These images were scanned from 5"x7" glass negatives that were among a collection owned by John P. Colby.
Webster's Joker Webster's Joker

Whelped: 1914
Sire: Colby's Bunch
Dam: Colby's Rhody
Breeder: John P. Colby: Newburyport, Ma
Owner: William J. Webster, Jr. : Columbia, TN
Known for strength, endurance and conformation.
Jerry Colby's Jerry

Whelped: Circa 1900
Sire: Colby's Pincher
Dam: Colby's Nancy

Perfect overall conformation

Bobtail Bob Colby's Bobtail Bob

Whelped: 1895
Sire: Colby's Nick
Dam: Colby's Wasp


Reputed to have won 20 battles, which may have been a record. He was bred to more than 20 bitches and some of his offspring were A.K.C. registered.
Irish Dog Colby's Galtie "The Irish Dog"

Whelped: Circa 1910
Died: 1921
Sire: Edward's Galtie
Dam: Edward's Gass
(both bred in Ireland)

Sired many great dogs including Earl Tudor's Champion Fighting Peter.

One of the cornerstones of the Colby strain.