former name of American Staffordshire terrier.
Why are they called “Terriers,” “Pekingese,” and “Bluetick Coonhounds?”
Many people approach the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show with a combination of fascination and trepidation. Awfully cute canines appear in some odd situations. Here’s some information about the fascinating names of the breeds considered the top contenders for Best in Show this year, as well as the poetic and eccentric name of one of the dog breeds making their official debut, the Bluetick Coonhound. …
Origin of Staffordshire terrier
First recorded in 1935–40
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