Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Staffordshire Bull Terrier

The Bull(y) and Strong Dog: Staffordshire Terrier

The Staffordshire bulls are known for their great strength because of their sizes. Their variety is muscular and stocky but is also known for their agility. Surprisingly, this breed is one of the two breeds recognized by the UK Kennel Club as very suitable for children.

Furthermore, their types ranked 5th when it comes to dog popularity in the UK, where the breed originated. Interestingly, Staffies are the only breed of dog that are “totally reliable” when it comes to standard of breed.

Staffordshire Bull Terrier – Breeders Facts

The following are some of the basic facts breeders would really love to know about Staffies:

Category: Terrier

Living Environment: either indoors or outdoors

Coat: smooth (or silky like most terriers), dense, and short

Colors: black, brindle, red, blue, fawn; or any of these colors mixed with white

Height: between 14 and 16 inches

Weight: between 24 and 38 pounds

Colors: brindle, blue, black, red, fawn, white; or any of these with white

Temperament: aggressive towards other animals but very friendly with children

Health Issues: heat stroke, cataracts, and breathing problems

Care and Exercise Tips:

Bathe when necessary.
Brush their coat only occasionally using a brush with firm bristles.
Rub down their coat with a chamois or towel to remove hairs that are loose.
Their physique requires a regular exercise routine which includes a daily play time while on a leash.
They should be on leash while walking in public places.

Staffordshire Bull Terrier – Origin/History:

The Staffordshire bull terrier, also known as the Staffies, are known to have existed around the 17th century. Since dog fighting gained a surge of popularity over bull baiting, it became a must to develop a breed of dog that is agile, strong, and has a more punishing head than the Bulldog.

In this light, fighting Bulldogs of that time were crossed with some terrier blood. The hybrid was known as the Pit Dog or the Bull and Terrier. The new cross breed became well known for their tenacity and courage, and despite their reputation of being ferocious with other animals they were excellent companions especially with children.

The Staffie pit dog became a favorite of steelworkers and miners alike. The breed also provided chain makers of the “Black Country” with extra income when worked against ratters or badgers.

The enforcement of the Humane Act in 1835 completely prohibited sports like dog fighting and bull baiting. However, a group of men in the Staffordshire chose to maintain their breed of dogs by introducing them to the show business.

Through the years, the breeders themselves changed the name of the dog into Staffordshire bull terrier to differentiate its physique from the English bull terrier. However, the name of the dog was officially registered only in 1935 by the American Kennel Club.

In 1938, a couple of Staffies gained popularity as Champions at the Birmingham National. The popularity of Ch. Lady Eve and were Ch. Gentleman Jim reached many established countries including France, Australia, Germany, Spain, Holland and even the USA. Since then, Staffies became successful as show dogs and were very popular as compared to other terriers.

The Staffordshire Bull Terrier, yes, has become a popular pet while still retaining reputations gained through generations of fighting dogs bred for tenacity, courage, agility, and most importantly, its reliability and great affinity with people especially with children.

And today you can say that the bull is not so bully after all! In fact, the bull is totally reliable as children’s pets.

I hope some of this has helped you learn more about Staffordshire Bull Terriers and if you have any questions please email me and I will do my best to help you, Stephen

PS: Can can you do me a favor and let me know what you think by clicking on one of the Facebook buttons and telling me if the info was good or bad! – Thanks again,,,

Below Are Some Of The Bestselling Dog Training Products on Amazon

PetSafe RFA-67D-11 6 Volt Battery (Pack of 2)
Petrainer PET998DRB1 Dog Training Collar Rechargeable and Rainproof 330 yd Remote Dog Shock Collar with Beep, Vibra and Shock Electronic Collar
Dog Training Collar - Rechargeable Dog Shock Collar w/3 Training Modes, Beep, Vibration and Shock, 100% Waterproof Training Collar, Up to 1000Ft Remote Range, 0~99 Shock Levels Dog Training Set
Petrainer PET998DBB2 Waterproof and Rechargeable Dog Training E-Collar with Beep/Vibra/Electric Shock and 330 Yards Range
EcoCity [2018 New Upgrade Version Dog Training Clicker with Wrist Strap, 4-Pack
TBI Pro [Newest 2019] Rechargeable Bark Collar - Upgraded Smart Detection Module w/Triple Stop Anti Barking Modes: Beep/Vibration/Shock for Small, Medium, Large Dogs All Breeds - IPx7 Waterproof
PetSafe SSSCAT Spray Pet Deterrent, Motion Activated Pet Proofing Repellent for Cats and Dogs, Environmentally Friendly
[NEW 2019] Dog Shock Training Collar with Remote | Long Range up to 1600 ft, Shock/Vibration Control, Rechargeable & IPX7 Waterproof | E-Collar Headcollar for Small, Medium and Large Dogs, Breeds
POP VIEW Bark Collar [New Version] Humanely Stops Barking with Sound and Vibration. NO Shock, Harmless and Humane. Small Dog Bark Collar, Medium Dog Bark Collar
Moer Sky Dog Training Collar, Upgraded 100% Waterproof Rechargeable 875 Yards Remote Dog Shock Collar LED Light/Beep/Vibration/Shock Small Medium Large Dogs

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>