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Staffordshire Bull Terrier


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Dog Breed Group
Terrier Dogs 
Origin of Breed
England, bull-baiting and dog fighting. 
Life Expectancy
12 - 14 Years 
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 
Smooth, short and dense. 
Exercise Needs
Needs plenty of regular exercise which should consist of play time and daily walks on a leash. He should be kept on a leash in p 
The Staffordshire Bull Terrier is plucky and strong-willed. He is very stubborn, but makes an excellent family pet. He is a quic 
Good with Children
May jump on smaller children. Supervision is suggested with other pets, may be dog-aggressive. 
Grooming Needs
Minimal grooming is necessary to keep his coat in top condition. Brush occasionally with a firm bristle brush. Rub down with a t 
Average Size - Male (in)
14 - 16 
Average Size - Female (in)
14 - 16 
Average Weight - Male (lbs)
28 - 38 
Average Weight - Female (lbs)
24 - 34 
Health Issues
Cataracts, over heating and breathing problems.v
Living Conditions
Adapts well to urban living, but needs plenty of exercise. 

Breed Description

The Staffordshire Bull Terrier or Staffy is a smooth-coated dog who has great strength for his size. He is muscular, but should also be active and agile. He is usually adoring within his family circle, but needs firm handling and constant training as he has a strong instinct to fight with other dogs. Evolved from the British Isles as a direct result of a cross between a Old English Bulldog and a smooth-coated terrier, possible the Black and Tan Terrier. Originally used for bull-baiting and dog fighting.

Breed Infobits

When bull-baiting and dog fighting were outlawed in Britain, the Staffordshire Bull Terrier was developed along gentler lines as a companion dog.

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