Staffordshire Bull Terrier Checks

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The Misunderstood Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Staffordshire Bull Terrier
Staffordshire Bull Terrier

In countries around the world a number of dog breeds have been banned or severely restricted because of a few bad apples. Many of those dogs have been lumped into the general Pit Bull category, even though most of them are not even Pit Bulls. Worst of all, even the Pit Bulls don’t deserve the horrible reputation they and other dogs have earned. Most attacks fall on the shoulder of backstreet breeders and owners who encourage vicious behavior through lack of training and abuse.

One of the unfortunate victims of the rush to call any number of dogs Pit Bulls is the Staffordshire Bull Terrier. As Pit Bull Terriers have been banned in certain places, unscrupulous breeders have taken to renaming their Pit Bull Terriers as Staffordshire Bull Terriers, despite the two being separate breeds. Yet the Staffordshire Bull Terrier, along with most dogs, is a surprisingly good family pet when properly bred and trained.

Rocky Start

One reason why many people find it easy to group the Staffordshire Bull Terrier in with any intimidating dog is the breed’s early history. They were bred as nimble dogs that could be used in blood sports, including bear and bull baiting, as well as dog fighting.

At the time, Bulldogs and Mastiffs were used for these sports, but many people wanted a smaller, more agile dog that could still get the job done. Earlier versions of this new breed were known as Bulldog Terriers or Bull and Terriers, and were the result of mixing the larger Bulldogs of the time with smaller terriers. Eventually, this new dog became known as the Staffordshire Bull Terrier.

They are characterized by their compact, solid, muscled bodies, wide mouths, and broad chests. Yet they are relatively small, weighing between 30 and 45 pounds and standing approximately 15 inches tall at the shoulder. Of course, their smaller size belies their great strength.

Friendly Mandate

Despite the breed’s violent start in life, today’s Staffordshire Bull Terrier is a surprisingly friendly, entertaining, and stable dog that is an ideal family pet. In fact, many of the breed standards for the Staffie, as it is affectionately known, state categorically that the breed must be affectionate with children. This is not a new trait, though. The breed has been known for its nanny-like behavior with children for many years.

The Staffordshire Bull Terrier is a people dog and can be enthusiastic in its affections, jumping, licking, nuzzling and generally being happy to greet anyone. As a result, they’re not always suited to serving as guard dogs. Many owners joke that their Staffie is more likely to lick an intruder than bite one. However, they are alert dogs who will often bark at something that they perceive as upsetting or intrusive. They are also extremely loyal to their owners and may react if their owner is being hurt.

The general desire to please its owner is what some cruel owners take advantage of when they specifically teach their dog to behave aggressively. Otherwise, with normal socialization and training, the Staffordshire Bull Terrier is no more dangerous than any other breed of dog. In fact, they are intelligent and easy to train and can be surprisingly submissive.

As the old saying goes, don’t judge a book by its cover. The Staffordshire Bull Terrier may look like a bruiser, but the reality is often quite different. Choosing a reputable breeder or rescue group and providing the same kind of training and socialization any dog should receive will result in a family pet that is both loyal and loveable. The Staffie is full of life and is often described as goofy in his behavior. This is a dog to love, not fear.

  • Conservationist Steve Irwin had a beloved Staffordshire Bull Terrier named Sui who often appeared on his TV program, The Crocodile Hunter. Irwin even partly named his daughter after the dog, naming her Bindi Sue.
  • Actors Vin Diesel and Ray Romano both have Staffordshire Bull Terriers.
  • Staffies are energetic dogs that do well in a variety of sports and competitions, including flyball, agility, tracking, obedience, and weight pulling.
  • The Staffordshire Bull Terrier is a hardy, healthy breed, although some suffer from cataracts.
  • Jock of the Bushveld is the story of a Staffordshire Bull Terrier owned by author Sir James Percy Fitzpatrick. The book features the real-life stories of Fitzpatrick’s experiences with Jock in the South Africa of the 1880s.
 
 
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