Boudreaux' EliJanuary 8 2006 at 1:04 PM
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Boudreaux' Eli 2xw
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 make the Eli dogs so popular is that they are powerfully built dogs with devastating mouths who consistently throw these traits into their offspring.
One 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 breed.
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.
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|January 15 2006, 8:59 AM |
Floyd Boudreaux's ace new dog Blind Billy wasn't always blind. He would simply lose his sight when he got hot. In his second match, he lost his sight when he became overheated. OJ Thibodeaux & his black & white nose dog were highly regarded at 391bs. Floyd believed if Billy could get his mouth on him, it wouldn't take long to determine a winner. Billy could bite as hard as any dog Floyd has ever seen & even harder than most of the best. He could disable one in short order. Just as Floyd figured, Blind Billy was able to get to Thibodeaux's dog several times. The longer they fought, the more he punished the black & white nose dog. Blind Billy had the black & white dog quitting. Floyd handled when Blind Billy was released & on Blind Billy's scratch. he was counted out searching for his opponent.
Although it was clear the black & white wanted no more, Billy lost the contest. Perhaps he could have won several more matches afterwards, who knows, but thanks to the gifted foresight of Floyd Boudreaux, he bred Blind Billy instead. Floyd bred Billy to a good daughter, Gypsy, to produce Red (a full sister to Elias's "Pistol". Floyd bred Blind Billy to Red to produce Lena & bred Blind Billy to Lena to produce Scrub, who was 15ths/16ths inbred on the old Blind Billy dog. Let us back up a minute. SP Clavelle owned a spotted dog back in them times that Gaboon Trahan used to breed to his bitches. Gaboon used the dog one time & found him to be an average dog, but very game. Gaboon called the dog 'Rascal' & had permission to breed to him any time, but Gaboon never owned the red & white dog he called Rascal. Floyd bought Rascal from SP Clavelle & Floyd Boudreaux was the only man to ever register Rascal & only did so through the UKC several years after Floyd had him on his yard~ Floyd bred Rascal to Lena (Scrub's mama) to produce Rascal Jr. Rascal Jr. was the sire of many good dogs one of which Jerome Hernandez called 'Nigger.' Nigger won 5 times for Jerome & one of them over Scrub. Scrub was matched his first match at 401bs by Floyd Boudreaux & lost this one to Nigger in 40 minutes.
Don Mayfield liked Scrub & used him to go into JT Kitches & his son of Tudor's "CH." Spike." Scrub won this contest in 1 hour & 8 minutes. Floyd Boudreaux again had gifted foresight & bred Scrub to some good bitches & I'm glad he did. Scrub sired some great dogs & phenomenal producers! Scrub was bred to his half sister candy to produce the famous Eli dog. Floyd also bred Scrub to a good daughter of Rascal Jr. to produce the great Boze dog! Boze was the most inbred Dibo dog of his time & was a great representative of his genetic pool! No Dibo dog could stay with Boze! One day a few of some great dogmen were at Floyd's after a convention held in Layfayette, Louisiana held by Gaboon Trahan. Among the gathering were Bob Wallace, Leo Kinard, Maurice Carver, Roland Boutte & JD Elliott. Floyd got out Boze & Boze Jr. (a brother to Bullyson & Eli Jr.'s mother) & rolled them together for just a short roll. Leo said this roll was better than all the matches he had just seen! Boudreaux Reno JD said that it was a blur! Both of these dogs made a mess of each other in short order. Just the look on Maurice's face! Maurice was speechless as , his jaw dropped, his mouth ' fell open & his eyes bulged out. Later, Maurice said he had never seen a sight like that in all his life!
Floyd Boudreaux became known as the breeder of Eli dogs & this is true, but we need to look the whole picture. Folks, Floyd Boudreaux is the breeder of Blind Billy dogs! The best of the Dibo stufif!! Bullyson was a line bred Blind Billy dog! Floyd Boudreaux owned Blind Billy & Rascal at the same time. Gypsy was a good daughter of Billy & when she came into heat, Floyd bred he as a repeat breeding back to her sire Blind Billy. Floyd also bred her a week later but this time to Rascal, as Billy was getting old & Floyd wanted pups out of the aging Gypsy. Well, Gypsy had the pups & Ray Charles could see that they were from Billy. Raymond Elias got one of the pups from this mating & named him 'Pistol.'
Pistol was a very good dog that was shown only once. He was matched above his weight & won impressively anyway. I don't how Maurice was able to breed him, or if he even did at all, but the ADBA pedigrees have him as the grandsire of Art 's "Missy," Davis's "GR. CH." Boomerang" & Clayton's "Java" (the dam of GR. CH Art). By the way, Don Devine got a bitch from Bennett Clayton named "Patty." Don registered her as off Eli Jr. & Java. When Don got the bitch, all Bennett told him was that she was a sister to Art, but Bennett did not say she was a littermate. Patty was indeed of Eli Jr., but her dam was a quarter Staffordshire; a bitch off Indian Bolio & a half Staff bitch! But I would not mind if my dogs had Patty in their make-up because Patty's dam was a bitch named Ginger. This is the same Ginger was the dam to Stinson's "CH." Tuffy" & Stinsori & Glover's "CH." Dolomite." Imagine that. Dolomite's mama a quarter Staff! It must have been some good Staff blood. So, Patty was a half sister to GR. CH. Art, CH. Tuffy & CH.Dolemite. Maurice used to tell people often that Boomerang was off of Ironhead. Maurice also said Bullyson was a son of Ironhead & he did that w/ the man who raised Bullyson sitting in the same room w/him. Just ask Jerry Clemmons if I am telling the facts. Anyway folks no matter what Maurice's papers say, Ironhead was a son of Blind Billy. Perhaps now you will understand why Bullyson crossed so well w/ Ray Long's 2 bitches Baby & Tuffy & Art Riley's Missy, why Eli Jr. crossed so well w/ Bennett Clayton's Java & why Ronnie Hyde's Satchmo Bully went so well w/ his Bloody Sunday. Folks, it's the Blind Billy blood doing what it's done, biting hard & winning. While the world is searching for Eli dogs, the few who really understand are searching for Boze dogs. It took a daughter of Boze to create Bullyson. When Boze was 11 years old & weighed 181bs less than his grandson Bullyson, Floyd held Boze's back legs & let Bullyson get a good hold on him. Floyd let go & Boze got up & downed Bullyson & kept him down for 10 minutes, doing what he wanted with him. When you realize how good Bullyson was, them consider how great Boze was! Eli & Eli Jr were good dogs too, but none of them were in the same class as Boze. Floyd Boudreaux bred Boze to Penny, who was out of Young Rock, out of Peggy. Penny was a good bitch out of an all-good litter. Boze & Penny produced Spook (Sissy). Spook's whole litter killed each other except for her & another little bitch pup Floyd gave to Maurice Coin, another friend of Floyd's. Spook was given to Jerry Clemmons, a chicken man & when she came into heat, he brought her back to Floyd's to breed her to Eli & she had 4 good pups. All 4 pups were good dogs. Another all good litter bred by Floyd Boudreaux! Bullyson, Eli Jr. Brendy & Lady, a litter of dogs that changed the game itself! The litter changed the future of how we were to breed our dogs. Gameness alone wasn't good enough anymore. Eli dogs would & could kill them. This was the beginning of what was to be known as the Eli line of dogs. Jerry sold Spook to Doug Nightrider. Doug was like a kid w/ a new toy. Doug rolled Spook for the better part of a week until she finally stopped, but she was a good one. She was a Boze daughter. Boze was bred to Brendy to produce Wilkenson's "Tina." Tine was bred to Bullyson to produce CH. Bullyson Jr. & the only dog capable of dethroning his great sire, Benny Bob. Boze bred bitches produce very well. Boze was a great dog. He was very fast & bit very hard. To top it off, he was very strong. Boze won only one contract match in just under 5 minutes. Al) totaled, Boze Stopped 27 dogs. All the old timers used to come up w/ truckloads to try to stop the Boze dog, but Boze would send them all home disappointed, one after the other. Hell, Roland Fontenot used to come every weekend & try, but never could carry enough dogs w/ him to do it. Boze would make short work of them! Fred Wlliamson has a son of Boze he called 'Pistol' who was raised as a house pet. Word was that Pistol was a pet & a cur & that Don Mayfield & George had a dog at 491bs that would prove it. Well, after enough talk, ol'' Fred said put up or shut up. The match was made. Mayfield had George's blessing to shape up their CH. Gomer dog, a winner of several high dollar contests. CH. Gomer was a littermate to CH. 400, another multi-time winner. Both dogs came in on the weight & at 2:45 CH. Gomer cleared the wall & jumped right into the arms of Don's wife, Phyllis Mayfield. Now who was the cur? A paid advertisement was published in Raymond Holt's magazine 'Pit Dog Report' shortly after the contest. The ad stated "Boudreaux's Pistol: Just an average Boudreaux dog!" The ad wasn't to peddle pups or for stud service, it was simply a statement. And it was true; Pistol was an average of Floyd's dogs. CH. Midnight Cowboy was a good son of Bullyson. Linus was a Boze bred bitch. Midnight Cowboy & Linus produced Reddick's "Herman,"a winner of 5 contract matches. Herman was just one of an all-good litter. Floyd sent Liza to Doyle & had her bred to Herman. This mating produced another good litter with just one cold bitch. Maverick was off this litter. Maverick produced whole litters of match dogs. Ask anyone who owns Maverick dog! Eli did his share of producing well. Floyd bred him to a Corvino bitch named Glory B to produce Daniel's "CH. Tom," who was the sire of Barefield's "CH." Saloon." CH. Saloon was the sire of Allen's "CH." Butch" ROM. CH Saloon was also the sire of Allen's "Stripper." Butch & Stripper produced Allen's "Double GR. CH." Tornado," a winner of 10 matches. Of course, Eli was the best known for producing Eli Jr. & Bullyson, but only because they were bred more & therefore became more poplular. Now, Don Mayfield says Floyd stole Eli from him by saying all Cry Baby's pups died. Friends, Cry Baby's pups all did die. Don & Floyd were good friends & believe me, Floyd values his friends. I would think that if Cry Baby's pups were valuable enough to betray a friend, I wouldn't give them away. Floyd gave Eli to JR Bush because Floyd knew he could breed more like him or better. To Floyd, a dog is just a dog, but a friend is a priceless value! Don Mayfield is just jealous. Floyd Boudreaux created Eli from Blind Billy blood. Eli was stolen from JR Bush after his 3rd match (a match that was raided). There is no telling how many good ones Eli produced. Ever wonder why Eli blood crossed so well w/ GR. CH. Zebo blood? Who knows? Boys, these are the facts, not fiction! You can do your homework believe me I have. Just a small part of some real history."