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.
|Coat:||Short-haired and low maintenance|
|Exercise:||1+ hours per day for adult dogs|
|Life span:||10+ years|
|Temperament||Fearless, affectionate, loyal|
Though they are affectionate and kind, Staffies don’t always know their own strength and can be boisterous.
Eager to please, Staffies are relatively easy to train, but their stubborn streak requires a firm, patient hand.
Staffies are quite low-maintenance when it comes to grooming but usually have one heavy shed per year.
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.
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.
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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.