About Us


Battleaxe Kennels is an established name and we took over the prefix from Robin & Lyn Hay. We have owned Staffords since 1984. In 2002 we were given Polly (she was 4 years old at the time) who needed to be rehomed and it changed our lives forever. Polly had her first litter with us but it wasn't under the Battleaxe prefix & we decided to incorporate breeding with our pets.

We are a small Wellington based kennel, breeding with English lines. To help improve our bloodlines we imported Surestaff Ultimatum & Surestaff Ucan Do It Too from the UK in 2008 from Harry & Mary Coble of the well known Surestaff Kennels. To them we are eternally grateful for sending Max & Rose to us and whose pedigree is impeccable. 

Our breed philosophy is to have all our staffords DNA tested for Hereditary Cataracts & L-2 Hydroxyglutaric Aciduria or clear by parentage and regularly health checks for PHPV & PPSC. We are NZKC Accredited Breeders. Testing is paramount to our Kennels. When we have a litter, it is very important to us that all our puppies are reared in the home environment to prepare them for their loving family homes.

Our staffords are our pets foremost. They are given the best care possible. Some could even say spoilt!! We try to breed for type, temperament, and occasionally puppies are available.

We are active participants in the show ring with our dogs and have had some good success.

We have both been active members of the Southern Cross Staffordshire Bull Terrier Society.

Please feel free to contact us to find out more about this beautiful breed. A stafford's loyalty to family and their intelligence should not be underestimated and they need to be part of the family.

Once you own a stafford you won't want any other breed.

Grant & Louise Blackwood


 Battleaxe Staffordshire Bull Terriers.  

Contact Details
Grant & Louise Blackwood
Wellington, NZ
Email : [email protected]

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