WindyCity Staffords is an AKC registered kennel owned by Anita Zagraniczny & George Urbanski. We are located in Northwest suburbs of Chicago.
I bought my first dog when I was 10 years old. It was a male Great Dane and while becoming my best childhood friend, he also became the first dog I trained for conformation shows. When I wanted a dog for my own family, I spent a lot of time researching various breeds and looking for that perfect family companion. To make a long story short, I chose a Stafford. A few weeks later, I met George Urbanski and the rest, as they say, is history.
George has been involved in pure breed dogs since 1976 and in Staffordshire Bull Terriers in particular since 1995. He contributed to the book Celebrating Staffordshire Bull Terriers by Prof. Steve Stone, published in 2007, authoring the chapter “History of the Staffordshire Bull Terrier”. He also has corresponded to various dog magazines in Austria, Belgium, Greece and Poland. Furthermore, George hosted the radio program “About Dogs” aired weekly by Polish Radio Station in Chicago, New York, and Toronto. George was elected Area I Director of SBT Club of America, completing two terms in this position. In addition, in 2005 George founded the SBT Club of America Area I Specialty Show in Chicago. Both I and George continue to organize this annual Specialty Show and consider it to be one of the most important Stafford events of the year.
As breeders, our goal is to produce a healthy and an ideal dog possessing all the characteristics described in the SBT Breed Standard. Through its type and balance, that perfect SBT should be free of exaggerations and deficiencies. He should have an excellent temperament as well as a sound conformation. In order to achieve our goals, we thoroughly research every breeding and stay abreast developments in canine genetics. We often consult with genetic experts and SBT specialists. To further advance our knowledge, we visit England to participate in SBT events.
George and I consider dog breeding a life time commitment. We screen prospect puppy owners to make sure that there is a fit between our puppy and its human. We offer life-time support for our dogs and are always happy to help with any questions the puppy owner may have. As we do not breed very often, there is usually a waiting list for our puppies.
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Yours in Staffords,