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PostSubject: Blue GRCH   Mon 15 Sep 2008, 6:35 am

Ok, So I have heard from what I consider to be a reputable source but have not done much looking myself so I want to hear from you all and collaborate on you have.
Were there ever any blue GRCH APBT's? I know if you look up blue pauls it refers to them as pit dogs but that is about it..

People refer to the color blue as that of being a staff color and I am hoping to shed a little light on the matter..

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PostSubject: Re: Blue GRCH   Mon 15 Sep 2008, 7:03 am

I think it's really hard to say ... The apbt/staffordshire/amstaff were once the same dog and some may consider them the same breed today bred for a different purpose I have heard there were blue grch maybe not as many but their were some. Here is some Info I found on Blue Paul

The true heritage of the Scottish Blue Paul is unclear. One of the theories claims that it was developed from old English mastiffs and European bull-terriers by the pirate Paul Jones in the 1770's, while others trace its roots to the dogs created by Scottish Gypsies from common pit dogs crossed with blue Greyhounds and Indian Poligar Hounds. A separate strain of smaller red-coated dogs was known as the Scottish Red Smut and was bred away from the Blue Poll Bulldogge in the early 1800's.


Larger and more vicious than other fighting dogs of its time, the Blue Paul was reportedly impossible to defeat in the pits. With the demise of fighting and baiting sports, the breed finally became extinct in its homeland during the last decade of the 19th century, but not before influencing certain bloodlines of Irish game dogs, creating a blue variety within the Irish Staffordshire Bullterrier. A small number of Blue Paul Bullterriers was introduced to the United States by Scottish and Irish immigrants, where they became assimilated into the bloodlines of early American fighting dogs. In recent years, some fanciers attempted to trace all blue-coated American Pit Bull Terriers to the legendary Glasgow dogs, but this theory hasn't been proven. The coat came in a wide range of blue-based colourings, including solid blue, blue with white markings, blue-n-tan, as well as a variety of blue merles and tricolours. Average height was around 23 inches.
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Judging by the information I have found on the Blue Paul Terrier they were not to be reckoned with and were bad ass in the pit


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PostSubject: Re: Blue GRCH   Mon 15 Sep 2008, 8:21 am

And Some More sounds like Blue Paul Terrier's were bad ass in the pit

Appearance

The Blue Paul Terrier resembled our contemporary pit dogs. They had a smooth coat and were powerfully built. They weighed about 20 kg and measured up to 50 cm at the withers. The head was large; the forehead was flat, muscle short and square, large and broad but not receding like that of the Bulldog. The jaws and teeth were even with no overchanging flews. They had a slight dip between the eyes, which were dark hazel and not sunken, prominent, nor showing haw. The ears were small, thin, set on high, and invariably cropped, and the face was not wrinkled. The eyebrows contracted or knit. The facial expression of the Blue Paul has never been seen in any other breed and can frequently be recognized in mixed-breed dogs. The body was round and well ribbed up, its back short, broad, and muscular but not roached, and its chest deep and wide. The tail was set low and devoid of fringe, rather drooping and never rising above the back. The dog stood straight and firmly on its legs. Its forelegs were stout and muscular, showing no curve. The hind legs were very thick and strong, with well-developed muscles. The colour was dark blue as can be seen in Greyhounds; however, they sometimes produced brindles or reds, which were known as red smuts in Scotland.

History

No one seems to have full knowledge as to how the Blue Pauls were bred or from where they originally came. There was a story that John Paul Jones, the American sailor, brought them from abroad and landed some when he visited his native town of Kirkcudbright about 1770. The gypsies around the Kin Tilloch district kept Blue Pauls, which they fought for their own amusement. They were game to the death and could suffer much punishment. They were expert and tricky in their fighting tactics, which made them great favorites with those who indulged in this sport. They maintained that the breed originally came from the Galloway coast, which lends support to the Paul Jones legend. The first dogs to arrive in the United States with the English immigrants in the mid-19th century were the Blue Paul Terrier and the Staffordshire Bull Terrier.

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With his excellent fighting skills, the Blue Paul was introduced as part of Staffordshire Bull Terrier breeding in the early 19th century and the blue colouring has appeared in Staffords ever since, in particular, the Blue Staffordshire Bull Terrier.It has also appeared in Pitbulls and a bluetick coloration also appears due to inbreeding.
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PostSubject: Re: Blue GRCH   Mon 15 Sep 2008, 8:53 am

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PostSubject: Re: Blue GRCH   Mon 15 Sep 2008, 8:55 am

Nice Erin !! goodpost
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PostSubject: Re: Blue GRCH   Thu 16 Oct 2008, 12:23 pm

Bellon clubs CH Soga was blue and so was Ch Veneno
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