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Joseph Dunn E-mail
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(Adapted from an original article by Freddie Phillips)

Mr. Joseph Dunn it is sad to say passed away just 42 years to the day since the first meeting was held in June 1935; he passed away in June 1977.

Now I would like it to be known that Joe had no time for any blood sports and it was a well known fact that he was connected with the R.S.P.C.A. so any supporters of fighting were not encouraged and I think this was one of the reasons that certain people turned against him.

I do not think the Club would have gained recognition with the Kennel Club if it had not been for the effective way that he used his influence that he had made as a judge and breeder of Toy dogs and I think it best to quote what Mr. H. N. Beilby said about him in 1936. 

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Last Updated ( Friday, 24 October 2008 )
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Watchman E-mail
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Throughout 2005, the Tercentenary year, Watchman IV accompanied by his handler, Colour Sergeant Malcolm Bower, will be parading at most of our public events. His forebears' history, though not quite equalling the Regiments 300 years, is impressive nonetheless.

The mascot tradition in the Regiments of Staffordshire stretches back to the 19th Century. In 1882 The South Staffordshire Regiment was ordered to march with Lord Wolseley to the relief of General Gordon who was besieged in Khartoum. They entrained at Cairo with their Staffordshire Bull Terrier "Boxer". Unfortunately Boxer leapt from the moving train and was seen lying unconscious or dead at the side of the track.

Last Updated ( Friday, 26 September 2008 )
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The Stafford Knot E-mail
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The Stafford Knot
By: Alan E. Small


The origins of the Stafford Knot, are shrouded in the mists of antiquity. The Story of the hangman arriving at Stafford jail with only one rope and three prisoners to deal with can be discussed as a colorful myth.

The earliest authentic appearance of the Stafford Knot is on a seal in the British Museum. It belonged to Joan, Lady Wake, who died childless in 1443. On this seal is depicted quite clearly a cordon of knots in the Stafford fashion.

On her death the time of her death her personal possessions passed to her nephew, Humphrey, Earl of Stafford, who adopted the knot rope, hence forward to be known as the Stafford Knot.

 The Old Lady was a direct descendant of Hereward the Wake, who rebelled against the Normans in the 11th century. Therefore it may have come down to her from many past generations. Im fact, there is a stone cross which stands on the church yard at Stroke-on-Tent that shows in the carving on one side the design of the Stafford Knot. The cross dates back somewhere between 850AD and is probably the first appearance in history.

Going back to Humphrey, Earl of Stafford, he became the first Duke of Buckingham and used this same knot, for his own and his descendants, as a badge. It was not used as an armorial bearing, but was used by their retainers and servants as a livery and means of recognition.

From these early beginnings as a means of recognition the knot was gradually adopted by Freeman and Burgesses of the town of Stafford until it was eventually included in the Borough Coat Of Arms.

In later years it has been associated with many organizations including the Staffordshire Regiment and of course, your very own Staffordshire Bull Terrier. 

(**Taken from Stafford Times Issue 1 2000)

Last Updated ( Friday, 24 October 2008 )
 
The Pot Black Story E-mail
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Posted with permission from Neil Hargraves Saintstock Staffords, Australia • Phone: 02 9586 1089
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The Pot Black Story - Australia's First Hall Of Fame Inductee

Shown Without Fear Or Favor

 CH. SOUTH STOCK POT BLACK (N)

In a poll conducted several years ago a number of respected breeders, covering all states, were asked for their top three dogs and bitches. The most popular choice for males proved to be Ch Southstock Pot Black. Naturally the results of this one poll doesn't automatically make him the best all-time stafford but taking into consideration his show record combined with his success and influence as a sire he certainly has a valid claim for such an accolade. It has now been over ten years since Pot Black made an appearance in the show ring and many of today's exhibitors would not have had the pleasure of seeing him in the flesh and are possibly unaware of his influence in their pedigrees, hopefully his article will be a fitting tribute to a truly great stafford.

Last Updated ( Friday, 26 September 2008 )
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