Description: These dogs were bred as dog-fighters in their native England. Consistent with that history, these dogs are very tenacious, strong and boisterous and have a lot of stamina.
But donít be put off by the breedís history. Staffordshire Terriers are loving, obedient, brave, and affectionate and have a sense of humor.
Height: 14-16 inches
Weight: Female 24-34 Ibs, Male 28-38 Ibs
Colors: Red, fawn, white, black, and has shade of brindle with white, black-and-tan.
Coat: Smooth, short and close to the skin.
Temperament: They are tough, courageous, tenacious, stubborn, curious, people-loving and comfort-loving, protective, intelligent, active, quick and agile.
With Children: Gets on well with children.
With Pets: Can be peacefully with other animals and sometimes not. Special Skills: High intelligence
Care and Training: When training a Stafford, it is important to be patient and persistent, firm yet never rough. Maintain your perspective. In all circumstances, maintain a sense of humor. Having short coat it requires little grooming other an occasional brushing and a bath.
Learning Rates: Staffordshire learn quickly, performing their tasks with unlimited enthusiasm, yet the stubborn a side of a Stafford's nature.
Activity: Staffordshire Bull Terrier require a rigorous exercise regime to maintain his muscle tone, also loves to play tug-of-war and to roughhouse, but rules must be set indicating who is boss.
Living Environment: Staffordshire are not temperamentally or physically suited to spending long periods of time out-of-doors. They need to be with their family and should be house dogs.
Country of Origin: England
History: The Staffordshire Bull Terrier was fierce courageous animal used in the sports of bear and bull baiting as early as the mid sixteenth century, but was outlawed so their supporters sought to create a sporting dog with great agility. It was recognized by the kennel club of England in 1935.
First Registered by the AKC: 1974