We are Lisa and Chris Hicks, based in Swindon, Wiltshire. In 1994 we began breeding and showing Staffordshire Bull Terriers and were granted our prefix 'Crisalia' in 1997.
However, we became involved with Bull Terriers around 1996/7 by supporting a friend with showing his dogs.
We have both been around and fascinated by dogs most of our lives. Chris with Greyhounds and Lisa had fallen in love with Bull Terriers by first admiring her Grandfather's Bull Terrier figurines and after seeing a performance of Oliver Twist the deal was sealed!
As our Staffords grew older we stopped showing them but went along to Bull Terrier shows and our interest and fascination grew ever stronger. We both enjoy the 'attitude' and confidence of the terrier and now for us there is no substitute for the terrier of terriers, the Bull Terrier.
Currently, Lisa is the Hon. Show Manager for the West of England BTC and information about shows can be obtained by using the contact details below or go to the 'Links' page on this site.
We believe firmly in breeding for quality, not quantity, and to produce sound, well made and true to type Bull Terriers. In addition, our dogs are fully health tested. At Crisalia we look to maintain happy, well adjusted dogs both in and out of the show ring.