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Risky's Runaway Girl / Spook
Having been asked, many times recently, to describe what I consider an ideal Classical type Staffordshire Bull Terrier of our times, the following is an example of that choice accompanied by the above picture, of what I like the general make and shape of such a specimen.
Having observed many different activities with just such dogs over several decades now, may I say that - in my opinion - a female of that build would be very agile and fast-moving. She could spin, manoeuvre and react with great dexterity ... she's neither too thick of bone, nor too fine .. nor is she of bulging, hulking muscle .. or too fine in that department.
Whilst having much appeal to us moderns, she at the same time retains all the style and class of her superior sporting ancestors of bygone days.. Indeed, her make and shape is reminiscent of gladiators of old -
With all that, she's upstanding; displaying the pride, boldness, intelligence and noble aspect of all that's best in a superior sporting Staffordshire Bull Terrier of the old school.
- on females of this ilk, weighing anywhere between 28 - 40 lbs .. standing somewhere between 14 - 18 inches at shoulder in hard physical condition, providing they're steady around children and people in general and are amenable to discipline, I'd like to see more, just like her!