Beverly Hills Dog Show, Staffordshire Bull Terrier


The Staffordshire Bull Terrier is the first breed featured among many that will be highlighted over the next week. I recently enjoyed a sneak preview of the Beverly Hills Dog Show presented by Purina, and I’ll feature lots of breeds over the next few days leading up to the Easter Sunday show.

I wanted to feature this decidedly misunderstood breed first. A Staffordshire Bull Terrier is NOT a pit bull (though this breed is included in bogus breed specific laws). Of course, dogs we target as pit bulls in the first place are most often mixed breeds of unknown lineage anyway.

We talk about how this breed, originally from the U.K., was once referred to as the “nanny dog.” That is just how devoted to family they can be. They’re a small breed, but with lots of muscle.

Staffies pour a gallon of dog into a quart-size container.

The Beverly Hills Dog Show presented by Purina airs on USA Network on Easter Sunday (April 1) at 5 p.m. CDT. And, an encore broadcast will air April 8 on NBC at 12 p.m. CDT.

The show will bring out the stars: Many Hollywood celebs will be there, but, of course, the real stars have four legs.

Purina’s a star, too, for donating to North Shore Animal League America‘s Mutt-i-Grees programs, which support animal welfare education, helping kids learn to be kind to animals. You can help raise money for this great cause: On social media between March 26 and April 8, state why your dog is a star and include #BHDogShow, and Purina will make a contribution to Mutt-i-Grees. Now, that’s something to bark about!






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