Staffordshire Bull Terrier Breed Profile


Among the qualities of the Staffordshire Bull Terrier are that they are corageous, obedient, affectionate, intelligent, persistent, and active.

Family/Child Friendly

This breed of dog gets along great with families and with children.

Lifespan and Weight

The average lifespan for this breed of dog is around 10 to 16 years. However, with the advancement of veterinary medicine, pets have been known to live up to 20 years and even longer. The average weight for this breed of dog is around 23 to 38 lbs.

Common Diseases

The most common diseases associated with this breed of dog are cataracts, HC, PHPV, gas problems and hip dysplasia.

Housebreaking and Shedding

Housebreaking can be difficult with this breed of dog. Shedding is average, brush daily.

Best Owner Compatibility

This breed of dog needs to be exercised. Thus they are not suitable for the apartment or condo environment. They are also not suitable for the frequent traveler. Best Owner has a yard to play in and lots of love and attention to give.

Where to Buy

The best places to buy this breed of dog are from reputable breeders, animal shelters, and rescue organizations.

Average Cost

The average cost for this breed of dog is around $1,500 or more each. Routine veterinary care should be included in your budget.

Aggression Factor

Can be aggressive if not properly socialized.

Noise Factor

This breed of dog makes for good watch dogs and guard dogs.

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