Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Staffordshire Bull Terrier


The Staffordshire Bull Terrier was originally from England and was used as bait. When the old "blood sports" were still legal, they were used to lure other vicious animals such as bears and lions away from people. They've also been used in dog fighting, but despite their hard pasts, they have become loveable canine pets.


The muscular builds of Staffordshire Bull Terriers should be maintained with regular walks and jogs. They like to meet people, so if you want them to stay with you and out of the road, they will need a leash. They enjoy play time with their owner, so try to horseplay every now and then.


Staffordshire Bull Terriers feel at their best inside cool air conditioned homes. Heat can bear down on them harshly if left in it for too long. They are somewhat prone to cataracts or epilepsy, so preventative measures should be taken against those. Their strong builds are also more favored by ticks and fleas.


The Staffordshire Bull Terriers are somewhat short and small, but their bodies are naturally quite muscular, and regardless of size, they still carry an intimidating quality. None of that really matters, though, as this breed's attitude speaks louder than its physique. They’re very people friendly, and actually very good with children.


The Staffordshire Bull Terrier's coat is most often black, but can also be a slight variant or brown. Their dominant color is usually paired with white markings on the chest and throat. They are average shedders, and they have very soft short coats made of thick fur. Grooming requirements are minimal.


Staffordshire Bull Terriers, or Staffies for short, are extremely reliable and trustworthy family pets. They are friendly to their owners and others, and their love is pure, as these dogs are rare to spoil. They can feel competitive with other pets, however, but are gracious with any and all humans. They are excellent guard and watch dogs.


When given proper training, Staffordshire Bull Terriers can be great listeners. They can follow commands to the tee if they have been taught early on by a firm and patient trainer. They don't need much discipline, and it is advised to not make them feel threatened. With good training, they also make for good "therapy dogs."