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Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Lively and excited dogs, the Staffordshire Bull Terrier has a puppy-like keenness for life that lasts well into adulthood.

About the Staffordshire Bull Terrier

The breed gets its name from the Black Country of England, including Birmingham and Staffordshire. With a strong, muscular body and intelligent eyes, the breed gained an early reputation as intimidating fighting dogs.

Anyone who knows a Staffordshire Bull Terrier, however, knows that these dogs are sensitive and playful animals who are devoted to their families.

Source: key facts and characteristics sourced from Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)

Breed specifics

Country
United Kingdom
Group
FCI Group 3, AKC Terrier Group
Size category
Medium
Avg life expectancy
12–14 years

Lively / Agile / Intelligent / Loving / Confident / Loyal

Key facts

  • Needs a lot of exercise
  • Garden not essential
  • Makes a great family dog

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