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Steve Stone passed away peacefully at his Winter home in Hawaii on Wednesday 6th January 2010 and our condolences go to Maini Stone and her family and friends.

Steve inscribed and mailed all copies of his acclaimed book celebrating the Staffordshire Bull Terrier to North American customers personally, so we regret that North American Stafford fanciers who wish to purchase the book will experience longer delivery times as copies of his book are now shipped from the UK.

Thank-you for your patience and understanding.

Celebrating Staffordshire Bull Terriers : ISBN 0-9552251-2-3
by Steve Stone.
Published 2007 - 256 pages, illustrated.
Hardback with dust jacket plus free CD-ROM

£15.00 (free UK P&P, Europe P&P = £5, Rest of World P&P = £10)
$35.00 (North America)

BREEDERS: whole-litter orders:-
£10.00 (US$20.00) per copy post free when ordering 4 or more
(Quotes provided for other currencies, too).
Please contact us for details. (see above).

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Although Steve Stone's name sits on the cover, authors from around the world lend this book and its accompanying CD-ROM not only length and breadth but substance. In alphabetical order, they include Les Aspin, Linda Barker, Candy Beauchamp, Malcolm Boam, Wlodek Cioc, Glenn Consadine, Karyn Dawes, Cheryl Ellicott, George Goddard, Abe Harkness, Jo Hemstock, Sarah Hemstock, Juanita Hobbs, Gerry Holmes, Julie King, Andrea Kitchen, Joe LeBlanc, Squibs Mercier,Terry Mueller, Jason Nicolai, Marlane Parra, Vic Pounds, Jean Richardson, Harry Rodeheaver,Alissa Romaine, Irma Rosenfield, Dr. Ellis Ruby,Sandra Smid, Colin Smith, Carolyn Stewart, Terry Stewart, George Urbanski, and Bob Whittall. This book also features original illustrations by Marion Field and a generous selection of photographs – most of which have never previously been published – from John F. Gordon's personal albums, courtesy of Joe LeBlanc. This book not only celebrates the proud history and sheer versatility of the Breed, every word on every page is devoted exclusively to the cause of the Stafford, including the problems encountered by Breed Rescue and the menace of Breed Specific Legislation (BSL) which mindless politicians seem intent on imposing on the dog-loving public in the face of overwhelming evidence of its ineffectiveness. Tired old generic material (puppy raising, diet, whelping, etc.) has been intentionally omitted.

Contents: The True Nature of the Stafford (public Stafford, private Stafford) • Following the Ancestral Trail • A Stafford Renaissance (by Vic Pounds) • Veterans’ Views (Staffords come into their own) • The Stafford Athlete (More than just a pretty face!) • A Foremost All-Purpose Dog (You name it and Staffords can do it!) • Breed Standard Variations • Breeding Principles and Practices • Quo Vadis, Mrs. Stafford? (Pathways to the breed’s future) • Stafford Rescue (The high price of Breed popularity) • Birth of the BSL Blues • Seizing BSL by the Throat • Snips and Snails and Staffordshire Tales (Stafford anecdotes).

Additional Content: A free CD-ROM attached to this 256 page book contains more than 300 pages featuring hundreds of full-colour photographs from every nation around the globe where Staffords have become firmly established away from the Breed's UK heartland. Additional bonus material also appears within the disc's contents.

Steve Stone imported Finland's first Stafford in April 1964 and was co-founder of the SBT Club of Finland. Returning to the USA in 1966, Steve founded the SBTC/USA and Registry 1967, beginning the drive for entry into the AKC.

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Standard delivery times stated are for guidance only as advised by the UK Post Office: Western Europe - within 3 days, Eastern Europe - 4 to 5 days, Rest of the World - 5 days.

Presenting a special collection of 6 postcards – archive photographs from John F. Gordon’s personal albums.
These pictures and many more like them may be found in ‘Celebrating Staffordshire Bull Terriers’ by Steve Stone.

1) In Mr. Vic Pounds' 1949 photo, Mr. Bill Boylan's Brinstock Billstonian proves irresistible to the fairer sex.
A rare wartime photo of Mr. Bill Boylan with Ch. Game Laddie and Ch. Emdem Challenger.
A Black Country character of the ‘old school’ and his bitch watch the SBTC Ch. Show at Cradley Heath in 1953.
Mr. Ashton and Ch. Brindle Mac at the Bath Ch. show, 1949.
Wychbury Kimson, owned by Mr. Gerald Dudley and handled by Mr. Horace Priest at the Bath Ch. Show in May 1950.
Mr. John F. Gordon with Gunner of Bandits outside the SCSBTS Ch. Show at Holy Trinity Hall on 3rd July 1948.

Reproduced by kind permission of Joe LeBlanc.

Only 500 sets of these 6" x 4" postcards have been produced
and they come with a full colour presentation first day cover style envelope.

£2 + 50p (UK P&P)

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