|Staffordshire Bull Terrier|
Loyal, Friendly and Trustworthy
The Staffie as it's affectionately known, is quite an old
breed, developed in Britain about 200 years ago, originally
for bull and bear baiting and for fighting in the pits. When
finally, all blood sports were made illegal in the year 1835,
some dedicated breeders, recognizing the superb qualities,
wished to preserve the breed and transformed it over many
decades and generations into one of the most gentle, loving
and trustworthy family pets, so good with children it is
often nicknamed the "Nanny Dog" in Britain.
The English Staffordshire Bull Terrier is a smooth-
coated terrier dog. It should be of very great strength for
its size and, although muscular, it should always be active
and very agile. The Staffie is courageous, tenacious, very
intelligent, and trainable. Staffordshire Bull Terriers, ever faithful watchdogs, off duty, are known for their
quietness, and stability. Staffordshire Bull Terrier information is best obtained by getting
a Staffie breed book.
Staffies need exercise about four times a day. They
shed a little, but only need to be groomed about once a week
which is just some easy brushing. Bonding to the whole
family, these affectionate dogs make excellent pets,
and raising an adorable Staffie puppy is a joy.
Height: 14 - 16 in. (35 - 40 cm).
Dog: 28 - 38 lb. (13 - 17 kg).
Bitch: 24 - 34 lb. (11 - 15.5 kg).
Life Expectancy: 12 - 14 years.