Gamestaff Staffordshire Bull Terriers Canada was founded by Dave and Arlene Lygo in the early 80's in Alberta, Canada. Their first dogs; Brindle Beauty of Cradbury and Cradbury's Black-country American, became the foundation for this line.
This line of dogs have been bred back on dogs descending from these two Staffords in an unbroken chain for 30 years.
All the way to today, Gamestaff dogs are produced by Gamestaff dogs with some of the best blood available in the world added along the way.  A line of dogs doesn't get "started", it gets built over generations of breedings based on the best.  This is what we mean by the Gamestaff line of dogs.
Since the beginning, Gamestaff Staffordshire Bull Terriers has been associated with sound dogs and people who are devoted to a particular "type" of Stafford.
A Gamestaff dog is meant to live it's life as a member of the family.  They do many "dog" things, but at the end of the day, these are "all purpose" family dogs, most at home being with their people.
Gamestaff is not about following modern trends, fads, or ideals with our dogs.  We value historically accurate lines and programs.  Our interest in this breed has always been and will continue to be the preservation of the traits of what the Staffordshire Bull Terrier was created to be.  If you are coming to us expecting the trendiest color or exaggerated heads, weights, or other features, you are barking up the wrong tree.  Our aim as a breeder is to keep a line of dogs alive and viable in Canada that is indistinguishable from the foundation dogs in this breed both in looks, capabilities, and temperament.
Gamestaff is about preserving the traditional Staffordshire Bull Terrier.
Nothing More, Nothing Less.

Gamestaff Staffordshire Bull Terrier Kennel is located in rural Alberta, Canada, between Drumheller and Hanna and is proudly operated by Jacob and Krymsen Suelzle. Our place is about an hour and a half from Calgary and almost three hours from Edmonton.
We are still promoting, working and breeding the same type of dogs as ever, and are very proud of the line of dogs we have. We welcome any calls, e-mails and visits. Whether you want to talk about Staffordshire Bull Terriers, our Staffordshire Bull Terriers, your Staffordshire Bull Terrier, just dogs in general, or if you want to come out and get dirty with the dogs doing what they do; we'd love to hear from you.
If you would like to contact us, please call  (403) 823-0297or email us at gamestaff@gmail.com

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Jacob and Krymsen Suelzle
Box 48
Delia, AB
T0J 0W0


From the past history of the Staffordshire Bull Terrier, the modern dog draws his character of indomitable courage, high intelligence and tenacity. This coupled with his affection for his friends, and children in particular, his off duty quietness and trustworthy stability, makes him the foremost all-purpose dog.


Health problems were at one time unheard of in this breed. Unfortunately, this is not the case now. Gamestaff takes great pride that our dogs have remained unaffected by problems plaguing the breed in other lines. Our dogs remain free from hereditary disease and disability. All Gamestaff dogs have a lifetime health guarantee against hereditary conditions.


What is the correct Stafford temperament? A great temperament to you may be totally inadequate to me. The Standard requires courage, intelligence, tenacity, affection for people, off-duty quietness, stability and in short, a foremost all-purpose dog. Our dogs exhibit all these characteristics. They are as described. They are easily trained and extremely tenacious. Around the house Gamestaff Staffords are content to do whatever you are doing. Our dogs are most content living in your lap and playing with the kids. Stable is an understatement in these dogs. Playing, eating, sleeping, whatever they happen to be doing, they are reliable members of the family. My dogs are raised having their food and toys stolen and play and sleep interrupted by young kids, with never so much as a displeasing look.


When out for walks and at the park we are constantly asked why our dogs are so small. The truth is, they aren’t. We own, breed and promote dogs within the breed Standard (14-16 inches, 24-38 pounds). Bigger than the Standard calls for is not terrible but should be balanced (maintaining the ratio called for in the Standard, a 42 pound dog should be 17.5 inches tall, similarly, a 14 inch dog should be close and hopefully under 24 pounds). Size is more than just a number, it is the framework for a balanced dog. Too heavy, too short, too anything would work against the dog as an all-purpose companion.