Wednesday, 6 April 2016

BEANs is pregnant...

Expecting puppies the end of April....stay tuned for pictures and more information as we get closer to the delivery date.

Happy Spring

Wednesday, 12 August 2015



6 month old staffy male needs a new home
he is good with kids but family issues have resulted in him being at the BURNABY SPCA

Please contact Danny at if you are interested

Please email Danny to get details but this looks like one nice puppy!

Monday, 27 July 2015

Thank you all for attending the 30th Annual Staffordshire Bull Terrier Walk!!
This year it was a Pool Party for the dogs due to the heat!  Puppies loved it!!

28 Staffys  at the 30th Annual Staffy Walk
       We counted 12 Strathcona Tuff Love Puppies!

Atlin &  Chris, Clover and Nugget at the 30th Annual Staffy Walk 

Ashley and Linda, Frisco and Beans at the Staffy Pool Party!


This is how Clover cools down!

Nugget when we change the sheets!
Strathcona Tuff Love Kennels
Gramma, Ashley, Linda, Atlin, Chris, Nugget, Clover, Frisco, Beans and the youngest puppy at the event was from Beans first litter....Dre!

Friday, 26 June 2015

Staffy Walk is Saturday July 4th

OOOOOPPPPPs, We made a misprint.
Please note that the Staffybull walk is actually Saturday July 4th.  The original post said it was on the Sunday.
Bring your sunscreen and lots of water.  May be good to bring your own shade, it's a hot park.

Here's a couple new pics since I'm posting anyways!!

Clover has 3 litters with a total of 16 puppys

Nugget fell over

Nugget is cool

Saturday, 20 June 2015

30th Annual Staffordshire Bull Terrier Walk !!

Every year, we participate in the Annual Staffy Bull Walk... here is this year's info, hope to see you there!!! If you are interested in getting a Staffy or finding out more about the breed, this would be the a great chance to make some connections and meet other Staffy lovers!

30th Annual Staffordshire Bull Terrier Walk

Date: Saturday, July 4th, 2015

Time: Registration: 11:15 AM
Walk: 12 NOON

Place: Alex Hope Park
(Langley, BC)
  • Family Fun
  • Activities, raffle, silent auction
  • Hot dog lunch by donation
  • Commemorative certificate for all participants
  • Proceeds to Legal Defense Fund for Staffords

Tell all your family & friends to come out and support this great event !!

 Great turn out at last year's event! We all love Staffys!

Our gang... Strathcona Staffys represent!


Official letter from organizers:

Dear Staffys and Staffy Parents:
It has been 30 years since the first Annual Staffordshire Bull Terrier Walk, organized by John and Darci Swinton, took place in Vancouver!

On July 4th, 2015, at 12 NOON, we will begin a new decade of celebrating our special breed. It all takes place at ALEX HOPE PARK, in sunny Langley, B.C. There is on street parking as well as a parking lot adjacent to the park/school. We’ll be meeting at the northwest corner of the park at 212th St. and Telegraph St. (look for our banner).

Bring your family, friends and any pictures from past walks with you, for all to share. We are planning to have hot dogs, pop, and chips available for lunch, but feel free to bring your own lunch if you wish.

Also, don't forget to bring a leash, license, water, and plenty of plastic bags for clean-up. We want to keep our parks clean and set a good example for our breed. You may also want to bring a kennel, just to give your arm a rest from all the pulling. If it rains, the event is still on - just bring your umbrella and galoshes!

To commemorate this event, all participating staffys will receive a personalized souvenir certificate indicating that they have attended the 30th Annual Staffordshire Bull Terrier Walk !!

We will also be having a prize raffle. If you are able to donate raffle items, please bring them along. They would be most appreciated as the proceeds go to offset costs and the remainder will be donated for the Staffy defense fund in Ontario (for those of you who aren’t aware, this province has banned our breed along with others). We will also be having a silent auction. Let’s start the bidding !!!

If anyone thinks they can help with organizing some special staffy activities (obedience, agility, games, etc.) or if you require more information, please let us know. Thanks, and see you there! Invite your family and friends and have a staffordly good time. WOW, 30 YEARS !!!

Staffordly yours,

John & Darci 
Mike & Lisa 


And here are a few pics of some our Strathcona Staffys enjoying the sunshine! :)