|Howard Heinzl holding a pup.
|Earl Tudor always refered to Heinzl as Hiney.
Howard Heinzl in household of Joseph Heinzl, "United States Census, 1920"
||Howard Heinzl |
||17th Precinct City Of Chicago 5th, Cook, Illinois |
|estimated birth year:
|relationship to head of household:
|digital folder number:
will notice his estimated age is 15. That can vary a year each each direction on this form. It just depends on the date they
took the census. Howard Heinzl living with his parents at 15 in illinois.
"United States Social Security Death Index," Howard Heinzl, 1989
||30 April 1914 |
|social security number:
|place of issuance:
||Laveen, Maricopa, Arizona |
|zip code of last residence:
||October 1989 |
estimated age at death:
Born in Chicago, Illinois, USA on 30 Apr 1914 to Heinzl. Howard married Virginia May Clark. He passed away on 28 Oct 1989 in Laveen, Arizona, USA.
Born in Seminole, Oklahoma, USA on 25 Mar 1916 to Jared Walter Clark and Kittie Clare Caldwell. Virginia May married Howard Heinzl. She passed away on 2 Apr 1993 in Laveen, Maricopa, Arizona, USA.
of KITTIE CALDWELL and JARED CLARK are:
||LIVING13 CLARK, b. Private.|
||VIRGINIA MAY CLARK, b. March 25, 1916, Seminole, OK; d. April 02,
1993, Laveen, Maricopa Co., AZ; m. HOWARD
HEINZL, January 29, 1941, Prescott,
Arizona; b. April 30, 1914, Chicago, IL; d. October 28, 1989, Laveen, AZ.|
||More About VIRGINIA MAY CLARK:|
of Death: Athrsclrtc Crdvsclr
Comment: Death Certificate informant: Joe Heinzl
Fact 11: 1010 S Hardy Drive, Tempe, Arizona
Occupation: Secretary - Phoenix Country Club
Residence: Laveen, Arizona 85339 (1988-93)
||More About HOWARD HEINZL:|
Occupation: Veterinary assistant
Residence: 1948: Tempe then Laveen, AZ 85339
|Earl Tudor and his friend Howard Heinzl
|I'd see a new dog at Earl Tudors and ask him where it came from He'd say. 'from Hiney'..
Earl's pet name for Heinzl was Hiney. I heard him many times refer to him as Hiney. I also heard him call Heinzl Hiney
when they talked. He got several good dogs from Heinzl.
|Heinzl's Clancy 5xw and 1xl.
|Heinzl's Arizona Pete
|Heinz; and Blind Ben
|Red Howell&Bradbrook's Sailor, Heinzl&Black Demon
A story by Howard Heinzl
Many dog men you meet start by telling you how many years they have had Bull Terriers. I got my first
one when I was 9 years old, and all of 31 years ago. All this proves to my way of thinking is that I like dogs, and mostly
that I'm getting older. The hottest dog man around Arizona now is Charlie Spencer, who started about 4 years ago. He's won
3 or 4 good ones with his 48 pound Toby dog, and the one man to beat him so far was Ken Barney, at 36 pounds. Ken has had
Pit Bulls about 2 � years now, and will match one at the drop of a hat. Both Spencer�s Toby and Kenny�s
36 pound dog were bred by Ed Ritcheson, Ed lost three in a row trying to beat dogs of his own breeding with dogs he would
buy around the country. From here on Ed tells me he's using his own.
Another dog man bound to be heard from is Clarence Hager, his wife is as much of a fan as he is. He had two dogs stopped
in rolls here lately, and he will shake hands with you afterward, and thank you for helping cull his kennel and cut his feed
bill, as he put it. We've all seen old timers at the game who would pout and make excuses when one quit. The old timers who
did anything don't have to tell you how many years they have had Bull Terriers, you read about them in the records.
I think John P Colby tops as a breeder. The rolls I saw when I was up at Colby�s in 1935 or 1936 were better than
half the matches I have ever seen in my life. John P called them turn ups. It was hot around Boston so any local action was
kept quiet. A lot of people who didn't know any better said J.P never set one down. Three dead game Colby dogs I have had
were Sport, Buddy, and Hobo. I think I have some good ones now, but to say a dog that is still living dead game is wishful
thinking. None of these three dogs ever made a turn in there life or before they left it. I have over a dozen old Colby pedigrees
around the house, and I cant find one of the dogs in them Mr. Pete Sparks mentioned in a recent copy of Bloodlines, I'm sure
he was mistaken.
Back in about 1933 in Chicago Bruce Johnson introduced me to Chuck Doyle, at the time he had a brindle bitch with a bad
hind leg that was about to whelp. About a year and a half later we matched a 38 pound dog we bought from Jim Corrington, against
one of these pups we had Old Sandy in about fair chain shape after all this rookie Doyle couldn't beat us wise old heads,
he didn't miss it though I think it lasted about 20 minutes Doyle's dog just waved Sandy around like a flag, and he started
looking over his shoulder for help so Bruce threw in the sponge. Doyle's dog wasn't even warmed up yet. I believe Tudor is
in a class by himself, as a dog fighter I've read about different men being called tops in the business but, if they come
close to Tudor's record they must have been matching dogs on another planet.
When Tudor and Art Nemecheck ran a pit they won 23 UKC fights in one month, that's more than myself and a lot of other
guys had in a lifetime, win or lose. It wasn't to long back that Tudor had a challenge in Bloodlines to match three dogs for
$1,000 with him losing the grand if he didn't win all three go's. He made the first UKC Champion and John P Colby bred him.
Tudor's wife Flo is just as good a judge of pit dogs as he is and probably the worlds best cook. A fan out here told me that
J.P or his boys never ever saw a convention, I don't know what that proves, neither did the Farmer Brothers of Chicago Rip,
Ryan, George Armitage or Red Considine and they were all pretty fair dog men.
Armitage taught us all a little about making it out here. He said a match well made was half won. Just before Armitage
arrived out here Wiz Hubbard matched Hube Yates it was a bitch fight, (Lady vs. Trilby) and spotted him 9 pounds Wiz lost
about $500.00 but picked his bitch up to save her. Armitage never fought many dogs in his life, but he sure matched them carefully.
He thought Clark's Tramp was the best dog that ever lived. Tramp was pure Colby. We have a bunch of dogs out here now, the
oldest of them are about 5 years old, some have fought at the convention two in old Mexico and so far they are outstanding.
This Spencer�s Toby is one and Richeson�s Lark, Peggy, Monkey, Jeep ,Pete, and Shiner are a few more of them,
that stood the test and are stand out pit dogs.
Five years ago I figured they would fall apart, as did a lot of other people some of course quit like any line will, but
for a new cross Ed breeds them back in and sure gets some out standing pit dogs. He got his first ace Jeep by breeding his
Jack Meeks Mouse to Hubbard's Gimp. He then bred Jeep to Hubbard's Sissy and raised his best bitch Spotty who is the dam or
grand dam of all aforementioned, dogs there sire was Spike a dog Ed bought from Al Brown, so this old rugged cross is part
Meeks breeding part Feeley and half Al Brown's Spike. Spike also had some Feeley blood in his back ground.
One of the best dogs I ever saw was a red nosed dog from Clas Conklin in Lenox South Dakota. I don't think his red nose
had anything to do with the size of his heart. Though I've seen and had red nosed dogs that would quit like a turkey, when
I start breeding for color I'll sure call them Staffordshires because that's all they will be in a couple of generations.
In reading through several back Bloodlines there are lots of pictures of good looking dogs at stud with captions telling how
they can fight. I've yet to see an ad with what is a lot more important a record of how some of his sons and daughters have
fought and maybe a copy of his breeding. Leading horse magazines always list the achievements of the stallions as not all
good performers, are good sires Braddock and Billy Sunday were two great dogs in the pit but never sired any outstanding pups.
I have an 8 year old 40 pound Colby dog Kayo farmed out with some friends he is the sire of Adams Botcher who won in 1
hour and 40 minutes in Mexico, I wasn't down there at the time but have a film of the fight, Botcher went uphill 4 pounds
and beat a good dog holding one nose hold 30 minutes which is longer than a lot of dogs will fight. They were both dead game
dogs and proved it. Botchers dam was a little cross bred bitch that quit in about 10 minutes I tried to talk Adams out of
breeding her to Kayo but, he did and raised some good ones. Old Kayo is by Colby�s Tinker out of Colby�s Scarlett,
he lost his teeth early but, stopped two bigger dogs Phil Iavlkner shipped in from California in 30 minutes each. They were
Tar Baby and Timmy. He also stopped a dog Black and Bill Anderson had called the Chicago dog in a little over 32 minutes and
with no teeth he went 20 minutes with Lark. The best 50 pound dog we ever had out here, no one else cared to roll anything
with Lark. And Leo White came out and wanted to see him go, now the only black mark on Kayo's record should be on mine.
Before Ed Ritcheson and I were partners I matched Kayo into a black dog that Ed had that I didn't think was much. Kayo
had poor wind and I thought some Knox gelatin before the fight would give him an added push, he wouldn't drink the beef broth
I put in it so I mixed another packet of gelatin in about half a pint of goat milk and it sure choked the old boy down. He
gagged and slobbered after the first five minutes he kept coughing up big strings of phlegm. Ed's dog wasn't hurting him so
I let it go after 56 or 58 minutes it was Kayo's turn to scratch and he waddled toward a couple steps gapping like a fish
and was counted out he didn't lay down sit down or tuck his head in the corner, like a cur usually does. I picked him up and
set him outside the pit. He was really wobbly and the whites of his eyes were solid red but he didn't flop down and rest.
When Ed carried his black dog past to his car old Kayo staggered after him. I sure wasn't very proud of my conditioning but
I made it up to the old boy, he's got a real good home up in the mountains with some swell people and has the run of there
house and yard. I wont say any living dog is dead game but, I think a lesser dog than Kayo would have curled up and died after
the going over Lark gave him.
A few of his better offspring are: Ken Barney's Sadie, Stewart Adams� Honest John, General, Botcher and I have a
46 pound son of his that will do, his name is Colonel. I have a pure Lightner stud dog Lightner�s Tony, I'm sure Bill
Lightner didn't keep him around just for a pet, but I will wait about 6 more months to brag about Tony as the dozen or so
pups Ed and I have by him are a little young yet to set down hard but, they all act extra good and are hot to go. It's hard
to get two or more people to agree on anything, I imagine that would apply even if they raised sheep. Well Bull Dog people
are no exception unless that we are harder headed than most groups. I think it would be interesting if a lot of fanciers would
write in with there opinion of the best dog, best conditioner, best handler etc. I'm sure it would create quite a bit of interest.
When Art Shinler from Detroit conditioned the Smith Brothers dog against Bruce Johnson and myself he did a top job. Red
Considine had Lena in a good a shape as a dog can get in Chicago when she beat Bernero�s Jackie in about 1932, Jim
Curry had his Midas dog about right as they get for that Spider dog some Texas boys brought to Lexington in 1936. but, I still
have to pick Earl Tudor when he is really cracking as boss of them all. If you match him at a given weight you cant have a
dog that is just a little better and win. The best dog I ever owned was Colby�s Buddy. The roughest dog was Ed Ritcheson�s
Lark. The one I'd hate most to go up against and try to beat would be Tudor's Demon about 10 years ago. I haven't the paper
or time to tell you about all the curs I've had but, I'm sure we all get them, and it makes those scarce game ones worth all
the more. I've got dogs tied to dogs at my place. Any over a year old have been out at least 30 minutes (off the chain). I
call them half honest and think in shape will be worth a bet, with all the other dogs of all ages and the care involved the
job gets a little old after 30 years but, I guess I'll have them 30 more if I live that long.
Tempe Arizona 1955