History of Gotti Bloodline
Richard Barajas of West Side Kennels founded the Gotti bloodline. He is the owner of the foundation Pit Bull sire, “The Notorious Juan Gotty,” who he purchased from Tony Moore (of Gray Line Kennels) in 1997.
Gotty was sired by PR Grey Line’s Raider 2 and Grey Line’s Calee Love BlueGood.
Barajas paid $1,300 for Gotty, who at 7 months old sired his first litter. Gotty produced many of the foundation males and females for the Gotti bloodline, to include “Coldens Blue Rhino” and “Felony” (the sire and dam of “21 Blackjack”), as well as “New Troijan’s Dillenger,” “Pate’s Blue Beast,” “Gottiline’s Monster,” “Do Good Big Boy,” and “Westside’s Capone.”
“The Notorious Juan Gotty” sired nearly 650 UKC registered American Pit Bulls.
The bloodline was created to create a Pit Bull with a very distinct look that could be differentiated from other lines. They tend to be very stocky, girthy, and have a lot of mass and muscle. The line has a huge brick-like head that is especially broad between the cheeks. The neck is very muscular and well defined. The chest of a Gotti Pit Bull is very deep, thick, and well-sprung. Even though the Gotti line is very muscular and large, they tend to be quite agile.
Since Barajas introduction of the Gotti line in 1997, the bloodline has spread across the United States, Canada, China, the Philippeines, and Japan. As a whole, the Gotti bloodline is one of the most popular Pit Bull bloodlines in the world.
Juan Gotty will go down in history as one of the greatest dogs in the bully movement. He not only created the Gotti line, but also played a big part in the XXL Bullies (weighing over 100 pounds) and even the Pocket Bullies (weighing less than 70 pounds).