About the Club
Founded in 1965, the Staffordshire Bull Terrier Club of Canada represents the purebred Staffordshire Bull Terrier in Canada. The Club is recognized by the Canadian Kennel Club as the national breed association for Staffordshire Bull Terriers.
Since 1965, the number of Stafffords in Canada grew slowly but steadily, with most owners and dogs in Ontario. Staffords became notable participants at CKC confirmation shows, and National Specialties were held regularly. These events were welcomed as an opportuity to share knowledge and experience with fellow Stafford owners & breeders.
In 2005, however, the Ontario government enacted Breed Specific Legislation, banning "pit bulls" from the province. Staffordshire Bull Terriers were deemed "pit bulls" and it is now illegal to own or breed a Stafford in the province. Despite continued opposition to the legislation, it remains in place. As a result, breed numbers in Ontario have decreased substantaily.
Thankfully, there has been a resurgence of Staffords in the Prairies and British Columbia. Dedicated breeders have worked hard to establish a noticable presence of our breed, both as pets and at conformation shows in Canada and the US. The first National Specialty in almost 5 years was held in Calgary, Alberta on August 6, 2017.
The Club's primary focus is to inform, educate, and encourage understanding of our Breed. New members are welcomed. This site will be developed to include information about the breed, BSL, history and whatever else could be valuable to the members and interested public.