"Notorious Juan Gotty"
The Gottiline Pitbull Bloodline, otherwise known as the Gotti Pitbulls, have become one of the most popular bloodlines in American Bully Community. This bloodline was started by Richard Barajas of the West Side Kennels. He actually owns the first sire, The Notorious Juan Gotty. Back in 1997 he bought Gotty for an amount of $1,300, from Tony Moore. Richard probably didn't know at the time what a great buy Juan Gotty was. Tony owns the Grey Line Kennels in Los Angeles. The Greyline foundation female was name Showtime. Showtime was the mother of Gotty's father, "R Greyline's Raider 2. Raider passed away when Gotty was only 7 weeks old. At 7 months, Gotty was the proud sire of his own litter.
"Greyline's Raider 2"
This was just the beginning for Gotty's long line of fantastic foundations. If you've heard these names, Coldens Blue Rhino, Felony, Pate's Blue Beast, Gottiline's Monster, Do Good Big Boy, New Trojan's Dillinger, and many others not mentioned, these are just some of the foundations of Gotty. In all, Gotty has sired more than 900 UKC registered American Pitbull Terriers. Starting out with Juan Gotty, the Gottiline bloodline is not only spread all across the US, but also the world, including China, Canada, Japan and the Philippines. Gotty will surely be known in history as one of the bully style movement's greatest dogs.
"Ed Shepherd & Richard Barajas"
So, the Gottiline Pitbull Bloodline is named after The Notorious Juan Gotty. Only the "y" was changed to an "i". The look of the Gotti is very distinctive. They are easy to tell apart from the other pitfull bloodlines. The Gotti has tons of mass and is very stocky and also girthy. They are heavy, thick and shorter than other pitbulls. The head is brick-like. It is extremely broad right between the cheeks, and the head sits on a well-defined and amazingly thick muscled neck. The broad distance between those cheeks is created to house those powerful jaws.
After the amazing neck, the chest is well-sprung, deep and thick. Even though the Gottis are extremely full of muscle and are stocky, they are still agile which proves their total strength. According to UKC regulations, blue eyes are not accepted along with the mearl coat. The eyes need to be perfectly round. Cropped ears are optional although most of the Gottis have them cropped. The UKC does not accept any with docked tails.
Many pitbull lovers say that they can't tell the difference between a Razors Edge Pitbull and a Gottiline Pitbull. A trained pitbull eye can tell the difference with no problems. A Gottline has a more bulldog type of a look. Their coloring may often have oil spotting or oil specking on the coat. This is very apparent on a white Gotti. This isn't always the case on a Gotti, but there are many that have this feature that doesn't appear on the Razors Edge.
The personality of the Gotti is also the personality of a good temperament. With pitbulls still carrying that reputation of being dangerous and aggressive dogs, the Gotti is the absolute opposite. These pits are bred without the aggression and fight that pitbulls were used for in the past. Now they are considered to be loving pets in anyone's home. They are good with children and even other dogs if the dogs were raised together. The Gotti will be loyal to his family and property and will used his strength and power to protect both. Many people wouldn't consider a pit to be a lap dog, but even these Gottis will sleep on your lap and be content to give and get loving attention. There are still pitbulls bred to fight, and the fighting still goes on even though it is animal abuse and also illegal. Hopefully one day there will be no more pitbulls or any other dogs used for these purposes.
There are other bloodlines that are related to the Gottiline pitbull bloodline. Gotti is the foundation for Mikeland's Kracker and Gator and also Kingpinline's Goliath. Besides these unique lines, he is also the foundation for many of the bully pitbulls that weigh more than 70 lbs., considered to be the XXL bull pitbulls.
On the other side of the scale, Gotti is also the foundation for pocket bulls pitbulls that weigh less than 70 lbs. (I guess these would be the "teacup" pitbulls, but don't ever say that to one of those smaller yet mighty bullys.)
Juan Gotty has created many unique and diverse kinds of bullys, and yet each one is exceptional in its' own way. They each have their unique qualities and factors that make them special. Juan Gotty is a legend in the movement of the bully pitbulls. No matter what the size of the Gottiline Pitbull, the bone, head and extreme girth are all factors in this particular bloodline.