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24 Aug 2000
Name of breed:
Staffordshire Bull Terrier
Recognized: AKC, ANKC,
CKC, FCI, KC (GB), KUSA.
at shoulders: 35.5-40.5cm (14-16in). Weight: dogs 12.7-17.2kg (28-38lb), bitches
Coat: Smooth, short and
Colors: Red, fawn,
white, black or blue, or any other of these colors with white; any
shades or brindle, or any shade of brindle with white.
The Staffordshire Bull Terrier should not be confused with the American
Staffordshire Terrier, or Pit Bull, which has been developed along quite different
lines. The lovely Staffordshire
Character and care
Staffy is one of the most popular pets and show dogs. It makes a find household
dog as well as guard, being an affectionate and game companion which adores
children. However, it is not averse to having a scrap with its fellows, usually
emerging the victor, and so it is sensible to keep it on a leash while out
walking. This totally reliable, smooth-coated dog is easy to look after, requiring
little other than regular brushing.