Staffy Facts #2 | Staffordshire Bull Terrier 1935

Question: What was the name of the first male Staffordshire Bull Terrier champion and what year was he crowned?

Answer: The correct answer is Gentleman Jim. What not many dog owners, nor we staffy owners know, is that the first dog in the world to gain a title of "Champion" was this staffy, Gentlemen Jim, in the year 1939.

The Staffordshire Bull Terrier quickly became a popular dog breed for breeding champions and went from a fighting dog to a dog show king and queen. Attending shows is popular even nowadays and it is common that breeders ask their buyers to take their offspring on to shows and carry on the legend of show staffies.

The Staffordshire Bull Terrier was also popular amongst many in society. Famous painter Anthony Pitt even started having a Staffy theme when painting. Many of his paintings are to be found at Barnebys Auction houses. If you see one, you should try to get one!