Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Easy to Train

2 stars review

Good with kids

3 stars review


3 stars review

Heat tolerance

1 stars review

Cold tolerance

3 stars review


3 stars review


3 stars review

Staffordshire Bull Terrier Personality traits and Temperament

They are happy, lively and inquisitive, who are usually bright and quick to learn. They are animals of indomitable courage, high intelligence and tenacity. A Staffy is never shy or snarly and it starts loving people from just a few weeks of age. They are energetic and enthusiastic in everything he does and remains on alert, even in repose. They are not quite aware of their size and will often attempt to squeeze into a lap for some loving.

Staffords are a companion dogs who does well in any type of home as long as he gets daily exercise. They should live indoors, with access to a securely fenced yard. Their short face makes the Staffy unsuited to staying outdoors for more than a few minutes in a hot or humid climate, and he should always have access to shade and fresh drinking water. Some Staffords enjoy playing in water and will appreciate having a kiddie pool to lounge in on hot days, but others prefer to avoid the wet stuff. Staffords are not good swimmers, so take steps to protect them from falling into a swimming pool or spa. Staffords are diggers, so it is important to reinforce fences

The Stafford is suitable for families with children, but despite his much vaunted patience and gentleness, he should always be supervised in the presence of toddlers or young children. He can be rambunctious and may accidentally knock small children down.

Their temperament is described as tough, courageous, tenacious, and curious. A people-loving personality makes him a good caretaker of his family, but he’s less likely to be protective of property. Because he’s so attentive and interested in people, however, he’ll always alert you to the presence of visitors, wanted or unwanted.
One of the misconceptions about Stafford is that they are vicious guard dogs. They might look scary, and that serves them well as far as intimidating potential intruders, but the real truth is that these dogs love everyone. When it comes to being a guard dog, well, they’re just a little too outgoing to succeed.

Grooming, Haircuts and Shedding

This dog’s coat is short, glossy and shiny, fine texture and soft to touch. Their coats should be brushed daily. The Stafford’s coat sheds annually but hair loss is minimal throughout the year. Dirt brushes out easily, and the coat dries quickly after a bath. Bathe as needed. This breed has little odour, so they usually don’t require frequent bathing.
Teeth should also be maintained well as they tend to form a lot of tartar on their teeth and can lose their teeth at a young. Ears should be kept clean. Nails should be trimmed regularly.

Size and Characteristics

Price Range: this dog for sale may cost between $1200 – $1800

Life expectancy: the life span is generally of about 13-15 YEARS

Weight:24-37 pounds

Height: 14-16 inches

Colors: Blue, Brindle, Black & White, Fawn, Red, Black

How to Train this dog

They are intelligent and learns quickly, but can be impulsive and stubborn. Forget strict and formal obedience training. For best results, be patient, firm, and consistent to develop the strongest bond with your Stafford. Always look for behaviours you can reward instead of punishing him for infractions. Harsh corrections can damage the dog’s self-confidence and personality. Regular training practice and social interaction will help ensure that you live together happily.

Health Issues and Food

Diet: Food that can be given to this breed include chicken, turkey, beef, bison, venison, lamb, fish, Fresh vegetables and fruits. They need more protein rich foods. They like to have yogurt and eggs. The diet should contain enough nutrients and vitamins essential for growth.

Allergies: Have allergies of the skin.

Health problems: The Staffordshire Bull Terriers are healthy generally.The common ailments include hereditary Cataracts (HC) and L-2-hydroxyglutaric aciduria (L2HGA)—a metabolic disorder resulting in behavioural changes and dementia-like symptoms. They are also known to be affected by mastocytoma.

Mixed breeds

Bullboxer Staffy Bull is a cross between the Boxer and the Staffordshire Bull Terrier. They are devoted and loyal to the family. They are wonderful family companion.

Border Stack is a mix of the Border Collie, the Staffordshire Bull Terrier and the Jack Russel Terrier. These dogs have been produced purely for sports for their agility and athletic traits.

Staffy Bull Pit s a cross between the Staffordshire Bull Terrier and the American Pitbull Terrier. Their temperament can fluctuate between the breeds and not easily determined

Best female and male dog names

You can name your Beagle as Izzy or Agnus if he is a male and Abby or Coco if she is a female.

How to adopt this dog

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Pictures and Videos

 Staffordshire Bull Terrier puppy

Photo Credits: Gemma Longman, Dave