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The books in the table below are listed in the order that I removed them from the shelf, so the order means only that. If I had to pick a favorite, it would be John F. Gordon's book listed at the top because it was the first book we bought on the breed and it had several pictures of our dogs direct line ancestors. Some of these books are out of print and others are being reprinted.

So get a copy of one and aCup of coffee gif.( Hot cup of Java ) and relax and read about the best people dog in the World. Rugar could sure use the coffee.

"Celebrating Staffordshire Bull Terriers" Steve Stone, 2007.
"The Staffordshire Bull Terrier"
John F. Gordon, 1971.
"The Staffordshire Bull Terrier"
H. N. Bielby, B.Sc, 1943.
"Staffordshire Bull Terrier"
Edited by Major Count V. C. Hollender, 1952.
"The Complete Pitbull or Staffordshire Terrier"
Milo g. Denlinger, 1948.
"The Staffordshire Bull Terrier Story" Steve Stone, 2002 (CD only).
"The World of the American Pit Bull Terrier"
Richard F. Stratton, 1983.
"This is the Staffordshire Bull Terrier"
W. M. Morley, 1982.
"The Staffordshire Bull Terrier in America "
Edited by Steve Eltinge, 1986.
"Staffordshire Bull Terriers"
V. H. Pounds and Lilian V. Rant, 1993.
"The Staffordshire Bull Terrier in History and Sport"
Mike Homan, 1986.
"The Pit Bull Fact and Fable"
K. S. Matz, 1984.
"Staffordshire Bull Terrier"
Dieter Fleig, 1990.
"All about the Staffordshire Bull Terrier"
John F. Gordon, 1984.
"The Sporting Bull Terrier"
Eugene Glass published by "The Dog Fancier" Battle Creek Mi 1910
"The American Pit Bull Terrier"
Joseph L Colby  published by The News Publishing Co Sacramento CA 1936
"Thirty Years With Fighting Dogs"
George Armitage published by Jack Jones Washington DC 1935
"The American Pit Bull Terrier and His Master "
L B Hanna  reprinted by Pete Sparks 1955 originally printed in the 1930s
"Memoirs of the Pit"
Jack Meeks  printed by Pete Sparks 1974 from a manuscript written in the 1930s published by Pete Sparks 1974
"Canine Gladiators of Old and Modern Times"
Ed Reid  published by Stockquest Ltd London England 1980
"The Staffordshire Bull Terrier Owner's Encyclopedia"
John Gordon England many editions
"Punch The Cruising Dog"
Anne Bosworth Greene published by D Appleton-Century Co New York 1939 (novel)
"Jock of the Bushveld"
Sir Percy Fitzpatrick published by Longmans England 1907 many editions (novel)
"Cork in the Doghouse"
Macdonald Hastings published by Michael Joseph Ltd London England 1957 (mystery)
"Nathan  A Pit Fighting Dog"
D Brian Plummer published by The Countryman's Library England 1980 (novel)
"Beautiful Joe and Beautiful Joe's Paradise"
Marshall Saunders 1900 1902 many editions (novels)
"History of the Pit Bull Terrier" Wayne D. Brown 1979 (Limited Edition)

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Rugar - having finished Steve's new book reviewing Gordon.

I (Rugar), having finished Steve's new book, decided to peruse John F. Gordon's well used volume on Staffords. I guess he knew what he was talking about.  My review; if you have these two Stafford books you don't need any others.

The new Stafford book from Steve Stone!

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The Staffordshire Bull Terrier Story

Title: The Staffordshire Bull Terrier Story

Author: Steve Stone
Publisher: Marathon Press
Date Published: November, 2002
Format: e-book (Adobe Acrobat)


"I read The Staffordshire Bull Terrier Story in a remarkably short time for one reason:  I could not stop!  For any fancier (old timer/newcomer) or even a casual admirer of this wonderful breed I cannot emphasize enough the absolute need to own and read this material.

From the early history and development of the breed to the absolutely fascinating chapters on genetics and the "all purpose" nature of the breed to the wonderful pictorial aspects of the book which illustrate the breed as it has developed, this book covers every imaginable aspect from an historically accurate viewpoint while at the same time being a great and easy read.

Fortunately this is not a "dumbed down" version of the historical and genetic development of one of the most wonderful breeds this world has ever known. The Stafford deserves a book of this caliber."

Damon Folmar