Conformation

From Norman Berry’s collection

“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 Read more…

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Breeding

The Breeders Code of Silence

Admitting that what one owns or has bred may have faults is difficult for most people. Also at fault is the huge financial and emotional investment that breeders have in their dogs. Discovering that there may be defects in the sires and dams that breeders have so much of themselves invested in becomes frightening and...

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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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Human Interest

Staffords Unleashed

For several years I have attended the famous AKC terrier only performance week in Kimberton PA with my American Staffordshire Terrier. The week is comprised of 4 days of agility, 1 day of rally, and 1 day of obedience. My first encounter with a Stafford was not at this event, but attending this event year...

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Breeding

Forequarters

The Scapula (shoulder blade ) muscle configuration is somewhat complicated and all we have to remember that correct angulation and layback of shoulder ensures the muscles are of the correct structure, e.g. short upper arm and upright scapula leads to bunchy shoulder musculature. The scapula is sandwiched at the top by two muscles: the trapezius...

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Breeding

A radical approach to the BREED STANDARD

"We need to always be looking towards the blend of the bull and terrier type. We need to be able to look at the whole dog and see his virtues. We should view all dogs from a distance, assess them against the standard and judge them as examples of their breed. We must beware …”

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