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Stafford Milestones in the AKC

Staffordshire Bull Terriers were first admitted to the AKC stud book in October 1974. They were given AKC conformation show status in March 1975.

Northwark Becky Sharp.

The first Stafford female to become an AKC champion was:

Ch. Northwark Becky Sharp

(West Riding Alfalfa x Loggerheads Filanda) imported from Australia.

Ch Tinkinswood Imperial.

The first male Stafford to become an AKC champion was:

Ch. Tinkenswood Imperial

(Abbott of Ravenspur x Tinkenswood Gypsy) imported from Wales.

Another Brinsley Lad.

The first American bred champion was:

Ch. Gamecock Another Brinsley Lad

(Gamecock Hatchetman x Gamecock Persian Dancer)
He was also the first Stafford to earn an AKC Terrier Group placement, a Group 4, on April 19, 1975.

Ch Guardstocks Red Atom.

The first Stafford to go Best in Show was:

Ch. Guardstocks Red Atom

(Darton of Henstaff x Wystaff Witchcraft) on November 20, 1983.

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The first American bred bitch champion was:

Ch. Gamecock Winter Shadow

(Gamecock Hatchetman x Gamecock Persian Dancer)

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The first Stafford to earn a Companion Dog title was:

Constables Blackjack of Bearcats CD

(Ch. Tinkinswood Imperial x Ch. Margot of Rossisle)

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The first Stafford to earn a Companion Dog Excellent title was:

Starzend Kings Crystal CDX

(Tenacious Brindle King x Loggerheads Nell)

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The first Stafford to earn a Utility Dog title was:

Bullseye Miss Equal 'N More UD

(Ch. Reetuns Lord Jim x Ch. Piltdown Miss Equal)

Ch. Steinstaff Goin' For The Gusto UDT.

The first Stafford to earn a Tracking Dog title was:

Ch. Steinstaff Goin' For The Gusto UDT

(Ch. Guardstocks Red Atom x Ch. Pumptail Dragonstar Dancer UD)

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The first Stafford to earn a Novice Agility title was:

Ch. Fursouth Miss Shadygrove UDT NA

(Ch. Incantation of Yankeestaff x Ch. Fursouth Fenella)

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The first Stafford to earn an Open Agility title was:

Ch. Fursouth Miss Shadygrove UDT OA

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The first Stafford to earn an Agility Excellent title was:

Shadygrove's Fortunate Son AX

(Ch. Buckland's Arkenstone x Ch. Fursouth Miss Shadygrove UDT OA)

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The first Stafford to earn a Master Agility title is:

Shadygrove's Fortunate Son MX