John Colby defined the American Pit Bull Terrier and the American Staffordshire Terrier for the breeds that they are today. His dog, Primo, was used to set the guidelines for the AKC’s Staffordshire, proving that originally the two breeds were one in the same. Although, today the breeds have been selectively bred into two distinct dog breeds- the American Pit Bull and the American Staffordshire.
Whelped: 1914 Sire: Colby’s Bunch Dam: Colby’s Rhody Breeder: John P. Colby: Newburyport, Ma Owner: William J. Webster, Jr. : Columbia, TN Known for strength, endurance and conformation.
Whelped: Circa 1900 Sire: Colby’s Pincher Dam: Colby’s Nancy Perfect overall conformation
Colby’s Bobtail Bob
Whelped: 1895 Sire: Colby’s Nick Dam: Colby’s Wasp Reputed to have won 20 battles, which may have been a record. He was bred to more than 20 bitches and some of his offspring were A.K.C. registered.
Colby’s Galtie “The Irish Dog”
Whelped: Circa 1910 Died: 1921 Sire: Edward’s Galtie Dam: Edward’s Gass (both bred in Ireland) Sired many great dogs including Earl Tudor’s Champion Fighting Peter. One of the cornerstones of the Colby strain.