Staffordshire Bull Terrier Breed Profile


The Staffordshire Bull Terrier is a smooth-coated dog. It should be of great strength for its size and, although muscular, should be active and agile.


Red, fawn, white, black or blue, or any of these colors with white. Any shade of brindle or any shade of brindle with white.


From the past history of the Staffordshire Bull Terrier, the modern dog draws its character of indomitable courage, high intelligence, and tenacity. This, coupled with its affection for its friends, and children in particular, its off-duty quietness and trustworthy stability, makes it a foremost all-purpose dog.


The Staffordshire Bull Terriers origin is in England, bred from the Old English Bulldog, and the now extinct White Terrier. They were bred for flock guarding duties, protection, and hunting large game. Staffs solid build, heavy muscles, and strong bite made them popular in the bull-baiting arena in the 1800s. Since bull-baiting became illegal, Staffs have been bred primarily as family companions.

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