A Special Visitor


How an Italian Prince Spent the Holiday Season in the U.S.A


We are pleased to announce the exciting news that the Willynwood family has been expanded as the result of an extended visit to our relatively humble holdings by a many titled young Italian Prince of the genus canis. 

Understandably, to be honored with the opportunity and considerable responsibility to make such a special guest feel welcome, safe and comfortable so far away from home and family, especially since his visit included spending Thanksgiving and Christmas with us, we made an effort to be sure that his every need and wish was satisfied and make him feel at home and loved. 

Naturally the girls of the family joined in the effort and since they are all exceeding beautiful and love everyone ( especially dark and handsome Italian types) they all agreed to spread the hospitality around and each one went all out to make the royal guest feel as welcome and at home as possible. (And loved.) (Especially loved.)

So now we face the results of such boundless extremes of hospitality. We must either find some way to obtain a castle equivalent for the coming population of little prince and princesses or spread the royalty around.

So if your castle needs a touch of Italian Royalty or just an honest example of a really fine American Staffordshire Terrier, bred to Breed Standard specifications, give us a call at 614-745-9895

Bill Peterson

Willynwood American Staffordshire Terriers

Since 1960

"Temperament Comes First"


A very special thank you to my good friends in the breed in Italy, R. Paco Zanoia, Giuseppe Commisso and Pablo Velo; breeder, owners and care-takers of 

GrCH Ch Depaco XZ Gallant Godfather "Gotti" (The Black Prince) a truly OLD SCHOOL example of the "Grand Old Breed"