RAZORS EDGE PITBULLS
Razors Edge was created in MD and in Washington DC by Dave
Wilson and Carlos Barksdale. They started out with game dogs. They started by researching infomation on American Pit Bull Terriers. They
subscribed to many dog magazines like the ADBA Gazette, even some underground
ones that were not as popular. They contacted many breedings to find out information about the breed and how to start a bloodline,
If it said Pit Bull, they were researching about it. At the time they owned a few Back Yard Bred non-papered american pitbulls.
They even had there own Pit club & went hiking and camping in the woods. Eventually they got enough money together to get some decent papered, decent bloodline, game bred dogs. They purchased some of the best game bred dogs that were available at the time. They even paid $3500 way back then for a Grandson of the great "Plumbers Alligator",
mainly Mayfield lines. Dave and Carlos were very heavy into the game lines and
had dogs from Hemphill to Wilder blood. These were big game dogs and very well known. You could say they were the Remy Martin's and Juan Gotty's of the game dogs.
Later on they got in contact with George Williams in Washington DC. They purchased a dog they
named Diablo, from Wildside Kennels. Diablo's sire was a bigger catch dog, by the name of "Hollinsworth
Bull". His dam was a game girl names "Wildsides Ms.Leaky". This was the turn
around time when Razors Edge started adding more size, bone, and structure to their program. The first ever registered
"ADBA" Razors Edge breeding was from his Mayfield sire Zeus to a Mayfield bitch name Jinx. Jinx was actually given to friend back then named Curt Plater, now goes by
CLP Kennels. Curt owned the first ever Razors Edge Registered dog. They would lose contact with him
after this for many years before hooking up again. They banned Pits in PG County
and Dave was forced to move out of the area. Eventually through Dave’s job in the Pet Store
industry he landed a mangers job at a Pet Store in Virginia. He had to move to Virginia and
still resides there as Razors Edge Kennel.
Dave managed a Pet Store, worked as a professional dog trainer, and still bred
bigger ADBA game dogs. Basically, he bred his own pits now. He also put fliers
in the Washington Post explaining what the breed was and what Razors Edge was.
Dave met a guy name Ron Smith who came aboard and took Razors Edge to another
level. Dave saw this blue dog named "Steel Town Blue Monday" and 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, etc…. 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 was
the "Pit Guru". He first contacted Cock 'n' Bull Kennels, the ones that produced
Monday. They turned them onto people in Cali with that blood. Candace Eggart was
one. Candy sent 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 bloodline!
So this was years before Greyline was even around.
They went to every breeder on the East Coast. Up north to Bobby Morehouse, Beth
Jones, a friend of his Lee Fitzgerald, Flying A's, Minot's Ledge, etc. they
actually purchased a blue brindle female named "Sadey" from Minot's Ledge. This
litter was had an extraordinary pedigree. The top half were mainly Flying A's
dogs like "Oreo" and "Reo Speedwagon". Dogs he 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! Dave thought that was cool to see on paper and in a
dog he owned. Then the bottom half of the ped went right back to Stratton dogs.
Dogs like Going light Barney, dogs he grew up reading about! Thanks to Richard
Stratton, Then behind them were the same Colby dogs he saw on the top half of
the pedigree. So he had this dog that showed the history of the Am. Staff and
the directions the Colby line went in the UKC. he 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 dog, but
kinda ugly. They bred him to "Wassuc's Farm Maggie May". Dave really liked this
compact girl. He researched her lines and found she was Ryan. When they got to
see the Ryan dogs they were surprised to see they were game dogs. They were AKC
registered Staffs, but they still bred for game dogs! This was something Dave
had never seen, I'm sure that's why the AKC people didn't like that line, .
However; Dave loved it! Bully, game, blue, staffs! Now that's what I am talking
about! Maxx was there 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 Dave had
ever seen! Her old stuff was huge! Too tall for what he was looking for, but
huge! They changed years later and went more showy. Paco, was in Dave’s opinion
actually a throw back of her older days. Ginny York, Pam Perdue, GiGi, the
Garretts, etc….they visited them all. Even went down to Florida and checked out
Marsha Woods. Met KC Courtier of Watchdog Kennels. Eventually, went up to Md and
met Kimmar Kennels. As soon as Dave stepped on the ranch, he knew he had found
the build he was looking for! The Razors Edge package was almost complete.
Razors Edge also had been advertising in the Washington Post for many years.
Some young dudes 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 them too. Kimmar used to have an ad in
the post under the Pit Bull ads, it said "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 people knew the deal and picked up a lot of her
dogs. Joey, Edwin, Joey's pops, and their boys had a bunch of these dogs. Even
some old friends of Dave’s Jerry and Gerrold had yards with these dogs. They all
had game stuff in the mix. dave tapped into a lot of their dogs as well.
In Kimmar's yard he learned a lot about breeding and genetics. Dave spent every
weekend there for almost three years, and actually put on a training class for
all her buyers every Sunday.
Razors Edge had been breeding now for a few generations and even used a lot of
her dogs from other people in the mix. Ron, also had some York dogs, and some
other AKC stuff, they experimented with. Before they got Knuckles or any of
them, Razor Edge was already in the game. Kimmar actually used there dog Maxx
for some breeding's. Eventually we purchased around 15 dogs from her line,
including Knuckles and Rage. While these pups were growing, Razors Edge already
had it's formula. They just wanted a different head. They were not given papers
on some of these dogs and they had to be UKC registered instead! This is where
Razors Edge became heavily involved in UKC. Dave started searching for a better
head and came into some Watchdog stuff. KC was not breeding anymore, so he had
to find that blood somewhere else. he bought dogs from Grapevine Kennels, and
also hit up Hughzee's, who he believe later on became Chaos Kennels. They had
been talking to Pam from Gaff Kennels for a few years, and really liked a boy
name Seiko! So they got a dog from her. So Dave experimented with a lot of lines
and different dogs. Razors Edge started having a real consistent look. The heads
were big, but they still wanted them to be a little blockier. A few generations
later it was pretty much there.
Razors Edge Pitbull
So by taking combination of dogs and bloodlines
Dave eventually got to the style of pitbull he wanted, now called "Bully Style"
of Pitbulls, Meaning large in size, such as a large head, wide chest, short
blockey muzzles, large, but not over done bone, and a shorter back, but at the
same time correct as the United Kennel Club and American Kennel Club judge by.
Razors Edge purchased a pup from the breeding of Kimmars Catt Man Roo and Pam’s
White Path China Black. These two dogs produce a few dogs in the litter that
helped to promote the Razors Edge line, dogs such as: GR CH Razors Edge Throwin
Knuckles, CH Razors Edge Inna Rage, and Razors Edge Sapphire Lil. Another
breeding that produced one of the most famous Bitches in the history of Razors
Edge was between Ch. Jackson’s GMJ Mr. Brooks and Razors Edge SilverSadey of ML
which produced GR. CH. Razors Edge Sadey’s Paddington and also Kim's Blue Dekota.
Dave used Ch. CloverHill’s Watuka Spirit AKA Paco and bred him to Paddington,
which produced the legendary CH. Razors Edge Purple Rose of Cairo, the most
famous dog of all the Razors Edge dogs today in my opinion. Razors Edge Kenna
Claddaugh, Razors Edge Top Notch Chino, Razors Edge Chi Chi of Trueblue, Tonka
and Jigga and Iced Mocha are also productions from this breeding.
When the time was right the grand champion knuckles was bred to Paddington,
which produced another female, named Viagra. Viagra was bred to the legend Cairo
and produced one of my favorite males Razors Edge V’s Lil Ro, AKA "RO". They
also produced Cai, Diva, Caira and a few more. RO lives his own legacy today in
producing some beautiful dogs such as suarez bulls paco and genuine Edge's
Toxic, and Titan Kennels Titan, just to name a few of my favorite males out of
him. A friend of mine at Bully Loaded Kennels also has a son, Quake, and
daughter, Faith, off of him that will be very nice when there older. Cairo was
also bred to a few other females but I won’t name them all just ones that come
to mind, some of the important ones in my eyes, such as the Cairo and Koi
Breeding. Koi who is out of GR CH Knuckles and Dakota (Paddingtons sister), was
bred to Cairo and produced Rage, Neela, Brooklyn, Shamrock, Rolli, Rosetta, and
Diamond. Cairo was also bred to tiki and produced a male by the name of
Hennessy. Cairo was also bred to my friends dog trixie of blackout kennels in VA
and produced his male Gooda, Bo at Bow Wow Kennels,Denile at Razors Edge Kennel,
one of my personal favorite females of Razors Edge bloodline and two others that
go by Bosko and Bun. The cairo side of razorsedge is just a fraction of the
bloodline. The line has been taking in different directions but everythang
basically stems from the knuckles, paddington, and rage blood puppies and awesome bloodline and a Breeder of blue nose dogs as well.
Another well known producing dog is Razors Edge CLP's Short Shot, Short Shot is
off of Buckshot and Rage, and is also a grandson to Knuckles on Buckshots side
and Rage is Knuckles sister. Shortshot has done a few breedings is his life,
such as Diamond, and more recently Paradise and Steel. there is also sections of
the blood that are almost like a line in its own depending on what your looking
for, you got the Cairo side, the shortshot side, the you got manu side, dozer
daisy line breedings, which all of this basically ties into each and every dog
produced from razorsedge yard in the very beginning! You just have to connect
them all together. It's the facts of producing outstanding dogs from the start
and putting time and effort and lots of money into building a dream. They had bully Pit bulls at their Razors Edge Kennel, and were a Breeder with Pitbulls for sale and had Blue pit bulls.
Razors Edge Short Shot
Razors Edge Kennel has been involved in learning, breeding, showing, training
and raising the American Pitbull Terrier for well over 15 years and it keeps
getting better! Razorsedge will not die! It will live on through Dave’s kids,
friends, and mainly in his dogs! Razors Edge is a bloodline for everyone, it
offers show quality dogs, bully correct dogs, bully dogs, and overdone dogs,
overdone meaning extreme bone, head, and chest, at the same time very nice dogs,
but dogs that would not be able to win in the show ring. So if you want a real
pitbull where there females outdo other kennels males go to Razors Edge Kennel
bloodline and they can point you in the right direction!