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Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Although the Staffordshire Bull Terrier was originally made to be a fierce fighting dog in the 19th century, now it is a companion dog loved by people all over the world. The breed’s intelligence, courage, and strength make it a well sought-after breed.  Discover more about our Staffordshire Bull Terrier puppies for sale below!

Breed History

The Staffordshire Bull Terrier comes from the Bulldog line. In the 19th century, it was made to be a smaller version of the Bulldog. The purpose of this was to make it a fast fighter in the ring. The first Staffordshire Bull Terrier was created in England. It was made by crossing the Bulldog with the Manchester Terrier. After dogfighting was stopped in 1835, Staffordshire Bull Terrier became a companion pet. In 1975 it was recognized by the AKC. 


Staffordshire Bull Terriers are curious, tough, stubborn and brave. They are always enthusiastic and lively. They are also observant and alert. They can be social dogs and are more protective of people than they are of the property. Their alertness makes them good watchdogs. It is important though, to introduce the Staffordshire Bull Terrier to new experiences as a puppy. Introducing it to other animals, people, sounds and places make it an accommodating dog.


As mentioned above, the Staffordshire Bull Terrier is a companion dog. It fares best living with people indoors. Staffordshire Bull Terriers don’t do well outdoors as they are prone to heat strokes. A home with a fenced yard is the best environment for this dog breed. Though they should be kept indoors, they also require enough time outdoors. Staffordshire Bull Terrier loves digging so yard fences should be reinforced. They are also territorial dogs and would chase after any animal they see invading their space. This can lead to a bloody fight between the dogs. 


The Staffordshire Bull Terrier requires an hour of physical exercise daily. Physical exercise should include walks, jogs, and playtime. Ensure you keep an eye on your dog when you’re out in the heat. Have water available to keep it hydrated. Mental stimulation is also important for this breed. The Stafford can be very stubborn and unpredictable. It is important to begin training the moment your puppy arrives. Firmness and patience are required to properly train your dog. 


Staffordshire Bull Terriers shed yearly. Their coats are short hence it dries quickly after a shower. It also makes brushing easier and more effective. Brush your Staffordshire Bull Terrier weekly and bathe it when necessary. Dental hygiene is also necessary to protect them from dental diseases. Brush your dog’s teeth daily with a soft toothbrush and doggy toothpaste. Their nails should also be trimmed monthly. Lastly, clean your dog’s ears weekly with a cotton ball. 

Our Staffordshire Bull Terrier puppies for sale come from either USDA licensed commercial breeders or hobby breeders with no more than 5 breeding mothers. USDA licensed commercial breeders account for less than 20% of all breeders in the country. 

The unregulated breeders who are selling outside of the USDA regulations and without a license are what we consider to be “Puppy Mills.” We are committed to offering Staffordshire Bull Terrier puppies who will grow up to become important members of your family. We only purchase puppies from the very best sources, and we stand behind every puppy we sell.

Contact us today to learn more about the availability of our Staffordshire Bull Terrier puppies for sale. We look forward to helping you find your next family member. Our pet counselors can answer any questions you have about our Staffordshire Bull Terrier puppies.


Top Ten Frequently Asked Questions about the Staffordshire Bull Terrier

What is Staffordshire Bull Terriers life expectancy?

A Staffordshire Bull Terrier has a life expectancy of 12 to 14 years.

Where is the best place to keep a Staffordshire Bull Terrier?

They should be kept indoors. They are companion dogs that love being around their family.

Are Staffordshire Bull Terriers aggressive towards other animals?

They can be aggressive towards animals they do not know. For this reason, it’s best to keep them on a leash during walks. 

How can I care for Staffordshire Bull Terriers properly?

Feed them daily, groom them frequently and engage them in physical and mental exercise.

Do Staffordshire Bull Terriers shed a lot?

Since the Staffordshire Bull Terrier does not have a lot of fur their shedding is minimal. They only shed heavily once a year. Brushing them weekly will get rid of dead hair and keep them clean.

Are Staffordshire Bull Terriers easy to train?

The Staffordshire Bull Terrier is an intelligent, independent-minded dog. They prefer doing what they want, how they want it. Training will take time, consistency and firmness. 

Are Staffordshire Bull Terriers destructive indoors?

No, they are not destructive dogs. Training them can also ensure they don’t destroy properties in the house. To further reduce the chance of destruction, you can buy them toys. They enjoy chewing and toys can keep them busy.

Are Staffordshire Bull Terriers good with children?

Staffordshire Bull Terriers are very good with children, they are nicknamed nanny dogs. It is important to always supervise them around young kids.

Can Staffordshire Bull Terriers cohabit with other pets?

It might be tough keeping a Staffordshire Bull Terrier in the same house as other pets, especially smaller pets like hamsters and cats. They have the tendency to prey on smaller pets.

How should Staffordshire Bull Terriers be fed?

Divide two cups of high-quality dog food into two plates. Serve them one half in the morning and the other half at night. 

If you want an intelligent and courageous dog for your home, the Staffordshire Bull Terrier is the best option for you!

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