Dating staffordshire dogs
Discourage Head: Short, deep through, broad skull, very pronounced cheek muscles, distinct stop, short foreface, black nose.
The mouth should be level, i.e., the incisors of the bottom jaw should fit closely inside the incisors of the top jaw, and the lips should be tight and clean.
Height (at the shoulder): 14-16 inches (36-41 cm), these heights being related to the weights.
Weight: Dogs, 28 – 38 lbs (13-17 kg) Bitches, 24-33-1/2 lb. Coat and Color: Coat is smooth, short and close to the skin.
Eyes: dark preferable but may bear some relation to coat color.
Round, of medium size, and set to look straight ahead. Neck: Muscular, rather short, clean in outline and gradually widening towards the shoulders.
Prior to this discovery, only overglaze enamel colours, applied after glazing, were used on figures, a method that was to continue alongside the use of cobalt blue.
Dog lovers bred the Bull and Terrier as a fighting dog with the Bulldog’s tenacity and the fire of the terrier.I don't think there could have been any Staffordshire collectors in the room at the time as I got them rather cheaply.Flatback figures as they are known were made without decoration on the back, as they were usually placed against a wall or chimneybreast in Victorian houses, to add some colour.General Appearance: The Staffordshire Bull Terrier is a smooth-coated dog.He should be of great strength for his size, and although muscular, should be active and agile.
Amongst all Pitbull type breeds, the American Staffordshire Terrier is the largest. This steady temperament coupled with his affection for family, friends, and kids, in particular, makes the Staffie a wonderful family pet.