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Staffordshire Bull Terrier

The Staffordshire Bull Terrier is a medium sized, short coated, old time breed of dog, originally bred for bull and bear fighting. Dogs proven in the pit were bred with others of like skill and ability and over time the Staffie was produced. In the early part of the 20th century they gained respectablity and were accepted into the Kennel Club of England as the Staffordshire Bull Terrier - not to be confused with the English Bull Terrier. The Staffordshire Bull Terrier is an English breed of dog and should not be confused with their larger cousin the American Staffordshire Terrier or the American Pit Bull Terrier.
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The Staffie is a breed that has many supporters and perhaps just as many detractors. Over the generations the Staffie has put his fighting history behind him and his other famous trait, as a loving family member, has earned him a place in the hearts of many. Staffie owners recommend their dogs as confident, people-loving dogs. A typical staffie is energetic, devoted to his families, and normally loves meeting strangers.

Often held responsible for many of the unpleasant attacks reported on humans and other animals, the Staffie can polarise public opinion. When spoken of, people will generally fall into one of two camps, those strongly for the breed and those strongly against.

In cases of reported attacks, there is often little distinction made between the bull terrier breeds, such as the American Staffordshire Terrier, the Pit-Bull Terrier, the Bull Terrier and the Staffie. Perhaps because of its comparative high numbers and poor recognition by the public, the Staffie wears much of the blame for reported attacks that may have been perpetrated by any member of the bull terrier breeds.

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Blue Staffordshire Bull Terrier

blue staff at 5 months old from kent, great with people and other dogs, i think he will be quite big

Appearance

Lovingly referred to as a "keg on legs", the Staffordshire Bull Terrier is a stocky, muscular dog that exudes character, strength and athletic ability. Their expressive countenances indicate their mood and intelligence.

They have a broad head, defined occipital muscles, a relatively short foreface, half prick ears, dark round eyes and a wide mouth with a clean scissor-like bite. The ears are small and either rose or half-prick. The cheek muscles are usually pronounced and give the impression of strength. Their lips show no looseness, and they rarely drool.

The head tapers down to a strong well muscled neck and shoulders placed on squarely spaced forelimbs. Their rib cage is well sprung and is topped by a level top line. They are tucked up in their loins and the last rib of their cage should be visible. Their tail is carried like an old fashioned pump handle and should be neither too long nor too short. Their hind quarters are well muscled and are the drive in the Staffie's gait, being well let down in the hock.

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Boo the Staffordshire Bull Terrier having a well deserved rest
Hi, this is Boo are 12 week old staffy, we have had her since she was 8 weeks old, she is the best puppy in the world, very quick to learn and loves people.

They may be coloured black, brindle, red, blue(rare), white, or any blending of these colours with white. White with any colour over an eye is known as piebald or pied'. Liver-coloured and black and tan dogs sometimes occur but these are considered an unacceptable colour for the showring or any reputable breeding program. The coat is smooth and short.

The dogs stand 35-40 cm (14-16 in) at the withers and weigh 13-20 kg (24-38 lb) with female dogs on the lighter side and male dogs on the heavier side.

Temperament

Terrier breeds are generally bold, inquisitive and fearless. The Staffie is renowned for its reliability as a family dog. They are extremely loving dogs, being loyal and devoted to man, with special emphasis on their reliability with children. The breed thrives in the family environment, being a suitably compact size for close family living. They can be protective of their family, especially those with small children, and it is for this reason that they make an excellent family guardian and watch dog.

As a result of their dog fighting heritage, one of the major problems noticed in this breed is a tendency of aggression towards other dogs. It must be understood that even a Staffordshire Bull Terrier with "good" temperament may fight when challenged by another dog and should therefore be adequately controlled in public places.

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Willow the Staffordshire Bull Terrier with his bone
Hi - This is Willow my 18 month Staffy  - she found this baby Blackbird in our garden chirping for mummy -  Willow had been studying the bird for some time which so gave me the chance to look what she was up to. I then went back to the house dug out the camera  and managed to take the picture. At no time did Willow touch the bird maybe she started maternal instinct sooner than I expected. The other photo gives you a better shot of her. Regards - Richard
Willow the Staffordshire Bull Terrier in the garden

Staffordshire Bull Terrier owners have a certain obligation to society, and should always ensure that their dogs are correctly and adequately housed and not allowed to roam freely in public and in the vicinity of unfamiliar dogs. It is always good advice to avoid allowing your Staffie to make eye to eye contact with strange dogs, as this is normally seen as a challenge. It must also be understood, however, that dog aggression is not related to human aggression in this breed. A staffie that is aggressive to strange dogs may still be completely trustworthy to humans.

Staffies are regularly the fourth most popular breed in Australia, behind German Shepherds, Labrador Retrievers and Golden Retrievers, according to the numbers of puppies bred each year. The German Shepherd Dog League of N.S.W recognised this very problem in its breed and has set up a tough accreditation program for its breeders. There isn't such a program amongst Staffie owners, however there are very good breeders who are mindful of producing dogs with stable temperaments.

Black & White Pied Staffie

Black & White Pied Staffie

It is important that any breeder can satisfy you that the puppy you are interested in, and its parents, have a stable temperament. Avoiding aggression can also be aided by proper socialisation and training of the puppy. Puppies should be regularly exposed to the full gamut of situations that they are likely to encounter as older dogs. Regular, supervised contact with other dogs, children and any other family pet, along with early obedience training will help ensure that the dog grows into a well socialised animal.

Obedience training is imperative to ensure that the owner feels they will have control over their dog in any situation. A Staffie well versed in the commands ‘sit’ and ‘stay’ is an animal that knows its place and can be confidently managed. If they are socialised from an early age and properly trained, owners can let their dogs roam at off-leash parks with confidence.


History

Before the 19th Century, blood sports such as bull baiting, bear baiting and cock fighting were common. Bulls bought to market were set upon by dogs as a way of tenderising the meat and providing entertainment for the spectators; and dog fights with bears, bulls and other animals were often organised as entertainment for both Royalty and Commoners. Early Bull and Terriers were not bred for the handsome visual specimen of today, rather they were bred for the characteristic known as gameness. The pitting of dog against bear or bull tested the gameness, strength and skill of the dog. These early "proto-staffords" provided the ancestral foundation stock for the Staffordshire Bull Terrrier, the American Pit Bull Terrier and the American Staffordshire Terrier.

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Elvis the Staffordshire Bull Terrier

this is my staffie elvis  i got him when he was 6 months old he is now 3 years old, is a very loving dog  who is  one of the family  he lives for his walks as all dogs do and is very good around people kids and other dogs

Elvis the Staffie Dog

These bloodsports were officially eliminated in 1835 as Britain began introduce animal welfare laws. Since dogfights were cheaper to organise and far easier to conceal from the law than bull or bear baits, bloodsport proponents turned to pitting their dogs one against another instead. Dog fighting was used as both a bloodsport (often involving gambling) and as an effort to continue to test the quality of their stock. For decades afterwards, dog fighting clandestinely took place in pockets of working class Britain and America. Dogs were released in a pit, and the last dog still fighting (or occasionally, the last dog surviving) was recognised as the winner. The quality of pluckiness or "gameness" was still highly prized, and dogs that gave up during a fight were reviled as "curs". As an important aside, fighting dogs were often handled in the pit during fights, by both their owners and the judge, so were bred to be as trustworthy with humans as they were aggressive towards other dogs.

It is this nefarious history that gives the staffie his celebrated temperament, as in the words of the American Kennel Club: "from the past history of the Staffordshire Bull Terrier, the modern dog draws its character of indomitable courage, high intelligence, and tenacity. This, coupled with its affection for its friends, and children in particular, its off-duty quietness and trustworthy stability, makes it a foremost all-purpose dog."

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Leroy the Staffordshire Bull Terrier Dog
This is our 3yr old staffy called Leroy. He's fantastic, a very full on character and an enormous part of our family. We've recently had a baby boy and Leroy has been very good around him. We're definitely big staffy lovers!!!

Kennel Club Recognition

The breed attained UK Kennel Club recognition on 25 May 1935. Much of the groundwork to attain this status can be attributed to Joseph Dunn and Joe Mallan. Dunn and Mallan invited friends to a staffie fanciers meeting at the Cross Guns Hotel, Cradley Heath, South Staffordshire (a hotel owned and managed by Mallan). About fifty breeders met at the hotel and formed the Original Staffordshire Bull Terrier Club. The name was shortly changed to Staffordshire Bull Terrier Club due to the Bull Terrier Club objecting the use of the word 'original'. Staffies were imported into the US during this time. Since that time the breed has grown to be one of the most popular breeds of dogs with a large repressentation at the Crufts Dog Show.

In the US many were imported by pit fighters and used in their breeding programs to produce the American Pit Bull Terrier and American Staffordshire Terrier. Many were imported by British nationals who brought their dogs with them or US expatriates who fell in love with the breed in England and brought it home to the US. Eventually through the campaign of many people the Staffie was recognised in the US in 1976. He has a loyal following.

 

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Samson the Staffordshire Bull Terrier

This is Samson, he is 5 months old and loves everyone including dogs 10 times bigger than himself!!

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Ruby the Staffordshire Bull Terrier
This is my baby girl ruby we got her at 8 weeks and she is 17 months now she is a fab dog and we luv her very much
 Ruby the Staffordshire Bull Terrier resting

 

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Chad abd Skye the Staffordshire Bull Terrier Dogs
These are our two fantastic staffys Chad and Skye. Chad is 5 and is soooo handsome, Skye is18 months and is adorable! Life is so much better with them in it. Rach and Dave Creed and family. X   

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Comments

my staffie jack is mint with my son he never leaves his side. hes the best dog ever

these dogs can be so loving they're not all mean vicious dogs, people make them that way. give them a chance : ) you'll see

i love the first one

well i have say you're all wrong as my boy is the most handsome staffie of them all, lol

my fav dog of course is the staff i owned one for 12 years but sadly she died there very loving and loyal her name was tara and i miss her like crazy

i think ruby is a fab dog.

i have a staffie dog called foster who i rescued from the rescue centre. i got him when he was 6 months old he had been battered and kicked about but despite that he has grown into a friendly loving dog he fantastic with children and other dogs and he's still my baby he even takes my smelly old shoe he adopted when he was a pup to bed with him BLESS. foster is now 4 years old and you would never believe he had such a bad childhood i love him XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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Lillian the Staffie Dog
Our 12 weeks old staffordshire bull terrier puppy bitch. Her name is Lillian and she is so sweet and cute! She is very playful and she is very good with other people, children and with other animals (dogs, rabbits, horses). She is our beautiful princess!!! - Veronika

staffies are the best dogs ever, i have one called scally and he is adorable xxx

my 16month staffy girl only weighs 14.30kgs she don't eat a lot is that ok or not

i like Lillian  staffies rule

Staffies rule my girl Boo is the best i can't imagine not havin her around xx

well i have a staffy cross cattledog  he is so so so cute i wanna hug him all the time i will send in a photo when my camera works he is 15weeks old we got him in toowoomba at a petshop called everything animals. i named him bronsan. hes my favourite dog in the world. whoa i love him my name is georgie

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Molly the Staffordshire Bull Terrier Dog
Hi there - these are pictures of our 2 staffies Molly and Max. Max is 7 years and Molly is nearly 5. They have had puppies - 7 in total but 2 died, and Max has also fathered another 15 puppies with 2 other bitches, quite a stud eh!!. My husband and I think they are a great breed and we love them and think its a shame that some people give the breed a bad name. Long live the staffie! - Yours sincerely -  Tina and Steve
Max the Staffordshire Bull Terrier Dog

why do people think i a bad owner just because i'm young ???????

why did my cat get killed by one of these dogs.  What did possess it to do this as I know this cat would not have provoked the dog?

i think they are cute

i love my staff they are the best dog in the world

Best dogs in all planet !!!!!!!!!

Smart, beautiful ... just best !

ive got the most butiful staffie on earth

that dog is not as cute as mine!!!!!!!!!

i have a Stafford and there great dogs !

Q. My staffie has started come into season what shall i do ?
Q. My staffie has some kind of allergy. The vet has done a skin scrape and that came back clear. Can you help ?

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Cute the Staffordshire Bull Terrier Dog

My staffies name is "CUTE" my dad named her for me when we both went to pick her up from a breeder living in London. I wasn't too keen on the name at first but when the breeder gave me the pedigree papers with the name Damblues Cutie it just had to be. Cute was born 28th Jun 2005 Blue and White and very very hyper excited 24 hours a day. I have taken her to ring craft but have not shown her.


 

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