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PostSubject: Dogs in the 1950's   Sun 03 Jun 2012, 7:52 pm

Thought it might be interesting to look at our breed and dogs in general at the time the Queen came to the throne. Here's a few bits of trivia I found on the net.


Poodles were the fad dogs of the 1950's

Doris Day poses on the cover of a 1952 Collier’s magazine


A book from the 1950's on Staffies




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Dog food from the 50's



In the 1950s Spratt's (still surviving in the market) became part of General Mills, and in 1960 it was bought by "Spillers" dog food company (a UK subsidiary of Purina which is owned by General Mills). Today Spillers makes "Bonio" biscuits which are very similar to those once manufactured by James Spratt

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A quote from an old time Staffordshire Bull Terrier owner in the year of the Coronation

"You ask me what I think of the present-day dogs and old-timers.

Well, as regards the new standard, I am sure they are bringing them too low to the ground.

Give me a Staffordshire about 17ins at the shoulder.

He must be on the alert, strong, active, a very hard and strong muzzle with clean lips.

He should have a good heart and plenty of guts, but you cannot find this out in the show ring.

I can go as far as to say that eighty per cent of Staffordshires today are cowards. "


Joe Mallen {1952}

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In 1952 Canada accepted the Staffordshire Bull Terrier as a recognised Breed
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PostSubject: Re: Dogs in the 1950's   Sun 03 Jun 2012, 8:20 pm

good post

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PostSubject: Re: Dogs in the 1950's   Sun 03 Jun 2012, 8:26 pm

Very interesting

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PostSubject: Re: Dogs in the 1950's   Sun 03 Jun 2012, 8:31 pm

Great post Liz x
Can't believe the dyed poodles!

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PostSubject: Re: Dogs in the 1950's   Sun 03 Jun 2012, 9:51 pm

" Well, as regards the new standard, I am sure they are bringing them too low to the ground.

Give me a Staffordshire about 17ins at the shoulder. "Quote


have to agree with that comment good post
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PostSubject: Re: Dogs in the 1950's   Mon 04 Jun 2012, 12:45 am

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I don't know who decided it was a great idea to clip poodles like that, they actually look like nice dogs when their fur is left alone!
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PostSubject: Re: Dogs in the 1950's   Mon 04 Jun 2012, 8:46 am

I agree I prefer staffies a bit larger, I seen one the other day a fully grown adult that couldn't of stood anymore than 14".
They are getting smaller!

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PostSubject: Re: Dogs in the 1950's   Mon 04 Jun 2012, 8:54 am

Totally agree with the height issue. Some I've seen are far too small.
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PostSubject: Re: Dogs in the 1950's   Mon 04 Jun 2012, 10:04 am

I don't mind how tall or small they are so long as they are healthy - not fat and not thin looking. I love all Staffies.

A smaller Staffy in proportion is lovely, just worry about what the short thick legged so called pedigree ones that resemble heavy Bulldogs are doing to the breed standard.
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PostSubject: Re: Dogs in the 1950's   Mon 04 Jun 2012, 4:14 pm

I saw a tiny staffie the other day but he had a huge head and looked like he was going to fall over!

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PostSubject: Re: Dogs in the 1950's   Mon 04 Jun 2012, 5:38 pm

I prefer a staffie about 16" but then I have met 2 x smaller females who are perfect in proportion for their height and are both lovely dogs


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