Staffies, Bicky & Dodger


Staffordshire Bull Terrier
AGE: Unknown
SEX: Male
Mt Rumney, TAS
Bicky 20kg
Dodger 18kg
BED STYLE: Plain Set
COLOURS: All Burgundy

Dear Kara
I thought you might like to know how the new Barka Parkas fared with our two staffies, Bicky and Dodger.
Before the advent of the BPs, we had a couple of mats in the same spot in the lounge room. When the staffies were inside and we needed them to be quiet and still, we would Say, “On your mat” and they would curl upon the rugs provided.
When the BPs arrived, the mats were removed and the BPs were put in their place. The test came the first time after this that we had to say, On your mat!” Bicky (slightly larger and lighter coloured female who is a) more intelligent and b) more courageous) hopped straight onto one of the BPs and curled up without fuss. Dodger (slightly smaller black- faced male who is neurotic.) tested one paw and was frightened by the strange sound and sensation. Put under more pressure to obey, he circled helplessly and curled up next to the BP instead of on it (see picture no. 1. )
Picture no. 2 shows Dodger perched pathetically in the BP. (because we had placed him there), unwilling to risk any movement, including lying down. (Bicky is still asleep – ed.)
Picture no. 3 records the situation a few days later — all is bliss, and Dodger cannot remember what all the fuss was about! The BPs have been a great success, as you can see. The staffies love then’ and the covers wash and dry very easily. I even had the foresight to order burgundy because that is what the new curtains will eventually be!
Many thanks for this great product.
Yours sincerely,

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Learn more about the Staffy:


  • The Staffordshire Bull Terrier (informally: Staffie, Stafford, Staffy or Staff) is a medium-sized, short-coated breed of dog.
  • It is an English dog, the fifth most popular breed, and is one of several breeds commonly known as pit bulls. Descended from bull baiting ancestors, it is muscular and loyal.
  • The Staffies are medium-sized, stocky, and very muscular dogs, with a similar appearance to the much larger American Staffordshire Terrier and American Pit Bull Terrier, the latter of which has much longer legs and outweighs the Staffie Bull by approximately 14 kg (30 lbs.)
  • It has a broad wedge shaped head (male considerably more so than female), defined occipital muscles, a relatively short fore-face, dark round eyes and a wide mouth with a clean scissor-like bite (the top incisors slightly overlap the bottom incisors). The ears are small. The cheek muscles are very pronounced. The lips show no looseness. The teeth form a scissors bite.
  • The head tapers down to a strong well-muscled neck and shoulders placed on squarely spaced forelimbs. They are tucked up in their loins and the last 1-2 ribs of the rib-cage are usually visible. The tail resembles an old fashioned pump handle. The hind quarters are well-muscled.
  • They are coloured brindle, black, red, fawn, blue, white, or any blending of these colours with white. White with any other colour broken up over the body is known as pied. Liver-coloured, black and tan dogs can occur but are rare and it is advised not to breed from either as well as those with light eyes. The exception to the light eye rule are Blue staffies; all others should have dark brown eyes even if fawn coat.
  • The coat is smooth and clings tightly to the body giving the dog a streamlined appearance.
  • The Staffy stands 36 to 41 cm (14 to 16 in) at the withers and weigh 13 to 17 kg (29 to 37 lb) for males; females are 11 to 15.4 kg (24 to 34 lb).


For local breed clubs try these links: Western Australia, Queensland or South Australia

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