Staffordshire Bull Terrier Dog Breed

Thinking of getting a Staffordshire Bull Terrier Dog and want to know if a Staffordshire Bull Terrier is suitable for your household?

Use the Staffordshire Bull Terrier information on this website to learn more about adaptability, health issues, life span of Staffordshire Bull Terrier and more.

Staffordshire Bull Terrier Facts

  • Name: Staffordshire Bull Terrier
  • Other Names: Staffy, Staff, SBT, Stafford, Staffy Bull
  • Origin: United Kingdom
  • Breed Group: Terrier (AKC:1974)(UKC)
  • Breed Type: Purebred


Staffordshire Bull Terrier Dog Facts

Staffordshire Bull Terrier Information

The Stafford is slightly longer than it is tall, and relatively wide, giving it a low center of gravity and firm stance. Its small size imparts a surprising agility, while its heavy musculature provides great strength. The wide head provides ample room for attachment of jaw muscles. Its gait should be powerful and agile. Its coat is smooth, short and close.

The Staffordshire bull terrier is a fun-loving character that loves playing with its family and friends. It is typically playful, companionable, amiable, docile and generally responsive to its owner's wishes. Its love of a good game is rivaled only by its need for human companionship. It is also characteristically friendly toward strangers. Some can be strong-willed. Although it doesn't usually look for a fight, it is fearless and tenacious. It may not do well around strange dogs or sometimes even household dogs that challenge it. It is generally very good with children; although usually gentle, some can be rambunctious. In the United Kingdom the Stafford is known as the Nanny Dog, in reference to its eagerness and ability to assume the role of a child's nursemaid.

What to do if you lose your Staffordshire Bull Terrier

If your Staffordshire Bull Terrier Dog or any other pet has gone missing and it does not have an identification tag with a phone number, you can:

1. List your missing pet details at Pet Reunite website here.

2. Register the lost pet on the Local Lost Pets Facebook Groups Here.

3. Contact the local vets to see if anyone has handed in your missing pet.

4. Telephone the RSPCA or Visit the RSPCA Lost Pets website and complete a Lost Pet Report.

5. Visit Lost Pets Pages of Animal Shelters.

What to do if you find a lost Staffordshire Bull Terrier

If you find a Staffordshire Bull Terrier Dog or any other pet and it does not have an identification tag with a phone number, you can:

1. Register the found pet details at Pet Reunite website here.

2. Register the missing pet on the Local Facebook Lost Pets Groups.

3. Call the Local Authority to collect the lost animal.

4. Take the pet to the local Animal Pound near to your area.

5. Take the pet to the local Vet who usually scan the animal’s microchip and phone the registered pet owner.

Laws Regarding Missing Pets

1. It is against the law to keep any animal that you find.

2. Pets are generally considered property and it is illegal to take and keep someone else’s property.

3. You must contact your local animal control unit and file a FOUND AN ANIMAL report for any dog or cat you find.

4. To reclaim your lost dog, cat or other pet from the animal shelter you must pay a release fee.

5. If your dog or cat is unregistered, you will have to register your pet before you can take it home.