Staffordshire Bull Terrier file
What stands out most about the Staffordshire Bull Terrier breed - also known as Staffbull - is its temperament. To define the Staffbulls in a single word, sympathy is the one that best fits this breed. At first glance they look like miniatures of Pit Bulls, but they are totally the opposite, because they have the heart of Labradors and that is why they are suitable for children, the elderly, apartments, therapies, etc.
The origin of Staffordshire Bull Terrier it is relatively consensual among historians and creators. They would have appeared during the eighteenth century, in the County of Staffordshire, in the central region of England, from the crossing of Old English Bulldog, Old English Terrier and other types of English Terriers. The breeders' goal was to develop a dog that was strong and very resistant, as it was intended to participate in dogfights, which were growing in popularity in England.
Initially it was known as Bull and Terrier, then Bull Terrier, until finally they were called Staffordshire Bull Terrier, in honor of their region of origin.
The Staffordshire Bull Terrier is very intelligent, daring and loyal. He is very attached to his owners and extremely affectionate towards children. It has great vitality, is very fun and outgoing. Usually it doesn't get along with other dogs, a simple joke can lead to a fight. It's easy to train, but sometimes it can be a little stubborn.
It is a medium sized dog, strong, very muscular. His eyes are usually dark and round. Their ears are small. The muscles in your cheeks are quite pronounced. It has a wide mouth, its lips are rigid. Seen from above the dog has strong muscles in the neck and shoulders. Its tail is slightly pronounced.
The coat of the Staffbull is smooth, short and always well seated on the body, the coat colors have shades like red, fawn, white, black or blue, brindle or even any of the previous colors with mixed white.
He needs a lot of attention, he likes to play, he is a dog that always needs to be busy. Because it has a lot of energy, it is advisable to take it for a walk every day.
The Staffordshire Bull Terrier is a dog that is in general good health, but some dogs may have cataracts, hip dysplasia and dermodic mange. This breed is also prone to tumors.