December 15 1967

At this time of writing, there are no less than 23 American members, 18 Canadian members, and five overseas members of the SBTC/USA. New American members are:

Mr. and Mrs. Jack Harrison, 427 Lola Avenue, Pasadena, Calif. 91107
Mrs. Dorothy Wendell, 3256 E. Bermuda, Tucson, Arizona 85715
Mr. and Mrs. Nick Davlantes 6806 N . Ridge, Chicago, Illinois 60645
Mr. Andrew Craik, 51 Bartlett Lane, Willingboro, N.J. 08346
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Crowther, 19438 Lorne, Reseda Calif. 91335

The addresses of Canadian and overseas members were given in Bulletins No. 1 and 2. There is every reason to anticipate an American membership of 25 by January 14, 1968, which will mark our first full year of operation. Few breeds can boast the enthusiasm shown by our members.

Because we have a number of breeding-age bitches, the Secretary would like to request the following procedure be followed in regards to registration: within a week of the puppies' birth, send to the Secretary (Steve Stone, 1125 N. Mar Vista, Pasadena, Calif. 91104) the three-generation pedigree, the birthdate, and the total number of live pups plus the individual name and color of each pup. The Secretary will then send Official SBTC/USA Pedigrees for each pup, completely free of charge, to be handed over to the new owners when the pups are sold It is also requested that the names and addresses of the new owners be sent to the Secretary who will contact the new owners about joining our cause.

The Secretary will also put breeders of litters into contact with persons in their area who have made inquires about Stafford pups. Several puppies have already been placed in this manner to the mutual satisfaction of all concerned.

Membership fees ($5.00) for 1968 are due in January, 1968. New Subscriptions for "The Stafford" magazine, published in England, cannot be made until the membership fee has been received. Please make out checks or money orders to: Steve Stone, SBTC/US Secretary-Treasurer---not to the SBTC/USA, because our Club is not yet Incorporated and check made out to it cannot be cashed.

To Francis X. Lohmann of "Kanine Korner" radio radio and newspaper renown goes the distinction of being the first public figure in American dogdom to recognize and extol the singular merits of our breed. On Oct. 27 Mr. Lohmann featured the Staffordshire Bull Terrier as Breed of the Week on his daily "Kanine Korner" radio program (KTYM, 1460, 4:15 p.m., Los Angeles), and on November 20 he featured the SBT as Breed of the Week in his "Kanine Korner" newspaper column, syndicated in more than 50 local Southern California papers having a total readership of more than two million! The heartfelt thanks of the SBTC/USA go to the perceptive Mr. Lohmann whose newspaper column is reproduced (verbatim) here for the benefit of Club members:

Monday, November 20, 2967
Kanine Korner
By Francis X. Lohmann

Breed of the Week
Staffordshire Bull Terrier

The Staffordshire Bull Terrier is a canine curio in America. He is a smooth-coated dog of indomitable strength is hardly paralleled by any other breed of dog and although muscular is agile and most active.

The Staffordshire Bull Terrier has the distinction of being the original bull and terrier, consummated about 1800 and is a distinct breed from the Staffordshire Terrier and the Bull Terrier.

Though he dates back to 1800, it was not until 1935 that the breed was officially recognized by the English Kennel Club. They are still unregisterable with the American Kennel Club, but I feel the day of his acceptance is not too far distant.

The Stafford-Bull is, however, recognized and represented in at least 35 countries including Canada.

The Staffordshire Bull Terrier is definitely an all-purpose dog. He hunts boar in New Zealand, lion in Kenya and moose in Finland, in addition to such diversified and well earned jobs as estate guard, personal guard, sporting dog, obedience dog, and show dog. But it is as nurse, guardian and companion dog that his comparable qualities find their greatest expression. He belongs with the family and should never be kenneled.

The Staffordshire Bull Terrier Club of the USA, founded last January, is doing a tremendous job of public relations for the breed. Steve Stone who heads the club as president, is enthusiastic in behalf of this little known but most desirable breed.

The Staffordshire Bull Terrier tips the scales at about 38 pounds and stand about 16 inches.

For any who might like more information on the Staffordshire Bull Terrier, I would suggest you contacting Steve Stone at 1125 N. Mar Vista, Pasadena, Calif.

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