Staffordshire Bull Terrier Dog Breed Information
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
- Staffordshire Bull Terrier
£160 adoption fee
Breed: SBT X Patterdale Prince is a very sweet boy who would like to live in a female, adult only home, who ideally have had previous experience with owning an anxious dog. Prince would like to be
Prince Charming - male Staffordshire Bull Terrier
£125 adoption fee
Prince Charming is an intelligent, active, vocal and outgoing boy. He is looking for an energetic owner who will be able to keep up with him and provide him with the mental and physical stimulation
Pudding - male Staffordshire Bull Terrier
£125 adoption fee
Handsome Pudding is an active and friendly chap who loves making new friends. His favourite things in life are cuddling up on a sofa next to someone and car rides, where he likes to look out the windo
Mr Reg - Male Staffordshire Bull Terrier Cross
£150 adoption fee
Hi my name is Mr Reg and I am a 7 year old boy looking for a new home after my previous owners no longer had the time to look after me. I am a nervous boy who gets scared of new people and in new situ
Mwlsen & Tyson - Staffordshire Bull Terrier Cross
£150 adoption fee