“ Height at shoulder: 14 to 16 inches. Weight: Dogs, 28 to 38 pounds; bitches, 24 to 34 pounds, these heights being related to weights. Non-conformity with these limits is a fault. In proportion, the length of back, from withers to tail set, is equal to the distance from withers to ground.” Continue reading “Size, Proportion, Substance”
From the past history of the Staffordshire Bull Terrier, the modern dog draws its character of indomitable courage, high intelligence, and tenacity. This, coupled with its affection for its friends, and children in particular, its off-duty quietness and trustworthy stability, makes it a foremost all-purpose dog.
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With the exception of the noted images, we do not own the rights to these but have made efforts to locate whoever does own the usage rights. We will gladly remove them if anyone objects. Otherwise we feel these are useful illustrations. Thank you to Griet Coetzer (Zeracious) for the use of the center illustrations. Continue reading “Illustrated Standards”
A lot has been said about “Balance” and “Breed Type” but here we will attempt to explain how we interpret these terms as we understand them to mean. We are quite certain our assessments will not be identical to others, however, since this is our website we can only type here what we believe to be true as WE understand the breed to be intended. All that said, if we learn that we are incorrect in our assessment we are quite happy to alter our opinions as such when proven wrong. In order to respect the breed, one must never stop learning and should keep an open mind. This is especially true for breeders as they hold the future of the breed in their hands. Continue reading “Balance & Breed Type”