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...Many of these photos are courtesy Brian Owen and Norman Berry and others were gathered from the TSK library or donated by our followers to be shared by The Stafford Knot. As always - if we have posted a photo owned by yourself and you wish it to be removed - please contact us and we are happy to do so. We share these images as a way to help educate those as thirsty as we are. ENJOY! #gallery-1 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 25%; } #gallery-1 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-1 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see gallery_shortcode() in wp-includes/media.php */ More historic images will be posted periodically. Please bookmark TSK and check back often.… Have you heard your friends talking about getting their dog CERF’d? See your pup’s breeder post on Facebook about getting OFAs done for their breeding dogs? Have no idea what they are talking about? Thinking about breeding your dog and want to make sure you are doing the best you can to produce healthy, happy...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…”The tin belonged to Joe Mallen and it included his birth certificate which was dated 7/7/1896 in Rowley Regis. Also in the tin were pedigrees showing the beginning of lines that have through the generations made what we see today in the Stafford. Included in the tin was pedigree of Crossguns Johnson who won Best...It is no surprise that these true working activities have been molded into competitive ports for just about any dog and owner to enjoy together. One of the newest canine sports to hit the scene is Nosework which is modeled after real world substance detection. I have to admit, when I first started to hear...Our L2-HGA journey began in 2011. I took Willow to the vets on a couple of occasions as I’d noticed her walking on tiptoes and kicking her hind legs out and a curved spine. Our first vet diagnosed this as a pulled muscle but unhappy with his diagnosis, I felt there as more to the ...Chip's history is not known but he was rescued by SSR from a pound in Yorkshire a few days before he came to me. He had been picked up as a stray. Chip was in a terrible state very underweight (under 10 kilos), huge bald patches due to skin condition (and I believe stress) and...Death is inevitable. We can’t cheat it, we can’t hide from it, we can’t change the fact that it will and does happen. When it happens to one of our beloved dogs, it brings with it a roller coaster of emotions. Unlike the death of a human loved one, many people don’t know how to...A series of interviews with many of our Young (Junior) Handlers from around the world.