Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Other names : Nanny dog, Staffie, Bull terrier du Staffordshire

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Life expectancy

The Staffordshire Bull Terrier has a life expectancy of between 12 and 14 years




Adult size

Female Between 14 and 16 in
Male Between 14 and 16 in

Adult weight

Female Between 24 and 33 lb
Male Between 26 and 37 lb
Coat colour
Black White Red
Type of coat
Eye colour

Purchase price

The Staffordshire Bull Terrier costs between £470 and £965

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More details about the Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Staffordshire Bull Terrier: Origins and history

The Staffordshire Bull Terrier was born in the 19th century from a cross between the Bulldog and several different Terriers (White Terrier, Manchester Terrier). Developed in Staffordshire, England, the Staffie was originally used in bull fights. Very widespread in the States since the inter-war period, he has since gained some appreciation throughout Europe. The breed was officially recognised in 1935.

FCI classification of the Staffordshire Bull Terrier

  • Group 3 - Terriers

  • Section 3 : Bull type Terriers

Training a Staffordshire Bull Terrier

This dog can prove to be obedient if he has been trained in a precocious, firm, positive and coherent manner. It goes without saying that brutality can in no shape or form be part of this process, as a show of violence on the handler’s side will only serve to stimulate this former fighting dog’s aggressivity, and could possibly traumatise him. 

He is very enthusiastic and keen on pleasing his owner, especially when the training process involves games. These sessions help consolidate the Staffie’s discipline on the one hand, while it also serves to strengthen the master-dog bond on the other.

Staffordshire Bull Terrier: Purchase price

The price of a Staffordshire Bull Terrier varies depending on its origins, age, and sex. You have to count an average of £1000  for dogs registered at the Kennel Club. 

With regards to the monthly budget required, it amounts to an average of £30 per month- quality nutrition and basic yearly maintenance included.

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