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Mick & Jenny Smith are Kennel Club Assured Breeders*
*NB: we hold KCABS Membership valid for the 3 years to Feb 2017 under the new UKAS Accreditation

All our breeding stock is DNA tested 'Clear' for L2-HGA & HC and is clinically 'unaffected' for PHPV & PPSC
See 'Latest News' Page for what to expect when purchasing a Willowstaff puppy

 
LITTER EXPECTED - 29 SEPTEMBER 2016

We are expecting a litter following a successful mating between
Hammystaff Fire Blade (Buddy) x Rowellstaff Red Ember at Willowstaff JW, RCC (Amber)
See below photos of the Sire and Dam, together with a 3 Generation Pedigree
the scan only indicated 3 puppies so we are not seeking any new enquiries at this time

 
Above - Sire of Litter:
Hammystaff Fire Blade (Buddy)
Above - Dam of Litter:
Rowellstaff Red Ember at Willowstaff JW, RCC (Amber)

Pedigree of Litter Expected 29 September 2016

S: Hammystaff Fire Blade

S: Blazinstaff Light My Fire

S:  Hammystaff Heaven Sent

D: Blazinstaff  Eternal Flame

D: Hammystaff Heavenly

S: Hammystaff Heaven Sent

D: Little Miss Majic at Hammystaff

D: Rowellstaff Red Ember at Willowstaff JW, 1RCC

S: Golden Conquest, RCC

S: Dringshaw Valentino

D: Takes Two

D: Champion Rowellstaff Miss Prada

S: Rocellio Royal Beau

D: Rowellstaff Busby Babe

 
A very proud day for Willowstaff at Western SBT Society Champ Show in May 2016
when Willowstaff Eternal Flame 'Flame' was awarded the Bitch CC & Best Opposite Sex
Our thanks to Judge Andy Land for thinking so highly of our girl.
See below photos of this special day
Flame with owner Mick & Judge Andy Land - Bitch CC Willowstaff Eternal Flame - CC/KC Stud Book 2016
** LITTER BORN - 10 MARCH 2015 **
(Puppies have been litter screened and all are 'Unaffected' re. PHPV)

See below the puppies at 8.5 weeks, and again at 5 months, followed by their 3 Generation Pedigree.
All puppies have gone to their new homes
; good luck and keep in touch
 
Above: Joanne & Chris Clarke's
Willowstaff Wild Fire (Molly) at 8.5 weeks
Above: Joanne & Chris Clarke's
Willowstaff Wild Fire (Molly) at 5 months
Above: Mandy Kelly & Alvin Latham's
Willowstaff Potenza (Enzo) at 8.5 weeks
Above: Mandy Kelly & Alvin Latham's
Willowstaff Potenza (Enzo) at 5 months
Above: Amy Clarke's
Willowstaff Game Changer (Ozzie) at 8.5 weeks
Above: Amy Clarke's
Willowstaff Game Changer (Ozzie) at 5 months

Pedigree of Litter born 10 March 2015

S: Willowstaff New Addition at Garwstaff JW, KCSB

S: Javawolf Red Bull

S: Acrestaf Bold As Brass at Rowellstaff

D: Crimson Duchess

D: Willowstaff Poetic Justice

S: Veklorra On A Hy, JW

D: Willowstaff Poetry N Motion, JW

D: Rowellstaff Red Ember at Willowstaff JW, 1RCC

S: Golden Conquest, RCC

S: Dringshaw Valentino

D: Takes Two

D: Champion Rowellstaff Miss Prada

S: Rocellio Royal Beau

D: Rowellstaff Busby Babe

 
** LITTER BORN 10 JULY 2014 **
We are delighted to announce a mating between Roxy and Riot produced a litter of 1 dog and 1 bitch
See them below, followed by photos of the Sire and Dam and a 3 Generation Pedigree

Above: Helen & Dave Neale's Willowstaff Stormin' Norman
'Norman' pictured at 12 months

Above: Mick & Jenny's Willowstaff Dream Catcher
'Tess' pictured at 12 months - photo courtesy Jackie Smart

Above: Sire of litter Nizeva Quiet Riot (RCC)

Above: Dam of litter Willowstaff Keep The Faith (KCSB)

Pedigree of Litter Born 10 July 2014

S: Nizeva Quite Riot (RCC)

S: Araidh Fairground

S: Champion Marstaff Dragon Lives On

D: Champion Araidh Devil May Care

D: Araidh Something About Mary

S: Knockon The Devil Himself at Kilvara

D: Araidh Back Where You Belong

D: Willowstaff Keep The Faith (KC Stud Book)

S: Jayneze Pillow Talk

S: Spirestaff Bobby Dazzler

D: Jayneze Tongue Tied 2 CC's

D: Willowstaff Barbed Wire (KC Stud Book)

S: Steelyard Innovator at Willowstaff JW

D: Willowstaff Spellbinder JW

** LITTER BORN 14 JANUARY 2014 **
We are delighted to announce a mating between Amber & Benny produced a litter of 2 bitches and 3 dogs
See them below, followed by photos of the Sire and Dam and a 3 Generation Pedigree
All puppies have now gone to their new homes; 'Toby' departed for Sweden on 26 March

Mick & Jenny's Willowstaff Eternal Flame 'Flame'
Photo at 9 weeks

Mick & Jenny's Willowstaff Eternal Flame 'Flame'
Photo at 18 months

Nicklas Nuland's Willowstaff Fire Flash 'Toby'
Photo at 9 weeks

Nicklas Nuland's Willowstaff Fire Flash 'Toby'
Photo at 17 months

Daniel & Hayley Wilkinson's Willowstaff The Red Prince 'Rocky'
Photo at 7½ weeks

Daniel & Hayley Wilkinson's Willowstaff The Red Prince 'Rocky'
Photo at 18 months

Alan Evans' Willowstaff Double Top at Sleetmoor 'Susie'
Photo at 7½ weeks

Alan Evans' Willowstaff Double Top at Sleetmoor 'Susie'
Photo at 18 months

Sid & Pat Harris' Willowstaff Blaze of Glory 'Leo'
Photo at 7½ wks

Sid & Pat Harris' Willowstaff Blaze of Glory 'Leo'
Photo at 19 months

 

 

Above: Champion Waystaff Diggers Double Above: Rowellstaff Red Ember at Willowstaff JW

Pedigree of Litter born 14 January 2014

S: Champion Waystaff Diggers Double

S: Deestaff Vidar of Waystaff

S: Champion Waystaff Strikes Back JW

D: Colliermans Pretty Woman

D: Waystaff Lucky Strike

S: American Champion Classy Staffys Strike Force

D: Waystaff Dutch Made

D: Rowellstaff Red Ember at Willowstaff JW, 1RCC

S: Golden Conquest

S: Dringshaw Valentino

D: Takes Two

D: Champion Rowellstaff Miss Prada

S: Rocellio Royal Beau

D: Rowellstaff Busby Babe

 
Left: Lenka, Mick & Jenny with Elyn at
London Heathrow Airport on 24 September 2011.
Elyn is about to make the journey to Slovakia
via Vienna, but takes it all in her stride and makes
lots of new friends with airport staff and travellers!

Below left: Next day at home in Slovakia with
Svetozar Prochotsky (Perunstaff) and Lenka.
Elyn has immediately been accepted into the pack by
new friends Anni and Tywi and enjoying her new life
in the wonderful Slovakian countryside.

See also below: photos of sister 'Willow'

Below: Pete & Yvonne Rhodes'
Willowstaff Arcadian Rose 'Willow'
at 11 weeks of age
Below: Pete & Yvonne Rhodes'
Willowstaff Arcadian Rose 'Willow'
at 8 months of age
 

Rowellstaff Red Ember at Willowstaff
(Golden Conquest [RCC] x Champion Rowellstaff Miss Prada)
Born: 4 November 2009

Above: The newly-arrived Amber
aged 8 weeks making herself at home!
 
Above foreground: Amber at 11½ weeks with homebred puppy Roxy aged 4 months
(see Latest News page for photos of Roxy and litter mates and also Gallery Page)
Above: photo of Amber taken at
18 months of age
Above: photo of Amber taken at
18 months of age

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"Breakfast at Smithies"!
Mick's daily routine of giving our dogs their morning toast and pâté
Pictured below in 2010 when we had a total of 10 Staffords
 


WILLOWSTAFF - THE BEGINNINGS:


Jenny and myself purchased our first Stafford (a bitch) in May 1985, with the assistance of Brian Grattidge of the well known ‘Karjobri’ Kennel Name. Beth was
a standard black/brindle bitch out of Ch Pegs Bolton Trip and Lady Black Bess. Shortly afterwards we purchased a dog out of Ch Karjobri Black Pepper x Moonlight Symphony, born 29 June 1985 and we called him Buster. Originally intended as pets, we decided to show our dogs on a casual basis and so began
a ‘hobby’ which has lasted over twenty seven years and which has taken us all over the UK and abroad judging in America, Australia, Germany, Norway, Slovakia, South Africa and Sweden  – some hobby?!
 

Needless to say, Beth (Beth Ann of Birkholme) and Buster (Buster of Birkholme) produced our first litter in May 1987 and we kept a bitch and named her Jemicks Black Siren (Becky). Becky did very well in the show ring despite hating every minute, and by then we had got the bug and so we purchased a dog from Bob Evans in the Black Country (now Councillor Bob Evans who has responsibility for the Black Country SBT Museum). Josh was out of Ghengis Arn - a son of Malstaffs Danny Boy and Yankeestaff Fandango [bred by Nancy Malec]) and we aptly named him Birkholme Bovver Boy. Josh was a successful show dog and in 1989 he was mated to Becky which produced the very first litter with the Willowstaff Kennel Name. There were 3 dogs and 2 bitches in the litter and owing to work commitments etc., we didn’t keep anything for ourselves. We did however show two of the puppies: Willowstaff Guardian Spirit (dog) and Willowstaff Dark Crystal (bitch), who both gained RCC’s under June Bennett and Barbara Lacey respectively. These awards were achieved despite the fact that due to circumstances beyond our control, neither was campaigned sufficiently to gain further success. We were fortunate to be in a position to buy back Willowstaff Dark Crystal (Millie) at 4½ years of age and mated her to Moosskel Medicine Man in 1994, which produced Willowstaff Warpaint. Mac (who was jointly owned with Mick’s Father – Frank) was a top-size dog who did a lot of winning and gained his KC Stud Book number. We also kept his sister Willowstaff Wild Child for her bloodlines and future breeding programme. Millie was mated for the second time in 1996 to Spirestaff Jimmy Jazz (who went on to become a Champion) this was the first time he was used at stud and this mating produced Willowstaff Sheer Elegance, a multiple Stud Book winning bitch and also Willowstaff Tommy Gun who was campaigned in Germany and then Spain when his owners Frank and Gerlinde Weyand moved due to the introduction of the German BSL. Tommy Gun gained CAC and CACIB’s in both Germany and Spain.

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Jemicks Black Siren (Becky) had one other litter in 1992 and the surviving bitch out of the litter we kept and named her Willowstaff Sugar and Spice (Tilly). Her father was Dustin Dan – a dog of superb conformation and athleticism. Unfortunately Tilly only ever produced one puppy and ultimately had to be spayed. Nevertheless she remains one of our favourite bitches who did a fair amount of winning and lived a long and healthy life until she had to be put to sleep in October 2007 at the ripe old age of 15.5 years.

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Willowstaff Wild Child (Annie) was mated in November 1996 to Ch Boldbull Black Jack and produced Willowstaff Night Guardian (D) and Willowstaff Sheer Delight (B). Willowstaff Night Guardian (Jake) was shown to some success but is predominantly a much loved pet, and Sheer Delight (Willow) was given to our good friend and eventual partner in the Willowstaff Kennel Name, Sally. Willow hated showing and was subsequently mated to a son of Bovver Boy in 1998 which produced Willowstaff Sheer Magic (Zola) who resided with Jenny and Mick and who we showed spasmodically, mating her to Ch Polynesian Waka Navigator in 2002.

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Prior to mating Zola, Willowstaff Sheer Elegance was mated to Steelyard Double Dash in December 2001, producing one of our most successful bitches: Willowstaff Poetry N Motion JW (Mollie). Mollie was given to Sally Cox and around that time Sally was incorporated into the Willowstaff Kennel Name and is joint owner of all our more recent Staffords, 3 of whom reside with her in Essex. Zola produced a litter of seven in July 2002, 6 of whom were bitches, and we kept another winning bitch: Willowstaff Spellbinder JW.

 

One must not forget Steelyard Innovator at Willowstaff JW whom we purchased from Simon & Sue Hunt in 1999 out of Ch Boldbull Black Jack (the last litter he sired) x Steelyard Silken Steel. Zac has been a successful show dog gaining his JW/Stud Book and proving himself a most useful Stud Dog, Siring (in addition to our own stock): Tittley & Bosanko's Garwstaff Nats Our Boy JW, RCC, John's Welshstaff Pearley Jack JW, 2 CC's & 1RCC, and a promising young dog: Hall's Willowstaff Black Prince - KC Stud Book (scroll further down this page to see photo on the left). 

In addition to campaigning dogs Jenny and Mick have been members of a number of Breed Clubs for many years, but our main Club is the Notts & Derby
District SBT Club
. Jenny was Club Secretary for the 7 years to March 2009, and has now taken on the roles of Treasurer and News Bulletin Editor and Mick is the Club Chairman and Breed Council Representative. Jenny was also Public Relations Officer for the SBT Breed Council of Great Britain and NI for the four years 1998-2002.  Mick & Jenny run the monthly Notts & Derby Members' Handling Classes at Shirland Village Hall, Nr. Alfreton, Derbyshire DE55 6BB from 8pm on the 3rd Monday in the month (excluding December). Licenced Bar - Raffle - Matches in June & November with invited Judge & Prizes/Free Buffet/Bumper Raffle. Annual membership: Jan-Dec is £5 single & £6 joint.  Anyone interested or for more information please contact us  mailto:willowstaf@aol.com or Tel: 01332 781062 or visit the club web site: www.nddsbtc.co.uk

In 2007 Jenny was approached by the late Alec Waters (Ashtock) along with 4 other breed experts to write chapters in a NEW SBT BOOKThe book
was published in February 2008 as part of the Best of Breed range of books entitled: "Staffordshire Bull Terrier Edited by Alec Waters"
(The Pet Book Publishing Company: ISBN 1-906305-00-5 RRP: £12.99) and Jenny is proud to have been part of this project.  Jenny is the author of Chapter 1 (Getting to Know The Staffordshire Bull Terrier) and part-author of Chapter 6 - 'Training & Socialisation', having written about 'New Challenges' (see page 104 to the end of this Chapter).  Other Breed specialists who contributed chapters are Alec Waters (Ashtock), Jim Beaufoy (Wyrefare), Clare Lee (Constones) and Norma Vann (Vanoric).  The book is aimed at the informed enthusiast and new SBT pet owner and we can thoroughly recommend it. 
 

We have both pursued judging careers and are now both on the A1 List of Judges. Mick judged his first Championship show in 1999 at the SBT Club of South Wales (Bitches). He has since judged Dogs at Notts & Derby at their Diamond Jubilee Show in 2002 and Western SBT Society (Bitches) in 2004. Jenny judged her first Championship Show in 2005 (Bitches at Potteries SBT Club), and Mick has also judged abroad in America and South Africa and both Jenny and Mick had the great honour of judging the Inaugural Championship Shows of the SBT Club of Northern New South Wales Inc., in Australia in September 2005. 

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In 2006 both Jenny and Mick judged at General Championship Shows:- Mick at Leeds in July and Jenny at Midland Counties in October.   See 'Show Photos' for photos of these and other shows.  Mick and Jenny also had the pleasure of judging in South Africa in 2008 - Mick at the Northern Tshwane Show and Jenny at the North West Club Show, which was yet another very memorable and wonderful experience. Mick last judged Bitches in the UK at the Potteries SBT Club Championship Show on Saturday, 19 July 2008.  Jenny last judged Bitches in the UK at the Notts & Derby District SBT Club Championship Show on 26 July 2009. Both Mick & Jenny had the great honour of judging the inaugural 'Joseph Dunn Tribute' Championship Show on 29 August 2009 in Bratislava, Slovakia - this was the first time UK judges had been invited to judge Staffords at a SBT Breed Club Championship Show in Slovakia. Mick judged dogs and Jenny judged bitches - see 'Show Photos' page for photos from the Show.  On 3 July 2010 we had  the great honour of judging the Swedish Staffordshire Bull Terrier Club Championship show in Gränna, near Gothenburg. Mick judged the dogs and Jenny the bitches - the show was a spectacular event with a record entry. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience and thank the Club for their wonderful hospitality and the exhibitors for the sporting way in which decisions were received. See 'Show Photos' page for further information and photos of the principal winners.

Jenny judged both sexes twice in 2011: in Dortmund, Germany at a Champ Show on 15 October 2011 and in the UK at the Midland Counties Canine Society Champ Show at the end of October. Mick judged bitches in Norway on 27 November 2011.  We were both honoured to have been given the opportunity to judge these shows and in particular the wonderful hospitality extended to us by our overseas hosts.  See 'Show Photos' page for principal results.

During 2013 we had the great pleasure of travelling to Australia where we both judged at the SBTC of Victoria Champ Show on 9/10 March, followed by the Speciality Show for the Northern SBT Club of New Zealand on 16 March.  This was followed by a trip to South Africa in May when Mick judged the North West SBT Club Show on 18 May and Jenny judged the Western Gauteng Champ Show on 19 May. Then it was back to the UK when in July Mick juded Dogs at the Notts & Derby District SBT Club Championship show. A great year.

On 12 September 2014 Jenny had the honour of judging Dogs at the first National Breed Show Championship Show organised by the SBT Club of France and on 13 September she judged Bitches at the CACIB Show organised by the Regional Canine Society (all breeds club) - French KC/FCI. A fantastic experience.

On 28 March 2015 Mick had much pleasure in judging both dogs & bitches in Slovakia at the Specialna Vystava Terierov Show held in Vinicne.  Another wonderful trip where the hospitality was excellent and the quality was extremely high.

On 4 April 2015 Jenny had the honour of judging Dogs at the prestigious National Terrier Club Championship Show in the UK when she awarded the Dog CC to Waystaff Diggers Double (his 3rd - thus gaining his Title) who also went Best of Breed and the RCC to Itcheboren Moster Show. Her Best Puppy Dog and Best Puppy In Breed was Illori Akinlana. Well done to all concerned.

Jenny judged for the first time in Spain when she judged the C.E.S.B.T. Championship Show in Madrid on 23 May 2015 - another great honour and experience with dogs of a high standard and where the hospitality once again was second to none.

Jenny and Mick judged the 'Stafford Showdown' organised by the Northern California SBT Club in Fresno, California on 6 & 7 February 2016 respectively. We were extremely pleased with the overall standard of the dogs and in particular our principal winners, that were all top quality examples of the breed. Our sincere thanks to exhibitors and in particular Susie & Butch Krauth for their friendship and hospitality during our all too brief stay. 

Jenny's next appointment is in the UK where she is honoured to be judging Bitches at the Notts & Derby District SBT Club's 75th Anniversary Champ Show alongside Frank Reader (Dogs) on Sunday, 16 July 2017. This show is back
to back with the Potteries SBTC Champ Show on Saturday, 15 July 2017 when the judges are Dogs: Steve Bradder (Brajulste) and Bitches: Peter Rhodes. Great celebrations are planned, making this a weekend not to be missed!

 

So 30 years on and here we are, still active in the breed through exhibiting, judging and occasionally breeding.
We are thankful for all the memories and experiences the show world has been kind enough to present us with;
may the Willowstaff Kennel Name continue to flourish.


See below photos of some of the dogs & bitches we have bred over the years

Below: Sue Wagstaff with Willowstaff Barbed Tongue winning
1st Puppy Bitch at Leeds Championship Show, July 2009
Judge: Martin Grimwood (Stormstaff)

Below is the Dam: Willowstaff Barbed Wire (Bonnie)
at the same show, handled by Jenny

Below is Jason & Julie Hall's
Willowstaff Black Prince (Mason)
KC Stud Book
PHPV & PPSC Unaffected

Below is Kevin Tittley & Tina Bosanko's
Willowstaff New Addition at Garwstaff (Toby)
Junior Warrant/KC Stud Book
PHPV Unaffected

Pictured below are all 5 puppies out of a litter by Jayneze Pillow Talk x Willowstaff Barbed Wire born 4 August 2008.
We repeated the mating and the litter of 4 dogs & 3 bitches was born on 12 September 2009.
Refer to 'Latest News' Page for Pedigrees and Puppy Photos/Litter information

Below is Peter & Yvonne Rhodes'
Willowstaff Black Marauder (Mason) at 15 Months
KC Stud Book - August 2010
Photo: Jenny Smith

Below is Smith, Cox & Wagstaff's
Willowstaff Barbed Tongue (Ziggy) at 14 Months
KC Stud Book 2010 + RCC 2011 & RCC 2012
Photo: Mick Smith

Below is Willowstaff Hot Wired (Leo)
taken at 3 years of age
owned by Andrew & Julie Coggan

Below is Willowstaff Hot Wired (Leo)
taken at 3 years of age
owned by Andrew & Julie Coggan

    Below is Willowstaff Black Bess (Bess)
taken at 12 months of age
owned by Jean Collict

Below is Willowstaff Master Cutler (Bruce)
taken at 21 months of age
owned by Michael Finn

 

Sally Cox with Willowstaff Evolution
Reserve Best Dog: Notts and Derby District SBT Club
Limit Show, March 2008. Judge: Nick Hale 

Mick with Willowstaff Hot Gossip
1st Junior Bitch. Judge: Craig Dillon

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'Willowstaff' is a UK Kennel Club Registered Kennel Name between Mick & Jenny Smith

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Web site last updated 6 September 2016

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