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Staffordshire Bull Terriers

The Staffordshire Bull Terrier is a muscular dog, very strong for its size. Very active indoors, your Bull Terrier will be fine with a small yard, though will posses great stamina and need a daily wal...

In brief

  • May be combative with dogs outside the family
  • Great with children and very 'people friendly' in general
  • Loves a challenge and needs variety to avoid boredom

Origins

The Staffordshire Bull Terrier was developed for bull baiting in Staffordshire, England in the 1800's. It was bred from crosses between Bulldogs and various local terriers. In the 20th century, interest in the breed grew again after a decline, and this dog is now well bred in a slightly larger size, popular as a pet.

Personality, characteristics and temperament

The Staffordshire Bull Terrier is a muscular dog, very strong for its size. Very active indoors, your Bull Terrier will be fine with a small yard, though will posses great stamina and need a daily walk. This is a dog that does everything at full speed and power. The Staffordshire Bull Terrier is extremely courageous and excellent around children, so will do well with a strong pack leader and strict rules. It is said to be an affectionate breed with a great sense of humour.

Health and care

The Staffordshire Bull Terrier will generally live 10-16 years, though this breed can be prone to cataracts, and joint problems.

Conclusion

The Staffordshire Bull Terrier is not a dog for every family, as it needs every member to be firm, confident and consistent as a pack leader. If strict rules are not made, this dog can become unruly and disobedient. If it gets enough exercise, it will be fine in an apartment as opposed to a house, but can be very active indoors. And be warned: the Bull Terrier has a tendency to chew whatever it can get hold of!

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If you have a question on anything from parasites to pet health, ask us we don't bite!

Call The Advantage Pet Care Line on 1800 678 368.

Advantage for Dogs

Advantage is the fastest relief from fleas for dogs and not only kills fleas fast, it acts on multiple flea stages to rid infestations too. Treats
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Travelling with Pets

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