Rolling Hill's Champion Taz was born on April 11, 1988 and was purchased at the age of 6 weeks from his breeder, Fat Bill. Taz was bred out of some very outstanding dogs. His sire, Fat Bill's Stomper who was a 2x winner, double bred off of Crenshaw's Ch Rascal. Stomper was a very game dog, going over the hour mark several times. His Dam, Fat Bill's Chance was a cold dog but a good producer. Taz was bumped a few times between 12 months and 22 months, he looked good, but nothing special. After his schooling was complete, I began to to condition and handle the dogTaz -vs-Texas Ron's Blister M 45 1/2 lbs. Pocono Texas Ron was using a dog that was Uselton bred named Blister, he was a fine well built animal that had previously destroyed several dogs. He came in at 45 1/2, Taz came at 44 1/2. Dogs were washed and then released. Blister goes straight to the right shoulder shaking hard, Taz was on the ear trying to get him off. 5 minute mark, Taz gets the nose, and does a lot of damage. Blister then goes to the chest and is biting very hard. For the next 15 minutes it's Taz on the head and Blister in the chest. 20 minute mark, Blister goes back to the right shoulder and breaks it. Taz gets the head and is chewing Blister's face off. 30 minutes, a turn called on Blister. For the next 5 minutes, Taz is on the nose and lower jaw. 35 minute mark, a handle is made and Blister would not go. The winner: Taz
Taz-vs-Owen's Jake Johnson M 44 lbs. Irish Jerry Owns using a dog from Irish Jerry's Jeepers and Rabo Breeding. Jake came in at 44 lbs and Taz came in at 43 1/2 lbs. Dogs were released, hit hard in the center, wide and open. Both dogs swapping leg holds, shaking each other hard. Taz then gets Jake by the lower jaw then goes to the nose. 15 minute mark, Taz throws Jake on his back and goes to the throat and digs in deep shaking and twisting around. Jake starts singing. Jake gets back on to his feet at 20, and a turn called on him. Taz then throws Jake back to the floor working the shoulders, then to the throat, at this point Jake is not moving, Taz is still on the top shaking and trying to finish him off. 36 minutes a handle is made, and Jake don't go making Taz a 2x winner.
Taz-vs-Tomcat's Nabob M 43 lbs. Bakari. This match was to be into Sills and East Coast Assassins' Ch Dirty Red. But for reasons unknown, never showed up or even paid the forfeit. Anyway, Tomcat was matched in to CH John Wayne, but John had just previously beat Crenshaw's Bama. So, the owner's of John Wayne were prepared to pay the forfeit. It was decided that Taz and Nabob would be matched. So here we go, Tomcat purchased Nabab from Carl Mims and was a huge 43 pound dog. Taz came in at 42 1/2. Dogs were released and taz goes straight to the head and mouth while Nabob is still driving to get a hold. Taz slams him into the wall. Taz is working the head most effectively but, at the 20 minute mark, Taz heats up and Nabob gets to the head and mouth of Taz punching holes. Nabob throws Tazon his back and grabs an ear and Taz goes to the throat, and stays there for the next 5 minutes. Taz then comes to his feet but is still very hot. At the 30 minute mark, a turn was called on Taz, but he's still in hold and he makes it through the heat as well as getting chewed up. Taz then throws Nabob to the floor, working the shoulders and then he goes to the stifles and then back to the head. A handle is made, Taz comes across like a bullet hitting Nabob very hard in his corner. A handle is made at the 47 minute mark, it's Nabob to go and he's counted out, wandering around the pit. Making Taz a Champion! Joey Craddock who had bought Taz as a pup from me, never went to any of his matches, nor did he condition or handle the dog. He actually did not have the dog on his yard from the age of 22 months until he was 5 years old. I bred Taz a couple times and the best of those breedings was when I bred my Sapelo bitch to him to get Gr Ch Bo and several other great dogs. Craddock was blackballed from the dog scene and to this day has no dogs as he was caught with over 2 dozen stolen dogs on his yard from various breeders.