Staffordshire Bull Terrier Breed Profile
KC Group Terrier
Weight Dogs around 13 - 17kg; bitches around 11 - 15.4kg
Height 36 - 41cm
Average lifespan 14 years
Good with children? Yes
Good guard dogs? Possibly
Moulting level Low
Exercise requirement Moderate
Jogging partner Shorts
Colours Red, fawn, white, black, blue, or brindle, or any of these with white
Temperament Affectionate, intelligent, extrovert dogs with a great sense of humour
Staffordshire Bull Terrier Breed ProfileAn easy dog who makes an ideal pet for most owners; however, Staffords are strong and need a firm hand. His fighting ancestry and strength demands great management from his owner.
The Staffordshire Bull Terrier is generally a robust and healthy breed but can be prone to the following conditions:
- Cataracts and other eye conditions.
- Loyal and loving.
- Easy-going but must be shown respect.
- Great sense of humour.
- An easy dog who makes an ideal pet for most owners; however, Staffords are strong and need a firm hand.
- Adores human company and attention.
- Great with children.
- Minimal exercise needed.
- Loves a good walk, but a good play and plenty of attention is just as important.
- Easy to train as Staffords are very eager to please.
- Training must start from early puppyhood.
- Minimal grooming needs.
- Check your Stafford's nails on a regular basis.
- Give his coat a good rub down with a chamois leather twice a week for a super shiny coat.
- Good temperament.
- Minimal grooming.
- Highly trainable.
- Relatively healthy and long-lived.
- His fighting ancestry and strength demands great management from his owner.