Joe Mallens Staffordshire Bull Terrier breed standard his ideal
Taken from Joe Mallens notebook. Apparently Joe favoured bigger dogs.
General appearance: He should be of great strength, muscular and agile (don’t forget that!) He should be a smooth coated dog.
Head and skull: Broad skull very pronounced cheek muscles, distinct stop. Foreface not too short, should show a bit of the terrier. Black nose, eyes dark.
Mouth: The incisors of the bottom jaw should fit closely inside the incisors of the top jaw. Lips should be light, not like a spaniel.
Neck: muscular and as hard as rubber.
Legs: set rather wide apart, well-boned.
Body: well-sprung ribs and thin at the loins, no Fat Belly
Hindquarters: should be well muscled, hocks let down with stifled well bent.
Legs: should be parallel when viewed from behind.
Tail: should be thin and of medium length.
Colour: brindle and white, red, fawn, white.
Weight: dogs 28 to 38 lbs., bitches 24 to 34 lbs. Now the dogs in my day were from 36 to 40 lbs.
Height: I like a dog 17 inces to 18 inches.