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This is a list of suggested reading for Stafford enthusiasts. If you scroll to the bottom you will also see links to purchase the Interpretation and Illustration of the Written Breed Standards in all 3 available formats. Profit from the sales of these books goes to Staffordshire Bull Terrier rescues worldwide via The Stafford Knot, Inc. 501(c)(3) therefore is considered a donation.
STAFFORDSHIRE BULL TERRIER BOOKS
The Staffordshire Bull Terrier – John Gordon
The Staffordshire Bull Terrier – Dieter Fleig
Staffordshire Bull Terriers – V.H. Pounds & Lillian V. Rant
The Staffordshire Bull Terrier In History & Sport – Mike Homan
Staffordshire Bull Terriers – Shaun Barker
The Staffordshire Bull Terrier – Interpretation & Illustration of the Written Breed Standard – Lynn Caswell, Jason Nicolai
The Writings of Norman Berry – (Rendorn) – Norman Berry, Robert Scotland, Lynn Caswell
BASIC TRAINING & BEHAVIOR
Don’t Shoot The Dog – Karen Pryor
Good Owners, Great Dogs – Brian Kilcommons & Sarah Wilson
Before You Get Your Puppy – Dr. Ian Dunbar
After You Get Your Puppy – Dr. Ian Dunbar
Perfect Puppy in 7 Days – How to Start Your Puppy Off Right – Dr. Sophia Yin
Family Friendly Dog Training – A 6 Week Program – Patricia B. McConnell, Ph.D. & Aimee Moore
The Puppy Primer – Patricia B. McConnell, Ph.D.
Bones Would Rain From The Sky – Deepening Our Relationships With Dogs – Suzanne Clothier
My Smart Puppy – Brian Kilcommons & Sarah Wilson
When Pigs Fly, Training Success with Impossible Dogs Jane Killion
Metro Dog – A Guide To Raising Your Dog in the City – Brian Kilcommons & Sarah Wilson
What All Good Dogs Should Know – Volhard & Bartlett
The Other End of the Leash – Why We Do What We Do Around Dogs – Patricia B. McConnell
How To Raise A Puppy You Can Live With – Clarice Rutherford & David H. Neil
Natural Dog Training, Working From the Dogs Point of View – Kevin Behan
Finding a Balance – Suzanne Clothier
Body Posture & Emotions – Suzzanne Clothier
Understanding & Teaching Self Control – Suzanne Clothier
The Seven C’s, A Guide to Training & Relationships – Suzanne Clothier
My Dog Pulls, What Do I Do? – Turid Rugaas
Feisty Fido, Help For the Leash Aggressive Dog – Patricia B. McConnell, PhD & Laren B. London, PhD
The Show Stafford – Alan Mitchell
Click To Win – Karen Pryor
Born To Win, Breed to Succeed Patricia Craige (Trotter)
The Winning Edge, Show Ring Secrets, George Alston w/Connie Vanacore
The New Complete Junior Showmanship Handbook – Marsha Hall Brown & Bethny Hall Mason
The Simple Guide to Showing Your Dog – Richard G. Beauchamp
Show Me!, A Dog Showing Primer – D. Caroline Coile
HEALTH & NUTRITION
The Book Of The Bitch – A Complete Guide to Understanding and Caring For Bitches – J.M. Evans & Kay White
Canine Reproduction, The Breeder’s Guide Phyllis A Holst, MS, DVM
Canine Reproduction and Neonatology, Martina L Greer, DVM, JD
A practical guide for Veterinarians, Veterinary Staff and Breeders
Homeopathic Care For Cats & Dogs – Don Hamilton, DVM
The Holistic Guide For a Healthy Dog – Wendy Volhard & Kerry Brown, DVM
Work Wonders – Feed Your Dog Raw Meaty Bones – Tom Lonsdale
Dr. Pitcairn’s Complete Guide to Natural health For Dogs & Cats – Richard H. Pitcairn, DVM, PhD & Susan Hubble Pitcairn
Natural Remedies For Dogs & Cats – C.J. Puotinen
Raw Dog Food, Make It Easy For You & Your Dog! – Carina Beth MacDonald
Stop The Shots – John Clifton
Getting In T-Touch With Your Dog – Linda Tellington-Jones
Well Connected Dog – A Guide To Canine Acupressure – Nancy Zidonis & Amy Snow
The Natural Health Bible For Dogs & Cats – Shawn Messonnier
The Nature of Animal Healing – Martin Goldstein, DVM
Homeopathy – Beyond Flat Earth – An Introduction – Timothy R. Dooley, N.D., M.D.
POETRY, FICTION & FUN
The Dog In British Poetry – R. Maynard Leonard
To Your Dog & To My Dog – Lincoln Newton Kinnicutt (1913)
The Terrible Tale of Tiggy Two – Celia Lucas
Laurel, Everyone’s Best Friend – Steve Moore
The Staffordshire Bull Terrier
Interpretation & Illustration of the Written Breed Standard
A Comparative Discussion – UK & USA
Now available in three formats:
All profit (after publishers cut) is donated to The Stafford Knot, Inc. SBT Rescue Fund which assists Stafford rescues worldwide. TSK, Inc. is a 501c3.
Beautifully illustrated by Maurizio Molinari, these books will be highly collectible – Purchase directly from the publisher – worldwide shipping available.
About the Books
Most kennel clubs around the world follow the official (UK) Kennel Club breed standard or they have simply adopted the Kennel Club standard verbatim, and they call it their own. The original AKC (US) breed standard was a direct adoption of the UK standard at that time, but it was later significantly changed. The current AKC version differs in the order in which the “components” are discussed and also in a few passages that are unique to the AKC version. This presentation will follow the sequence of the Kennel Club breed standard and will make mention of the differences in language and descriptions of “ideal” noting extensions, omissions, and discrepancies where then they occur within the AKC standard.
The Stafford Knot, Inc is a non profit organization made up of volunteers from around the world. The Stafford Knot, Inc. promotes health testing in the breed, provides educational materials including a free online magazine and benefits Stafford rescue worldwide. While we may not all agree on everything written inside of this book, we can all agree that the more information provided about pure breed dogs the better. This book is a conglomeration of materials which are credited on the last page of the book.
Thank you to all volunteers, writers, photographers and contributors.
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