Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Ease of Training
Shedding
Watchdog
Guard Dog
Popularity
Size

History

  • He originated in England
  • He was bred to fight other dogs
  • He was developed from a combination of Mastiffs, old Bulldogs, and Terriers
  • He was originally bred for bull and bear baiting

Personality and Behavior

  • He's courageous, tenacious, and sweet
  • He possesses incredible strength for his size
  • He's very energetic, agile, and fast on his feet
  • He's very affectionate with his owner and he'll show it by pawing, nuzzling and jumping up to you
  • He has very powerful jaws that will make short work of most play toys
  • He will test his owner to see who's boss
  • He tends to be aggressive with other dogs
  • His imposing looks make him an excellent guard dog
  • He has a high prey drive towards small animals
  • He's good with children who treat him with respect

Training

  • He's fairly easy to train. He learns commands at an average rate.

Shedding

  • He sheds quite a bit of hair. You'll find some hair stuck to your clothes, couch and carpets.

Grooming / Maintenance

  • His short coat only needs to be brushed occasionally. However, because it sheds you may find yourself brushing it once a week, or more, to minimize the hair in your home (what you remove with a brush doesn't end up on the couch!).

Other varieties

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