Staffordshire Bull Terrier

The Staffordshire Bull Terrier is very loyal towards their family and very resilient and physically robust, are known to be good around kids.

You would describe these small dogs as being spirited and tenacious and need plenty of socialisation to be tolerable with other unknown dogs.

Staffordshire Bull Terrier Facts

Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Exercise Requirements:      5 star rating

Good with Children:             3 star rating

Easy to Train:                        2 star rating

Good Watchdog:                    3 star rating

Low Shedding:                       3 star rating

Good with Other Pets:         1 star rating

Vital Statistics

Size: 36-41 cm (14-16 in)

Weight: 11-17 kg (24-37 lb)

Coat: Smooth, short and close

Colour: Red, fawn, white, black or blue or any one of these colours with white. Any shade of brindle or any shade of brindle with white

Lifespan: 11-12 years

Special Characteristics

These dogs are easily aroused and have the ability to hold on when biting. You would also describe this breed of dog as being courageous, tenacious, affectionate and bold.

Exercise Requirements

These dogs are classed as having high exercise requirements and will walk a long way if required. This breed needs at least two good walks each day to stay happy and content.

Attitude Towards:

Owners: Are loving and affectionate towards their owners.

Children: Usually very good if raised with them. Play biting can be problematic when young.

Other Pets: Due to their high prey drive and chase instincts they may cause harm to small pets including cats.

Strangers: Usually friendly towards strangers.

Other Unfamiliar Dogs: This breed needs adequate early socialisation in order to stop them being problematic around unknown dogs.

What to Watch Out For

May be problematic around other small pets and could well be a problem around other dogs when out on walks, unless socialised well from a young age.

Health Risks

There are no known major health risks to take note of with this breed of dog.

Ideal Owner

The perfect owner of the Staffordshire Bull Terrier needs to be experienced with dogs and be an active, strong-willed person who has plenty of time to teach the dog to behave well around other unknown dogs. You will also need lots of spare time for exercise and play with the dog.

More Photos

Staffordshire Bull Terrier with black fur coat Staffordshire Bull Terrier with all red fur coat

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