The Staffordshire Regiment based in Lichfield Staffordshire, not far from where I live, have its mascot as the Staffordshire Bull Terrier. The current Watchman is Watchman V who was bred by my best friends, Karon and Wayne Jackson. What a truly remarkable honour. This dog has for many years served his country at many events......all started for Clare in the early 40’s when her father, ‘Nap’ Cairns, having lost his Airedale in a road accident, did his research, as one should, and found a smooth coated, low maintenance breed in the Sta"ordshire Bull Terrier, and acquired a juvenile from a soldier o" to war, registered as Chainmakers Fiery KateMy introduction to Staffords was at a very early age. I was raised by my grandparents and my uncle had kept a Staffordshire Bull Terrier from as far back as I can remember, the first of which was a mahogany brindle dog, top size, with a head like a dustbin lid, full of spirit and a...Joe Dunn, from Quarry Bank near Cradley Heath, Staffordshire – in the heart of The Black Country – had owned bred dogs, including Staffordshire Bull Terriers, for many years and during 1932 and 1933 he decided to try to get them recognised as pure breed by the Kennel Club. At that time the Kennel Club....A new logo was designed, incorporating the Black Country flag, echoing the fact that the Staffordshire Bull Terrier is the only true breed founded in the heart of the Black Country, amidst the smoke and fires of the iron and chain foundries and the brick cones of the glassworks. The flag depicts the black of...They 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...The intelligent Frank was the friendliest of dogs, a true gentleman of the breed, but a true Stafford when the need arose. From 2006 to 2011 Ch. Carnig Positive Profile was the top Stafford Stud dog. Six years running; an incredible feat. Also in 2011 he was top terrier stud dog...This is by far the most significant change to the breed standard throughout its evolution in terms of how it impacts our interpretation of the balance between bull and terrier as well as the subjective descriptors found throughout the rest of the standard. These early show dogs came directly from fighting stock, hence the wider...The origin of the Stafford Knot is a distinctive threelooped knot that is the tradition symbol of the English county of Staffordshire and of its county town Stafford. Although not heraldic in its own right, the Stafford Knot is an ancient symbol that is steeped in history. The earliest recording of the Stafford Knot is...
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