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Staffordshire Bull Terriers

Also referred to as Nanny Dogs

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height & weight, the typical colorings & temperaments, plus information
about their activity level, age expectancy, typical health concerns & more!

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Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Staffordshire Bull Terriers

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Average Height & Weight

The Staffordshire Bull Terriers is considered a MEDIUM dog based on the average height and weight.


Males – Height: 18 to 19 inches.

Weight: 35 to 40 pounds.

Females – Height: 17 to 18 inches.

Weight: 30 to 35 pounds.

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Staffordshire Bull Terrier


Typical Coloring

Staffordshire Bull Terriers are commonly:
     –solid red





Obedient, sweet and also a bit of a clown, Staffordshire Bull Terriers are a highly intelligent breed. They are quiet and trustworthy, and can be courageous when necessary. They enjoy playing with their families.




Activity Level

Staffordshire Bull Terriers are a medium-energy and very athletic breed.


They need daily activity, such as a vigorous game in the yard or a long walk or jog. Staffordshire Bull Terriers also like to exercise their jaws by gnawing on sturdy chew toys. .


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Breed Characteristics



Age Expectancy

12 to 14 years

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Known Breed-Related Health Issues

Staffordshire Bull Terriers are a generally healthy breed. Their most common health concerns include cataracts and canine hip dysplasia. They have a high tolerance for pain, which can make it difficult to know when they are experiencing health issues.




Ideal Climates for this Breed

Staffordshire Bull Terriers have a low tolerance for hot and cold climates, and they do best when kept indoors.



Staffordshire Bull Terrier


Family Orientation
(good with kids, or other pets?)

Staffordshire Bull Terriers are very good with kids. They are shy toward other dogs but friendly toward other household pets.




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