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Rugar and Pearl always get a little sleepy after reading a book.

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Recommended Reading - Stafford Books

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. Oops, or hot cup of tea.

"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)

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 last and the best Stafford book from Steve Stone!

Celebrating Staffordshire Bull Terriers book cover.

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Recommended Reading - Stafford Book Reviews

We review four (4) books: Celebrating the Staffordshire Bull Terrier by Steve Stone, A Complete History of Fighting Dogs by Mike Homan, The Staffordshire Bull Terrier by H. N. Beilby, and The Staffordshire Bull Terrier Story by Steve Stone. The Reviews are here.

Recommended Reading - Stafford articles on breed origin, anecdotes

In The Reading Room, there are several anecdotal stories detailing owners experiences with their Staffords: Butch the Thespian, Stryker Strikes Again!, Tessa's Story, Ch. Constones Cadet, Trucker - Progress report on a Stafford pup, and Towans Red Knave. You will find some Staffords protecting their owners and property stories as well as origins of the breed articles that a very fascinating as well as one collection of how some owners got their first Stafford.