“Rarely will you read a detailed book that gives factual information, good and bad, about a breed so that the reader may make a formative decision about whether this dog is the right fit for them. This book does that! While hitting the highlights of why Staffordshire Bull Terriers are so great, this book does not hide the things to be concerned with when owning such a strong and energetic dog. Included in this book is much-needed information for any newcomer to the breed, and great reminders to those who have loved this breed for many years. I truly loved how well written it was, and easy to follow.” – Teri Keetch, Dyna Staffs
Staffordshire Bull Terriers are larger than life; full of personality and endless entertainment. So it is easy to see why they are a popular breed across the world. Unfortunately, their dark history in the fighting world has led to them becoming misunderstood, and sometimes even feared. This book aims to shed light on some misconceptions about the breed, as well as provide you with all you need to know about them, whether you are buying or rescuing a Staffordshire Bull Terrier.
In The Complete Guide to Staffordshire Bull Terriers you will learn everything you need to know from start to end; how to choose a puppy, training and breaking bad habits, traveling, grooming, health care, and senior care. You will also learn all about the background of the breed, its history, breed predisposed diseases, and special traits. All the information is specific to Staffordshire Bull Terriers and in easy-reading comprehensive detail.
This guide will walk you through the in’s and out’s of owning this phenomenal breed. Whether you’re someone playing with the idea of getting a Staffie, or have already embarked on your journey with your pup, this guide will offer an insight into how to create a happy and fulfilling life for you and your dog. This book will answer all your questions such as:
- Is a Staffie the right dog for me?
- I brought my Staffie home. What now?
- How can I best train my Staffie?
- What are some common mistakes should I avoid?
Topics covered in the book include:
- Breed Overview
- Breed History
- Preparations for a New Dog
- How to Choose a Staffordshire Bull Terrier
- Behavioral Issues and Training
- Obedience Training
- Dental Care
- Preventative Veterinary Medicine
- Diseases and Conditions
- Living with a Senior Dog
Whether you have owned Staffies for years or are new to the breed, there will be something for everyone in this book. Veterinarian Dr. Jo de Klerk has compiled this book to provide you with everything you need to know to help you train and bond with your Staffordshire Bull Terrier, leaving nothing for you to wonder or worry about.