Thinking about purchasing an Staffordshire Bull Terrier? Then read our breed profile including a brief description, information on height, weight, color, coat, temperament, grooming, activity and history. Purchasing a new puppy is a commitment that may last ten or more years so please educate yourself on the Staffordshire Bull Terrier breed, including all stages of their life from puppy hood to older dog.
Ask yourself will I be a good owner? Do I have the time it takes to train a new puppy? Do I have the resources to give my new dog a rewarding life. Do I have a local veterinarian that I can take my new dog to? Do I have a groomer or can I do the grooming myself on a regular basis. Fundamental requirements for a being a good Staffordshire Bull Terrier owner;
Before making a purchase talk to the breeder, ask them many questions about their dogs and the breed in general. A good breeder will teach you about the Staffordshire Bull Terrier and they will have many questions for you about your home and life style and if this breed is suited for you and your family.
Questions you may want to ask an Staffordshire Bull Terrier Breeder:
It is recommended that you sign a contract with the breeder so that there will be no misunderstandings on the arrangements made. Then bring home your new Staffordshire Bull Terrier and enjoy as "there is no greater love then a dog's devotion."
Staffordshire Bull Terrier Profile
The Staffordshire Bull Terrier, or Staffy, are smooth-coated dogs who have great strength for their size. A mix between a terrier and a bulldog, they are muscular but should also be active and agile. Staffordshire Bull Terriers are usually adoring within their family circle, but need firm handling and constant training as they have a strong instinct to fight with other dogs. This breed is a strong, well-muscled animal that is medium sized, yet still looks imposing. They have strongly-muscled back legs, wide set front legs, and a square head. They have a black nose and their fur can be red, fawn, white, black or blue. The ears are rose or semi-erect. No matter where they are they give the impression of raw strength and power. Staff Bull Terriers know their strength, and therefore find little use to express it unless the time comes. They are relatively calm and quiet, until the need for defense arises. The Staffordshire Bull Terrier is a game companion, being very affectionate and ready to do whatever you want to do. They will gladly go with you to play sports or just go for a walk. This breed requires a lot of physical stimulation to keep those muscles fit. The Staffordshire Bull Terrier is not only reliable and competent in the home, but is also easy to care for.
Other Names: Staffy
Colors: Red, fawn,
white, black or blue, or any one of these colors with white; any shade of brindle,
or any shade of brindle with white.
Bull Terriers are plucky and strong-willed. Being the mix of a terrier and bulldog,
they carry traits of both breeds. The Staffordshire Bull Terrier is stubborn
and not the best at obedience. They do learn however, and are quite intelligent.
They simply choose to do what they want. The Staffy is game and willing to hang
out with you with whatever you want to do. They make excellent guards and watch
dogs, yet they are very affectionate and lovable at the same time. They adore
children. Being a retiree of bull-baiting, this breed is unafraid of a fight
with another dog, and therefore should be kept away from such situations. They
usually come out the victor. Staff Bull Terriers are courageous, reliable, tenacious
and even-tempered. They have a strong prey drive.
Watch-dog: Very High. This
breed is very alert to its surroundings.
Staffordshire Bull Terrier Care
and Exercise: Minimal grooming for the Staffordshire Bull Terrier
is necessary to keep their coat in top condition. Brush occasionally with a
firm bristle brush. Rub down with a towel or chamois to remove loose hairs.
Bathe only when necessary. Staffies need plenty of regular exercise which should
consist of play time and daily walks on a leash. They should be kept on a leash
in public places.
Staffordshire Bull Terrier Health Issues: Cataracts, entropion, over heating and breathing problems.
Life Span: 12 - 14 years.
Country of Origin:
First Registered by the AKC:
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