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History A British breed dating back some 200 years, the Staffordshire Bull Terrier may have descended from the mastiff of ancient times of which there were two types. From the smaller of the two mastiffs came the Old English Bulldog, which was crossed with one or more terriers to produce the breed known as the Bull and Terrier. With the Bulldog’s tenacity and the fire of the terrier, the Bull and Terrier was bred as a pit fighter, a job at which it excelled for more than a century. Then, the laws of the land put an end to such blood sports. The Bull and Terrier might have disappeared if not for a group of fanciers led by Joseph Dunn, who appreciated the dogs for their own sakes and persuaded The Kennel Club (England) to recognize the breed as the Staffordshire Bull Terrier, the name of the English county where the breed was most popular.

If you want a dog who:

  • Looks imposing, bold and confident but non agressive to people.
  • Is energetic, playful and loving with adults and children (with supervision).
  • Enjoys their comfort and will readily join you on the sofa or bed if allowed
  • Has a sleek easy groom coat.

A Staffordshire Bull Terrier might be the dog for you.

If you don't want to deal with:

  • Providing major socialization and training starting from a puppy, to make sure your dog turns out well and conteracts all the bad press related to Bully type dogs.
  • High energy dog that thrives on vigourous athletic activities and requires daily exercise and play sessions daily
  • A highly intelligent head strong dog that requires a confident owner to take charge and provide proper training.

A Staffordshire Bull Terrier is not the dog for you

  Princess Abigail

CH Takala Trails Olive
Tacoma Kennel Club Show January 2015
Best of Winners

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