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The Staffordshire Bull Terrier is a medium sized, Short Coated, Old-Time breed of dog, originally bred for bull baiting. In the early part of the twentieth century, the breed gained respectability, and it was accepted by The Kennel Club of the United Kingdom. It is an English breed of dog which is related to the Bull Terrier and its larger cousins the American Staffordshire Terrier and the American Pit Bull Terrier, the latter two being generally categorized as Pit Bull Terrier. They are also known as the “Nanny Dog” because of their affection for Children. They are the 5th most popular breed in the UK and have high entries in the Terrier Dog Group at Dog Shows. Today they are not used to fight they are a very Loving and high intelligent companions.
Other names. Staffordshire, Staffy, Staffie, English Staffordshire Bull terrier, Stafford
Breed Purpose. Bred for the sport Bull Baiting
Kennel Club Dog Group. Terrier
Feeding Requirements The Staffie is an undemanding dog to feed with no special dietary requirements; they generally have a good appetite.
Average Puppy Price. £300-500
General Physical Description
The overall appearance of the Staffordshire Bull Terrier is one of a powerful muscular dog with a broad head and extremely strong jaws that appear to be constantly smiling. The eyes are round, the muzzle is short and the cheeks are well developed. The ears can be half pricked or rose shaped. The neck is short and very muscular going down to a strong body with a level top line and well-sprung ribs. The front legs are spaced well apart. They have a short close coat that is soft and sleek. The coat colours are red, fawn, blue, black or brindle and all colours can appear with white markings.
Ailments: As a breed the Staffie is a hardy dog that doesn’t suffer from many health problems. However they have been known to suffer from eye problems.
Weight Height Range
Height: Dog – 35.5cm-40.5cm. Bitch – 35cm-40cm.
Weight: Dog – 12.7kg-17kg. Bitch – 11kg-15.4kg
Exercise Needs. The Staffordshire Bull Terrier has tremendous stamina and are exceptional athletes. They need plenty of daily exercise and excel at Agility and Flyball. Their intelligence makes them successful in the obedience ring. Lack of exercise causes this dog to become bored and destructive so lots of exercise needed.
Feeding Needs. The Staffordshire Bull Terriers has no special dietary requirements.
The Staffie emerged around the 17th century from crosses between Bulldogs and terriers of the time. Due to the breeding the characteristics of both temperaments came through. The resulting offspring became known as the Bull and Terrier or Pit Dog. They came about when Bull and Bear baiting was outlawed in the 1830’s and the interest in dog fighting increased. Although they were known for their ferociousness and courage in the dog pits they made excellent family pets, being exceptionally good with children. They belonged to people from all walks of life, from lords to miners. Dog fighting wasn’t the only thing they were used for; they were also worked in badger hunting and as ratters. When these activities were outlawed some owners decided that they would try to maintain the breed by introducing them to the world of dog showing. A breed standard was created and the Staffordshire Bull Terrier was officially recognised by the Kennel Club in 1935.
The Staffie is an intelligent dog that is relatively easy to obedience train. They do have a stubborn streak so a degree of firm handling is required. They can also be quite headstrong and boisterous, especially during adolescence. Early socialisation is a must for this terrier.
Country Of Origin. Great Britain
Overall Exercise: 100 - 120 minutes
Distress If Left Home Alone: High
Personal Protection: High
Suitability as a Guard Dog: High
Risk of Sheep Worrying: Medium
Tendency to Bark: High
Ease of Transportation: Medium
Level of Aggression: Medium
Compatibility with Other Animals: Medium
Suitable For Children: High
General Character And Temperament
The Staffie is an intelligent and active little dog, which gets on well with children and adults alike. They can be quite vocal, so they must be taught when to stop. They should be socialised, especially with other household pets, and training started at an early age. The Staffie is a hardy dog full of stamina, not quick to pick a fight, but more than able to defend themselves if necessary. They are affectionate dogs, much preferring human company to that of other dogs, this can be seen more in the adult dog than the puppy. They can, and some do, retain their puppy character throughout their lives, making them quite a handful. With their great sense of humour, intelligence and the fact they are boisterous life is never dull with a Staffie around. They can be very destructive if they are left alone at home for long periods of time.