Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Staffordshire Bull Terrier Breed Profile

Average Weight:
Male – 12.5 – 17kg (28 – 38lbs).
Female – 11 – 15.5kg (24 – 34lbs).

Average Height:
Male – 35.5 – 40.5cm (14 – 16in).
Female – 33 – 38cm (13 – 15in).

Coat:
Short, smooth and close coat.

Average Life Span:
12 – 14 years.

Average Litter Size:
4 – 6 puppies.

Staffordshire Bull Terrier Fast Facts

Ease To Train
Exercise Needs
Grooming Frequency
Energy Level
Protective Instincts
Behaviour Around Children
Relationship With Other Pets
Loyalty To Owner
Ease To Train
Some dogs are easy to train while others require more effort. General breed factors are taken into consideration to determine how easy you should find it to train your dog. On the scale, a 1 indicates that your dog will be difficult to train while a 10 indicates that your dog should be easy to train.

Exercise Needs
Dogs vary greatly in the amount of exercise they need on a daily basis. Some may need long, vigorous walks while a walk around the block will be sufficient for some. A score towards the lower end of the scale means that your dog requires little exercise while a score towards 5 indicates that they have high exercise needs.

Grooming Frequency
Depending on your dog’s coat, the grooming frequency will vary. Some will need brushing every day while others can be groomed once a week. On this scale, a 1 shows that a dog needs very little grooming while a 5 shows they require plenty of upkeep.

Energy Level
Some breeds have incredibly high energy levels and find it difficult to rest while others prefer sleeping for large parts of the day. A score of 1 on the scale indicates the dog has a low energy level while a 5 shows they have extremely high levels of energy.

Protective Instincts
Many dogs have protective instincts and may act wary around strangers while others are much more friendly and accepting. A score of 1 indicates that your dog is unlikely to react to strangers while a score of 5 shows that your dog is likely to be wary.

Behaviour Around Children
Many dogs that are reared and socialised around children understand how to interact with them but some breeds are completely unsuitable to have around children. On this scale, a score of 1 shows that a breed is not good around children while a score of 5 shows they are perfectly compatible.

Relationship With Other Pets
Stereotypically dogs don’t get on with other pets but often this is not the case; many dogs enjoy the company of other animals. A score of 1 shows that it is not a good idea to mix a breed with other pets while a 5 indicates they tend to get on well with other animals.

Loyalty To Owner
Most dogs are extremely loyal to their owners and family, although there are a few that are quite independent. A low score of 1 indicates that a breed does not have a strong sense of loyalty while a score of 5 shows that they are extremely loyal.
The Staffordshire Bull Terrier dog is perhaps one of the most misunderstood dog breeds, and is in fact the 6th most popular dog in the UK.  This Bull Terrier is an extremely gentle and playful dog with a high level of intelligence and courage.  With the correct training and socialisation, these dogs will make an excellent family pet and have a natural affinity towards children.  In fact, the Staffordshire Bull Terrier dog is commonly known as the ‘Nanny Dog’ due to their devotion to children within their family.
 
When deciding whether to buy a Staffordshire Bull Terrier dog, it is essential to consider whether you can provide them with the exercise they need.  This breed has an almost endless energy reserve and fantastic stamina but can easily become bored and depressed if they do not receive the exercise they require.  Owners of a Staffordshire Bull Terrier should take them for long walks and have a secure fenced area so they can exercise freely.  A Staffordshire Bull Terrier dog has a muscular body and vigorous exercise is important for its maintenance.

As an active breed, the Staffordshire Bull Terrier dog needs the correct diet that is high-quality and suitable for its age.  The Royal Canin Medium Adult 25 would provide all the necessary ingredients for a grown Staffie and ensure it remains in top condition.  While the correct diet is important, it should be noted at this point that Bull Terriers are hearty eaters, so their weight should be monitored carefully.

The coat of a Staffordshire Bull Terrier dog is relatively easy to care for.  Grooming them with a product such as the Mikki Rubber Grooming Glove several times a week will remove any dead hairs and evenly distribute the coat’s natural oils.  Training a Staffordshire is important from a young age as the right socialisation will make your dog much more friendly and approachable.  However, despite their intelligence some Staffordshire Bull Terrier dogs can be stubborn, so gentle and firm commands should be used when training them.  With the right care, attention and training the Staffordshire Bull Terrier dog is a brilliant family pet.

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