Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Pete Sparks


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.
He would kill any varment that got in this barn but he never left the barn.Yet he was free to do so.

Christopher W. Jones

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