Author, ADBA Judge and valued friend,  Richard Stratton wrote this for us in 1999.  We remain friends 2015 and stay in contact.

Richard Stratton:

"As a long-time admirer of the Sorrells strain of dogs, I can recommend TATONKA KENNELS as the best of this bloodline. I have known Joanie for over two decades, and Marcel is a much-valued friend that I first met in New Zealand over a decade ago. They are knowledgeable and honest people who are well versed in dog husbandry and in the art of breeding a fine strain of dogs."

Richard Stratton is the author of numerous pit bull articles and books including:

"This is the American Pit Bull Terrier",

The Book of the American Pit Bull Terrier",

"The World of the American Pit Bull Terrier",

"The Truth about the American Pit Bull Terrier".

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We've worked very hard over the years, and we've made many very wonderful, special friends who have honored us by giving us their recommendations.  We hold them in the highest esteem, and are privileged to know them.  Here are some of their statements:

ADBA Judge, Author and family friend, Gary Hammonds was kind enough to write this for us in 1999. We remain friends in 2015 and stay in contact.

Gary Hammonds:

"Girl, I have known you for more years than either of us wants to admit to!  You always bring a good dog.  I met Marcel in 1991 when I was judging in New Zealand.  He is a good upstanding fellow with a keen eye for a good dog.  A match made in heaven, these two will go far."

Gary Hammonds is the author of numerous pit bull articles and book including:

A Half Century with the American Pit Bull Terrier

"Renee Greenwood has been my good friend for the majority of my life.

In 1999 Renee Greenwood was kind enough to say:

"Joanie has been a friend of mine since the '70's when Ralph offered a breeding to our Oakie.  She arrived with her good bitch Gypsy and a life long friendship was born.  Joanie, Ralph and I always agreed on what made a good dog.  I had the pleasure of meeting Marcel recently and I know they will continue to be a driving force in the breed for years to come."  

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