This dog can live up to 14 years of age.
Average height & weight
36cm to 41cm
11kg to 17kg
Breed personality, characteristics & temperament
The Staffordshire Bull Terrier is a breed apart. They are known as the "Nanny Dog" because of their affection for children. They thrive on human company. Staffordshire bull terriers can make excellent pets and in the right home, many live happily with children and other animals. Staffies are generally very well behaved, affectionate and playful. Like any dog, with the right training they behave positively and obediently. Staffies love long walks, chasing balls, cuddling up on the couch, exploring parks, beaches or countryside and thrive on being around people.
They are loving, loyal and highly intelligent.
Compatibility with other pets
Staffordshire Bull Terriers live happily with other pets provided that they are trained and socialised from an early age. Puppies can be easily trained to obey house rules and obedience training can be an excellent avenue to provide socialisation with other animals.
Obedience is a fun way to develop a close bond of friendship and respect with your Stafford. They love to be with you and take great delight in pleasing you.
The Stafford is a low maintenance breed, the short coat requiring little more than a regular brushing and the occasional bath. Depending on the amount of exercise your dog has on a hard surface will determine if the nails need clipping to keep them short and tidy.
Staffordshire Bull Terriers are a dog that very much needs to be a member of the family. They are not a dog that can be left alone in the back yard to amuse themselves.
Decision time (resources provided by Kennel Club):
Before making a decision on getting a puppy, here are some articles you might find helpful:
What do I need to consider when thinking of buying a puppy?
How do I find the right breeder, what should I ask them?
How do you check if the breeder is reputable?
What to ask your vet prior to buying a puppy?
Where to find dogs (resources provided by the Kennel Club):
Find out about important information about purchasing dogs from pet shops and traders