About Our Program
AMERICAN PIT BULL TERRIER & AMERICAN WORKING RED DOG HISTORY
Since the beginning of human existence, human has shared this world with animals. One of these animals was the wolf. Over time, man figured out how to domesticate these wolves and selectively breed their physical & mental attributes to protect, serve, and be companions with humans. All dog breeds originate from the wolf.
Centuries later humans continue to selectively breed dogs for specific functions. Australian cattle dogs work with farmers. German Shepard's and Belgium Malinois dogs work with military. Alaskan Husky's work sled pulling. Labradors work with hunters for retrieval.
American Pit Bull Terriers
Humans continue to work with dogs for obvious beneficial reasons. The American Pit Bull Terrier is no different, but has one of the most complex histories of any breed. Originally bred for extreme combat prey drive to excel in the box, "dog fighting". Those "game" breeders have selectively bred these bulldog-terrier crossed dogs for fighting over the past few centuries, they created a breed like no other. The APBT developed into the deepest willed dogs of any breed. The breed's determination, drive, and will to not give up is like no other breed. Although the sport of dog fighting is still legal in many countries, it is not accepted here in the USA or at Delaware Red Pitbulls.
With the characteristics of the original combat APBT, also stays characteristics that are much more useful in today's times for different reasons like dog sports. Here at DRP, we develop and preserve a breed that to some is still classified APBT, but has evolved into something even more special that's similar to the original APBT standard but better suited for more humane function. The American dog breeding association registry has renamed this out of standard breed to the "American Working Red Dog" due to it being bred out of traditional APBT standard. Not necessarily to be mistaken with cross breeding, just a different desired selection of stock for breeding.
The United Kennel Club registry continues to classify this breed APBT for now. These are recent history changes in recent times. The worlds biggest pitbull "HULK" triggered these changes because the hulk is a mixed breed dog to far out of standard. The registrations said enough is enough and drew the line. About a decade ago, DRP instantly fell in love with the possibilities of this non-traditional standard breeding without cross breeding. The best of both worlds approach.
Delaware Red Pitbulls
In 2004 we decided to help create and preserve this style of dog to achieve the best possible 4 legged companion available anywhere in the world. We have a heavy structured athletic dog that can breath well for work. These are dogs that have excellent intelligent working minds that will perform many working tasks such as hunting, personal protection work, sports such as weight pulling, wall climbing, swimming, great house dogs and award winning Hollywood actors as well. Endless capable tasks to list. They will also love with your children and grandparents.
We choose to display all of the truths here at DRP, education is key. Although this breed is not for everyone like many people would like to believe, they are a excellent breed choice for a lot of families. The "pit bull" is the most common American dog breed and that's why we hear the most about them in today's media. "Pit bull" had simply become a general term in todays time. Just because a dog resembles the apbt does not necessarily make them the standard high driven strong willed APBT breed.
Although the true combat APBT's are still being bred for fighting around the world today, they have been on the decline in recent history. The American Bully breed has been rising on a strong incline recently due to it's lack of drive/energy which allows easier ownership and giving people the "image" of a guard dog. Unlike the APBT or American Working Red Dog, The bully is more of a designer dog that is not bred for any working ability or function. To each their own when purchasing the APBT, bully, or American Working Red Dog but here at DRP we don't try portray a image we are not, we strive to be the image that others portray.
This is pure passion for us and that is what separates us from most breeders. A mans money and ego destroys this breed. We are blessed to own multiple businesses that allows and ensures a great quality of life for our dogs. We are devoted to breeding only the absolute best U.K.C / A.D.B.A Working-Performance Sport American Pit Bull Terriers/ Working Red Dogs of the past & present incorporating our very own standards.
Here at DRP, we not only breed healthy quality dogs but our dogs are family. We are not a puppy mill operation and we operate on a small quality scale. Our dogs here play with our children, go to parks, go boating-swimming, and are allowed in our home as part of the family. We not only advocate the breed but also the "Way Of Life" associated with this breed. We strive to educate the public and guide buyers to choose the best fit for their home, even if its recommending another breed or directing them to rescue.
Our Dedication to Quality Pitbulls
Our program was established in 2004 with a lifetime of experience with the breed. Our pedigrees stem from OFRN-OLD FAMILY RED NOSE / CAMELOT / HEMPHILL / REDBOY/JOCKO / CASTILLO / *BROOZER BLOOD* (the most successful producer of our time) however we are currently 15+ years into our program and own/feed 6 generations of our own stock. This is considered our own bloodline. The Klosowski bloodline aka Brandy-line.
Here at DRP, we are breeding for HEALTH first, SOUND TEMPERAMENT, INTELLIGENCE, PROTECTION-GUARD INSTINCT, INTENSE DRIVE, STRONG NERVE, HEAVY MUSCLE, CONFIDENCE , STRONG WIND, STRONG BITE, STRONG WORKING ABILITY, AND CONSISTENCY.
We breed for working-Sport dogs and family companions. Our current breedings are bred for 17" - 20" height, girthy, compact, muscular structure, athletic 50-80lbs eye candy dogs that are capable of hunting, Personal Protection Work, Drug Sniffing, weight pulling, dock diving, and any working task they are asked to perform due to their superior genetics. Colors will always be shades of Red, Red/White, occasional white dogs and chocolate dogs.
If interested in what we are producing here at DRP, we suggest you do not hesitate in contacting us to start approval process and place a deposit for your reservation on any upcoming breedings.
Due to our endless research and meticulous selective breeding here at DRP, we pride on providing a style of dog and educating our customers so they completely understanding what they're acquiring. We believe our RED DOG is genetically superior and the most versatile breed on the planet. If you are looking to purchase a superior and truly special canine athlete, you have completed your search!
We are not in direct competition with anyone and simply aim to produce some of the most self gratifying bulls being produced anywhere today. Your interest is greatly appreciated here at Delaware Red Pit bulls. We hope to provide you the highest quality being bred today, leaving our name in the history books with some of the great dog men who paved the path for us.
WE ARE IN THIS BUSINESS STRICTLY TO BETTER THE BREED, NOT DESTROY IT.
ABSOLUTELY NO DOGS WILL BE SOLD FOR ILLEGAL PURPOSES