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

United Kingdom
FCI Group 3, AKC Terrier Group
Avg life expectancy
12–14 translations.feature.breeds.years

Lively / Agile / Intelligent / Loving / Confident / Loyal


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