Height: 14-16 inches
Weight: 24-38 lbs.
Life Span: 11-13 yrs.
Breed Group: Terriers
Staffordshire bull terriers are devoted family members and adore children.
They are friendly to strangers, especially if a dominant family member is
present, and get along with other family pets as long as they are exposed
to them while young.
Note, however, that two male dogs in the same household may continually
challenge each other for dominance. Staffordshires may not get along with
strange dogs and should always be walked on a leash because of their tendency
They become restless if they don't get a lot of exercise. Never play aggressive
games with them. These powerful and athletic dogs respond well to early
socialization and obedience training when handled by experienced owners.
The Staffordshire's smooth coat lies close to the skin. Color is red, fawn,
black, blue, any of those colors with white, solid white, brindle, or brindle
Grooming & Exercise Needs
Staffordshire bull terriers need to be brushed once a week and taken on
several brisk long walks daily.
The Staffordshire bull terrier was developed in Staffordshire, England,
in the 19th century for dog fighting and ratting. It is thought to be descended
from the larger, old-fashioned bulldog and a terrier similar to today's
Breed-related health concerns include cataracts.
Reference: AKC - American Kennel Club