Razors edge is one of the most well known pitbull bloodlines today. This amazing bloodline was created by Dave Wilsof Razors Edge Kennel and Carlos Barksdale starting back in the late 1980s. The two originally started breeding game style pits while continually adding size. They focused on creating the Razors edge bloodline where it slowly started to take shape. Bigger heads, thicker bones, shorter backs, and extraordinary wide chests are trademarks to this line. Dave traveled the country hand selecting his breeding stock for these desired traits. It took seven generations for Dave to fully created the Razors edge that we know today.
How Did The Razor Edge Pitbulls Become So Famous?
For every great thing in life, there will always be someone that has something negative to say. There is a lot of negativity about this line not being true APBT, which is 110% correct. This line has been crossed with different breeds (English Bulldog, American Pitbull Terrier, Mastiff) Like other alike breeds, it’s obvious in the new body structure and temperament. What most critics don’t understand is how every breed is constructed. To get a new breed, you consistently cross two or more breeds to make a similar appearance. The trick is keeping sanity and not just breeding to whatever dogs. This line is a prime example of successful crossbreeding, resulting in the creation of a new breed.
The razor edge bloodline took the world by storm. Now, you can see on regular basis people selling puppies that are supposedly from the famous line. They had finally created a built dog with a big loving heart. The American Bully and Bully type pitbulls took the United states over like wild fire. This craze quickly spread internationally. Soon after Millions of people have fell in love with this breed and became absolute fanatics. Razors edge is one of the foundation lines for this epidemic. The crazy thing, Greyline, Razors Edge, and Gottiline, (three of the most popular bloodlines) all share similar ancestors. From an untrained eye, similar characteristics. The lines almost all try to create a certain color, which most dogs out of this line will have a blue or blue brindle coat.
Why should you own the Razors Edge line?
These dogs have tons of loyalty and companionship. This is one of the biggest props I give to Dave & Carlos because while improving the physical features of the breed, they also kept their temperament safe and sound. They helped become a foundation line of the American Bully. The typical Razors Edge Pitbull is bred to be more stocky and have a bigger head and chest, while more compact legs and shorter back. They are designed to be the ultimate family dog with their heart being as big as their head. I have multiple dogs with razors edge back ground. They are a lot more layed back dogs than some of rednose pitbulls like gino, that love to lay around and eat food.
What should you watch out for?
Great popularity of this line has also brought on a lot of crummy breeders trying to get rich quick. These “byb” (Back yard breeders) have tried to sell dogs without papers as “razors edge” blood. If a breeder does not have proper registration, they are making false accusations and the dog isn’t worth more than $50. If you aren’t looking to get a higher quality dog, I’d advise adoption over buying from any BYB. Do your research on the breeder before buying a puppy to make sure you aren’t wasting your money and overpay for something that is pretending to be something its not.
This breed has a gigantic following that’s getting bigger every day. If you asked any owner they’d say they get stopped frequently as people take awe of this physically attracting breed while still holding that amazing temperament. This bloodline can bring an owner years of satisfaction and a different look into the misconception of the bully breed. It’s owned by every age group, back ground, and cherished by all.