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Looking for a show quality show dog

Discussion in 'Staffordshire Bull Terriers' started by old time dogman, Mar 10, 2010.

  1. old time dogman

    old time dogman Big Dog

    Hey Guys Im looking for a bitch pup of show quality . any good kennels that you guys know of ?
  2. yoel

    yoel Big Dog

  3. venom

    venom Top Dog

    i think hes lookin for staffords bro
  4. synno2004

    synno2004 Top Dog

    Not a kennel but know someone who is really good handler and has pups occasionally. She is really nice, helpful and honest, from my own experience of course. She competes in obedience, conformation, and weightpull.

    Karen Dawes she lives somewhere in San Diego, might want to hit a couple of weight pull competition. RIP CURL i believe is the name of the club UKC sanctioned. Good luck....

    PM if you would like her contact information.
  5. old time dogman

    old time dogman Big Dog

    Yes english Staffords guys but thanks you so much for your help .
  6. RedTone

    RedTone Big Dog

    Blastaway Kennels he has nothing but Champs so it might be hard to obtain one but it's worth a try.
  7. Ragingstorm

    Ragingstorm Big Dog

    If your looking for British Staffords, there is a fantastic and IMO the best Stafford show dog kennel in England if thats any use....not sure if you'd want one shipped over but im sure they'd be happy to talk with you if you wanted one. Let me know if you'd like the link.......they produce show Ch's regularly!
  8. sunbeam

    sunbeam CH Dog

    maybe its me but i think people are possibly getting mixed up by the word SHOW.perhaps i have it wrong.personally a dog that will do well at the kennel type club shows would be little use to anyone used to bulldogs , they would be a disappointment in every single way.these dogs are bred short and squat and would find it impossible to exercise like a bulldog should.
    unless otd of course is getting too old and is looking for a more sedate life these days :-)
  9. Ragingstorm

    Ragingstorm Big Dog

    Sorry just to clarify, Im not suggesting a short squat dog, I have no experience with those things.....Im talking about lean and athletic staffords, the only type I have experience with at athletic shows. :)
  10. sunbeam

    sunbeam CH Dog

    maybe otd could clarify exactly what he is looking for, as there are vast differences between types of stafford over here.
  11. old time dogman

    old time dogman Big Dog

    Dog show quality . I have APBTs for the Go type Show And as good as Staffs are at the go type they dont compare to APBTs . Thanks guys
  12. sunbeam

    sunbeam CH Dog

  13. Ragingstorm

    Ragingstorm Big Dog

    I agree. But these IMO are both "show" and "go" if you'd like to check them out anyway.

    Riskys Staffords Home
  14. sunbeam

    sunbeam CH Dog

    i doubt G's dogs would be competative in the US show ring, the judges over there seem to prefer an even stockier, bullier animal than the ones over here do.
    i do like the look of them though for sure.
  15. Ragingstorm

    Ragingstorm Big Dog

    Ahhh im with you! In which case good luck on finding your Stafford of choice OTD.
    Yes these Staffords are lovely, have admired them for a long time and from decent breeders too.
  16. Yas

    Yas Big Dog

    As already said Karen Dawes has pretty good dogs.

    A dog that wins shows in England looks totally different to the 1`s that win shows in the US, British Staffords have to be fit for function ie. even though they are only being shown they have to look like they could do the job that they were originally bred for. Being an American Ch. doesn`t mean anything, if you show your dog enough in the US it will be a Ch.

    I have an English import of 2 yrs old that has recently been bred with a couple of good bitches with UK dogs behind them, if you would like me to put you in touch send me a PM.
  17. Ragingstorm

    Ragingstorm Big Dog

    We have two types of shows, the athletic ones where a dogs does need to look fit for purpose and then the "pretty dog" Kennel Club shows where a typical Staffordshire Bull Terrier looks like this.

  18. sunbeam

    sunbeam CH Dog

    the whole fit for function stuff is a joke, the dogs in the uk are not shown in fit and healthy condition on the whole.
    i think that crap all came about through a documentary that blew the show world and the breeders of show dogs ethics apart.the dogs here as as squat and unhealthy as anywhere else they are shown in my honest opinion.
    sorry for going off topic otd and sorry i can not help more .
  19. nasher

    nasher Big Dog

    well said sunbeam my exact thoughts:(
  20. Yas

    Yas Big Dog

    That depends which dog`s you`re looking at.

    There are dog`s that are way too over done and there are dog`s that are supposed to be "working dogs" that are way too skinny that are put on exercise programs that stop them carrying their natural and optimal amount of muscle. I think if you take a better look you will find Staffords being shown in KC shows that may not be the big winner`s but whose owners are determined to have them "fighting fit".

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