American Pitbull Terrier & Klosowski Red Dog History

American Pitbull Terrier & Klosowski Red Dog History

Since the beginning of human existence, we have shared this world with animals. One of these animals is the wolf. Over time, man figured out how to domesticate these wolves and selectively breed their physical & mental attributes to protect, serve, and companion humans. All dog breeds originate from the wolf.

Centuries later humans continue to selectively breed dogs for specific working functions. Australian cattle dogs work with farmers. German Shepard's and Belgium Malinois heard and work with military. Alaskan Husky's are great sled pullers. Labradors work with hunters for retrieval. Etc etc... unfortunately in todays modern times, breeders have swayed away from functional breeding to the new ERA of designer breeding. DRP continues to breed for functionality but we also have a dog that appears designer.

American Pit Bull Terriers

Humans continue to work with dogs for many beneficial reasons. The American Pit Bull Terrier is no different, but this breed has one of the most complex history of any breed. Originally bred for extreme combat prey drive to excel in the box, "dog fighting". Those "game" dog breeders have selectively bred these bulldog-terrier crossed dogs from various parts of the world for fighting over past centuries. They created a breed like no other. The true APBT developed into the deepest willed dogs of any breed, or animal in general. The APBT determination, drive, and pure genetic will power to never 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. Programs such as ours always believed there's a better purpose for these traits.

With the characteristics of the original combat APBT, also preserves characteristics that are much more useful in today's times but for different functions such as 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. Something similar to the original APBT standard but better suited for more humane function by modern day standards. The American dog breeding association registry has renamed this "out of standard" breed to the  "Working Pit Bulldog" due to it being bred out of traditional APBT standard but also not being a designer bred American Bully. Out of standard is not to be mistaken with cross breeding. Out of standard is simply a different desired selection of breeding stock. The Klosowski Red Dog has been bred for heavier clean correct healthy structure without jeopardizing working Drives. The Klosowski Red Dog is similar to the APBT but with much better aptitude towards Personal Protection. The balance of defensive/prey/play prey drives here are unparalleled and proven special. Pioneering the next level. The ultimate home protection and family breed. But unlike other protection breeds like the Rottweiler or German shepard, the Klosowski Red dog is much more versatile. The DRP refined Canine has this incredible temperament that is capable of catching nuisance animal such as coyotes or wild pigs for farmers but also great at cuddling your children and grandmoms.

The United Kennel Club registry continues to classify the Klosowski Red as APBT. So if the apbt name is what you prefer, thats what the Klosowski Red registration certificate will have listed on paperwork. These changes in classifications are recent history 2010s. The popular worlds biggest "pitbull" "The HULK" triggered these red flags and changes by all dog men across the world including our registration companies such as the ADBA and UKC. The hulk is a huge known mixed breed dog that is so far out of the apbt standard, that calling him a "Pitbull" was a disgrace to the real pitbull and dogmen of the past and present. Dogs like the Hulk are designer dogs with no true function and their severe lack if endurance was unfair to the true APBT. The registrations said enough is enough and took a stand to what we call the true apbt. About 2 decades ago, DRP instantly fell in love with the possibilities of Breeding slightly out of standard for heavier structure but not extreme. A great balance that doesnt sacrifice athleticism and endurance and without cross breeding. Eventually came to be called the Klosowski Red. A heavy structured APBT with above adverage athletic ability and versatility 2nd to none of any breed. The best of both worlds, staying true and not selling out for fame or $. DRP created their own lane. Matts vision stayed true to the real dog men of the bull breed community and the working dog. Most dog breeders would sell their soul for for $1000 puppy sale but if you follow DRP,  you'll see they have stuck to the script for 2 decades. They continue to Pioneer with their unorthodox methods of training, breeding, nutrition, education, and even working with Hollywood and New York film production creating some iconic canine film.