This months blog has so kindly been sent in by my good friend Leonhard Klotz from Italy, who owns Riskys Miss Timberfake ( Nikki ). I would like to thank him for taking the time to write all about her and for all the regular updates and pictures he sends me on her progress.
I visited the Riskys Staffords Kennel this winter on a London trip. As a Staffordshire Bull Terrier enthusiast I was really curious to see the dogs in real life and to meet Gary. The high drive and great conformation of the dogs was easy to see. I loved the back and topline which made the dogs really springy and they always seemed ready to go. The two dogs I like the most were Captain Barclay and Maggie, so when Gary later on told me he had mated them I decided to get a pup.
When I came to collect her you could already see the perfect rear angulation on her and her sister.
Once at her new home she instantly made a friend in our other Stafford, Sammy a 2 year old male from the Wild Staffy Kennel.
Nikki is now 8 months old and really represents what I expected from a Riskys bred dog. Tremendous drive, cat like movement, good length of muzzle, legs and body and that typical Riskys head. She's a really people loving and affectionate young female.
I am really impressed by her agility and flexibility and fluid movements which she displays on the flirt pole and her wrestling matches with Sammy. I have hardly ever seen a Bull and Terrier type dog being able to move like her. Her weight is around 16kg and height about 44cms at the withers.
I'm really pleased with her and look forward to her progress. I could very well see some throw back to Riskys Simply the Best ( MJ ) in her.
Special thanks to Gary and my brother who took the very long car journey with me from Italy to the UK to collect Nikki. And a big thanks to my girlfriend and sister who are always helping me with the dogs.
Regards Leonhard Klotz
Please see below a catalogue of updated pictures of Rosie from my good friend Andrew Nice.
She has just turned 18months and is from a combination between Phil Green's Sid x Riskys Tazmin
We are really pleased with how she is progressing/ a cracking example typical from the Riskys Bloodline ..
Another outstanding litter sired by
''The Celebrated Captain Barclay''
Pups born on 21/07/18 from our very own Roxy Jnr.
3 males & 1 Female..
Once again a superb litter that were a joy to raise, Roxy being a very good mum taking great care of them, this being a 1st litter for her. All the pups have gone to experienced, knowledgeable Staffordshire Bull Terrier enthusiasts. People who have researched their breeder and know exactly what they are wanting and getting from us here at the Official Riskys Staffords Headquarters !!
Following on from the marvellous response we had from our previous litter in July,
I would like to introduce to you our latest 6th generation pups
and the Kennel Club Registered names..
Riskys Miss Bouya Blan.
Riskys Captain Barclay.
Riskys Royal Albert.
Riskys Fat Boy Timberfake.
Please see a selection of photos of the pups and new owners below..
Regards Gary B..
Pups @ 1 week
Pups @ 4 weeks
Pups @ 5 Weeks
Pups feeding @ 5 Weeks
The weaning process..
Pups @ 5 Weeks
Pups @ 7 Weeks
Pups 8 Weeks old waiting at the vets for 1st vaccinations/ Micro chipping and Health Check..
Another spectacular performance from our sister kennel ''Riskys Dutch Staffords'' owner breeder Wilfred Hop with his Riskys Dutch Cataleya ( Cathy ) winning the over 41cms classes..Amongst close competition at this prestige yearly athletic Staffordshire bull terrier sporting event in the Czech Republic. a total of 6 disciplines completed with Cathy the highest score at the A-Frame contest with 46 jumps.
A combined total of 33 entries competing with Cathy also getting the 2nd place overall.
I would like to congratulate Wilfred on his fantastic achievement with Cathy, all their hard work and dedication has payed off once again. a tremendous result all round doing what they do best ..
Flying the Riskys Dutch Staffords Flag !!
Wilfred and one of the winning trophies..
The above disciplines..
Group photo of all the weekends competitors..
Here's some pictures of our keeper (Ruby) from our recent litter, we are really pleased with the way she is progressing, as you will see Rivergreens Captain Barclay really stamping his mark and can be seen, displayed in Ruby's shape and make. she also shows his mannerisms in the way she moves around and just in her general day to day demeanour.. Ruby is a real joy to own and a real asset to our on going future breeding program.. Feed back from all the other pups owners is also very positive/ promising and they too are all heading in the right direction.
I have some updated pictures of them to follow soon..
Regards Gary B
The Annual Dutch Invasion.. 26th May 2018.
Once again my great loyal friends Stefan Hoogendoorn and Wilfred Hop from Riskys Dutch Staffords returned to the Uk for their annual visit to the Riskys Staffords Hq. This year we had the pleasure of our long term friend and mentor Phil Knowles visit us too.
Phil had brought along some of his old Staffordshire Bull Terrier magazines and memorabilia which contained some interesting pictures of the Wardrum dogs bred by Derick Smart which can be found behind Phil's very own bloodline Edgeworth Staffords.
Please see below a selection of photo's from our weekends gathering.
Regards Gary B..
Wilfred with Riskys Tazmin who is the full litter sister to his very own dynamic sporting Staffordshire bull terrier Riskys Dutch Roxy. Stefan and Phil Knowles with Tazmins daughter Riskys Babadook.
Wilfred, Phil & Stefan handling the pups from one of our recent litters,
from Rivergreens Captain Barclay x Riskys Miss Pandimonium..
Please see previous Blog for all info !!
A picture speaks a ''thousand words'' as they say !!
Best friends baby Lucas & Tazmin saying hello, under the supervision of my wife Alina and Stefan.
A little Riskys dogman in the making !!
Alina & our son baby Lucas with RiskysTazmin enjoying the sun..
A great photo of Wilfred & Risky Babadook..
A young female from a mating last year between Phil Greens Sid x Riskys Tazmin.
Please see blog for more info
Wilfred & Rivergreens Captain Barclay.
All in All a Great weekend was had by all !!
Riskys Staffords Latest 7th Generation Editions.
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