L-2-hydroxyglutaric aciduria is a debilitating and life-threatening disease of the metabolic system identified by elevated levels of hydroxy glutaric acid, classified as an autosomal recessive disease through inheritance. The parents do not have to exhibit any symptoms in order to pass it on to their offspring. Genetic testing is the only way to determine this. The test is an inexpensive and simple cheek swab which can be obtained from several labs around the world. Results are determined in a short time so there is no excuse not to test! Please see our health testing pages or the PDF below to find laboratory options to get your Staffords tested. Get your tissues ready and… 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...Collections of most editorial pages and entries from over the years from The Stafford Knot publication. These include submissions from all editors and staff from each team.These will also include photos and vinage images selected to be shared in the magazine. We hope that you enjoy them if you missed it the first time ..."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...From my love of Bull and Terriers every thing unfolds. When talking about improving the physical condition of the dog, we must also take into account its mental condition. The activity you use must also be fun for both you and the dog. In doing this we can achieve soundness of limb, peak fitness and...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. . .The Scapula (shoulder blade ) muscle configuration is somewhat complicated and all we have to remember that correct angulation and layback of shoulder ensures the muscles are of the correct structure, e.g. short upper arm and upright scapula leads to bunchy shoulder musculature. The scapula is sandwiched at the top by two muscles: the trapezius...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...