Stafforshire Bull Terrier

Stafforshire Bull Terrier information

In the 18th century, animal fights was considered a good entertainment by English working class who started to cross breed powerful dogs to take part into fighting competitions. As a result, the Staffordshire Bull Terrier Breed was created from the cross breeding of bulldogs and Old English Terriers. The Staffordshire Bull Terrier was soon acknowledge to be a courageous and powerful fighter. However, they were also raised to be good companions for the family.

In 1835, animal fights became forbidden in England and Staffordshire Bull Terriers became affectionate and loyal companions.

Staffordshire Bull Terrier characteristics

The Staffordshire Terrier is a stocky and muscular dog. He has a broad head and large chest. The coat of the Staffordshire Bull Terrier can be of different colours: brindle, black, white or tan.

Staffordshire Bull Terrier temperament

The Staffordshire Bull Terrier breed is endowed with a strong character. He can be very stubborn. He is very attached to his owners and does not like to be left alone. He is generally good around older children as he is not conscious of his strength and might, unintentionally, hurt youngsters by an excessive manifestation of joy.

Being originally bred for animal fights, some Staffordshire Bull Terrier have kept their fighting instinct and, as a result, do not get along with other dogs or animals.

Staffordshire Bull Terrier training

Staffordshire Bull Terrier can be very stubborn it is therefore recommended to start the obedience training as early as possible. These very intelligent dogs require a gentle but firm training. It is important that Staffordshire Bull Terrier puppies understand the hierarchy in the household. The Staffordshire Bull Terrier dog breed is generally very greedy and reacts well to positive reinforcement. They are also eager to please their owners and react well to praising.

Staffordshire Bull Terriers are prone to separation anxiety. Giving a crate training is essential to Staffordshire Bull Terrier puppies. When left alone, Staffordshire Bull Terrier often adopt destructive behaviours.

An early socialization of the puppy with other dogs and other animals is highly recommended as some Staffordshire bull Terriers seem to have kept their strong fighting instincts.

Staffordshire Bull Terrier food habits

Staffordshire Bull Terrier are greedy with food also it is recommended to control their diet to avoid obesity. It is important to feed them with a good quality aliment to avoid skin conditions such as allergies and loss of hair.

Staffordshire health

The Staffordshire Bull Terrier is a healthy dog breed with a life expectancy of about 10 to 12 years.

The most common disease within the breed are Cataract and Hip dysplasia.

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