Our main objective is to improve on the dogs we have by comparing breed-type virtues based on what the Staffordshire Breed Standard calls for. Our love for Staffords started when Griet grew up with 'cross-breeds' as a child, and fell in love with the typical personality of the breed as we know it today.
All Breeders ARE NOT Equal
Briefly, (in our opinion) there are 3 kinds of people in dog breeding you should be mindful of:
1. The person who is pressurizing you into a sale. This individual see a business opportunity by exploiting a particular breed and/or characteristic (we see this in particular to the colours ‘Blue or Merle’).
2. The bragging type. This individual is on an ego-trip. This person will do their best to impress you with statistics and records and throw around the words ‘champions and ‘grand champions loosely.
3. The people who care about health and lifestyle. This breeder breed to improve their stock (at all times), for the betterment of breed type and general health. In other words as a breed enthusiast. This person make their breeding decisions based on the breed standard. This person will be concerned how the animal will be kept, the lifestyle it will have. This person will be understanding, supportive and show interest for the life of the animal. And this breeder will most likely take part in dog hobbies, such as agility, confirmation showing, judging, fly-ball, etc.
SEE BELOW about Pure-bred Pedigrees.
The only PURE BRED Registrar under the Australian Kennel Club rulling in NSW, is Dogs NSW. There are other institutions shooting up claiming to be the same but they are not recognised. So, to check - the pedigrees of the parents and the pups must be generated by Dogs NSW.
There are two kinds of pure-bred Pedigrees:
1. Limited (Red/Orange certificate - can only be a pet - such dog can not be shown or bred from) 2. Main(Blue certificate - can be bred, and/or shown - providing it’s worthy)