The story of the Staffordshire Bull Terrier is a relatively brief one in the grand scheme of canine history, but it can be confused by the several different names hung on the breed at various times. The BullandTerrier, the Patched Fighting Terrier, the Staffordshire Pitdog, and the Brindle Bull are a few of the Stafford’s historical aliases.
Staffordshire Bull Terriers are among the AKC terriers, such as the Bull Terrier and American Staffordshire Terrier, classified as “bull types.” All have a similar backstory. A few centuries ago, in the days when betting on the outcome of dogoriented blood sports was all the rage in England, gamblers bred ferocious dogs to excel in these ghastly affairs. The granddaddy of these breeds was the Bulldog, created for the horrifying spectacle of bullbaiting.
Life expectancy: 12 – 14 years Colors: Black, White, Brindle, Fawn, Black & White, Blue, Brindle & White, Red & White, Fawn & White, Red, Blue & White Temperament: Affectionate, Bold, Intelligent, Reliable, Fearless, Loyal, Courageous Weight: Female: 24–34 lbs (11–15 kg), Male: 28–37 lbs (13–17 kg) Height: Female: 13–15 inches (33–38 cm), Male: 14–16 inches (36–41 cm)
This breed's temperament is described as tough, courageous, tenacious (read: stubborn), and curious. A peopleloving personality makes him a good caretaker of his family, but he's less likely to be protective of property.