meet theStaffordshire Bull Terrier

theHistory

Training &Temperament

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.

  • Children

    Yes

    98% agree

  • Other Pets

    Yes

    79%agree

  • Training

    Yes

    93% agree

  • Time Alone

    Yes

    41% agree

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.

Colors

Description Desc. Standard Colors Std. Colors Registration Code Reg. Code
Black 007
Black & White 019
Blue 037
Blue & White 045
Brindle 057
Brindle & White 059
Fawn 082
Fawn & White 086
Red 140
Red & White 146
White 199
White & Brindle 203
White & Fawn 207
White & Red 214
Black & Tan 018
Liver 123

Markings

Description Desc. Standard Markings Std. Markings Registration Code Reg. Code