I’ve been asked to post about the Blue Paul Te…

I’ve been asked to post about the Blue Paul Terrier and what it looked like. It was clearly one of the first of the bull and terrier crosses that I’ve written about in previous postings and most likely bred from the original bulldogs and game terriers, possibly in Scotland where some of it’s written history places it.

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As with the history of old fighting dogs, an infusions of other similar dogs such as the Old English White Terrier, Old Bulldogge and Bull and terrier dogs that were brought from England and Ireland crossbred to produce dogs we see today.

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Written history of what is known of the breed was that it was very popular in Scotland in the mid 19th century, but it progressively lost popularity and is believed to have become extinct in the early 20th century. It is believed that by the mid-19th century, the breed was among the first fighting dogs to arrive in the United States with British immigrants, along with the bull and terrier.

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The Blue Paul Terrier’s origins are disputed as many of these dogs weren’t properly documented in that era. One story of the Blue Paul Terrier’s origins is that John Paul Jones brought them from abroad and when he visited his native town of Kirkcudbright around 1770, gypsies around the Kirkintilloch district kept Blue Paul Terriers for dog fighting, and claimed the dogs came from the Galloway coast. A possible likely story is a British military officer posted to the Glasgow area brought with him an Irish Blue Terrier bitch from the Earl of Kerry’s kennels, when he was reposted he left his bitch with friends who bred her with a white bull and terrier of the Duke of Hamilton’s breeding to create the breed.

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