SmokeScreen Bullies has a goal and a mission to bring back the good name to the Pit Bulls A.K.A in the Bully World as The American Bully...
We strive on raising the best American Bullies, to meet the American Bully Kennel Club (ABKC), and United Kennel Club standards (UKC)
We as people owe it to the breed that defended us for so many years. Our breeds does not condone in any type of animal violence.
American Bullies are not your average everyday pit-bull, they happen to be in a class of their own when it comes to being a companion and being in the ring, as a show dog. Bullies are known first for their beauty, and their muscle tone. The stance alone will make you stop and want to ask “what steroids are they on?” That is a natural bully’s form. We don’t call ourselves bullies for no reason! Bullies are known for their energetic and claim temperament. It does not take much to please a bully. They can fit in any family environment. If you’re looking for a lovable, loyal dog, it is the American Bully.
Looks can be very deceiving, especially when it comes to the Pit Bull terrier. They have been giving a bad name for so many years, but the main source to the problem has continued to walk. That problem has been the breeder or the persons that own the dog. We are fighting hard to bring the Breed-Specific Legislation (BSL) to an end. No longer will the breed have to suffer, due to the negligence and poor upbringing that humans can't provide/protect for them.
American Bully bloodlines consist of Razors Edge or Gottiline. Most bullies that you see may or may be in shows due to the owners plan for the dog. We take pride in the upbringing of our dogs and our breed. They are family. SsB will not sell any dogs for ILLEGAL PURPOSES!!! We try our best to find the best match for our dogs. We all know that life does happen and dogs lose a home every day so please take under consideration the time and effort that it take to raise any dog, but a American bully in particular.
"Razors Edge was started in MD and DC long before there was ever a Knuckles. My friend Carlos Barksdale and I started it with game dogs. We researched everything we could find. We read every book publicized at that time. Subscribed to many dog magazines like the, ADBA Gazette, even some underground ones. We called damn near every breeder that we could find and questioned
Later on I hooked up with George Williams in DC, and we purchased a dog we named Diablo, from Wildside Kennels. Diablo's dad was a bigger catch dog, "Hollinsworth Bull". His mom was a game girl named "Wildsides Ms. Leaky". This was the turnaround time when Razors Edge started adding more size.
The first ever registered "ADBA" Razors Edge breeding was from my Mayfield boy, Zeus to a Mayfield girl named Jinx. Jinx was actually given to a friend back then named Curt Plater; now CLP Kennels. He owned the first ever Razors Edge dog. We would lose contact after this, for many years before hooking up again.
I had another pure Colby male named Dante that was placed in DC with my man, Dave Conrad. Dante went on and shook up DC, but that was the old days.
They banned Pits in PG County which forced me to move. Eventually through my job at the pet store industry, I landed a mangers position at a pet store in Va. Virginia was the spot for pet lovers! I managed a pet store, worked as a professional dog trainer, and still bred bigger ADBA game dogs. Basically, I bred my own now. I also put fliers in the Washington Post explaining what the breed was and what Razors Edge was.
I hooked up with Jeannie Howe who became a co-owner of Razors Edge.
I met a guy name Ron Smith who came aboard and took it to another level.
I saw this blue dog named "Steel Town Blue Monday"! I was hooked! Ron already knew every UKC and AKC breeder under the sun. He had been researching on his own for years. So this man had all the pictures, info, et. He had fliers and pictures from every AKC and UKC breeder from coast to coast. He literally had pictures of almost all the dogs in all these pedigrees. That man really is the "Pit Guru".
We first contact Cock 'n' Bull Kennels, the ones that produced Monday. They turned us onto people in Cali with that blood. Candace Eggart was one. Candy sent us pictures of what she had and what she had going on. Just to give you a time frame. She sold a dog years later to Tony Moore named Showtime! Showtime went on to be one of the foundation bitches in the Greyline! So this was years before Greyline was even around.
We went to every breeder on the East Coast. Up north to Bobby Morehouse, Beth Jones, Lee Fitzgerald, Flying A's and, Minot's Ledge, etc. We actually purchased a blue brindle female named "Sadey" from Minot's Ledge. This litter had an extraordinary pedigree. The top half were mainly Flying A's dogs like "Oreo" and "Reo Speedwagon". Dogs I had seen and liked. You could see in the extended pedigree how these dogs stemmed from Ruffian dogs. Then you could see how it went back even further from the AKC Ruffian dog to the UKC Colby dogs. This top half of the pedigree actually showed how Pits eventually were registered as Staffs! I thought that was cool to see on paper and in a dog I owned. Then the bottom half of the ped went right back to Stratton dogs. Dogs like Going light Barney, dogs I grew up reading about! Thanks to Richard Stratton, LOL! Then behind them were the same Colby dogs I saw on the top half of the pedigree. So I had this dog that showed the history of the Am.Staff and the directions the Colby line went in the UKC. We also purchased a male named "Razors Edge Blue Maxx". His top half was a dog named "StoryTime's Upon this Rock" AKA "Peter" Peter was a dog bred by Beth Jones. He was a big ass dog, but kind of ugly. They bred him to "Wassuc's Farm Maggie May". I really liked this compact girl. We researched her lines and found she was Ryan. When we got to see the Ryan dogs we were surprised to see they were game dogs. They were AKC registered Staffs, but they still bred for game dogs! This was something I had never seen, I'm sure that's why the AKC people didn't like that line. However, I loved it! Bully, game, blue, staffs! Now that's what I am talking about! LOL Maxx was our boy from this blood. Now Razors Edge was big ADBA game dogs, one UKC Blue Brindle girl, and a Big hot Blue Fawn AKC boy.
In Va there was Sharon Stone of Cloverhill, who had the biggest Staffs I had ever seen! Her old stuff was huge! Too tall for what I was looking for.
We also had been advertising in the Washington Post for many years. Some young kats from DC used to come down and hang out and bring their dogs. Edwin Salinas and Joey Nevils were two of them. These guys had been buying dogs from Kimmar and mixing their own stuff in there too. Kimmar used to have an ad in the post under the Pit Bull section called "Petey pups". They didn't want their dogs to be labeled as Pits, but they advertised directly under Pits? Hmmmmmm? Not as Staff? Anyway, local kats knew the deal and picked up a lot of her dogs. Joey, Edwin, Joey's pop.
In Kimmar's yard I learned a lot about breeding and genetics. I spent every weekend there for almost three years. I actually put on a training class for all her buyers every Sunday.
Razors Edge had been breeding now for a few generations. We even used a lot of her dogs
Ron made a sharp turn and went back into the game dogs. He jumped heavy into the RedBoy line and then vanished.
I started searching for a better head and came into some Watchdog stuff. KC was not breeding anymore, so I had to find that blood somewhere else. I bought dogs from Grapevine Kennels. I hit up Hughzee's, who I believe later on became Chaos Kennels. We had been talking to Pam from Gaff Kennels for a few years, and really liked a boy name Seiko! So we received a dog from her. We experimented with a lot of lines.
The reason for posting this is because we have been asked how this line began. Also to show that it goes way beyond the dogs you see today. It wasn't just as easy as breeding two dogs and waiting a couple of generations and calling it a line. This was creation from research, and as you can see, many years and lines went into it. This is just the backbone info too. Razors Edge had many eras to follow before the line was complete.
Razors Edge Maxx had kids featured on the cover of DogWorld at this time. So the name was out, and Knuckles was still a pup!
Then one day a man called from an advertisement we placed in The Washington Post. He came by with this little blocky head blue puppy male he called Mr.Brooks.
Dogs like ShortShot were made almost 4 years later and remained in Razors Edge yard until around 1999. Then we were reunited with an old friend Curt, and he was placed with him. He had the first RE dog ever made and he got one of the best RE dogs created!
I use him for an example, to explain how these dogs went into other yards and onto other lines and kennels. Razors Edge dogs were always placed amongst friends. That was the point of the line, to share with everyone. A lot of the guys came around years later and also got into this line. No-this isn't against True Tank, like it may be perceived. I don't have any problem with that. What I have a problem with is people discrediting the line and saying it's just this and that. Without giving credit to all the years it took to make it. Now the way I see it, TT posting these days is very respectful. There is an understanding; they use this line as their foundation. Maybe things haven't gone smooth, but now it has gone in a better direction. Respect for that. Respect for using this line."