I sure like the looks of the sporting staffs. Wish they were more prevelant in the USA.
Funny, how dog people feel so differently about adding so called non game blood into a line. Lord, c hicken people will pull the heads off an entire farm if there is a hint of "dunghill" added 4 generations back. They say it will always come back. Of course, that is not true, as it all depends on how the genetics get shuffled. As you know, you can breed a staff to a poodle and then backcross to staff, but those poodle genes may very well carry forward, or they may be lost. This is why there is absolutely no way to tell what % a dog is of some dog in his pedigree - or how the wolf hybrid people think they can know there dog is "72.3 % wolf" when, in fact, a 1/2 wolf bred a a 1/2 wolf can be ALL dog in one generation!
What makes breeding fun. How are the hips on the bull terriers used by the working folks? Over here it is awful, they have high percent, but I suspect the Germans are breeding for soundness, yes?