A courageous companion who loves to play

Affectionate, intelligent and with a kind, gentle nature, Staffordshire Bull Terriers have unfairly been given a bad reputation over the years. People pleasers through and through, this breed is relatively easy to train, but their intelligence, combined with an occasional stubborn streak and competitive personality means they need a firm leader.

Vital Stats

Size: Medium
Coat: Short-haired and low maintenance
Exercise: 1+ hours per day for adult dogs
Life span: 10+ years
Breed group: Terrier
Temperament Fearless, affectionate, loyal
Size medium Coat short
Exercise 1+ hr Life span 10+years
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Staffordshire Bull Terrier Temperament & Personality

Though they are affectionate and kind, Staffies don’t always know their own strength and can be boisterous.

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Staffordshire Bull Terrier Training & Exercise

Eager to please, Staffies are relatively easy to train, but their stubborn streak requires a firm, patient hand.

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Staffordshire Bull Terrier Grooming

Staffies are quite low-maintenance when it comes to grooming but usually have one heavy shed per year.

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Staffordshire Bull Terrier Nutrition

Staffordshire Bull Terriers can be prone to food allergies so choose their food carefully and check with your vet for specific advice if you are having issues with your dog and their diet.

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What to know before you buy or rehome a Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Considering welcoming a loyal and loving Staffordshire Bull Terrier into your home? Before you buy or adopt one, here are a few important things to remember.

Staffordshire Bull Terrier insurance considerations

Most Staffordshire Bull Terriers live long and happy lives, but they can suffer from specific health problems, such as skin allergies and eye conditions. That’s why it’s important that when choosing dog insurance, you consider the length of time policies cover different conditions. Petplan’s Covered For Life® plans refresh the veterinary fees each year allowing you to claim for ongoing conditions for the rest of your pet’s life providing there is no break in cover.

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