Registered with the Kennel Club in 1973 the Club has always promoted responsible ownership and breeding. We operate within the East Anglian region and surrounding areas, welcoming members who love the Staffordshire Bull Terrier breed, whether or not you own one, whether or not you compete in dog sports or just at getting the best spot on the settee!
STAFFORDSHIRE BULL TERRIER
MEMORABILIA FOR SALE
A number of items have been donated to our Club by one of our long time members, Delna Barrett, in order to raise funds for Staffords in Rescue. We offer the chance to buy any of these collector's items. The items have all been valued by a canine antiques expert and the prices quoted are the suggested reserve.
If you are interested in making a bid on any of the items please email
Collection may be possible and we are able to offer postage to any UK address for £3
Check out where the Display Team is next on the
…....coming to an event near you!!!!
The best Staffordshire Bull Terrier video ever!!!
Our next event will be our
VALENTINE OPEN SHOW
To be held at the MILLENNIUM CENTRE, RED LODGE, IP28 8TT on SATURDAY 10th FEBRUARY 2018
Judge: MICHELLE MURPHY (BROCKMAR)
Special Award Class Judge: DAVE BUTLER
Entries can now be made online: Fosse Data
Or schedules available from our Show Secretary:
Our CHRISTMAS PARTY photos are ready to see here:
Recently while manning the SBT breed stand at Discover Dogs in London we met Jade, c0-founder of StreetVet. Please read this description of the organisation which is helping dogs living on the streets with their homeless owners :
Homelessness is a growing problem in the UK and an increasing number of homeless people have dogs. The bond between many homeless people and their dogs is profound and the health and wellbeing of their canine companions is very often a major priority for their owners.
Having seen the close bond between homeless people and their dogs first hand, qualified vets, Sam and Jade, wanted to try to find a way to help out. This started out with them going out with a stethoscope and some flea and worming treatment to give the dogs a check over and provide basic preventative healthcare. Despite many of the dogs being very well looked after and in good health, there were a few that needed further treatment. With this in mind, Jade and Sam teamed up to create StreetVet, a veterinary led initiative that allows vets in the UK to volunteer their time to prevent and treat disease in the dogs of the homeless.
StreetVet has now developed the framework to provide a free, first opinion veterinary service for homeless people across London. We have a constantly growing team of veterinary professionals and have the close support of many drugs companies, veterinary practices, animal welfare charities, social non-profit organisations and local councils to enable us to develop the most comprehensive veterinary service possible for the homeless pet owners in London.
We have vets out in the community at least 4days a week and everything that can be done in a consultation room, we can perform on the street. This includes medicating, vaccinating, blood sampling, urine analysis, lump sampling, microchipping and more.
When we meet a dog that needs more advanced treatment we are able to take them to one of the practices that we work at to perform procedures including neutering, dental work, surgery, diagnostic imaging and even hydrotherapy.
Being vets, we love animals, but much of our day-to-day work involves caring for their owners as well. Many of the owners that we meet are vulnerable people and one of the main benefits of having vets out on the streets is that we get to know the owners and their dogs and gain their trust. Through effective communication and consistency we have been able to check and treat approaching 100 dogs across London to date and in time, we hope to be able to extend this service to many more across the country.
Jade (Co-founder): My name is Jade Statt and I qualified as a vet from Glasgow Vet School in 2002. I have worked in small animal practice since graduating but have always wanted to volunteer as a vet in the UK. The concept of StreetVet for me was born from meeting a homeless man and his dog on a night out in London in 2016 and talking to him about his unconditional love for his dog and his fears of losing her. Having recently lost my own dog Oakley, his worries resonated with me and I felt frustrated that I couldn't use my veterinary skills to help them but overwhelmingly I kept thinking "how would I feel if this was Oakley". It was no coincidence that StreetVet began for me in October 2016 and I lost Oakley in September the same year. StreetVet helped me keep focused through my grief but more vividly for me was I identified with the unyielding bond between owner and their dog. The human animal bond is extraordinary and it's a privilege to experience. Another catalyst that helped me to start on the challenging journey of setting up StreetVet was meeting Josh Coombes (#DoSomethingForNothing). He is an inspirational person and now a firm friend and a constant supporter of StreetVet.
With a backpack of medications, a stethoscope and a nurse, I started "Streetvetting" in October 2016. What started as a pilot scheme was before long featured on ITV news, BBC trending, Vet press and multiple pet magazines. It was clear there was a real need for this service. My long term aim was to get other vets involved and create a network of StreetVetsUK wide - I then met like-minded vet Sam Joseph and we officially founded StreetVet together earlier this year. Creating a rapport with the homeless and gaining their trust does not happen overnight but, with your help and the backing of the profession and our aim to help the homeless and their best friends, I believe this project will be a success.
There are similar organisations springing up nationwide - if you can help, especially at this time of year, please donate