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Straffordshire bull terrier Breed Information

This breed was developed in England, around in the 19th century, and was bred from bull dogs, and terriers. They were used for bull baiting in the earlier days. They are now used as household pet and also as guard dogs. This breed was recognized by the American Kennel Club in the year 1975. This breed is very strong and also muscular in appearance. They have a short head, and their skull is deep and broad. Their teeth are set in scissor bite. Their ears are small, and also pricked. They have long and slightly curled tail. The coat covering the skin of this breed is short and also smooth in texture. They are available in fawn, black, white and also blue colours. They are very brave breed. They love to work and also play around. They are obedient breed and are hence very easy to train. They are usually calm and also happy around strange people. They are great with children and loves playing around. They are great choice as family dogs. They are comfortable with other household pets, but might become aggressive around pets outside the family; hence they should be properly socialized. They should be trained by firm and also confident leaders, or else they might show behavioural disorders. They are completely fearless, and runs into fights all the time. The average height and weight of a male Straffordshire bull terrier, is 36 cm to 42 cm, and 11 kg to 17 kg, respectively. In case of female Straffordshire bull terriers, the average height and weight is 34 cm to 38 cm and 10 kg to 17 kg. They are suitable to live in apartments, given that they are properly exercised. They have great stamina; hence they should be taken out for regular exercise. Daily exercise is important for this breed in order to remain mentally and also physically fit. They are prone to health conditions like, PHPV, cataracts and also HC. They are also affected by hip dysplasia, and mast cell tumours. The average life expectancy of this breed is 10 years to 16 years.

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