Original Name : Staffordshire Bull Terrier
Type : Molossoid
Other Names : Staffy
Male size : 14-16 inches
Male weight : 28-38 lbs
Female size : 14-16 inches
Female weight : 24-34 lbs
Degree of grooming :
Countries of origin : United Kingdom
Traditionally hugely courageous and tenacious, Staffies are seen as the ideal family dog in many countries. Bold, fearless and totally reliable, these little powerhouses are exceptionally intelligent and affectionate, especially with children. In fact, the official breed standard recommends it as a family dog, which is fairly uncommon.
Close-coupled, with level topline and a broad-fronted chest with deep brisket and well sprung ribs.
Red, fawn, white, black or blue, or one of these colors with white.
Rose or half-pricked, not large or heavy.
Medium length, set low, tapering to the tip and carried fairly low.
Smooth, short and close.
Like all bull-type dogs, the Staffordshire Bull Terrier is enjoying great popularity, in the wake of the darling of the family, the Am Staff.Staffies are smooth-haired, well-balanced dogs of great strength for their size. Muscular, active and agile, they pack a great deal of power in their compact frame, which goes a long way to explaining their current notoriety.These frank and reliable dogs are always on the go and they love to play.
Behind that exterior of a friendly little animal, the Staffy is an institution in the United Kingdom where it is among the most popular breeds. The Nanny Dog, as it is affectionately known as, is regarded among other qualities, as being very reliable and safe with children..