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Staffordshire Bull Terrier (Staffie, Stafford, Staff or Staffy for short) is an English dog and the fifth most popular dog 
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breed. It is related to the bull terrier.

It is a rather gentle, loving, couragious and affectionate dog, pleased to be in company with their owners. It may be medium sized and muscular, but it is very strong to pull you along the streets by its leash! 

Colours: Black, blue, black & white, red, fawn, brindle. 

Temperament: Edit

Staffies are usually gentle dogs and are happy to be stroked. It does everything at full throttle; play, work and love. This breed may get on well with other pets in the household if it has a stern human pack leader; if not, then it may be combative with dogs outside the family. Socialize them well.

As a puppy, these dogs tend to chew continuously, so be sure to give them plenty of dog chews. Their powerful jaws can rip through vinyl toys in seconds, espcially when there's one with a squeaker inside, which could be dangerous if the animal swallows it!

Every member of the human family must be stern to give rules to its beloved pet. As with every other breed, this dog need early training at a young age and be firm with it as it grows older. 

Height/WeightEdit

Height: Males 14 --16 in (36--41 cm)   Females 13 --15 in (33 --38 cm)

Weight: Males 25 --38 pounds (11 --17 kg)  Females 23 --35 pounds (10 --16 kg) 

Health ProblemsEdit

Staffies can develop cataracts (HC and PHPV), hip dysplasia, mast cell tumors and gas problems. With puppies, they're prone to having an elongated soft palate. 

Living conditionsEdit

The Staff will do well in living in a flat/apartment if it is sufficiently exercised. It is very active indoors and will do okay in a small garden. 

ExerciseEdit

Staffs possess tremendous stamina and must have plenty of exercise, which needs to include a daily walk or jog. 

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Staffie puppy.

Life ExpectancyEdit

10 --16 years.

Grooming:Edit

The smooth, short-haired coat is easy to groom. Brush every day with a firm bristle brush, and bath or dry shampoo as necessary.

The coat will gleam if rubbed with a towel or chamois. 

OriginEdit

The Staffordshire Bull Terrier was developed in the region of Stafforshire, England, in the nineteeth century from corsses between Bulldogs and various local terriers that were similar to the Manchester Terrier.

The Staffordshire Bull was developed for the then--popular sport of bull baiting. The breed's popularity waned as interest in the sport waned. Then, in the twentieth century, interest in the breed grew again, especially in the United States.

It returned to the show ring in 1935. In the U.S. it is now well bred in a size slightly larger than that called for in the European standard.

The Staffordshire Bull Terrier is not a dog for every family, but in the hands of a dominant, experienced owner it can be successful pet and a family guardian. The breed was recognized by the AKC in 1975. 

GroupEdit

Mastiff, AKC, Terrier. 

TriviaEdit

  • A few incidents with people approaching this breed is very rare. 
  • When they're puppies, they will grab and chew up anything (underwear, its own soft toys, even puppy teeth marks on plastic toys!) 
  • They are related to the Pitbull and Bull Terrier. 

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