Staffordshire Bull Terrier Question

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?

    In Staffordshire Bull Terrier - Asked by Anonymous - 9/4/2011 9:19:40 PM
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.
    Answered by EcoStaffords - 9/6/2011 12:28:10 PM

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.
    Answered by paulkendall - 10/31/2011 10:21:10 AM

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 :)
    Answered by Anonymous - 12/21/2011 9:07:20 PM