Welcome to our webpage dedicated to the American Red Nose Pitbull! We are hobby breeders striving to reproduce and recapture some of the extraordinary traits inherent to the red nose pitbull terrier. We do not have puppies for sale often, so when we do, you can be sure that we have selected breeding worthy specimens from the best modern day red nose pitbull bloodlines. We breed to improve the bloodline by selecting qualities that will make for a great athlete and a great companion. For this reason temperament, conformation, and working ability are the features most important to us. All our dogs are UKC Purple Ribbon bred and are UKC/ADBA registered (can also be registered with AADR /OFRN registries). ACK's Kane, a male red nose pitbull, pictured at 1 yr. old
Our red nose pitbulls thrive on the Texas border and get plenty of action due to a number of illegal crossings. We live in a border town located close to the Rio Grande River and have many issues with illegal aliens crossing the river to come into the United States. Our neighborhood is a few miles away with nothing but wooded area in between. This makes it ideal ground for illegal aliens to cross fairly undetected. As our name implies, our red nose pitbulls are literally Border Town Pitbulls. They are our eyes and ears in this unsettling environment.
Needless to say, this situation poses a real threat to our property and personal safety. Our dogs help protect our property from intruders and this gives us some peace of mind.
This is our first red nose pitbull, Kane, pictured with a border patrol truck by our house. Kane introduced us to the Castillo bloodline through Sam Greco founder of Anchor Chain Kennels (no longer active).
"DUDE of Red Demons" (one of our favorite red nose pitbulls)
In choosing our family companion, we researched many red nose pitbull dog bloodlines. We knew that we did not want the overgrown, disproportionate, OR "bully" version of the pitbull. After all, we needed a dog that would be athletic with inherent watchdog capabilities. We were also looking for a red nose pitbull dog with showmanship characteristics. Much like those of the first dogs brought to the U.S. from England, Wales, and Ireland. We found these traits in the Castillo/Larsan/Wilrox/Swogger bloodlines more commonly known for showmanship, athleticism, strength, and drive! It is our hope that we may continue to preserve this bloodline by producing top notch dogs. We will continually strive to improve what we have started here so as to continue with this bloodlines reputation.
Below is an example of a red nose pitbull that excels at weight pulling:
RPBK's I Got That Fire, AKA Saphira, a red nose pitbull doing weight pulling
Here is another example of one of our produced red nose pitbull dogs named PR' Munoz's Maya with a ribbon for Best Female at a local show and UKC show:
Rene & PR' Munoz's Maya, bred at Border Town Pitbulls
Cali Style Pitbull Club UKC Show
Sept. 8-9, 2012
1st Place & 2nd Place Junior Female, 2nd Place Best Overall Female
René & Maya placed 3rd & 2nd in 2 out of 4 shows at the The Golden State/So. California APBTC ADBA Conformation Show in Fontana, California 11/30/13 & 12/01/13. Maya also passed her Safe Dog Test on 11/30/13 and will be featured in the ADBA American Pitbull Gazette February 2014. Congratulations to René & Maya!!
Congratulations to Maya and her owners on receiving the Safe Dog Certification and being featured on the current issue of ADBA APBT Gazette!
Although the APBT (American Pitbull Terrier), as well as many other modern breeds, posses a canine ancestry that fought other animals, whether it was bulls, boars, bears, lions, or other dogs, that was not their sole or main function. Certainly the APBT excels at fighting-no other breed can match him-but lets look at the other functions of this ancient breed. The APBT was used to work with a variety of large animals including domestic cattle. His talents have been utilized by hunters as a holding dog, stockmen as a catch dog, farmers as a watchdog, and gamblers as a fighter. The modern day APBT is primarily kept as a pet and family companion. One of the many detrimental myths of this breed is that they are mainly bred and maintained as a fighting dog. The reality is that a very small and ever decreasing percentage of APBT's were ever used for professional fighting. The pro dog fighter tends to prefer small (35lbs or so) very thin dogs which due to their size are not suited for many of the tasks asked of the modern day working dog. The historical truth is the APBT has not only done well, but thrived at whatever challenges it has been asked to perform.
You may often hear the APBT referred to simply as a bulldog. The bulldog of several centuries ago was an agile, muscular dog of medium size, quite capable of participating in the bull and bear-baiting events of its time. Bulldogs were admired for their intelligence, physical courage, gameness and their tolerance of pain. All desirable qualities for dogs working with animals many times their size. Artists' renderings of the bulldog of the 18th and 19th centuries show a canine of extreme similarity to the modern APBT. This similarity has led many to claim that the modern APBT is indeed the original pure Bulldog of the British Isles. Other records do not support this. There are references claiming crosses between bulldogs and terriers. The reasons given for crossing the two was to increase speed and activity by adding the agile and active hunting terriers of the time. Some state that the bull-and-terrier breeds resulted from interbreeding of the White English terrier. Others state that several types of larger hunting terriers were used in crossing. It has been pointed out that some bull-and-terrier breeds had wiry coats and a variety of colors not found in bulldogs or in the White English terriers. The dog fighters were among the first to keep records about pedigrees. England, Scotland, Ireland and the United States brought the bull-and-terrier breeds to their ultimate fighting form. Each country had its own variety. England had the Staffordshire bulls, Scotland the Blue Paul, Ireland exported to America many of the red nosed dogs known as the Old Family Red Nosed Line.
The APBT has been a victim of a great deal of bad publicity. While the APBT is no perfect angel, there are other breeds that are often mistaken as the APBT. Often the APBT gets the blame for the actions of these canines. Boxers, American bulldogs, Bull terriers, English bulldogs, Great Danes, Mastiffs, Labs, mixed breeds......all have been mistakenly branded as APBT at one time or another. Even with all the negative publicity, the APBT has remained very popular. Popularity is not always a good thing. It has come with its price, attracting a group of so called breeders with dollar signs in their eyes doing absolutely nothing for the improvement of the breed. Dogs that should never have been considered for a breeding program have been bred repeatedly with no regards of temperaments, intelligence, health, or genetic defects. Over the years the public has heard all the stories about this "canine loose cannon" and it attracted some people to the breed for the wrong reasons. People who should have never had this powerful breed were able to get dogs that should never have been bred making for a horrible combination.
The APBT chosen from a well-bred litter will and not be any more problem than any other breed, and less than most. If the APBT were making a debut for the first time, general perception would be different. There would be no fighting history and the breed would not have been hurt by over breeding. If you were to look at the APBT for the first time, you would see an exceptional breed. It has a short, easy to groom coat in many colors. It is large enough to be a protection dog, but small enough to fit in with most families. APBT's are intelligent, easy to housebreak, and do well in obedience. They are protective, but no more aggressive than any other working breeds. The breed is an attractive, versatile breed with many excellent qualities.
Whatever the origin is believed to be, what we have is one of the most determined, intelligent, loyal breeds known to man.
Mr. T, a red nose pitbull bred at Border Town Pitbulls
Although the media has not cast a positive image on the APBT, we believe they can be great family pets for responsible owners. This a strong breed that requires plenty of daily exercise, obedience training, socialization, and daily belly rubs. There are a lot of resources out there to educate any interested individual on this breed.
To us, these magnificent creatures capture the spirit and values that were once very alive in this country. History has proven that the American Pitbull Terrier is a loyal, courageous, and loving canid. It is an adaptable and powerful creature with the drive to please its master for any bidding. For this reason, the pitbull dog history is that of a gladiator. Today, these dogs excel as working dogs, conformation, personal protection, watchdogs, or simply house pets.
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