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Interesting Facts about Staffordshire Bull Terriers are as follows
Fact 1 - Description and Definition of Staffordshire Bull Terriers: This breed of dog was bred in England during the 1800's and trained as a hunter, bull baiter and dog fighter. They are strong and muscular with powerful jaws. Staffordshire Bull terriers were used in the blood sport of rat baiting. In rat baiting as many as 100 rats were put into a ring, or a rat pit, and wagers were made on whose dog could kill the most rats within a minute.
Fact 2 - Origin of the breed: Staffordshire Bull Terriers originated in Staffordshire in England, hence their name. They have been cross bred from Bulldogs and a variety of different types of terriers. They are related to the American Pit Bull Terriers and American Staffordshire Terriers.
Fact 3 - Alternative Names of Staffordshire Bull Terriers and Nicknames: Staffs and "The Nanny Dog" as it is happy with children despite its fighting origins, Origin of the name 'Terrier': This originates from the Latin word 'terra', meaning earth and the French name 'chien terrier' literally meaning 'dog of the earth'
Fact 4 - Life of Staffordshire Bull Terriers: the life expectancy of this breed of dog is between 12 - 14 years
Fact 5 - Staffordshire Bull Terriers were registered by the AKC (American Kennel Club) in 1974
Fact 6 - Breeding Staffordshire Bull Terriers for appearance was only introduced in the 19th Century
Welcome to Massie Staffys Established in 2005. We are Located in Central Virginia. My name is Janet Massie and my Husband is Dwayne Massie . I Grew up on a farm in the country, and I Have always been a huge Dog Lover! Shortly after Meeting my Husband (He Loves Dogs too!) we started out showing and breeding APBT's in 1997. A few years later we met this amazing breed at one of our Shows! We studied the breed and knew we must have one! Then it began in 2003 we got our first Stafford, Cookie! From there it was all Stafford’s! We knew there was no looking back!
As time has gone by we are proud to say our Love and respect for the breed has just grown and grown and we are so blessed! We continue to learn and keep updating our knowledge of this breed! This is such a remarkable and loving breed and we love these guys so much! I am the proud mother of seven children, with my wonderful Husband we are a Christian Family of 9 who Love the Lord! We include our faith in everything we do! All of our Staffordshire Bull Terrier Puppies are raised in our house and underfoot. Our children are very Hands on with our dogs and Puppies. They really enjoy their roll helping to raising the puppies!
Breeding Philosophy: When choosing a breeder from which to purchase a puppy it is always best to know what goals they hope to achieve in their breeding program. It is with this in mind that I have written the following: My goal is to raise quality Staffordshire Bull Terriers, through carefully planned mating's, with Pedigree research as well as Evaluation of Conformation, Temperament and health screening. I not only want to produce Staffordshire Bull Terriers as close to the standard as possible but I also wish my dogs to be distinguished by producing consistent dogs in turn. I believe these results have come through with the compliment of smart line-breeding and well-chosen out crosses. We not only have imported Champion Bloodlines, but our Dogs are Champions! All of our Dogs are registered with the American Kennel Club. Our dogs are Health tested and all Clear of L2-Hga and HC. There is Great Importance of having these clearances for the future of our breed! I believe the Staffordshire bull terrier must be a balanced animal having the classic hallmark head, sound structured body, powerful, efficient movement and a sound fun-loving nature. I firmly believe in a sound Temperament, the natural Love for Children and People above all! Here at Massie Staffys we want Dogs that will win your heart, Loyal and trustworthy, Intelligent and easy to train! Our puppies are raised in our home with the children! We feel strongly that early socialization is crucial when raising this breed. Our family exposes our puppies to a lot while they are here with us. We do everything we can to make sure you are getting a well-rounded puppy! We feel our dogs stand out in the crowd with their amazing looks and their loving attitudes! We welcome you to enjoy our dogs! As we do and we hope to hear from you! Visitors are welcome by appointment! We are glad to assist new owners with any questions in raising their Stafford. Please enjoy our web site and feel free to contact us by email email@example.com
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