Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Pete Sparks

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The late famous Pete Sparks from Starke, Florida. Pete was born Peter Sparks February 21, 1901 and died June 17,1994. He was a old time carnival man that got into the pitbulls in a big way. He was a top breeder. He also published one of the early underground dogfighting magazines. He was a talented writer. I met Pete years ago at some dogfights in eastern Oklahoma and liked him real well. When I was young I wrote him and ask him about his bulldogs. He wrote me back and said I have no bulldogs. I only have American Pitbull Terriers, Staffordshire Bull terriers and Staffordshire terriers. He said why do you call your dogs bulldogs. I wrote him back and simply said, 'I call them as I see them'. He wrote me back and all he said in the letter was. 'Like the man that kissed the cow.' That was quiet humorous. I learned that he was a stickler for detail. He was intelligent. He was not a person of neatness. He lived for the moment and was unique in his own way. No matter what anyone tells you. He was a great contribution to the pitbull world.

Pete Spark's dog. This dog was born in this barn.
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He would kill any varment that got in this barn but he never left the barn.Yet he was free to do so.

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