Staffordshire Bull Terriers
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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.
Staffordshire Bull Terriers are commonly:
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.
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. .
- Staffordshire Bull Terriers have smooth, short coats. They are a low-maintenance grooming breed and need minimal coat care.
- Their bodies are stocky and muscular, tapering into thin legs.
- They have half-pricked ears and round eyes that stare straight ahead.
12 to 14 years
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.
Staffordshire Bull Terriers have a low tolerance for hot and cold climates, and they do best when kept indoors.
Staffordshire Bull Terriers are very good with kids. They are shy toward other dogs but friendly toward other household pets.
- Staffordshire Bull Terriers are, in fact, so good with kids that they were sometimes used as children’s nursemaids, according to British legend, leading to the nickname “Nanny Dogs."
- They breed came from a cross between the Bulldog and Terrier in the early 1800s, when they were bred to take part in dog fights.
- Though the dogs are best known as fighters, they are actually very sweet and loving animals.