Staffordshire Bull Terrier

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Breed Group: Terrier
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Male: 25-38; Female: 23-35 lbs
Male: 14-16; Female: 13-15 inches
Black, blue, fawn or brindle, often with white markings
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Expected Budget: Buying vs. Owning in 2022

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How much do Staffordshire Bull Terrier puppies cost?

The cost to buy a Staffordshire Bull Terrier varies greatly and depends on many factors such as the breeders' location, reputation, litter size, lineage of the puppy, breed popularity (supply and demand), training, socialization efforts, breed lines and much more. Review how much Staffordshire Bull Terrier puppies for sale sell for below.

The current median price for all Staffordshire Bull Terriers sold is $1,650.00. This is the price you can expect to budget for a Staffordshire Bull Terrier with papers but without breeding rights nor show quality. Expect to pay less for a puppy without papers, however, we do not recommend buying a puppy without papers.

Looking for a dog with a superior lineage? Are you trying to determine how much a puppy with breeding rights and papers would cost? You should expect to pay a premium for a puppy with breeding rights or even for a puppy advertised as show quality with papers. You should budget anywhere from $2,200 upwards to $6,500 or even more for a Staffordshire Bull Terrier with top breed lines and a superior pedigree. The average cost for all Staffordshire Bull Terriers sold is $1,200.

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What can I expect to pay for a puppy?

Median Price: $1,650.00
Average Price: $1,200.00
Top Quality: $2,200.00 to $6,500.00

*Data sourced from the sale of 1188 Staffordshire Bull Terrier puppies across the United States on

Annual cost of owning a Staffordshire Bull Terrier puppy

Before buying a puppy it is important to understand the associated costs of owning a dog. The annual cost or "upkeep" is often overlooked when determining a Staffordshire Bull Terriers true ownership cost. When calculating your budget make sure you account for the price of food, vaccines, heartworm, deworming, flea control, vet bills, spay/neuter fees, grooming, dental care, food, training and supplies such as a collar, leash, crate, bed, bowls, bones, and toys. All of these items can add up quickly so make sure you estimate anywhere from $500 - $2,000 or more for the first year then about $500 - $1,000 or more every year thereafter to meet the annual financial obligations of your growing, loving dog.

Most Popular Staffordshire Bull Terrier Names for 2022

We've compiled the top 20 male and female names for 2017 after analyzing the sale of 1188 Staffordshire Bull Terrier dogs.
  • 1. Nanny Dog
  • 2. Nanny Dogs
  • 3. Pups
  • 4. Tank
  • 5. Cocoa
  • 6. Baby Boy
  • 7. Baby Girl
  • 8. Bandit
  • 9. Chili
  • 10. Target
  • 11. Belle
  • 12. Blue
  • 13. Brindle Boy
  • 14. Coco
  • 15. Dixie
  • 16. Jack
  • 17. Maico
  • 18. Ororo
  • 19. Patches
  • 20. Ranger

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Sonshine Staffords
Member Since: December 2010
Location: San Diego, California
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Thank you for your interest in Sonshine Staffords. We have bred AKC registered Staffordshire Bull Terriers for over 35 years. Our mission in life is to perpetuate the breed and share the experience of owning a Stafford with others. We have committed ourselves to producing top quality Staffords, in temperament, and conformation, and placing these dogs with people who will love them, and care for them, as they deserve, and they will in turn, give many years of unconditional love that is so special. We have top quality dogs, and they are ALL family companions; the ideal family dog, with a supernatural love of children! All puppies are registered with the American Kennel Club, will have the shots they need, when going to their forever homes. We are located in San Diego, California, and ship anywhere in the continental US. Prices are negotiable, starting around $1500, you pay shipping, which is usually no more than $300.00, coast to coast which includes a kennel, health certificate, and airfare. A non-refundable deposit of $50, will put you on our waiting list, and it shows us that you are serious. If you haven’t yet, check out our web site at: there, you can see the puppies, our Happy Campers, and our facility as well. Then please call Loretta for more information at 619-255-7823.

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Anonymous asked:
Are Staffordshire Bull Terrier's good family guards?

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The Staffordshire Bull Terrier or Staffy for short is an athletic, loyal, protective breed of dog that is devoted 100% to its family. If given the proper upbringing, including lots of socialization, training and exercise; this breed is a great family pet and family protector. However, this breed is not for the novice dog owner, nor is it for the lazy dog owner. The Staffy needs exercise and social time every day so that he/she can discern the differences between friend and foe when a potential guarding or protective situation does arise.

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The nose color of a Staffordshire Bull or red....does it matter?



No, the nose color of a Staffy does not matter. Some people refer them to as red-nose or blue-nose; but it does not mean anything other than a coloration for the breed. No one is better than the other.


No the nose is by standard to be black reguardless of the coat color!! Anonymous stop giving the wrong information or better stop giving advise as you do not know what you are talking about. Now if the person just wants a pet and does not breed then whatever.


Legitimate purebred will be BLACK on any color of coat with or without white marking.

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Do Staffordshire Bull Terriers have web feet?

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Yes, the Staffordshire Bull Terrier does have some webbing in between the dogs toes. However, it only goes about halfway compared to water-breeds such as the Newfoundland, Golden Retriever, English Spaniel that have webbed toes all the way to the ends of their toes

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How do I know I am getting a purebred Staffordshire Bull Terrier?

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Anonymous asked:
My partner and I have a male Staffordshire Bull Terrier, he is three and an amazing dog, so loveable. We are considering getting a new dog, a Shih Tzu, as our dog loves playing with a friend's Bichon, they are great together. I'm just wondering if anyone has had a Staffy and then got another dog? If so, were they ok? Any advice would be much appreciated. Thank you.



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 haven't had any issues with them not getting along. My Chiweinnie is the aggressive one and tries to start fights with my Staffordshire Bull Terrier. He is very patient and we have had no issues. My big guy loves babies.


This is my second rescue Staffordshire Bull Terrier (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.


You do not have a "Staffy" if your dog is 80lbs! You have an American Staffordshire Terrier (AmStaff) or an American Pitbill Terrier or American Bully. Staffies (Staffordshire Bull Terriers) are and English bred dog ranging from 25-35lbs. You should know the breed of dog you have, please, temperaments are different.


Purebred Staffordshire Bull Terriers will come with AKC; American Kennel Club or European KC or FCI Registration pedigree only. No registration papers provided then dog is not likely purebred.

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Updated: 7/4/2022