T-Bone comes directly off a breeding made in 1997 of Patrick’s Solo (Homer/Bobby Jr/Dirty Mary cross) x Patrick’s Blood Mary (heavy in Bolio blood) both brought by the Locco’s Kennel in Brazil from Mr.Pat Patrick. T-bone is the only son of this one time breeding.I had heard talk of the breeding and it was almost by chance that I acquired him. I bought the male and when I got him, I was impressed as T-Bone was different form what I had seen, he was a well agile dog with a serious and determined expression.I finished buying T-Bone, who was known by the other kennels, harms little tested and had 3 years. As soon as I arrived home I tested him with one pit and I was surprised with his qualities that were an extreme intelligence, medium mouth and what more called my attention to his determination; I had never seen anything his equal. From this moment my concept regarding one bulldog moved and I saw that what had in hand was something special, different!!!As soon as I acquired T-Bone, had been issued some challenges and I looked for the best one that existed at the time, that was the Kaiser 1xw, dog who come from Mexico (Eli stuff), son of Hooten’s Hard Times ROM acquired from Mr. Henrrique Morfin. Kaiser was a hard biter and had shown his abilities in defeating his opponent in 23 min.
In this fight, only T-Bone recognized, it pick-up together with others travelled 1400 km in a cage with El Oro and Guariba, 15 hours uninterrupted, also without stops for the dogs evacuation (inexperience of my part at the time). When I arrived in the place of convention 7:00 hours I was received by the owner of the Kaiser dog, smiling of course.
At 8:00 it started the first match, El Oro literally disfigured his opponent earning his first “W”. T-Bone would make the last match, but I was excited and asked to make the second match with no time to rest my body.
Kaiser with 41.89 lbs.(19kg) and T-Bone 39.68lbs(18kg). Kaiser made what all the person expected tried to define with its bad powerful footprints but it was neutralized by the intelligence and determination of the El Oro’s T-Bone, name that it acquired and that it is known until today. T-Bone finished Kaiser in 50 minutes.
His sons are no different, legend dogs that fatally will be remembered as references and that they had made and make history in Brazil. T-Bone, at present, has a total of 13 crossings. These, in its immense majority with really bad bitches, and each crossing, independent of the low quality of the females, left at least one or more dogs a one time winner. The evidence of the quality of El Oro’s T-Bone as producer translates in numbers! It already has 28 points in P.O.R. list and have 3 dogs Ch., two 2 time winners leaving him very near to the R.O.M. title.
His sons give authenticity in the conventions and are considered today, in Brazil, as Maxim point of any spectacle. The El Oro’s Kennel is proud to have learned and coexisted all the moments with this special bulldog called my friend T – BONE!
TITO – El Oro Kennels Brazil
This article is about one of the best producers of South America, I’m writing this little story for the Sporting Dog Journal so that subscribers may know more about dogs from Brazil. In my opinion T-Bone and Macaco ROM were the two best producers in South America, both producing Champions and Grand Champions during their stud careers. Moreover, both dogs were not only great producers, but they were match dogs as well. Enjoy the story of this great dog!
When PH from Locco’s Kennels started in the Gamedog world, he couldn’t have imagined the great impact and contributions he would provide the future of Gamedogs in Brazil! He went to the United States to visit some yards and purchase some dogs to bring back with him. One of those yards was that of Pat Patrick, where he bought two dogs named Solo and Bloody Mary. Solo was off of Patrick’s Kid Blackie, out of Patrick’s Black Beauty and Bloody Mary was off Patrick’s Howler out of Patrick’s Sally. When he bred these two together, there was only one male born, and he was named T-Bone. PH had some problems that resulted in the sale of all his dogs. T-Bone was sold to a breeder named Alvarenga, before later being sold again to a man named Tito, owner of El Oro Kennels, who was just starting out in the sport of Gamedogs. After a time, Tito took T-Bone out for his first and only show into a hard biting 1xw dog named Kayser by Mr. Enrique Morfin from Mexico. TBone, showing great ability, stopped Kayser after 50 minutes and was declared the winner. Afterward, TBone began his stud campaign and sired several winners. Among those produced were Grand Champion Cutia, who won her title in Spain with TexMex Kennels; Champion Q-Suco, a very good dog who beat a dog from Southern Kennels and was awarded Best In Show twice. When T-Bone was bred to Koata POR, he produced Grand Champion Cutia, Champion Candango and Katem 1xw, Best In Show. He also produced a lot of one and two time winners, including Black Bone, a dead game dog who lost in 2:32 to D’Rocha 2xw. For these, and many other reasons, T-Bone was one of the most influential dogs in all of South America, his prolific production record speaking for itself. He has passed away now, but his blood is still alive and well in his offspring, who are proving to produce good dogs much like their forefather.