The Ruffian name was used for the first time by Clayton Harriman from Detroit, Michigan. Mr. Harriman's Ch.The Ruffian was breed by F.C. Klump from Plymouth Michigan. It was born from Klump's Deuce and Klump's Dina and it was give birth in 1938.
The Ruffian was a dog with white black stains, its weight was 59 pounds. Calamity Ann the female, from Mr. Harriman too, was born from Schroeder's Jiggs e Sch roeder's Kay. The mix between Ruffian and Calamity Ann generated Ch. Ruffian Headlinght and Ch. Ruffian Our Teenie. Then Mr. Harriman used them for generate Ch. Ruffian Walkaway and Ch. Ruffian Dread naught.
Harriman kept by himself Walkaway, and left Dreadnaught to Mrs. W.D. (Peggy) Harper from San Antonio, Texas Ch. Ruffian Headling was sold to Mr. Bill Whitaker from Columbus Ohio. Using Ch. Ruffian Dreadnaughtm Headlinght Hal generated Puddinpie Blue Smoke e Pud dinpie Pepperduster.
These two female was taken ill by the distemper when they were only puppy.
Even if they were never being showed because of the dental discolouration they became much important for the next develop of the strain Under the supervision of Mr. Whita ker, they were used for two extremally importants coupling.
Pepper duster wa used with its mother's ouncle Ch. Ruffian Walkaway. The big Ch. Gallant Ruffian was from this couple. Ruff was sold to Mr. E.C. Ringold di Decatur Georgia. Puddinpie Blue Smoke was used with Walka way, this couple generated Ch. Scamperpuss, the first female who wins the National Speciality of the U.S.A. Staffordshire Terrier Club. Then Mr. Whitaker used Jolly Scamperpuss with Gallant Ruff and produced Ch. Jollyscamp Bluegard. These breedings maked the basis of the Ruffian strain and are still dominant on the Ruffians pedigrees.
We can say thatClayton Harriman and Bill Whitaker founded the strain that for several years were kept on by Mrs. Harper.
Her kennel of Har-Wyn, S.Antonio, was for several years the biggest and the top producer of the winning dogs of the country. From the best dog of Har - Wyn we can find Ch. Sky King of Har-Wyn, winner for three times of the NationalSpeciality; Ch.Ruffian Hercules of Har-Wyn the top producer of Ruffian's Champions, anda Ch. Ruffian Red Rock of Har- Wyn, the dog most showed of the history of breeding.
Mr Ringold was active breeder for a long time in the Stafs and he was succefull. His Gallant kennel produced, with a little number of dogs the Stafs, winner of shows, very intelligent and with a great temperament. With the acquisition of the Gallant Ruff begins his modern program of breeding.Through the years hid dogs mainteni ned its relation with the Ruffian strain.
The gene were being influenced also by same blo od of Crusader Strain, from Ch. Knight Crusader to it son, Ch. Gallant Kimbo. Ch. Gallant Kimbo appears in a lot of courrent pedigrees keeping the Gallant prefix. It' s remarkable that either Knight Crusader and Gallant Kimbo kept its big force and good health even if they were not very young. The Ruffian Strain was important for its influence in Cali fornia with some of dogs like Mounthaven Tiara of Lylane Ch. Ruffian Rudy from Har-Wyn (the Ch Indian Doc and Ch. Archer' s Dare Devil' s father) and with Ch. Mounthaven Tex from Har - Wyn. U.D. Tiara Rudy and Tex were Howard and Janice Hadley's dogs. Ch. Indian Doc and Ch. Archer's Dare Devil were breeding by Dorothy Archer.