Last class was bitches over 2 yrs. Then the total scores were added up, with precision I may add. A very long wait for results to be announced and the awards DRUM ROLL. TEAM U.K. WON AGAIN! Three times team U.K has won the International Match Well done team UK. The Party began. I would...This was an excellent year for Scottish Staffords with three new champions being made up in 2016. Tia, James and Alison Elrick’s Champion Ruadonis Delilah’s Delight JW ShCM gained her crowning CC from Caroline Dewar at East Anglia in May; following her first the previous May from Dave Levy at Southern Counties and her second,...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...If you show your dog, or are involved in the world of dog breeding, you will often hear the phrase ‘typey’. You will read critiques telling you that a particular specimen has type in abundance. This topic generates hot debate and has been written about since people began crafting breed standards. I am sure...Photos from around the showThey helped to educate our visitors that Staffords make excellent pets but, sadly, are the breed most frequently abandoned by irresponsible dog-owners. They helped our visitors to understand that taking on any dog is a big commitment and a decision that should not be taken lightly but, if any of our visitors were looking…Stafford of the Year commenced after all judging had been completed the judges were in place and dogs came in three at a time and each of the judges went over each dog. Once all the dogs had been in the ring they all came back in for a final line up and the judges...Seeing virtue in others is a difficult task because I think we have been programmed to criticize. I am not sure why, maybe it is our own insecurities leaking out. I learned a lesson from a respected Judge and breeder many years ago and it has changed the way I see other dogs and in...It was an honor to be asked to judge both of these assignments, as it has been so many great shows here in the US. There are some differences when you get asked to judge an assignment abroad. You should do your diligence and learn the process that they are used to doing at ...Friend: "What are you doing this weekend?" Me: "Showing Bonnie at breed show" Friend: "Why on earth are you doing that?" Me: "Because I want to learn about the breed ring and I think Bonnie is worthy of some letters before her name" Friend: "No handler?" Me: "NO" Friend: "I don't know why you bother"...