I got Homer from Gene Wright, 7 years ago. Gene had won twice with HOMER, and in both shows, his opponents had to be picked up in order to save them. HOMER was a very hard biter, and Gene was having trouble finding a show for him. Many of the people that saw him rated him the best 30lb. dog alive, and predicted he'd make grand champion. Gene wanted to make HOMER a champion, but was having trouble getting him hooked, so he finally decided to sell me the dog.
I wanted HOMER because of the good Bert Clouse blood in him, by way of Romero's CRICKET. I had sold HOMER'S sire, EL DOS BITS CORTARO, to a California dog-man, and Vince bred his pure Clouse bitch to him and produced HOMER'S litter. This Clouse blood was the same stuff that had produced TATER and FAITH.
At the time that I had purchased HOMER, EL DOS BITS wound back on my yard, and I heard HOMER was an ace. It was hard to find a to find a Clouse dog that carried the blood of BRINDLE DAN, my favorite Clouse dog, and HOMER'S dam was double-bred BRINDLE DAN. I would use HOMER whenever I wanted a shot of Clouse blood in my BOLIO, or MALONEY dogs.
As his pups grew, it became more and more clear that he was a good producer. The percentage of game dogs he sired was very high, and they had ability, and stamina. Even though he was getting older, he was still able to produce, and I rated him as my best stud dog at that time!
HOMER was a very hard-biting dog that would work the head, as well as the front legs. He was a strong wrestler, and relentless in his attack. Gene told me that no dog stayed with him in rolls, even when he gave up 5lbs. The day I got this little dog was a lucky day indeed. Patrick's HOMER ROM: 5 points.
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