the most honest bulldogs of modern times Tant's Gr.Ch. Yellow. STP's Ch. John Boy, STP's Ch. Sassy, Super Gnat's' Boots (who holds the record for the longest recorded match in history, going 4:52 for the win) and others.

 

The Red Boy/Jocko cross continue to live on today and are exceptional fast lane dogs. Some of the most successful crosses with the Red Boy strain have been with: Red Boy/Jocko, Jeep/Red Boy, Jeep/Red Boy/Rascal, and more recently Red Boy/Patrick. These are all proven crosses that have taken the sporting game to a new level in performance. Some additional Red Boy dogs of note are Marlowe's Ch. Britches, Miller's Red Man a great producer in his day and the sire of Hoffman's Booger ROM, Marlowe's Rattler the sire of Ch. Britches, Marlowe's Mr. Bulldog the sire of both Peaches and Tabby Girl and Miret's Bud sire of Ch. Gambler, and O. Stevens' Red Ape, who has produced Ch. Bear, Ch. Irish Rebel and many other winners.

 

RED BOY DOGS

 

When I mention the Redboy line of dogs, I do so because they have had a major impact in the dog game for many years now. Although Redboy himself did not produce a significant number of champions, his genetic fingerprint lies behind many of today's famous dogs. Redboy and his progeny originated in the Carolina's.

What has made this a good strain is the fact that all of these dogs have come from a proven background. Most people assume that a dog must be a champion to be a good producer. Nothing is further from the truth. A good example of this was Ch. Peterbilt. Peterbilt was a good game dog, and high hopes were placed on him to be a good producer. He was bred to some of the highest quality bitches in his time but his offspring were of poor quality, and today most modern lines of dogs have no blood of Ch. Peterbilt. The same was true of Gr.Ch Zebo. Zebo was a devastating pit destroyer and 7x contract winner. The Old Mountain Man campaigned Zebo for 4 of his wins, then sold him to Dave A. where he went on to win three more. Zebo unfortunately was a low percentage producer, and many serious dogmen lost faith in the Zebo line of dogs, and many disappeared altogether because of the high stakes cost of losing. Where does this all bring me to, well it's an example of how some dogs make it and some don't.

The Redboy dogs like I said earlier gained their fame in the Carolina's, but their main introduction into the fast lane came with the cross of Ch. Jocko. Jocko a Carolina dog himself was a pit intelligent dog with good biting ability, something the Redboy dogs did not have. Redboy dogs were extremely game soft mouth dogs, with the exception of Chavis Ch Yellow John. Yellow John went on to produce one of the most honest bulldogs of modern time Tant's Gr.Ch. Yellow. Yellow was a 6x winner who in turn produced superior offspring. He ranks only second to Ch. Jeep on the Sporting Dog Journals 'ROM' list. Gr.Ch. Yellow died only recently on Sept. 7, 1994. Yellow was the first of what was called the original 50/50 dogs; otherwise known as the Redboy/Jocko cross. Yellow had an exceptionally talented sister known as S.T.P.'s Ch. Sassy. She to had good producing ability, but of course was limited by the fact that she was a female. The Redboy/Jocko crosses continue to live on today and are exceptional fast lane dogs.

One other point of mention, is Super Gnat's Boots. Boots was a Redboy/Jocko cross who never became as famous as Yellow, yet Boot's holds the record for the longest recorded match in history, going 4:52 for the win. This by no means even scratches the surface of Redboy crosses or other quality strains but is meant as an example of why this breed is so great . I haven't even begun to talk about those fantastic Eli dogs.

Red Boy was the result of a father/daughter breeding of Teal's Jeff and Mc Leod's Susie Q Gal. Teal's Jeff was off of Teal's Sarge bred to Teal's Lou. Teal's Sarge was a pure Colby dog out of Colby's Dime bred to Colby's Margie. Red Boy was a winning match dog, but his real recognition has been as a producer. Red Boy himself is an established name now which is primarily used today to describe a superior line of dogs that have been dominating the scene for many years now. The foundation of the Red Boy line can be traced back to two dogs, Bass' Tramp Red Boy and Bass' Cleo. Cleo was a Loposay bred bitch out of Loposay's Cash bred to Loposay's Bobby. This combination of Red Boy/Cleo had produced top quality proven brood females, who in turn were bred back to Red Boy or other inbreed Redboy studs to strengthen and improve the line. This is an example of how the Red Boy line works. Red Boy was bred to Cleo to produce Bass' Cat, Cat in turn was bred back to Red Boy to produce Marlowe's (Whaley's) Red Feather, Red Feather was then bred back to Red Boy one more time to produce Marlowe's Venom.

Venom was bred to Marlowe's Brandy Girl who was off of Red Boy and Cleo, the result was Marlowe's Fanny. Fanny in turn was bred back to Red Boy to produce one of the tightest Red Boy studs of all time Bailey's Bingo. Bingo has subsequently produced some of the best Red Boy dogs in the world, particularly when bred to Kitten's Peaches a triple bred Red Boy bitch. Kitten's Devil Deacon, also known as W.C.C.'s Deacon ROM, Crenshaw's Hunter Red a soon to be ROM, and Kitten's Ch. Radar Man a dead game match winner are three superior dogs from the Bingo/Peaches breeding. A word of mention here is that when Crenshaw's Ch. Jeep ROM was bred to Marlowe's Fanny the result produced the great Miller's Ch. Cobra. Peaches had an an excellent producing sister known as Marlowe's Tabby Girl.

Tabby Girl when bred to Crenshaw's Ch. Jeep ROM has produced White's Tab a tremendous producer who will no doubt reach the ROM status in the near future, Ramrod Kennel's Ch. Tramp, and Locke's Bliss a very good producing bitch when bred back to Deacon. The Deacon/Bliss breeding produced the multi winning Don King dog as well as Bailey's Katie an off the chain winner going well over the hour mark for the win. One of the best Red Boy dogs to ever live was Chavis Ch. Yellow John ROM. Not only was Yellow John a tremendous match dog, he was also a fantastic producer. His most famous offspring without a doubt was the 6xw Tant's Gr.Ch Yellow.

Yellow will be covered in more detail in his own story at a later date. Red Boy and his offspring originated in the Carolina's. What has made the Red Boy line so successful is the fact that all the dogs in the foundation of this line come from proven stock, as told to me by J.C.Shaw. There are not many champion names in a Red Boy pedigree, but rest assured these dog were all proven dogs. The gameness of this line is legendary, and is what has made the Red Boy strain so highly desirable. These are fast starting fiery dogs with tremendous wind. Some would say that the only draw back to the Red Boy line is the lack of mouth, this is not the case with all Red Boy dogs, but has pretty well been accepted as the truth by most. It really comes down to a list of priorities, gameness versus mouth. Some of the most successful crosses with the Red Boy strain have been with: Red Boy/Jocko, Jeep/Red Boy, Jeep/Red Boy/Rascal, and as mentioned by Bob the Assassin bred dogs. These are all proven crosses that have taken the sporting game to a new level in performance, and there are still more to come.

Some kennels are starting to have success with Red Boy/Patrick crosses, and one particular kennel that I know of mentioned the possibility of trying some Red Boy/Boyles crosses from some of their best stock in the near future. These should be some dynamite dogs, but only time will tell. Some additional Red Boy dogs of note are Marlowe's Ch. Britches, Miller's Red Man a great producer in his day and the sire of Hoffman's Booger ROM, he's one dog that I personally feel has contributed greatly to the Red Boy line but has been forgotten with the passage of time, Marlowe's Rattler the sire of Ch. Britches, Marlowe's Mr. Bulldog the sire of both Peaches and Tabby Girl and Miret's Bud sire of Ch. Gambler.

 

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