"I have known these two gents since the early seventies/ eighties. During that time we became great friends and much more, fierce competitive exhibitors for many years. Both, most knowledgeable Stafford men who were always around to impart their useful knowledge gained during decades of Stafford involvement. It was a sad day at Jim's departure, at the present day when meeting Malc' reminds me so much of those unforgettable years. " ---Norman… A varied collection kindly and quite generously shared with The Stafford Knot over the years by Mr. Brian Owens - ( Brystaff) The Stafford Knot, Inc. would like to send a very special THANK YOU to Mr. Brian Owen for allowing the use of his historical personal photo collection of early UK Champions. . .Exhibitors should not be in too great a hurry to *get there*. Knowledge can be aquired by actual experience and by paying for such. Experience is undoubtedly the best, and by gaining this slowly the desired object is more quickly achieved. When starting in the fancy go to someone of repute, state your wants...I should like to tell your readers how and when the Cradley Heath Club was formed at the ‘Old Cross guns’ where the hosts were Mr. and Mrs. Joe and Lil Mallen. I know that Joe claimed that while his wife was the licensee, he himself was just a customer. The purpose of the move...Many of you may not know of the existence of a very special place called "The SBT Heritage Center" in West Midlands. They have only been open for a short time, but they have an incredible collection of Stafford history and paraphernalia already in their gallery. One such item of interest is a documentary on...found to be, what became known as Staffordshire Bull Terriers. Those of you fortunate enough to possess pre-war Kennel Gazettes can see Sir Richard Glyns coloured Bull Terriers, and will note their distinct similarity with Staffordshire Bull Terriers. The fact that 'downface' in Bull Terriers did not exist at that time added to the similarity....A lot of emphasis has been made on how to achieve the perfect blend and balance of the Bull and Terrier to produce the Staffordshire Bull Terrier. It occurred to us that a very important key bit of information was missing. When we say we strive for an equal blend of Bull and Terrier, are...Many of these photos are courtesy Brian Owen and Norman Berry and others were gathered from the TSK library or donated by our followers to be shared by The Stafford Knot. As always - if we have posted a photo owned by yourself and you wish it to be removed - please contact us and we are happy to do so. We share these images as a way to help educate those as thirsty as we are. ENJOY! #gallery-1 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 25%; } #gallery-1 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-1 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see gallery_shortcode() in wp-includes/media.php */ More historic images will be posted periodically. Please bookmark TSK and check back often.… We have been fortunate to be involved with Discover Dogs for 15 years or more and we really love to do it - talking about our breed and showing them off. We have met some lovely people and beautiful dogs. Many years ago we took our dog, Butch, who was exceptionally fussy and wouldn't let anyone…”The tin belonged to Joe Mallen and it included his birth certificate which was dated 7/7/1896 in Rowley Regis. Also in the tin were pedigrees showing the beginning of lines that have through the generations made what we see today in the Stafford. Included in the tin was pedigree of Crossguns Johnson who won Best...
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