Staffies still resemble the powerful, pugnacious brawlers who ruled British fighting pits of the 19th century. But, happily, their appearance is deceiving. Today’s responsible breeders are producing sweet-natured, family-oriented Staffies so trustworthy that they’ve earned a reputation as a “nanny dog”: a child’s patient playmate and steady guardian. These affectionate companions bond closely and completely with their humans, but the old fighting instinct still lurks within—making it vital that Staffies be socialized with other dogs from puppyhood to learn good canine manners.
Did You Know?
The Staffordshire Bull Terrier was recognized by the Kennel Club of England in 1935.
Authorities generally agree that the breed can be traced back to the Mastiff-like dogs through the old Bulldog which, when crossed with British terriers, produced the first "Bull and Terriers."
First club show for the breed took place in August 1935 at Cradley Heath in the West Midlands where 60 dogs and bitches were entered.
The first two members of their sex to claim championships in England were the bitch, Lady Eve and the dog, Gentleman Jim in 1939.
The old-fashioned Bulldog was a fierce, courageous animal used in the sports of bear- and bull-baiting as early as the mid-sixteenth century.
colors & Markings
Below is a list of the colors and markings available for this breed. Please refer to the breed standard for descriptions and the difference in types.
|Description||Desc.||Standard Colors||Std. Colors||Registration Code||Reg. Code|
|Black & White||019|
|Blue & White||045|
|Brindle & White||059|
|Fawn & White||086|
|Red & White||146|
|White & Brindle||203|
|White & Fawn||207|
|White & Red||214|
|Black & Tan||018|
|Description||Desc.||Standard Markings||Std. Markings||Registration Code||Reg. Code|