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Staffordshire Bull Terrier Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about Staffordshire Bull Terrier so you can get to know the breed more.

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OriginEngland
Other Names
What other names does the Staffordshire Bull Terrier have? The dog breed also known as...
Staffy, Staff, SBT, Stafford, Staffy Bull
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Purebred
AKC Group
Is Staffordshire Bull Terrier recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1974 as a Terrier breed.
FCI Group
Is Staffordshire Bull Terrier recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Recognized by FCI in the Terriers group, in the Bull type Terriers section.
Breed Recognition
What kennel clubs and organizations recognize or register the Staffordshire Bull Terrier breed?
American Canine RegistryAmerican Kennel ClubAmerica's Pet RegistryCanadian Kennel ClubDog Registry of America Inc.Federation Cynologique InternationaleKennel Club of Great BritainNorth American Purebred Registry, Inc.American Canine Association, Inc.Australian National Kennel CouncilContinental Kennel ClubNational Kennel ClubNew Zealand Kennel ClubUnited Kennel Club
Price
How much does the Staffordshire Bull Terrier puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it? Staffordshire Bull Terrier price:
$1500-$2000
If you choose to purchase the Staffordshire Bull Terrier, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a Staffordshire Bull Terrier for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Staffordshire Bull Terrier gets to a happy place.

General Appearance

Size
What size is this breed? How big is this dog? Staffordshire Bull Terrier size:
Medium
Weight
How much does the Staffordshire Bull Terrier weigh? Staffordshire Bull Terrier weight:
Males 25-38 pounds (11-17 kg), Female: 23-35 pounds (10-16 kg)
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of the Staffordshire Bull Terrier? Staffordshire Bull Terrier average weight:
Males 31.5 pounds (14 kg), Female: 29 pounds (13 kg)
Height
How tall is the Staffordshire Bull Terrier? Staffordshire Bull Terrier height:
Male: 14-16 inches (36-41 cm), Female: 13-15 inches (33-38 cm)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido? Staffordshire Bull Terrier average height:
Male: 15 inches (38.5 cm), Female: 14 inches (35.5 cm)

Hair & Care

Coat
What type of coat does the Staffordshire Bull Terrier have? What does this canine coat look like?
Smooth
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Staffordshire Bull Terrier's coat?
BrindleRedBlue FawnWhiteBlack
Grooming
How to groom the Staffordshire Bull Terrier and how often?
Effortless: The Staffordshire Bull Terrier requires minimal grooming. Seasonal flea treatment is needed, but cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't necessary. Ears and eyes should be cleaned sometimes to avoid infections. Staffordshire Bull Terrier is one of the best choices if you don't have the time, skill or money to take care of a high maintenance dog. Highly recommended for beginners.
Shedding Level
How much do Staffordshire Bull Terrier dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Staffy? Staffordshire Bull Terrier shedding level:
Staffordshire Bull Terriers shed none to minimal. Having a puppy from this breed you don't have to be afraid of your couch or car covered by dog hair. Staffordshire Bull Terrier dogs could be the best choice if you don't tolerate dog hair.

Characteristics

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Staffordshire Bull Terrier have? What characteristics does the breed have?
AffectionateCourageousIntelligentBoldFearlessReliable
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Staffordshire Bull Terrier? Are they intelligent?
Average: Staffordshire Bull Terrier's has average obedience intelligence. Patience is needed for teaching this breed to any tricks and commands though, but it's worth the effort. They understand and memorize new commands in 25-40 repetitions. This breed obeys for the first command 50% of the time or better.
Trainability
Are Staffordshire Bull Terrier dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Staffordshire Bull Terriers are quite easy to train. Sometimes they can be challenging, but if you're consistent in teaching new commands they will obey for sure.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
Staffordshire Bull Terriers, like any other dog breed, like playing. Sometimes they bark as excitement for playing, but they are not the most playful dog breed.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Staffordshire Bull Terrier sensitivity:
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds. Soft punishment affects them emotionally. Staffordshire Bull Terriers don't tolerate irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits really well. They are receptive to their owner's emotions and make wonderful family companions.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they?
Staffordshire Bull Terriers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers. They enjoy quality time with their owners despite the activity and considered as a great therapy dog for those in need. This breed responds strongly to their handler's emotions because they bond closely. Their happiness is your happiness.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Staffy need? Staffordshire Bull Terrier social needs:
Staffordshire Bull Terriers are a social breed. They enjoy being around people or other animals. This breed doesn't tolerate being left alone.
Barking
Do Staffordshire Bull Terrier dogs bark a lot? Why does my Staff bark?
Low: The Staffordshire Bull Terrier barks none to minimal. Perfect choice if you prefer a quiet breed. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
Is Staffordshire Bull Terrier good as a watchdog?
Staffordshire Bull Terriers are average watchdogs. If they sense something different, they will alert you, but the observation isn't considered as their main job.
Territorial
Do Staffordshire Bull Terrier dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their territory?
Staffordshire Bull Terriers are average defenders. Some dogs are very protective of their territory, while others easily let a stranger to trespass. This breed is not sure to defend his territory in every situation.
Biting Potential
Do Staffordshire Bull Terrier bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Staffy? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Staffordshire Bull Terrier? Why do dog bites happen?
Moderate
The Staffordshire Bull Terrier has an average chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Staffordshire Bull Terrier do?
Staffordshire Bull Terriers have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Staffordshire Bull Terriers need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Staffordshire Bull Terrier to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Staffordshire Bull Terrier roam?
Wanderlust potential of the Staffordshire Bull Terrier is strong enough to escape from home. They have a strong desire for exploring the world. Safer to walk them on a leash unless you teach them how to get back to you on command.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Staffordshire Bull Terrier have high prey drive?
Staffordshire Bull Terriers have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Apartment Friendly
Is Staffordshire Bull Terrier good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Staffordshire Bull Terriers are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Staffordshire Bull Terriers adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Can you leave this breed home alone?
Staffordshire Bull Terriers do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Fighting Dog
Where Staffordshire Bull Terrier dogs used as a fighting dog in the history?
Yes
In history, this breed was unfortunately used for combat dog.

Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they friendly with strangers?
Staffordshire Bull Terriers are stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Are Staffordshire Bull Terrier dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Staffordshire Bull Terrier and children:
Staffordshire Bull Terriers are kid-friendly dogs. This breed is a good choice if you have children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Staffordshire Bull Terrier dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats?
Staffordshire Bull Terriers are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Is Staffordshire Bull Terrier good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Staffordshire Bull Terrier dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
Staffordshire Bull Terriers are not dog-friendly. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the Staffordshire Bull Terrier is not the best choice.
Office Friendly
Are Staffordshire Bull Terriers good office dogs? Do Staffordshire Bull Terriers make good office friendly dogs? Can Staffordshire Bull Terriers be office dogs?
No
Staffordshire Bull Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Staffordshire Bull Terrier dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Staffy temperament with senior people? Are Staffordshire Bull Terrier dogs good for elderly owners?
Staffordshire Bull Terriers are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Staffordshire Bull Terrier dogs get along with other pets? Are Staffordshire Bull Terrier dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Staffordshire Bull Terriers usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Staffordshire Bull Terrier breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
No
Staffordshire Bull Terriers are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Staffordshire Bull Terrier be a service dog?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). Staffordshire Bull Terrier is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Staffordshire Bull Terrier be a therapy dog?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and to people with anxiety disorders or autism. Staffordshire Bull Terrier is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Staffordshire Bull Terrier be a sniffer dog?
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones. Staffordshire Bull Terrier is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Staffordshire Bull Terrier be a search and rescue dog?
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people. The Staffordshire Bull Terrier is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Staffordshire Bull Terrier be a boat dog?
Not really
Staffordshire Bull Terrier breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Staffordshire Bull Terrier be a drafting dog?
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination. Staffordshire Bull Terrier is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

Health Factors

Health Issues
Is it a healthy breed? Do Staffordshire Bull Terrier dogs have health problems?
The Staffordshire Bull Terrier is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems
What health problems does the Staffordshire Bull Terrier breed have? What are the health issues and concerns of the Staffordshire Bull Terrier breed? Health risks of Staffordshire Bull Terrier:
CataractsDistichiasisMastocytomaPersistent Hyperplastic Primary Vitreous
Life Expectancy
How long do Staffordshire Bull Terrier dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Staffordshire Bull Terrier be?
12-14 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Staffordshire Bull Terrier breed hypoallergenic?
No
Staffordshire Bull Terriers don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Staffordshire Bull Terrier have?
Staffordshire Bull Terriers have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Exercise Need
How much exercise does this dog need? How much exercise do Staffordshire Bull Terrier dogs require per day?
Staffordshire Bull Terriers need quite a lot of exercise. Daily walks should be on schedule. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does this fido need?
Staffordshire Bull Terriers sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Avg. daily food consumption
How much food does the Staffordshire Bull Terrier need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
1 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Staffordshire Bull Terrier risk for obesity:
Average to High. If you don't pay attention to the Staffordshire Bull Terrier's weight, he can easily gain weight. More than one daily walk should be on schedule. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Staffordshire Bull Terrier's weight regularly.
Weather & Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot and cold weather & climate?
Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
Medium
The Staffordshire Bull Terrier has an average chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling tendency
Does the Staffordshire Bull Terrier drool?
The Staffordshire Bull Terrier is an average drooler. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long does this dog's pregnancy last? How long is the Staffordshire Bull Terrier pregnant? How long does it take to have this dog puppies? Staffordshire Bull Terrier pregnancy time period:
60-64 days
Reproductive cycle of the female Staffordshire Bull Terrier: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the bitch is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the bitch’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
How often can the Staffordshire Bull Terrier have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Staffordshire Bull Terrier have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
5-7 puppies

Pros & Cons of Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Pros
  • Grooming: Effortless: The Staffordshire Bull Terrier requires minimal grooming.
  • Shedding Level: Staffordshire Bull Terriers shed none to minimal.
  • Mouthiness: Staffordshire Bull Terriers have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
  • Child Friendly: Staffordshire Bull Terriers are kid-friendly dogs.
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Staffordshire Bull Terriers are usually recommended for elderly people.
Cons
  • Hypoallergenic: Staffordshire Bull Terriers don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Weight Gain Potential: Average to High.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: Wanderlust potential of the Staffordshire Bull Terrier is strong enough to escape from home.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: Staffordshire Bull Terriers do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
  • Cat Friendly: Staffordshire Bull Terriers are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
  • Dog Friendly: Staffordshire Bull Terriers are not dog-friendly.
  • Office Friendly: Staffordshire Bull Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Staffordshire Bull Terriers are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.

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  • Staffy

    Aug 13, 2020, 4:15:19 PM:

    How can you sya they are not dog or cat friendly? It's how they're brought u, mine gets on really well with my cat and other dogs over the park/field on the street etc. They are the best dogs in the world.

  • Staffordshire bull terrier

    Jul 20, 2020, 4:29:33 PM:

    They are just the BESTTTT