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...What better way to spend a cold Winter Day in New York City then to Host the Staffordshire Bull Terrier booth at the American Kennel Club (AKC) Meet the Breeds. This event has become a tradition for me and I truly enjoy doing it every year. If you aren't familiar with this event, I highly...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...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 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. . .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...A series of interviews with many of our Young (Junior) Handlers from around the world.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…”Each year one of our team members attends large shows of the year to collect photographs depicting all the SBT and club activities. These photos are submitted in a beautiful collage to document the shows and be saved for history of the breed. Enjoy these photos from the 2015 Eukanuba National Championships in Orlando Florida...Invited by Nicklas Nuland of the Swedish SBTC to do a breed specific talk, I travelled to Gothenburg on Friday 30th September. I arrived at 5.00pm greeted by Nicklas, and taken to my hotel. I had the evening to myself which was great as it gave me a chance to finish off my preparations ...What a wonderful year we had with no less than seven Staffords ending up in the Animal Talk Top 100 Showdogs in South Africa. We as a Stafford community are very proud of the way we supported each other. We rallied for every group and when the Stafford went through to Best in Show we...