Staffordshire Bull Terrier
Staffordshire bull terrier is also known as Staffy. This breed has a short coat and is medium in size. Staffordshire is fifth most popular breed in the world and falls under the category of bull terrier. Staffordshire is short muscular breed which is very loyal, intelligent loving and caring. This breed was originated from England and is most popular and common breed in the United Kingdom.
Staffy is a muscular, broad head and chest, bulky and stocky short breed. It has a very much resemblance to American bully, American pit bull terrier and American Staffordshire terrier. Staffordshire have wide mouth, dark round eyes, and small ears. The most common colors in this breed is black, blue, white, fawn, red, brindle and other colors which blend well with all these colors mentioned. The average height of a Staffy is 14 inches to 16inches when standing, and weights 29 lb to 38 lb.
Staffy is a bold, fearless, loyal and intelligent dog. Because of their history and breeding they can be excellent guard dogs if trained accordingly, otherwise they can be super friendly with little kids around and strangers too. Staffordshire are very friendly and trustworthy, these dogs are all rounder and can be kept for all purposes for example in police, custom offices, as companion, as babysitter for kids, as therapy dogs, as social dogs or even as guard dogs. At times these dogs can also be very ill suited for being guard dogs because of their temperament. Don’t go for their hard looks, they are very soft with hearts.
Staffy show their love for human companions by jumping on them, licking them, pawing and jumping on them. They are very friendly and can adjust well with other human companions, strangers and may get well adopted in other environment too. Staffordshire are quiet in nature, they don’t yelp or bark much either.
Health issues and Life Span
Staffordshire bull terrier may have hereditary diseases which can be detected through DNA tests. The most common diseases are the one in which disorders are caused which may result in different behavior changes, this can however be detected through DNA tests and can be treated. Staffy may also have Persistent Hyperplastic Primary Vitreous or known as double lashes in which there is a lesser amount of blood supply to the ocular lens. To avoid spreading of this condition, the stud and bitch are checked before mating so that this disease cannot be transferred to the offspring. Staffordshire have a lifespan of 10 to 14 years.