Other Names : English Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Staffy, Stafford
Country of Origin : England
Dog Group : Terrier
The Staffordshire Bull Terrier comes from the Staffordshire region of, England. They were orignally breed in the nineteenth century from crosses between Bulldogs and various other terrier breeds. The Staffordshire Bull was orginally breed for the then-popular sport of bull baiting. Then, in the twentieth century, interest in the breed grew as a good family pet.
The Staffordshire Bull Terrier are known for doing everything full throttle! They are extremely affectionate and can be very obedient. They are very strong and muscular for their size, they have a short head with a broad skull.
Feeding & Ownership
The Staffordshire Bull Terrier is an undemanding dog to feed with no special dietary requirements, they generally have a good appetite. Some however are prone to sensitivities skin and stomach so may require and special diet.
This breed is not recommended for an inactive owner or family, they need a confident owner who is consistent with their dogs training. This is a brave, intelligent dog which is loyal to its family, they are boisterous with tremendous stamina. They are known to be chewers so it is strongly recommended to provided plenty of strong chew toys.
The smooth, short-haired coat is easy to groom. Brush on a regular basis with a firm bristle brush, and bathe once every two weeks in the warmer months and bathe once a month in the colder months. It is also recommended to rub them down with a piece of towelling or chamois as this will make their coat shine.