History

SBT Heritage Center

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...

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Breeding

The History Of Staffordshire Bull Terriers

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....

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Conformation

Champions Of The Past

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. . .

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Breeding

Hints To The Novice

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...

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History

How It All Began

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...

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Conformation

Discover Dogs Crufts 2017

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…”

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History

Joe Mallen Biscuit Tin

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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