Ok so i'm wrong, sorry
Ok so i'm wrong, sorry
I was under that impression as i was told that by registered breeders of the staffordshire bull terrier.
once again Sorry
It's ok..As there's the English-Staffordshire and the American-Staffordshire, the English applies to ours ( Misi,NJ,floyd)etc,
and yes ours are bull-terriers and American are terriers.
Last edited by Magdalena; 07-28-2009 at 07:02 PM.
Thanks Mags knew you would know!
She loved Misi too!
Thanks Floyd pretty sure thats what she is looking for.
If she gets one she wants papers or else will rescue she is a bit unsure about an older dog not knowing its history and having a small child. Most of the rescues we have seen say not good with kids.
Also the other dog I was describing I was told it was a staffy perhaps it was xsed with a bbd.
Not really fair with having dogs looking slightly different and havilg slightly dfferent names a little confusing especially when people have differing opinions!
The correct name for the breed as recognised by the ANKC and the UK Kennel Club is Staffordshire Bull Terrier. A visit to the ANKC web site will confirm this.
It's only in recent years that some people have added the word English so as not to confuse the breed with the AmStaff. This is very common but is incorrect.
Whatever you call them Staffs are great little dogs.
Yes Deerhound you are correct too, both the ANKC and the UK Kennel Club name them as Staffordshire Bull Terrier, but as long as i can remember (like last 15 yrs or so)- myself as well as other ppl i personally know have always known them as English Staffordshire Bull Terriers, & i personally think that's what they should officially be known as, so hopefully no more public confusion between the two breeds will occur - wishful thinking i know.
Thank you Deerhound, I couldn't find english on the ANKC and UKKC website.
The only thing i did find was on another website
The breed first developed
In the early 1800s and was a cross between the Bulldog of that day and the old English Terrier.
I also had a quick look in volume 3 of the Hutchinsons Dog Encyclopedia (1934) and they are not mentioned there either, although I haven't searched through all 2000 pages yet.
This seems to indicate they became a registered pedigree breed quite late in their history. Certainly Staffs were a relatively rare breed in Australia until about the 1980's. Despite working in welfare I had never even seen a Staffy until I met the then secretary of the breed club in 1976. I've had a very soft spot for the breed ever since.
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