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Staffordshire Bull Terriers

Staffordshire Bull Terrier

The Staffordshire Bull Terrier is a medium sized dog with a short coat. The short coat is smooth and comes in a range of different colors. They are very muscular and compact. The head is quite large with a broad skull and powerful jaws. These dogs originated in England and also go by the name of Staffy or Staff. This dog was bred for bull-baiting and has a violent early past. In the early part of the twentieth century, the dog became more popular as a family pet.

Temperament

Courageous and brave, this once violent breed of dog still retains some of the better qualities it gained through the years of bull-baiting and dog fighting. The Staffy is both loyal to and protective of its family and territory. Their natural fondness for people makes them poor guard dogs. The Staffy is loving, affectionate and gentle with those it is familiar with and, with socialization, is even great with children. Highly intelligent, the Staffy is easy to train.

  • Height, Weight

    Height: Dogs 14-16 inches (36-41cm) Bitches 13-15 inches (33-38cm)

    Weight: Dogs 25-38 pounds (11-17kg) Bitches 23-35 pounds (10-16kg)

  • Health Problems

    The Staffy is prone to cataracts and both HC and PHPV. As in many breeds, the Staffordshire Bull Terrier can be prone to hip dysplasia. This breed can also suffer from tumors and are prone to have an elongated soft palate.

  • Living Conditions

    If sufficiently exercised, the Staffordshire Bull Terrier will do okay in an apartment. They can be active indoors and do best with a small yard to run around in.

  • Exercise

    Possessing great stamina and energy, the Staffy requires a lot of exercise. A long, brisk daily walk, or jog, is a necessity.

  • Life Expectancy

    Approximately 10-16 Years

  • Litter Size

    4 puppies on average.

  • Grooming

    The coat of the Staffy is easy to groom, requiring little maintenance. They should be brushed often and only bathed when absolutely necessary.

  • Group

    Mastiff, AKC Terrier

  • Recognition

    CKC, FCI, AKC, UKC, KCGB, CKC, ANKC, NKC, NZKC, APRI, ACR, DRA

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