Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Description

The Staffordshire Bull Terrier is a breed that is shorter than average and well muscled. Its head is wide with a well-defined stop. The facial features are large and dark. Its ears are average in size and fold slightly toward the face. This breed’s neck is well-muscled and shorter than average. The neck flows to a straight back. The breed stands on legs that are straight in the front and very angular in the back. It has a slight tail that is set below the back and average in length. Its coat is short and very smooth.

Temperament

The Staffordshire Bull Terrier is a popular family pet. It is brave and makes an excellent watchdog. This breed is very smart and responds well to training. The breed does fine with children of all ages and coexists peacefully with other pets in its home. It is devoted to its family and is very affectionate towards them. As a hunting companion it perseveres and seeks to please its owner.

Height and Weight

Male height: 18-19 inches Male weight: 40 pounds Female height: 17-18 inches Female weight: 35 pounds

Health Problems

There are a few health problems associated with the Staffordshire Bull Terrier. The breed is susceptible to developing problems with its eyes and heart. Hip dysplasia is also common in this breed, but it is common in most breeds of the size and stature of the Staffordshire Bull Terrier.

Ideal Living Conditions

The Staffordshire Bull Terrier is a breed that should have plenty of space for physical exercise. It will do fine in small living conditions as long as it is able to have some time outdoors for physical activity.

Exercise

Regular exercise is important for the Staffordshire Bull Terrier. It should run, train, play, or engage in other types of physical activity on a regular basis.

Life Expectancy

The Staffordshire Bull Terrier has an average life expectancy of 14 years.

Litter Size

The Staffordshire Bull Terrier has an average of 4-6 puppies.

Grooming

Maintaining the coat of the Staffordshire Bull Terrier is a snap. This breed has a smooth coat that only requires regular brushing.

Origin

The Staffordshire Bull Terrier originated in England during the 18th century.

Group

Terrier

Color

The solid colors that are associated with the coat of the Staffordshire Bull Terrier include yellow, black, blue, and red. A combination coat featuring any of these colors and white is also acceptable.