ALL ABOUT™ STAFFORDSHIRE BULL TERRIER
Staffordshire Bull Terrier Puppy & Breed Information
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The Staffordshire Bull Terrier is smaller than the American Staffordshire but also evolved in the late 1800s from the larger “bulldogs” and the White English Terrier. The Staffordshire Bull is a little shorter on leg and “bullier” than the Amstaff. The Staffie can be vocal but is not a barker.
Staffordshire Bull Terrier Coat, Color, Care: The easy-to-groom Staffie coat is smooth, short, and natural in white, or red, black, blue, or brindle with white markings. His natural half-pricked ears require no special care.
Staffordshire Bull Terrier Personality: Pulling equally from his bull and terrier background, the Staffie Bull is courageous, tenacious, quiet, calmly mannered, affectionate with children and friends. The Staffordshire Bull Terrier has a great sense of humor and is as mentally quick as he is physically agile.
Exercise Requirements: Staffordshire Bull Terriers will chase a ball in the living room but thrive on regular outdoor exercise. A fenced yard will do but daily jogging by your side or bicycle will prevent nervous habits such as pacing, chewing or licking.
Health Concerns: Hip dysplasia isn’t uncommon because of the heavy body but can be modified by diet and proper exercise. Staffies can be prone to cataracts and other eye problems as well as elongated soft palate so puppies should be from cleared parents. Staffie skin is literally thin but allergies, itching, or thyroid imbalance usually result from environmental factors, including medication side effects. A partially home-cooked diet free of preservatives, dyes, and chemicals, supplemented with vitamins and fish oils may prevent or correct such disorders.
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