Historic Bandog Pics
When dogs were bred for performance, not looks.
- Name: Barbara
- Location: Long Island, NY, United States
Worthwhile Books where you can find many of these pics
- The Mastiffs The Big Game Hunters
- Complete History of Fighting Dogs
- Fighting Dog Breeds
- Bandog Mastiffs
- Bandog Quotes
- Some Bandog History
Wednesday, June 21, 2006
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Saturday, December 03, 2005
The earliest records of Bandogs in America were during the civil war. They were used by both sides as bullet fodder and to wreak havoc amongst the low ranks. Many were also trained to bring down horses. These dogs were basically imported Mastiffs and Bullmastiffs mixed with Bulldog and Pitbull Terrier.
All pics and info. posted today were originally posted by DaveUK in his article The History of Bandogs
Friday, December 02, 2005
Mosley's Tiger Taurus
His Breeder Mosley founded the Bullmastiff Police Dog Registry in 1926. It was the first registry for bandogs. The registry had requirements that dogs pass all phases of police training to pass. Here's an extract from a letter to the club by Sgt. Cordy of Walsingham Police Station:
"I want no better dog than a good bullmastiff for police work and I am ready to back it against any breed. It may interest you to know that I have made an offer to one of my comrades who is an alsationist, to train a bullmastiff along side an alsation to track and be steady on the trail. The quarry will be a pretended fugitive and at the end of the trail, the dog must close and catch the fugitive. A game keeper friend recommended this breed to me and told me I would have no better breed. His words were true."
Letter taken from article written by DaveUK