Our Story

We first registered our Prefix in 1992 in South Africa, our birth country. Since then Zeracious has been registered in 3 countries; South Africa, USA (2009) and Australia (2009). We grew up with allsorts of animals, like most families do in Africa.

My first interaction with Staffords were around 1975, when my Dad purchased two cross-bred Staffords. One even had a Ridgeback ridge (LOL). I fell in love with their personalities, loyalty and tenacity. The rest is history!

Frans, Griet, Francois & Rita. Yes, We also bred Miniature Pinchers.

Frans, Griet, Francois & Rita. Yes, We also bred Miniature Pinchers.

Frans with his horse  "Man O'War"  1983.

Frans with his horse "Man O'War" 1983.

Griet with our 'Stafford-cross' pets (1977).

Griet with our 'Stafford-cross' pets (1977).

Both Frans & I grew up with animals. My Dad, Me and our Staffords (in the background).

Both Frans & I grew up with animals. My Dad, Me and our Staffords (in the background).

Griet as a child (1969) - a bulldog in the front.

Griet as a child (1969) - a bulldog in the front.

My eldest sister, me (on the left) and one of my brothers.

My eldest sister, me (on the left) and one of my brothers.

Griet & Pumba.

Griet & Pumba.

Pearl & Frans - Newcastle, NSW 2014

Pearl & Frans - Newcastle, NSW 2014

Club Involvement:

We have both served on SBT Clubs for more than 15 years. Frans was the Chairman of the Natal SBT Club in RSA and later the Natal Terrier Club. Griet was the Editor, Secretary and Treasurer of the same Club before moving to Australia in May 2009. Griet has been the Honorary Patron of three SBT Clubs in S.A. in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012. Committee Members of West of the Devide SBTC Inc in 2018

AU CH  Zeracious Up To Scratch  (Jade) and AU CH  Brookshire Black Opal  (Opal) our first Australian Stafford (Bred by Neil and Sharon Brooks)

AU CH Zeracious Up To Scratch (Jade) and AU CH Brookshire Black Opal (Opal) our first Australian Stafford (Bred by Neil and Sharon Brooks)