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Staffordshire Bull Terrier

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Weight
Male: 25-38; Female: 23-35 lbs
Height
Male: 14-16; Female: 13-15 inches
Color(s)
Black, blue, fawn or brindle, often with white markings
Overview
Originating in England, the Staffordshire Bull Terrier was bred for bull, bear, and lion baiting. The aforementioned "blood-sports" were officially eliminated in 1835 when Britain introduced animal welfare laws. However, "blood-sport" proponents began using this breed for organized dog fighting. Today, with their "blood-sport" history behind them, this breed has become a stable and popular family pet.
Character
Often referred to as the Staffie, this muscular and stocky breed exudes strength, courage, and athletic ability. They are bold, tenacious, and alert. The Staffordshire Bull Terrier has a fearless, protective, and determined nature and is extremely agile. Their most distinguishing and striking features are their broad head and expressive face.
Temperament
Despite this breed's beginnings, the Staffordshire Bull Terrier is renowned today for their reliability as a companion and family pet. They thrive on human contact and are extremely loving, devoted, and loyal. This breed is dependable gentle and reliable with children, and for this reason were nicknamed the Nanny Dog. They are exceedingly protective of their family and make excellent guardians and watchdogs. They are not suited for homes with other dogs or household pets they have not been raised with. The Staffordshire Bull Terrier is not recommended for the novice dog owner.
Care
This breed requires minimal grooming. An occasional firm, bristle brushing and bath will suffice. They do not tolerate cold climates but also have a tendency to become over-heated quickly. They are best suited as indoor pets. The Staffordshire Bull Terrier is prone to cataracts, hip dysplasia, luxating patella, and epilepsy. They are also very susceptible to fleas and ticks.
Coat
The Staffordshire Bull Terrier has a soft, sleek, dense, and short coat that lays close to the body. The color of the coat may be blue, brindle, black, red, or fawn. There may or may not be white markings. This breed is an average shedder.
Training
The Staffordshire Bull Terrier requires a dominant owner and needs early and intense socialization and obedience training. They are easily housetrained. It is absolutely crucial that all training of this breed be done in a positive, consistent, patient, and firm manner. They excel in agility and obedience competition and have had success as therapy dogs.
Activity
Due to their athletic nature, the Staffordshire Bull Terrier needs vigorous daily exercise. It is imperative that they be securely leashed or harnessed in all public outings such as walking, jogging, or hiking. They benefit from off-lead run time in a securely fenced yard and greatly enjoy play sessions with their family. The Staffordshire Bull Terrier will do okay in an apartment dwelling provided they are given sufficient exercise, companionship, and stimulation.
Ownership
Help reduce the number of Staffordshire Bull Terrier puppies in shelters by doing your due diligence. Many puppies are often purchased with little or no knowledge of what goes into parenting one. Uneducated decisions often leave the puppy in need of adoption and in the care of rescue groups. Bringing home a puppy into your family has many benefits but we first implore you to educate yourself. An informed decision will take into account the characteristics of the breed, your lifestyle, expected veterinary care, the demands and limitations of owning one, their activity requirements and levels of companionship required.
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Sonshine Staffords
Member Since: December 2010
Location: San Diego, California
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Anonymous asked:

1/7/2014 11:42:19 AM

1/7/2014 11:42:19 AM

Staffys and smaller dogs ? Me and my partner have a male staffy he is three and an amazing dog so loveable but we are considering getting a new dog ie shih tzu as our dog loves playing with a friend bichon they are great together I'm just wondering if anyone has has a staffy and got another dog if so were they ok any advice would be much appreciated thankyou

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Anonymous

i have an 80 lb 3 year old staffy. he is an amazing, affectionate big guy, he has a 15 lb chiweinnie brother. i really havent had any issues with them not getting along. my chiweinnie is the aggressive one and tries to start fights with my staffy. he is very patient and like i said ive had no issues. my big guy loves babies.
1/7/2014 10:43:47 PM

Anonymous

This is my second rescue Staffie (purebred). We have 2 chihuahuas and one can be bossy and she ignores him. She is the most loving dog and wonderful with kids. My first Staffie was a male and he was the same, the best temperament. You have to let them know who is boss but it doesn't take much if you are consistent. You must be consistent. I walk mine through the park once a day on a leash. They love to run. I love this breed and will continue to always own a Staffordshire Bull Terrier.
4/10/2014 1:52:45 PM

Anonymous asked:

5/5/2013 9:47:33 PM

5/5/2013 9:47:33 PM

Pls give me infomation on Staffershire Bull Terrier Is the Staffordshire Bull Terrier a large breed?

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Anonymous

No, they are medium. A True Staffie is anywhere from 22-37 lbs. They have a nice size head. Some people tend to think mine is still a pit bull pup. Great Dogs!!!
4/10/2014 1:57:01 PM

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2/3/2013 5:13:41 PM

2/3/2013 5:13:41 PM

Is a Staffordshire Bull Terrier and a pit bull the same?

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Anonymous

Staffordshore Bull Terrier is a recognized breed. However, Pit Bull (in Canada) is not, but rather a catch-all name for several breeds and mixed breed dogs sharing some of the same characteristics, such as looks and shape. A Bull Terrier, for example, has a longer face (Don Cherry's dog Blue is a BullTerrier. American Staff is a larger dog, commonly referred to as a Pit Bull.
3/22/2013 4:32:29 PM

Anonymous asked:

1/20/2013 4:31:58 PM

1/20/2013 4:31:58 PM

how much should I pay for an American Staffordshire Terrier?

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Anonymous

The average cost of an American Staffordshire Terrier puppy from a reputable and qualified breeder is $1000.00 - $1250.00 per pup.
7/16/2014 3:30:34 PM

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11/12/2012 1:02:01 AM

11/12/2012 1:02:01 AM

My 8 year old staffy has this lump at the start of his tail. I thought it was nothing, but it... My 8 year old staffy has this lump at the start of his tail. I thought it was nothing, but it has seemed to grow a bit and become bigger. It doesn't seem to be harming him at the moment, but will this affect him later. And what is it?

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Anonymous

Your vet is the only one that can help you in this situation. It could be cancer.
7/16/2014 3:31:58 PM

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11/1/2012 3:29:14 PM

11/1/2012 3:29:14 PM

My staffy is nearly 2...he has a crate for when we are out & at night. Recently I was told by a... My staffy is nearly 2...he has a crate for when we are out & at night. Recently I was told by a breeder to move his crate as he's got domineering over it & was barking & going for us while he's in it. So we moved it & he's got worse, we put him in the crate when people come to the house & gradually let him out when he's calmed down to say hello. I'm really worried about his behaviour when he's in the crate now, he's bit me & my husband while he's been in it

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Anonymous

Staffies don't respond well to crates. They suffer from seperation anxiety and are naturally very sociable dogs who crave human affection. I have a ten year old staffie bitch and I never needed to use a crate. She has a basket and she's locked in the kitchen at night or when we go out and she's always been fine. I would remove the crate completely. Your dog obviously hasn't responded well to it. You need to train your staffie to return to their basket if they are getting over fussy with guests.
11/4/2012 10:34:41 AM

Anonymous

You need to develop a relationship with your dog. He or she needs love as well as training. You to need to be trained in how to teach your dog. Take the time with him or her. It is your friend a good friend treat your dog as so. ith love and time he or she will change. How would you act if someone would lock you up and you not know why ... Think about it yourself
12/17/2012 4:39:35 AM

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10/13/2012 11:41:18 PM

10/13/2012 11:41:18 PM

I just bought a 6 week old male staffy and wanted to know if he will get along with my 2 year... I just bought a 6 week old male staffy and wanted to know if he will get along with my 2 year old male pug cross chihuahua???? please help??? i pick him up in 2 weeks

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Anonymous

I have a staffy and a cat. I think he would probably of killed it when he was younger if he wasn't trained out of it, now they can often be found sleeping next to each other. My best advice would be tell the new one to never, ever run; staffies love a chase! ;)
11/6/2012 11:33:48 AM

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10/10/2012 2:22:45 PM

10/10/2012 2:22:45 PM

I have a 10 year old male long leg staffi he seems over weight just want to know how much he is... I have a 10 year old male long leg staffi he seems over weight just want to know how much he is meant to be on a average to other long leg male staffs

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Anonymous asked:

8/23/2012 7:55:31 AM

8/23/2012 7:55:31 AM

My mothers staffy has got heat lumps/spots on back top of tail above bum and on the tail itself... My mothers staffy has got heat lumps/spots on back top of tail above bum and on the tail itself and as she scratches she makes herself bald. Is this normal or is there anything anyone can recommend to help please thank you.

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Anonymous asked:

8/10/2012 9:27:09 PM

8/10/2012 9:27:09 PM

hi i have a 6 year old male staffie, he is my baby had him since he was 6 weeks old so very... hi i have a 6 year old male staffie, he is my baby had him since he was 6 weeks old so very close. i want to get a staffy pup another male, but not sure how he will be. can anyone HELP thanks x

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6/4/2012 12:56:03 AM

6/4/2012 12:56:03 AM

I have a 1yr old English Staffy, although she is trained to a certain degree we have enormous... I have a 1yr old English Staffy, although she is trained to a certain degree we have enormous problems when we have visitors (especially children). She gets very excited and constantly jumps up on them. With kids she gets more excited and will literally knock them over. She does obey us but when she is around 'new people' there is nothing i can do to stop her. We have got to the point of possibly finding her a new home. What should we do?

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Anonymous

Try leaving her leash on in the house and when someone comes over just step on the leash to inhibit any jumping. The dog CAN'T jump and gradually adjusts to not doing that. She can still socialize and be pet, but her leash is short enough that she can't hop up. We started doing it last week with our pup and I'm already seeing a great improvement! There's also having people walk into her space when she jumps up on them and just ignoring her while they do it- no touching with the hand, eye contact or talking. The dog should learn that this is not a good way to get the attention they want Another thing that may help is making her "ask permission' before she greets someone. Make her sit, give eye contact, then calmly lead her to the person you are introducing. This gives a second for the dog to calm down a bit!
8/6/2012 1:03:25 AM

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5/10/2012 6:58:36 PM

5/10/2012 6:58:36 PM

I have a 1 yr old male staffie. About 5 months ago he started to have what I would describe as... I have a 1 yr old male staffie. About 5 months ago he started to have what I would describe as mouth seizures. Nothing moves but his mouth. My vet said that they aren't severe enough to put him on medication, because it would harm his kidneys. Just want to know if this is common with his breed. I have already done some research and have tried to keep keep him away from what have learned to toxic to him. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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Anonymous

It could be he's sniffing at a females urin my friends male dogs do it when they sniff where my female has done the toilet
7/8/2012 4:27:12 PM

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5/1/2012 12:37:56 PM

5/1/2012 12:37:56 PM

my son has just bought a 6 month shar pei x staffy , i have a chocolate lab and two small... my son has just bought a 6 month shar pei x staffy , i have a chocolate lab and two small grandchildren do i need to be worried about it attacking as it gets older?

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Anonymous asked:

4/27/2012 10:47:00 PM

4/27/2012 10:47:00 PM

I have a 11 week old Staffordshire Bull Terrier that we found on our door step. The vet said he... I have a 11 week old Staffordshire Bull Terrier that we found on our door step. The vet said he is healthy. I have been crate training and its good for the most part, except the nipping and biting wont stop. I have tried the yelping, ouching and bitter spray which has no effect . Any ideas

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Anonymous

We had a similar problem with our 11 week staffie but its much better now. I give him a couple of vigorous play sessions playing tug or war with a rope toy and when I decide playtime is over I swap the rope toy for a soft toy and walk away. Whenever he gets snappy we just stuff a soft toy in his mouth and he is beginning to get the hang of chewing them, not us.
6/23/2012 6:14:29 PM

Anonymous asked:

4/19/2012 8:11:15 PM

4/19/2012 8:11:15 PM

Do Staffordshire Bull Terriers bark or is something wrong when they do not?

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Anonymous

My understanding is that they only bark if they learn it from another dog. I have a Staffie cross who "talks" - a roo-roo sound that is delightful. She also barks alerts, but we have 2 other dogs she probably learned it from.
6/1/2012 3:36:34 PM

Anonymous

Do Staffordshire Bull Terriers bar??? I would lie if i tell you they don't... my dog barks day and night
6/4/2012 9:25:09 AM

Anonymous asked:

4/5/2012 12:09:16 PM

4/5/2012 12:09:16 PM

I am sitting for my sisters 3 1/2 year old staffy who doesn't seem to know how to play with the... I am sitting for my sisters 3 1/2 year old staffy who doesn't seem to know how to play with the conventional dog toys without totally destroying them. Any suggestions?

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Anonymous

let him or her play with an empty pop bottle my two staffs love them
4/7/2012 11:00:50 AM

Anonymous asked:

3/29/2012 8:20:04 PM

3/29/2012 8:20:04 PM

How long will a Staffordshire Bull Terrier live?

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Anonymous

On average 11-14 years
4/16/2012 8:34:07 AM

Anonymous asked:

1/20/2012 11:38:13 AM

1/20/2012 11:38:13 AM

my staffy is coverd in little lumps all on her belly and back legs - does anyone know what this... my staffy is coverd in little lumps all on her belly and back legs - does anyone know what this is?

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Anonymous

What is a lump or bump? It is a tumor, and a tumor means any swelling beneath the skin. It is best to have it diagnosed by a vet to see if it is benign or malignant. Fatty cysts are common, so not all lumps mean cancer. They can safely be removed. Age warts are a type of virus that are common in older dogs and pop up everywhere. They can also be removed safely but tend to re-grow. Cancer will enlarge rapidly (within a month). Large hard masses that seem to invade tissue or attach to bone should be suspicious and seek aid from your vet for treatment
2/23/2012 3:05:51 PM

Anonymous

My female was covered in lots of little lumps last summer I just gave her a piriton tablet in the morning. Your dog could have been bitting or stung by an insect or just suffers from hay fever
7/8/2012 4:30:20 PM

Anonymous asked:

1/20/2012 9:33:17 AM

1/20/2012 9:33:17 AM

I have a 11 stafford terrier and I fear she may have got caught during heat. Now is shaking all... I have a 11 stafford terrier and I fear she may have got caught during heat. Now is shaking all the time and having hard time going up and down stairs. Is she too old to have puppies?

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Anonymous

you know it could also be that she is old and like all animals when we get old verything gets hard to do. you should take her to a vet
2/4/2012 2:02:09 PM

Anonymous

Dogs over 6 years old should not have puppies, they are too old and may develop serious problems and even die.
4/16/2012 8:35:45 AM

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1/8/2012 11:34:32 AM

1/8/2012 11:34:32 AM

Hi I have a 4yr old staff male and since he was a pup i have allowed him to get on my old cheap... Hi I have a 4yr old staff male and since he was a pup i have allowed him to get on my old cheap battered leather sofa. I now have just brought a new fabric sofa and want to stop him from jumping on them. What is the best way to achive this?

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Anonymous

find him his own spot and treat,treat,treat...love ya
2/19/2012 3:42:26 PM

Anonymous asked:

11/30/2011 5:17:41 PM

11/30/2011 5:17:41 PM

I have a question about shedding/grooming of the Staffordshire Bull Terrier breed. I have a... I have a question about shedding/grooming of the Staffordshire Bull Terrier breed. I have a couple boys with asthma/allergies plus I like a clean house. What do you recommend?

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Anonymous

As with any animal, Staffordshire Bull Terrier's all need proper care and attention and with that Staffys are great. In the summer mine sheds quite a bit but if I give him a bath once a week it helps keep the shedding down. I dont brush him but it would be much easier to keep the floor clean if I did. I dont mind sweeping once a day or so in the living area though. Hope this helps.
12/8/2011 6:10:52 AM

Anonymous asked:

10/4/2011 7:02:10 PM

10/4/2011 7:02:10 PM

I have 3 belgian shepherds and want to introduce a staffy puppy, do you think this is advisable?... I have 3 belgian shepherds and want to introduce a staffy puppy, do you think this is advisable? Our belgies grew up with 2 staffies, who both unfortunately died last year due to old age. The belgies are now 10, 4 and 2 respectively. We also have 4 cats and they are all well socialized, but recently the 4 year old is getting grumpy and growls at the 10 year old who is now blind - this when she walks past or jumps up on the couch with us when the 4 year old is sitting next to us - this behavior is pretty recent and am concerned that if we introduce a staffy, once the staffy is older and this behavior continues, it may cause fighting. I know the parents of the staffy puppies are both very calm and loving. It must be noted that all the belgies are female and I am intending getting a female staffie - my older 2 staffies were also female and we never had a problem with any of the dogs. Many thaks

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Anonymous asked:

9/22/2011 7:00:32 AM

9/22/2011 7:00:32 AM

We have a staff we think cross bred with American bulldog, she is a good dog most of the time.... We have a staff we think cross bred with American bulldog, she is a good dog most of the time. and training well but would like to know how big she is likely to grow and some tips for his overall care. thank you

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Anonymous asked:

9/4/2011 9:19:40 PM

9/4/2011 9:19:40 PM

Are Staffordshire bull terriers and pit bulls the same dog with different names to avoid... Are Staffordshire bull terriers and pit bulls the same dog with different names to avoid individual city restrictions and licensing issues? I am confused? I have heard many different answers?

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Anonymous

No they are not the same dog. Unfortunately they are both lumped into Breed Specific Legislation but they are not the same dog. Many differences from size and appearance to overall temperament. Both are great breeds in the hands of the right responsible owners.
9/6/2011 12:28:10 PM

Anonymous

No, they aren't even from the same country. There are many differences. A pitbull is an American Pitbull Terrier, from America. A staffy bull is a Staffordshire Bull Terrier, from England. A staffy bull at full maturity is between 29 and 36 lbs, a pitbull is much larger. You may be thinking American Staffordshire Terrier that is most like the pitbull, but the Staffordshire Bull Terrier is completely different. So, there are 3 different breeds that people get confused American Pitbull Terrier-from America American Staffordshire Terrier-from America Staffordshire Bull Terrier-from England Big difference between the top 2 and the bottom 1. I encourage you to contact breeders and meet the different dogs so you can see for yourself.
10/31/2011 10:21:10 AM

Anonymous

They are two different breeds. I hear that staffys are less aggressive than pitbulls, are smaller but have the same physical features. I dont believe that the staffy is less aggressive because it all depends on how YOU train your dog. Any dog can become loving and friendly if you train it well. Hope this helps :)
12/21/2011 9:07:20 PM

Anonymous asked:

8/29/2011 3:12:43 AM

8/29/2011 3:12:43 AM

my 8 month old staffy still sleeps alot, is this normal

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Anonymous asked:

8/27/2011 11:15:06 AM

8/27/2011 11:15:06 AM

Do dogs get emotional when one of their mates die?

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Anonymous asked:

7/12/2011 2:47:00 PM

7/12/2011 2:47:00 PM

i have a cat, if i get a staffordshire bull terrier as a puppy and raise it around my cat, will... i have a cat, if i get a staffordshire bull terrier as a puppy and raise it around my cat, will it get along with my cat?

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Anonymous

yes, we have 4 cats and 2 staffordshire bull terriers and our female has just had 8 pups, the cat will take a little while to get used to the dog but they will be fine
7/20/2011 2:36:50 PM

Anonymous

LOL definitely,,,my staffy loves everyone, everything, every kid, every play toy....i could go on...
2/19/2012 3:44:47 PM

Anonymous asked:

7/10/2011 11:01:10 PM

7/10/2011 11:01:10 PM

Would it be hard to keep a Staffordshire bull terrier close to 20 lbs, so my apartment doesnt... Would it be hard to keep a Staffordshire bull terrier close to 20 lbs, so my apartment doesnt throw me out? Should I get the runt?

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Anonymous

I dont think you will be able to. I have the runt of the litter of a Staffordshire bull terrier and had to bottle feed her for almost 4 months and everybody thought she would die. Everybody that sees her think she doesnt eat enough but she still has so much muscle that she weighs 35lbs maxed out
12/30/2011 10:36:57 PM

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6/23/2011 2:17:38 PM

6/23/2011 2:17:38 PM

My Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Gotti, jumps at me to take the leash away each time we are... My Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Gotti, jumps at me to take the leash away each time we are leaving for a walk. In doing so he gave me a couple of bruises because he nips to grab hold the leash. He then want to play some sort of a game tugging at the leash, growling.. It looks scary to people on the street. He wins the struggle and takes the leash away so now he is on the street loose. People get scared. Clearly I am not being a good pack leader for him. I don't want to give up so quickly, especially because there is no place for him to go to where it's guaranteed he won't be put to sleep. I would appreciate some advice:)

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Anonymous

I show Staffordshire Bull Terriers. This jumping is common when they are excited. If you don't like it, STOP IT! As a pack leader you can do it and Staffies, while headstrong are very trainable. If you are still having trouble contact a local trainer. P.s. He CAN NOT WIN those struggles. It makes him the " pack leader". You can nicely, but firmly win every time.
7/5/2011 11:37:58 AM

Anonymous

You may want to try using a Halti. It is a face halter that gives you more control. When Gotti goes for the leash, give it a quick tug while saying "No". Also, when he walks without grabbing the leash - even for a few steps, praise him! Another option might be to give him something to hold in his mouth during the walk.
6/1/2012 3:45:01 PM

Anonymous asked:

4/30/2011 7:36:29 AM

4/30/2011 7:36:29 AM

How much should i feed my staffordshire bullterrier at the age of 4?

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Anonymous

On average staffordshire bullterrier's should eat a large bowl full, but, lean dogs will need slightly.
6/11/2011 12:25:34 PM

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