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...Alarm goes off at 5am! l definitely don’t do early starts. But Deacon and l were heading off to compete in an Endurance Test in Keysborough held by the American Staffordshire Terrier Club of Victoria. It was forecast to be an average winters day in July and the weatherman kept his promise. At the event...Ever aware of the negative publicity often aimed at the breed, the EASBTC has sought to promote Staffords in a positive light and taken part in displays around the area, at county fairs, other SBT breed club events and open days. One of the original team members, Jo Ann Essex, competes at top level with...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"...What I have done is make sure I have them all activated, their forms and confirmation in their hard copy files, chip numbers and organization name in my phone and in the online “AKC Manage Dogs” for each. The moral of my story is ALL breeders need to activate their microchipped pups before they leave…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 seems like a rather strange question to ask as I sit writing this and beside me, curled up on the sofa and at my feet are 6 purebred dogs of various sizes. I am not going to deny that I am a pure breed fancier, exhibitor and occasional hobby breeder or as I like...When it comes to dog show,s what is sportsmanship? In my opinion, it is a great deal more than saying "Thank you" to the judge or giving the winner of the class a big smile and a "Congratulations." Sportsmanship at a dog show isn't any different than "sportsmanship" in life. Dog shows and life...When the neighbor takes in all that has happened, she doesn’t automatically hit herself over the head for being so irresponsible and inconsiderate. She instead blames the puppy for being a handful and unmanageable. He is rushed to the vet and given care and medication for the injuries incurred but has to remain in ...Thirty years ago my son wanted a dog and when I eventually agreed I remembered that a neighbour once had a Staffordshire bull terrier. It was a friendly, people loving dog, not too big as far as dogs go and it had an easy to manage short coat. The breed was not so common or...Expecting a ‘sofa dog’ to run 600 yards at full speed is foolish and can also be dangerous. Your dog will be inspected by members of the field committee before it is permitted to run to ensure it is in good health and you will be asked to gait your dog to inspect for lameness....I would bide my time and not rush out and buy the first dog that came along. I would learn from the people who are winning consistently, and go to them for the best bitch you can get from the best stock. Does not have to be the pick of the litter because the breeding...