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Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Weight
24-38 Lbs
Height
14-16 Inches
Lifespan
12-14 Years
Exercise
1+ Hours Per Day

Overview

Weight
24-38 Lbs
Height
14-16 Inches
Lifespan
12-14 Years
Exercise
1+ Hours Per Day

If you’re thinking about getting a Staffordshire Bull Terrier, you’re in luck! Because of their reputation, they can often be found in shelters and are quite common. You should, however, make sure they’re legal in your area, as they’re sadly banned in some.

So why do they have such a reputation, and is it accurate?

The Staffordshire Bull Terrier was bred for the fighting ring. That means they’re often portrayed as aggressive dogs who are dangerous to kids and other animals. Many places have put a ban on them to be safe, and the fact they were literally bred to fight doesn’t help matters. Who’d want a dog like that in their home?

Staffordshire Bull Terrier – A Dog With A Bad Reputation

The truth is, they can be great dogs, and their reputation is often completely misinformed. They’re great with adults and kids but, like any dog, they need training and boundaries — especially as they’re a muscular and powerful breed. Many people say you need to be their “alpha”, but this is an outdated theory. Have plenty of patience and positive reinforcement and set firm boundaries with your dog, and that will be enough. They love being around their people and are incredibly affectionate, and truly deserve a chance!

One thing to watch out for, however, is their prey drive. They may go after small animals, as many breeds of dogs do (particularly hunting breeds). It isn’t very safe to have them living with cats or rabbits, even if you trust them fully. If you have other animals in the home or plan to in the future, you might want to pick another dog.

Overall though, this is a great dog if you’re willing to put in the work. Any dog needs a good owner to live up to their full potential, and this one is no different.

Photos of Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Here are some Bernese mountain dog photos for you to get a good picture of the breed.
NAMES BY BREED

Staffordshire Bull Terrier Names

Female, Male, Inspired by size or by coat color

Taco

Vic

Samson

Rascal

Zork

Ali

Freckles

Jinx

Nadine

Eileen

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