Welcome to Shasta Staffords & Dobermans! 

We are a small animal-loving family in Northern California. Just Al and I are at home now, as both of our girls and are off doing great things! We are proud of the kindness of Chelsea and Grace and the work that they do to benefit others. I believe that their goodness is directly related to having experienced the love of many great dogs (and cats, bunnies and hamsters) and from the blessings of years in  4-H and the annual joy of the Evergreen State Fair. Both girls were also involved in AKC junior handling and, after 20 years with Dobermans and rescue dogs, just prior to moving to California, we sought a smaller breed for showing that could also keep up with our Dobes. We found the perfect breed and, absolutely the perfect specimen of that breed, in our precious GCHB Trugrip Rockin Snow Belle, Shaq, our foundation in Staffordshire Bull Terriers-mother of 4 AKC Shasta Staffords Champions and, now, several grand-pup Champions, two of whom are residing right here with us, Willow and her brother Asher. These two are a product of Shaq’s precious Sammy and a beautiful dog, River, from Earthquake Staffs in Spain.  

While Asher, GCHG Shasta’s Easy River has attained AKC Conformation show heights that few ever see-# 1 Owner Handled Staffordshire Bull Terrier in the US for an unheard of 4 years running (2019-2022), # 2 in 2023, and multiple years in the Top 5 all Staffords- it is our Willie, GCHB Shasta’s River of Love who deserves her own paragraph. 

We bred Willie 4 times (which we had never done before and we never bred her back to back heat cycles, although I understand why some may choose to do this) and in this, she produced 32 living, gorgeous, exceptionally tempremented, intelligent puppies. We are so blessed by these puppies and their over the top loving families. Of these puppies, 10 are Champions (two of them Grand Champions) and several from her last litter just turning 14 months, who are just starting their show careers. Willie is also a Grandmother to eight lovely, perfect tempermented gems who will turn two in December and two of these are also Champions (one a Grand Champion). In addition to good mentors and lots of studying and work, it is the luck of keeping Willie and what she has given to us that is the foundation of our success in the short 13 years that we have been in Staffords. She is a once in a lifetime dog and we are so very grateful.  Retired now, Willie enjoys daily walks and she goes on trips and Fast Cat runs whenever possible. She has had 3 runs to date with a top speed of near 20 mph. 

From Willie’s third litter we kept our precious Daisy, GCH Shasta’s Happiness is Shasta’s Daisy Jane BCAT, an absolute character and clown who makes me laugh every day. Daisy is just over two and a half years and we plan to breed her Nov 2023 to Asher. We are tremendously excited to see what this breeding of brings!

We are not a kennel. All of our dogs live with us for a lifetime.  As “hobby breeders” , the most ethical and dedicated of breeders, we we:

  • Health test all breeding animals
  • Extensively study the pedigrees and honor breeding as both a science and an art
  • Show any breeding dogs in the show ring to prove worthiness
  • Only breed when we believe that we are making a positive contribution to breed overall in terms of health, temperament, structure and conformation to the AKC standard.
  • AKC Breeder of Merit


Our puppies are in homes second to none and we are humbled, honored and grateful for these wonderful individuals and families who have entered our lives because of the joy of dogs!

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