News

In this section are various articles of interest, some written by ourselves, some taken from other publications.

Our Visit to the Heritage Centre

We visited the Staffordshire Bull Terrier Heritage Centre on Saturday 2nd November and what a fantastic time we had! There was so much to see that we will definitely be going back again. Some of the exhibits had been kinly donated by Stafford owners and enthusiasts whose memorabilia has been collected over a number of years. It includes Trophies and prizes from various shows around the country. There were a lots of statues and figurines of Staffords, some in brass - like the one above - and some in pottery. They also have a fantastic collection of books which…

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The SBTC Training Club: June 2013

"Tess is a regular at the Staffordshire Bull Terrier Club Handling. The training club venue of The Staffordshire Bull Terrier Club Training Club is held every Tuesday evening at Pelsall Labour Club Church Road Pelsall Walsall WS3 4QW 8.00 pm to 10.30 pm with a fantastic car park at the rear with simple access to the venue. This is a new venue as the old one closed in…

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Staffordshire bull terriers are 'perfectly harmless', says minister - Telegraph

The dogs, affectionately known as "Staffies", are not on the government's banned list and most of the breed posed no threat to humans, according to Jim Paice, the agriculture minister. Mr Paice told MPs that he had grown up with bull terriers as a child and backed a campaign to "reclaim the breed's good name". However, he said ministers were considering reforms to the…

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SBT Breed Council Cause of Death Survey

The Staffordshire Bull Terrier Breed Council of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is conducting an age at, and cause of, death survey on SBT's which have died post-1995 in the British Isles. The objective is to establish the normal lifespan of the breed, with supportive data, and to see if there are any causes of death with a significantly higher than expected prevalence, especially in dogs dying prematurely. We wish to concentrate on British dogs specifically as overseas dogs may be exposed to infectious agents etc that are not found in Britain but which could, in theory, affect the results. The secondary question concerns skin lumps, which,…

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Children & Dogs

The most frequently bitten people are children. By the age of 14, about half of all children have been bitten by a dog. The overwhelming majority of bites occur in children under nine years of age, sometimes resulting in both physical and emotional damage. Through an understanding of canine behavior and preparation for what to do in the event of a canine confrontation, many such bites can be avoided. Most dogs are fun and safe to be with, but certain dogs, and it's hard to tell which ones, have their own set of "rules" regarding…

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Symtoms Of Pain In Dogs

Symptoms of Pain and Illness in Dogs Dog owners, who recognize the early signs and symptoms of illness or pain in their dogs, will not only relieve their loved one's suffering but may also be able to save themselves an expensive trip to the veterinarian. Not only is it important to recognize these signs early to relieve pain and suffering, but it is much more effective to treat an illness when it is detected early. The dog owner should keep an accurate and detailed account of their…

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