Dog Breeds > Staffordshire Bull Terrier
Staffordshire Bull Terrier
|Alternate Names||Staffie, Bull Terrier du Staffordshire, Nanny Dog|
|Section||Bull Type Terriers|
Staffordshire Bull Terrier Profile
It has a well-balanced look with great strength for its size. The Staffordshire Bull Terrier is an active, flexible, determined, and muscular molosser type dog. Its head is short and deep with a large skull. Its chewing muscles are well pronounced, and the stop is marked. Its snout is short with an always black rhinarium. Its eyes are preferably dark, round and medium sized, and are positioned in such a way as to look straight ahead. Its ears can be half-erect or rose shaped, but they must be neither heavy nor too big. Its torso is compact with a straight back line, and a deep chest with well-sprung ribs. The paws are straight and plumb, and it has slightly deflected forefeet. The tail is of medium length, and set low. Wide at the base, it tapers towards the end with no wind and retains the shape of the handle of a water pump.
Coat: straight, short and thick.
Color: The permitted colors are: red, fawn, white, black or any of these aforementioned colors associated with white. Some brindle marks are also allowed, as well as the white brindled. Black and red, as well as black and tan, are not allowed, while blue is only tolerated.
Size: 35.5 to 40.5 cm.
Weight: 12.5 to 17 kg for the males and 10.8 to 15.4 kg for the females.
Character and Abilities
The Staffordshire Bull Terrier is a well-balanced, sweet dog that lives in adoration of its owner and that would love to spend the entire day in its arms. It is an excellent and viable companion for children. Its fighter origins are so far behind that, well socialized, a puppy will even befriend other dogs. However, if provoked, it will react. If this happens, it is necessary to react quickly, as its bite remains terrible. It can be a good guard dog, but its aggression should never be stimulated.