Staffordshire Bull Terrier
Colour: Red, fawn, white, black or blue, or any one of these colours with white. Any shade of brindle or any shade of brindle with white
Lifespan: 11 to 12 years
courageous • tenacious • affectionate • bold • feisty
Staffordshire Bull Terriers are feisty and tenacious. Easily aroused, they have tremendous jaw strength and early and continued socialization is needed to ensure they remain well behaved with others, especially with other dogs.
Originally bred for dog-fighting.
The Staffordshire Bull Terrier has tremendous jaw strength and the ability to hold on when biting; it is also easily aroused.
High. Will walk a long way if required.
owners affectionate, loving
children very good if raised with them, hard play bite when young
other pets may kill small pets, may injure cats unless raised with them
strangers usually friendly
unfamiliar dogs tendency to be aggressive. Adequate early socialization needed
Experienced, strong-willed, active owner who has the time and knowledge to teach this dog to be nice to other dogs when it is a puppy, and who can provide plenty of affection, exercise and play when older.
Tends to be aggressive to other dogs.
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