Staffordshire bull terrier
Gran Bretaña FCI 76 . Bull type Terriers

The Staffordshire bull terrier is the smallest of the Bull type Terriers and also the most popular in England.

Staffordshire bull terrier

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Characteristics "Staffordshire bull terrier"

Coexistence is important that you have with your new friend. Before considering the acquisition of a dog of the breed "Staffordshire bull terrier" you know certain factors. Not all breeds of dogs are apt to live in an apartment, you must take into account his character, their need for exercise, their interaction with other pets, their care and if you have small children, their level of tolerance towards them.

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History

As its name implies, the Staffordshire bull terrier comes from the English city of Stafford and is a cross between different terriers.

In the 18th century the Staffordshire Bullterrier they were popular with the workers, in particular the Staffordshire coal miners (England), que disfrutaban enfrentándolos entre sí. That association with fighting meant that the recognition of the breed did not come quickly., a pesar de que las peleas de perros habían sido prohibidas en 1835. It was not until a century later that the Kennel Club of England recognized race. The American Kennel Club recognized the Staffordshire Bull Terrier in 1975.

Unlike other countries, where the breed is considered a fighting dog, in Great Britain it is a very popular family dog. Allí el Staffordshire It's also called “Babysitter dog” or “Nurse dog” for its kindness to children and is one of the five most common dog breeds.

Physical characteristics

The Staffordshire Bullterrier he is medium in size and has a compact stature, muscular, almost bulky. Lo característico son sus orejas, that are up high and leaning slightly forward.

Height:

Height at the withers between 35,5 and 40,5 cm..

Weight:

Males should reach a weight of 12,7 – 17 kg, females weigh between 11 and 15,4 kg.

Coat colors and length

The coat of the Staffordshire bull terrier is short, smooth and simple. Can be the colors red, white, black, cervato, blue or tabby.

Character and skills

The character of Staffordshire Bull Terrier it depends a lot on your attitude. Has a fearless and courageous nature and is faithful and kind from the start. With a loving but strict attitude and a close family relationship, the Staffordshire can become a loving companion. What's more, he is considered faithful, persistent and dominant. Estas características son desgraciadamente explotadas por muchos dueños de perros que maleducan al Staffordshire Bullterrier y lo entrenan para que sea fuerte y agresivo.

Fitness with family connection

In many countries the Staffordshire Bullterrier is classified as a dangerous fighting dog. Its maintenance is strongly restricted and the importation of the breed to many countries is prohibited. Apart from that, the Staffordshire it is easy to maintain, because it is very adaptable. Puede ser mantenido en una casa así como en un apartamento de la ciudad. Needs a family connection and proximity to his master. Therefore, not suitable for a kennel. The Staffordshire has a great need to move and likes to play. Daily exercise in combination with extensive ball games is, therefore, a need.

Staffordshire Bullterrier Education

The Staffordshire Bullterrier it is by no means a beginner dog. In the education of this breed it is important to bring out the traits of good character with consistency and loving rigor. Traits such as tenacity, dominance and fearlessness must be kept in check. Harsh training should be avoided so that the dog does not become aggressive and stubborn. To get used to Staffordshire Bullterrier other dogs and socialize them very well, a visit to the dog school is advisable. Especialmente importante en la educación es la jerarquía. Even as puppies, to the Staffordshire les gusta probar sus límites y tratar de tomar el mando. However, as an owner you should never be intimidated by your dog and you should make it clear, but with love, que estás más alto en la jerarquía.

Health and care of the Staffordshire Bullterrier

Cuidado del abrigo

The coat of the Staffordshire Bull Terrier it is very easy to care for. An occasional brushing is enough to remove dirt and dust and stimulate blood circulation.

Typical diseases

Como enfermedades típicas, the Staffordshire Bullterrier may suffer from poor hip development (Hip Dysplasia) and elbows (elbow dysplasia) and dislocation of the patella (dislocation of patella). Las enfermedades oculares como las cataratas también son típicas de la raza. However, la mayoría de las enfermedades pueden detectarse a tiempo y tratarse bien con una visita regular al veterinario.

Nutrition / Food

A healthy and balanced diet is the basis for a long life for dogs. Alimentar al Staffordshire Bullterrier with high quality food and ingredients is, therefore, a need. The dog being fed dry food, húmeda o BARF es irrelevante. It is only important that the food is free of dyes, conservantes y azúcar y que tenga un alto contenido de carne.

The life expectancy of the Staffordshire Bullterrier

If he Staffordshire remains in good health and is well cared for, easily reaches an age between 12 and 14 years.

Buy a Staffordshire Bullterrier

The Staffordshire It is classified as an attack dog in many countries and its maintenance is subject to a series of conditions. Before buying, one must therefore inform oneself thoroughly about the breed and restrictions. If the purchase decision is made, one must first look at various breeders and animals. As a registered breeder's dog, a Staffordshire Terrier It costs around 1000 EUR. A shelter dog, or from an animal welfare organization is much cheaper. Especially older dogs should not be accepted by beginners, porque pueden ser más difíciles en su educación que los cachorros.

Images "Staffordshire bull terrier"

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1 – Staffordshire Bull Terrier by https://es.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archivo:Staffie.jpg
2 – Staffordshire Bull Terrier by https://www.pxfuel.com/es/free-photo-oegwc
3 – Staffordshire Bull Terrier by https://pxhere.com/es/photo/343556
4 – Profile shot of a white Staffordshire Bull Terrier by Public Domain – no attribution required / CC0
5 – Brindle & white Staffordshire Bull Terrier by Serial Number 54129 / CC BY-SA
6 – Staffordshire Bull Terrier, called “King”, in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia by Ashoornamrood / CC BY-SA
7 – Black Staffordshire Bull Terrier sitting on a green lawn by Public Domain – no attribution required / CC0

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Type and recognitions:

  • FCI CLASSIFICATION: 24
  • Group 3: Terriers
  • Section 3: Bull type Terriers. Without working trial..

Federations:

  • FCI – Group 3 – Section 3 Bull type Terriers.
  • AKC – Terriers
  • ANKC – Terriers
  • CKC – Terriers
  • ​KC – Terriers
  • NZKC – Terriers
  • UKC – Terriers


FCI breed standard "Staffordshire bull terrier"

FCIFCI - Staffordshire bull terrier
Staffordshire

Alternative names:

    1. Stafford, Staffy, (English).
    2. Stafford, SBT (French).
    3. SBT, Stafford (German).
    4. Staffbull, Staffie, SBT (Portuguese).
    5. Staffy, Stafford Inglés, Stafford (español).
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