August 20, 2017

AKC and UKC classify breeds into "groups" by their original purpose.
Northern or Spitz types may eventually be sub-divided.
Explore the Group descriptions below, or choose from the
menu bar above to decide which breed best fits your
lifestyle and interests. If you already know just which breed you prefer, use the drop-down
list of all breeds!

Sporting Breeds

Bird dogs hunt and retrieve by scent and sight

Spaniel or Pointer,
Flusher or Setter,
Sporting dogs are
the hunter's go-getter!


Scent and Sight hounds hunt feather or fur

By day or by night,
to tree or to ground,
there's nothing so sweet
as the voice of a hound.

Working Dogs

Service work, police, draft, and protection dogs

Watchman at night,
companion by day,
he does your bidding
at work or at play


Courageous hunters and faithful friends

No fear, no pain,
no game's too rough,
a working terrier
is dog enough!

Toy Breeds

Diminutive, delightful and utterly devoted

A Toy is a toy, a
companion and more,
a treasure, a joy,
and a dog to adore


Utility dogs are multi-purpose, companions

No look-alikes here,
but tricks they can do.
Your very best friend
is rugged and true.

Herding Dogs

Pastoral breeds protect and control stock

They move, gather
and faithfully guard
cattle and sheep and
the kids in the yard.

Miscellaneous/Rare Breeds

Often foreign or newly developed

Shower me not
with gems so rare,
give me instead,
a diamond with hair


They are types or species more than "breeds"

Old as the dingo,
wild as the wind,
wise as coyote,
Man's very best friend

Go to Staffordshire Bull Terrier Classifieds Now
Staffordshire Bull Terrier Dog Breed Information
The Staffordshire Bull Terrier averages 15” of compact power and agility. He’s easy to groom, easy to love, and highly intelligent. Stable and trustworthy, if raised with children, the Staffie Bull is an affectionate, distinctive, all-purpose family dog.


Staffordshire Bull Terrier Puppy & Breed Information


See AKC Staffordshire Bull Terrier puppies for sale from Gold Star Breeders


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.


More Staffordshire Bull Terrier photos, puppy pictures, the Official Staffordshire Bull Terrier Breed Standard, national club information, and Staffordshire Bull Terrier puppies for sale from Gold Star Breeders.
Staffordshire Bull Terrier AKC Standard
© TheDogPlace / All Rights Reserved
Signup | Help | Login