Champion sired AKC Staffordshire Bull Terriers located in Central Florida
MBISS GCHG Rockstaff Celtic Guardian FDC TKN RATN CGCA CGCU
2016 AKC #1 owner handled Staffordshire Bull Terrier
2016 AKC #3 Breed Staffordshire Bull Terrier
2016 AKC #4 All Breed Staffordshire Bull Terrier
2017 Westminster Best Of Opposite Sex
2017 Montgomery County KC Best Of Breed
2018 AKC top 10 Breed Staffordshire Bull Terrier
2018 AKC top 10 All Breed Staffordshire Bull Terrier
2018 AKC #1 owner handled Staffordshire Bull Terrier
2018 Owner Handled Finals Best Of Breed
2019 Owner Handled Finals Best Of Breed
2020 AKC National Championship Best Of Breed
2021 Staffordshire Bull Terrier Club Of Florida Speciality Best Of Breed
Elizabeth and Rowan
Hello, my name is Elizabeth Harris, thank you for visiting Rockstaff’s website. I became involved in Staffys (as many people affectionately call them) after I got my first girl, “Sadie”, in 1999. If this is your first look at Staffordshire Bull Terriers you may want to visit the AKC site and read the breed description. We obtained our first Staffy when my family decided we needed another breed of dog for our family. We had 3 Border Collie and Australian Shepherd type dogs that were great till my little sister came along. She was a rough and tumble, in your face type kid and the herding breeds we had couldn’t handle this. They would snap occasionally and eventually one nipped her below the eye. After this incident we needed to find another breed. The new breed had to meet the following criteria:
1. Short-haired: I live in the South and have had my fill of long-haired dogs and all the extra work and care involved with a longer coat.
2. Medium size: Big dogs need more room and space, but a small or toy breed wouldn’t be sturdy enough. I was looking for a dog that was, “just right”, around 40lbs.
3. Durable: These were going to be farm dogs and out with us on the property so I looked for a breed that had enough stamina to keep (but wasn’t hyper or high strung) and be around our other animals.
4. Absolutely LOVE KIDS!: I don’t consider any breed 100% reliable around kids all the time and I would never reccomend leaving a child unattended around any dog. Having said that, I looked for a breed with a long history of people friendliness. My folks had a U-pick farm and horse boarding at that time so families with kids were constantly coming and going, so a people friendly dog was a must.