Staffordshire Bull Terrier Dog Breed Information

  • AKA:n/a
  • Size:Small
  • Ease of Training:Medium/High
  • Grooming:Low
  • Shedding:Medium
  • Exercise Needed:Daily Walks
  • Energy Level:Medium/ High
  • Protection:Medium
  • Good with Children:Yes, with older, gentle children
  • Health Clearances:OFA, CERF
  • Weight:Male: 25-38; Female: 23-35 lbs
  • Height:Male: 14-16; Female: 13-15 inches
  • Coat Colour:Black, blue, fawn or brindle, often with white markings

Staffordshire Bull Terrier Coat

The Staffordshire Bull Terrier has a soft, sleek, dense, and short coat that lays close to the body. The colour of the coat may be blue, brindle, black, red, or fawn. There may or may not be white markings. This breed is an average shedder.

Staffordshire Bull Terrier Character

Often referred to as the Staffie, this muscular and stocky breed exudes strength, courage, and athletic ability. They are bold, tenacious, and alert. The Staffordshire Bull Terrier has a fearless, protective, and determined nature and is extremely agile. Their most distinguishing and striking features are their broad head and expressive face.

Staffordshire Bull Terrier Temperament

Despite this breed's beginnings, the Staffordshire Bull Terrier is renowned today for their reliability as a companion and family pet. They thrive on human contact and are extremely loving, devoted, and loyal. This breed is dependable gentle and reliable with children, and for this reason were nicknamed the Nanny Dog. They are exceedingly protective of their family and make excellent guardians and watchdogs. They are not suited for homes with other dogs or household pets they have not been raised with. The Staffordshire Bull Terrier is not recommended for the novice dog owner.

Staffordshire Bull Terrier Care

This breed requires minimal grooming. An occasional firm, bristle brushing and bath will suffice. They do not tolerate cold climates but also have a tendency to become over-heated quickly. They are best suited as indoor pets. The Staffordshire Bull Terrier is prone to cataracts, hip dysplasia, luxating patella, and epilepsy. They are also very susceptible to fleas and ticks.

Staffordshire Bull Terrier Activity

Due to their athletic nature, the Staffordshire Bull Terrier needs vigorous daily exercise. It is imperative that they be securely leashed or harnessed in all public outings such as walking, jogging, or hiking. They benefit from off-lead run time in a securely fenced yard and greatly enjoy play sessions with their family. The Staffordshire Bull Terrier will do okay in an apartment dwelling provided they are given sufficient exercise, companionship, and stimulation.

Staffordshire Bull Terrier Health and Life Expectancy

The Staffordshire Bull Terrier is a relatively hardy and healthy breed with just a few health problems to look out for. This includes entropion, cataracts, HD, and thyroid problems. Care should be taken in extreme temperatures, as this is a short haired breed that will not fare well in extremely cold or hot environments. The parents of the Staffordshire Bull Terrier puppy should have OFA and CERF certificates. The Staffordshire Bull Terrier has a life expectancy of around 12-14 years.

Latest Staffordshire Bull Terrier Dogs for adoption

Peter - Male Staffordshire Bull Terrier Photo

Peter - Male Staffordshire Bull Terrier

  • Carmarthenshire

Adoption fee: Please check with the rescue

09-07-2022 Peter has the most fabulous nature and loves people. He rolls on his back for a fuss and is a complete delight. He has come from a home found himself here due to unfortunate circumstances a

Jesy - Female Staffordshire Bull Terrier Cross Photo

Jesy - Female Staffordshire Bull Terrier Cross

  • Bedfordshire

Adoption fee: Please check with the rescue

Please meet Jesy, Jesy is a beautiful 4 year old staff x spaniel. She is looking for a new home as part of our home direct scheme. Jesy is the sweetest, most loving dog, she is always so excited to me

Vinnie - Male Staffordshire Bull Terrier Cross Photo

Vinnie - Male Staffordshire Bull Terrier Cross

  • Hertfordshire

Adoption fee: Please check with the rescue

Hello there, my name is Vinnie and I am an 8-year-old boy that is looking for a new home. As you can see, I am a bit of a scarred and skinny boy that has had a tough time recently, but I have shown my

Bohdi - Male Staffordshire Bull Terrier Photo

Bohdi - Male Staffordshire Bull Terrier

  • Hertfordshire

Adoption fee: Please check with the rescue

Hello! My name is Bohdi and I am a handsome 8-year-old boy that is looking for my forever home. I enjoy being around people but I also enjoy having my own space at times – just having a home to call

Bruno - Male Staffordshire Bull Terrier Photo

Bruno - Male Staffordshire Bull Terrier

  • Berkshire

Adoption fee: Please check with the rescue

Hi there, my name is Bruno, I’m friendly, boisterous 9 year old Staffordshire Bull Terrier who is currently looking for a home under the Home Direct scheme. The staff at the centre can tell you more

View all Staffordshire Bull Terrier Dogs for adoption