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Garner's Frisco ROM is the number one producing ROM stud dog in the world. Frisco throws fire, mouth and intensity, no matter which bitch he
is bred to. Frisco ROM has received the status as the best producer of all time. Frisco-line is a line of fire said by many.
Frisco like the Honeybunch/Jeep line was bred a lot. However Frisco produces very exceptionally intense dogs with extremely
hard mouths. Over 95% of his offspring seem to have everything from A-Z in one dog - including being good producers. Frisco
is sired by the legendary CH Chinaman ROM. These are just a few of many greats sired by Frisco: Ch.Hickory (3 wins), wins
with a 2 1/2 hour match), Ch. Rebel Yell, Garner's Elmo, Ch.Charlie, Ch.Chinarose, Ch.Leo, Ch.Simba, Ch.Shotsie. There is
a lot of controversy over the fight for the #1 top ROM producer between Frisco and Jeep, but facts are facts, Frisco has produced
over 23 Ch.'s/Gr.Ch.'s.
Breeder: Randall Abernathy
Owner: T. M. Garner Kennels
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Garner's Ch. Chinaman ROM is the foundation of our main line of bulldogs. An exceptional athlete in his time, Ch. Chinaman proved himself as equally
talented as a producer of high ability offspring. His son Garner's Frisco ROM is the greatest producing stud dog today and
is a tremendous example of the quality traits that are found in this line of bulldog.
Chinaman was born on the yard of
R. Abernathy on November 29, 1977. He was one of three pups born to Abernathy's Molly and sired by Wood's Trouble. Molly always seemed
to have 3 pups. This time there was Chinaman, Boy and a female who would be named Onyx Lady (who went to the owner of Trouble,
Dr. Wood). Boy would end up in the hands of G. Wright, where he would win three matches. Chinaman was raised by R. Abernathy
and when he came of age he was placed with Dr. Wood to find out what he was made of.
After a short stay, Dr. Wood shipped
Chinaman to Vince and Bob in California to make up for an earlier prospect he had sold them that failed to live up to expectations.
He arrived full of hookworms and roundworms and weighed only 42 lbs., 4 lbs. below his eventual best match weight of 46 lbs.
Bob kept him on a long cable run and tried to help him overcome his emaciated state. Chinaman thanked him by biting him, so
Bob shipped him to Vince. It was love at first sight. Vince wormed Chinaman and scheduled a roll for him.
After a 3-hour
drive Chinaman was nauseated and dehydrated. He was pitted 10 lbs. uphill against a powerful red dog named Ch. Caesar who
proceeded to mop the floor with him. When the big dog tired, Chinaman went to the stifles and punched very hard. Even though
he was still nauseated and underweight he came up from the bottom to bite down and stop Caesar at: 28.
roll was into Doc, a highly respected wrecker. If he could hang with Doc for even 10 minutes, Chinaman would be worth a bet.
Doc came out hard and slammed Chinaman into the corner and tried to trade with Chinaman. Big mistake! Chinaman hit the gut
and killed the Doctor in his own living room in 17 minutes! It was clear Chinaman was something special.
For his first two matches, Chinaman was hooked into respected head dogs that some expected to weather the storm and challenge
the killing stifle and gut dog. Like their predecessors, neither lasted to the half-hour mark with Chinaman. For his third,
a match was made with the highly renowned Gray's Hubcap who had dispatched the famous Red Danger dog in a classic 2-hour encounter.
Vince and Bob traveled 7 hours with their dog and when they arrived, odds of 5-1 were being offered against Chinaman. The
betting line changed dramatically after the dogs were released. Chinaman drove Hubcap into the corner on his back and this
is where the match ended 18 minutes later. Hubcap was a memory and Chinaman was proclaimed a champion and best in show.
Suddenly no one had a 45-46 lb. male. Respectable dog men avoided him like
the plague. Finally, when he was 7 years old, some determined fellows bought an expert head dog from R. Jackson, just to take
out the aging Ch Chinaman. The dog from Jackson showed a lot of ability, but it wasn't enough to keep out an athlete of Chinaman's
caliber. Chinaman worked past his defenses and curred him out in 38 minutes. This had been Chinaman's longest match, but the
outcome was the same as always: he destroyed everything in his path.
For all who witnessed his matches, Chinaman became
known as one of the roughest ever and a true finisher. According to scientific tests, he had the air of a greyhound. According
to all who saw him, he had the mouth of an alligator. He was very clever. He would outsmart slick ear and nose dogs and cur
them out. He would finish straight-ahead dogs even faster. Swapping-out was his game. Like all the truly great ones, Chinaman's
build was like a sleek, muscular thoroughbred.
The Chinaman name appears in many of today's pedigrees. His contribution
as a producer equals, or exceeds his dominance as a performer. Among his better known offspring were Ch. Eightball, Ch. Cotton,
Ch. Chinabuck, Ch. Chinagirl, Ch. Stormy, Ch. Missy, Ch. Chinarose, Ch. Ninja and Ch. Crock. He had three sons (Brodt's Boar,
Cottingham's Cotton, and Shockley's Header) go over the 3-hour mark on the same weekend! Perhaps his greatest contribution
is as a producer of producers, as his son Frisco ROM has produced more champions and grand champions than any other stud.
- Tom Garner
|Garner's CH Chinaman ROM
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Boudreaux's Eli - Clayton's Eli Jr.
|BOUDREAUX' ELI (2XW)
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Eli was the product of the breeding efforts of Floyd B. He was heavily bred on Floyd's all time
favorite dog Blind Billy. When Eli a 2xw was bred to Mr. B.'s Spook, another Blind Billy breed dog, the outcome was to change
the sporting community forever.
Three famous names that come to mind from the Eli/Spook breeding are: Eli Jr., Bullyson,
and a bitch named Brendy.
Eli Jr. was a fantastic 2xw himself and sire of one of the greatest dogs of all time, the 7xw
Gr. Ch. Art. Art was unfortunately stolen and never recovered. Before Art was stolen the breeding's made with him produced
a high percentage of quality game dogs and enough to make Art an 'ROM' producer. Just to imagine what Art could have produced if he wouldn't
have been taken is enough to boggle the mind. Art had a litter brother who was an exceptionally talented dog in his own right,
the 3xw Ch. Hurt.
Bullyson was a 2xw, 1xL and another fantastic producer. Bullyson's only loss was to one of his sons Benny
Bob. Benny Bob subsequently lost to Jimmy Boots in a classic match. Bullyson's legend as a producer can be found in many dogs,
but his most famous offspring has to be the 5xw Ch. Honeybunch, the all time
leading 'ROM' bitch. Honeybunch subsequently produced the 4xw Ch. Jeep.
Jeep now ranks as the number one 'ROM' dog to this day and literally deserves to be covered in a story alone. Other famous
Bullyson offspring are Loposay's Buster 'ROM', and the ever so famous Midnight Cowboy.
Brendy when bred to her brother Eli Jr., produced P. Carver's Black Shine. Shine subsequently produced the legendary 8xw,
1xL Ch Rascal, Oso Negro a brother to Rascal, and the world famous P. Carver's Stomponato. Rascal when bred to Honeybunch
produced the 3xw Polly, who in turn was bred to Jeep's father the 6xw, 1xL Ch. Bo 'ROM', thereby producing the great 7xw Gr.
Ch. Outlaw. Another famous Eli bred dog was the 5xw Gr. Ch. Nigerino. Nigerino represents some of the purest Eli Jr. blood
to be found today and is a highly respected bloodline in its own right.
The thing that makes the Eli dogs so popular is
that they are powerfully built dogs with devastating mouths who consistently throw these traits into their offspring.
of best crosses to be made with the Eli line was with the 'ROM' Snooty dog. Snooty was an extremely intelligent dog who added
the highly desirable traits of pit intelligence and style. Eli dogs tended to be barnstorming dogs and this would lead to
short-windiness. The Snooty cross corrected this problem without sacrificing the highly desirable Eli traits. Probably the
best known dog from this cross was the 4xw Ch. Chinaman 'ROM'. Chinaman
had it all and has subsequently produced a superior line of dogs. The Chinaman dogs consistently throw intelligent, powerful,
game dogs with a lot of mouth, literally a complete package. These dogs are true fast lane quality and continue to make an
ongoing impact in today's sporting era. It would be impossible to list all the quality dogs that came directly or indirectly
from Eli Jr., Bullyson, or Brendy, because their impact on the sport continues on today. Their are literally hundreds of famous
dogs who owe their success to the Eli line and its originator Floyd B. and it would take an archive of novels to list the
accomplishments of them all.
This article much like the one about Red Boy only serves to scratch the surface of this famous
- Mr. Jeep
Note: Another great line that has benefited extensively from the Eli line was the one that was created
by Ronald Boyles. The Boyles line of dogs started from a Patrick bred bitch named Boyle's Dirty Mary ROM (aka Patrick's Orange
Crush) crossed with some very rough Eli blood through Holland's Gr. Ch. Cherokee Chief ROM,
who was off of Everett's Buck and Goodman's Mizu. Buck died in a kennel accident on Irish Jerry's yard
with his Gr. Ch. Weehunt dog. Both dogs were lost. The Boyles line has since taken off in a big way, and is a very well respected.
|CLAYTON'S ELI JR (2XW)
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Now that the formidable worth of Jeep has been established, we will go on to the greatest asset this dog ever possessed
and that was his ability to reproduce a staggering figure of Champions, one Grand Champion and numerous one and two time winners.
The conversation at many conventions always leads to great dogs and a dispute of which bloodline's are the best to utilize
to get the highest percentage of game and winning dogs. I have often heard this one statement being passed when Jeep's name
is brought up as to his high figure on the R.O.M. (Register Of Merit) list and that is, well look how many bitches Jeep was
bred to create the amount of Champions he has sired. My answer to those dog men is this. Take three major pit dogs that are
from outstanding bloodline's such as STP's Grand Champion Buck, six time winner, STP's Champion Toro and Burton's Grand Champion
Hank, as these three were considered exceptional pit dogs and many utilized these three different bloods for the sole purpose
of producing or establishing new lines from them. All three lived approximately to the same age which was ten years. Two were
campaigned approximately the same time and died not to far apart, that being, Ch. Toro and Gr. Ch. Hank. Hank made his pit
history prior to theirs, but was bred as many times as Jeep, if not more. Gr. Ch. Buck, probably second to Hank in the amount
of his breeding's and Toro, who was bred to 23 different bitches during this period. The fact is all three of these great
dogs combined together, produced about half the number of Champions as Jeep has. So common, sense will tell you how many champions
doesn't hold water. In retrospect, dogs like Ch. Homer, Gr. Ch. Art, and Tombstone who was bred limited amounts of times and
was still able to produce high quality dogs should also be considered. Certain dogs should be on the ROM list considering
the number of times they have been bred, like: Jeep, Buck, Yellow, Frisco and Mayday to name a few.
Some of the crosses which are well known where Jeep created some great dogs and the blood seems to click the best with
are Jeep/Red Boy and Jeep/Rascal.
Ch. Jeep was born in August 1976 on the yard of James Crenshaw, in the famous litter of Finley's Ch. Bo ROM to Crenshaw's
Ch. Honeybunch ROM. That produced four champions. The most famous of the four was Ch. Jeep ROM. But there was also Crenshaw's
(Super Gnat's) Ch. Charlie, who has been said to have been a better pit dog than Jeep. Ch. Missy who is seen in a lot of pedigrees
today, and Swetman's Ch. Holly, who was said to be a terrible biter with lots of ability. This was a great litter that was
made once, for reasons that I don't know.
James Crenshaw has stated publicly that he never liked Jeeps style personally, as Jeep was never a finisher in his eyes.
This however severely contradicts Crenshaw's choice off dogs that he's personally based his yard on, as they were primarily
off of Jeep, and crosses that he made with Ch. Rascal for the most part, and in later life he was well known for using Jeep/Red
CH. Jeep is believed by many to be one of the best match dogs of his time.
Garrett's Ch. Jeep ROM defeated Pylant's Ch. Kato at 43 pounds in :28 minutes. Cooper's Weenie also at 43 pounds in :58
minutes. Stinson & Stepp's Black Dog, who was said to be a three time winner at 42 pounds in two hours and five minutes.
And, for his fourth and final match we went into Ozzie Stevens' Ch. Homer, at 43 pounds and won in 3:45. This was one of those
classic matches, that history is made from. Two great game dogs met, and only one could win. One created a legacy and the
other a dynasty.
Garrett's Ch. Jeep ROM died in the fall of 1989.
Throughout the history of the sporting American Pit Bull Terriers, no single dog has made quite the impact
as Garrett's CH. Jeep, and that being the combination of not only his worthiness as a supreme pit dog, but the ultimate supremacy
of his reproduction. Jeep was bred by James Crenshaw and sold to James Garrett as a young dog and was campaigned and brought
to notoriety by James Garrett assisted by James Crenshaw. Jeep achieved his fourth win over Ozzie Stevens' Ch. Homer. This
fight making history, for the caliber of these two dogs meeting in the pit is unusual in itself. Although, Jeep the victor,
Homer, in his own rights, had proved to be just as good a combat dog and both dogs were truly entitled to the legacy that
they have earned through this match.