Staffordshire Bull Terrier: Dog Breed Description

The Staffordshire Bull Terrier or simply Staff was bred in England to hunt wild bull, bear and lion bait. Bullying was banned in Great Britain in 1835, and fans of bloody sports began to use staff for dog fighting. These dogs still fight in Third World countries, but they have become common companion dogs in Europe and the United States.


The Staffordshire Bull Terrier is a muscular, strong and agile dog, at the same time it is very brave and quite aggressive. A distinctive feature of this breed: a wide and surprisingly expressive muzzle.


Despite its dark past, the Staffordshire Bull Terrier are known today as a reliable companion. This dog is very attached to the owner and quite gentle with children, it is even sometimes called a nanny dog. Staffs are watchdogs, they do not get along well with other pets if they did not grow up with them. This breed is not suitable for beginner breeders.

Wool and care

The Staffordshire Bull Terrier has a soft, smooth, dense, short coat that can be blue, brown, black or red with stripes, spots and / or white tan marks. Molting in this dog is moderate. This breed requires minimal maintenance: occasional bathing and occasional brushing are enough for it. Staff does not tolerate both hypothermia and overheating, it feels best in enclosed spaces. Staff is susceptible to cataracts, hip dysplasia, dislocated patella and epilepsy, and is extremely susceptible to fleas and ticks.


Staff will obey only a strong and strong-willed owner; he needs early socialization and obedience training. This breed is well trained, but training must be consistent and positive. Properly trained staff can even be used for psychological therapy.


Staffordshire Bull Terrier is a sports dog, and therefore needs daily training. Most of all, this breed loves active family games and jogging with the owner. This dog must not be let off the leash in public places, otherwise you may run into trouble. Staff feels equally good both in a small fenced yard and in a city apartment.

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