Staffordshire bullterrier - About breed

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About breed


English Staffordshire Bullterrier (staff-bull) is a relatively rare breed in our country. In Europe, the breed belongs to the top ten of the most popular and favorite. Recently, the number of staff-bull lovers has significantly increased, and so did the quantity of dogs.

From its nearest relative, American Staffordshire Terrier, the staff-bull can be distinguished primarily by the dimensions:

  • American Staffordshire Terrier: height 43 - 48,5 cm, weight 18 25 kg

  • English Staffordshire Bullterrier: height 35,5 40,5 cm, weight 12 18 kg

Despite of its fighting origin, Staffordshire Bullterrier is friendly and communicative. Dogfights in England have been interdicted more than hundred years ago.

Nowadays, this cute, funny, and smart doggy is a companion.

Due to its cheerfull, steady and accommodating temper, boundless devotion to the owner and his/her family, the staff-bull will become an indispensable partner in all your activities. The blood of terriers allows it to be a good mate for hunting. High intelligence, perfect training skills, no problems with hair (no smell, no special treatment), exceptional strength and endurance will make it your true friend and defender, ideal for keeping in urban apartment.

You only need to get to know a dog of this breed, and you will become friends for the whole life!

76 b. The 24th June 1987 STANDARD:

GENERAL APPEARANCE: smooth coated, well balanced, of great
strength for his size. Muscular, active and agile.
CHARACTERISTICS: traditionally of indomitable courage and tenacity.
Highly intelligent and affectionate especially with children.
TEMPERAMENT: bold, fearless and totally reliable.
HEAD & SKULL: short, deep through with broad skull. Very pronounced
cheek muscles, distinct, stop, short foreface, nose black.
EYES: dark preferred but may bear some relation to coat colour. Round
of medium size, and set to look straight ahead. Eye rims dark.
EARS: rose or half pricked, not large or heavy. Full, drop or
pricked ears highly undesirable.
MOUTH: lips tight and clean. Jaws strong, teeth large, with a perfect,
regular and complete scissor bite, i.e. upper teeth closely
overlapping the lower teeth and set square to the jaws.
NECK: muscular, rather short, clean in outline gradually widening
towards shoulders.
FOREQUARTERS: legs straight and well boned, set rather wide apart,
showing no weakness at the pasterns, from which point feet turn out a
little. Shoulders well laid back with no looseness at elbow.
BODY: close coupled, with level topline, wide front, deep brisket,
well sprung ribs; muscular and well defined.
HINDQUARTERS: well muscled, hocks well let down with stifles well
bent. Legs parallel when viewed from behind.
FEET: well padded, strong and of medium size. Nails black in solid
coloured dogs.
TAIL: medium length, low set, tapering to a point and carried rather
low. Should not curl much and may be likened to an old fashioned pump
GAIT/MOVEMENT: free, powerful and agile with economy of effort. Legs
moving parallel when viewed from front or rear. Discernible drive from
COAT: smooth, short and close.
COLOUR: red, fawn, white, black or blue, or any one of these colours
with white. Any shade of brindle or any shade of brindle with white.
Black and tan or liver colour highly undesirable.
SIZE: weight: dogs 28 lbs to 38 lbs. Bitches 24 lbs to 34 lbs.
Desirable height (at withers) 14 to 16 inches, these heights being
related to the weights.
FAULTS: any departure from the foregoing points should be considered a
fault and the seriousness with which the fault should be regarded
should be in exact proportion to its degree.
NOTE: male animals should have two apparently normal testicles fully
descended into the scrotum.

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