The Staffordshire Bull Terrier is a British breed of muscular, smooth-coated dogs originated in the city of Birmingham and the Black Country of Staffordshire.
This Bull Terrier combines both bull and terrier in his physical appearance and gives the impression of strength and agility.
The breed’s ancestors once ruled dog fighting and rat-bating.
Let’s take a look at some Staffordshire Bull Terrier dog breed information.
Breed Profile Summary
- Group: Terrier
- Size: Small/ medium
- Country of Origin: England
- Weight: Male: 28-38 pounds (12.7 to17.2 kilos) Female 24-34 pounds (10.8 to 15.4 kilos)
- Height: 14 to 16 inches (35.5 to 40.6 cm)
- Coat: Short and smooth
- Color: red, fawn, black, blue, brindle, or any of these with white markings
- The tendency to bark: Chatty and vocal dog
Sheds: YesLifespan: 12-14 years
About Staffordshire Bull Terrier
This breed is a rock-solid muscular terrier and unusually strong small to medium size. The head is short and broad, with strong cheek muscles, and the tight-fitting fur comes in several colors.
Staffordshire is a sweet-natured, family-oriented dog with a reputation for being patients with children.
The Staffordshire is loyal, courageous, and affectionate. The KC (Kennel Club) recommends this breed for families.
However, with other dogs or animals, the Staffordshire can be less than friendly. Puppies need early and ongoing socialization, definitely, before 18 months.
The Staffordshire bull terrier needs high-quality dog food, either commercially or home-prepared, with your veterinarian’s supervision.
Some dogs are susceptible to gain weight. Treats can be a part of the dog’s training, but giving too much can cause obesity.
Staffordshire Bull Terrier Grooming and Care
This breed needs occasional baths, and weekly brushing with a mitt glove to pull away dead hairs, and to keep his fur in good condition. He needs a monthly nail trimming.
Clean ears regularly to remove excess wax and debris, which can cause an ear infection.
The Staffordshire requires at least an hour of daily exercise. You can exercise your dog by tossing a ball across the backyard, running or jogging, or just with a long hike.
Staffordshire Bull Terrier Health
Staffords are healthy and robust dogs with a life expectancy of 12 to 14 years. However, they can suffer some hereditary eye disorders, so eye testing is essential.
Facts of Staffordshire Bull Terrier
- Minimum drool
- Enjoy active walks one or two hours a day
- Dog suitable for owners with some experience
- Training required
- Small/ medium dog
- Requires grooming once a week
- Non Hypoallergenic breed
- May requires training to live with other dogs and pets
- Chatty and vocal dog
- Barks and alert
- Sheds: Yes
- Garden size: Needs small to medium garden
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