Bullseye is an American Pit Bull Terrier with Old Family Red bloodlines as well as world famous Sorrells blood.
He has that pure Old Family Red Nose look, he
has a dark red coat with darker ticking around his face and neck. Some call this color sable. The dark ticking on Bullseye's face
creates a mask that looks like a widows peak on his forehead and that pattern is also seen around his neck. Although Bullseye is NOT a
red and tan point pit bull, he does carry the gene that produces tri-color pit bulls with the
red/tan or chocolate/tan point pattern. Old Family Red Noses (OFRNs) are known to carry the ticking that produces the mask
pattern and the Sorrells bloodline in Bullseye's past is known to pass on this gene as well.
More information on the tri-color, sable, and tan point coat color/pattern can be found here:
According to this website, the ADBA says:
"Typical tan points are above each eye, on each cheek, on the lips and lower jaw, extending under the throat,
two spots on the chest, below the tail, and on the feet to the pasterns and hocks, extending up the inner
sides of the legs. These tan points can occur on black or seal, blue, chocolate or red solid colored dogs."
"In dogs that are red or buckskin, the Locus (B) alleles are expressed in skin color, most visible around the eyes
and nose... A light brown or red nose is (bb), or homozygous recessive. Being homozygous recessive, both parents
must contribute one recessive (b) gene to the offspring to produce the red nose. When breeding two dogs with the
(bb) genotype, the only resulting combination in the pups would be ( bb) or red nose."
ADBA Color Description of Ticking:
Bullseye is very protective and very calm. He loves our kids and playing with the family. The photo at the top of this
page shows how much he loved our daughter. He is OK with strangers as long as he can read that they are OK with us.
He will let anyone pet him except those that he feels are up to no good. Dogs seem to be able to read those kinds of things.
I remember one day when Bullseye was a young adult (around 1 year old or so..) and I had taken my kids
to the creek to play, I turned to look in my truck door for something, and I heard Bullseye bark. There was a man behind
me... and Bullseye was behind that man. It was kind of like a stand off in a movie where 2 people have their guns pointed at
each other. I asked the man what he was doing because he was pretty suspicious in full camoflauge (long sleeves and
combat boots... in 95 degree weather). He was nervous about Bullseye behind him and he
quickly made an excuse that sounded fake to me and wanted to leave. I took hold of Bullseye, told the man to go on, and
quickly loaded the kids and Bullseye up into the truck and we went home, but I was VERY proud of Bullseye for protecting us.
One of the many qualities that I love about the American Pit Bull Terrier is that these dogs will protect their loved ones
with all they've got.
Another quality Bullseye (and a signature of the breed) is that he also has an enormous amount of drive. When we first started hunting
Bullseye, I always felt sorry for the poor pig, it was so hard to get him off the hog and he loved to hear them squeel. Mike loves
hunting with him and says Bullseye is great with people and the other hunters can handle him easily. He also gets along with the hunting
dogs well. In my mind, Bullseye is the perfect dog. I am not exaggerating one bit when I say that, it is honestly how I feel. I have
never seen a dog that represents the breed better than Bullseye does.
Bullseye is a chewer! He is not on a chain now. We have him in a 10 X 10 X 6 kennel in our yard, so we no longer have to worry about him chewing the fence down :)