Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Published: Last updated: by Kyle J. Larson

Average size and lifespan

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Height: 1ft 5in - 1ft 7in
Weight: 25-40lbs
Lifespan: 12 - 14 Years


  • Affection5/5
  • Kid-Friendly5/5
  • Stranger-Friendly5/5
  • Dog-Friendly1/5
  • Barking Amount3/5


  • Grooming Difficulty2/5
  • Shedding Amount2/5
  • Easy to Train2/5
  • Can Be Alone2/5
  • Exercise Need4/5


  • Cold Tolerance3/5
  • Heat Tolerance1/5
  • Apartment-Friendly3/5

Staffordshire Bull Terrier Information

Staffordshire Bull TerrierThe Staffordshire Bull Terrier is many things – playful, smart, gentle, brave, a little bit hard-headed, always charming. Their history began centuries ago in England. The breed was put to the test in British fighting pits in the 1800s, but luckily those days are over. Compared to his cousin in the United States, the American Staffordshire Terrier, this guy is smaller, packing in lots of muscle into his 24-38 pound body. The breed comes in many different colors.

As a pet, the Staffordshire Bull Terrier is sweet and family-oriented, bravely watching over his loved ones. He is moderately active – a little exercise goes a long way.

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Breed FAQs

Can Staffordshire Bull Terriers be apartment dogs?

Staffordshire Bull Terriers aren't ideal for apartments, but might be able to live there successfully if there are enough opportunities to find larger spaces nearby to play.

Can Staffordshire Bull Terriers be left alone?

Staffordshire Bull Terriers don't like being left alone for too long. They tend to show some symptoms of seperation anxiety when left apart from their owners for long periods of time.

Are Staffordshire Bull Terriers good with kids?

Staffordshire Bull Terriers are typically excellent with kids. As with any dog it's important to monitor them around children, however they are often very gentle.

Are Staffordshire Bull Terriers friendly with strangers?

Staffordshire Bull Terriers love other people and will tend to run up to them for affection. They quickly become great friends with anyone.

Do Staffordshire Bull Terriers get along with other dogs?

Expect Staffordshire Bull Terriers to not get along well with other dogs. Socializing this breed to other dogs may be a difficult process.

Do Staffordshire Bull Terriers bark a lot?

As far as dogs go, Staffordshire Bull Terriers bark an average amount. You can expect them to bark to alert you, get your attention, or when there are strangers or other dogs.

Do Staffordshire Bull Terriers shed a lot?

The Staffordshire Bull Terrier isn't a heavy shedder. Some limited brushing and occassional cleaning should help prevent much hair build-up.

Do Staffordshire Bull Terriers need a lot of grooming?

Staffordshire Bull Terriers don't require very much effort for grooming. You'll just need to provide typical maintenance and baths.

Do Staffordshire Bull Terriers need a lot of exercise?

The Staffordshire Bull Terrier has a good amount of energy and will need to be exercised with some walks and play to keep them happy.

Are Staffordshire Bull Terriers easy to train?

Most Staffordshire Bull Terriers are stubborn and will take extra work to train. They can still learn trained behaviors, but will take more effort.

Can Staffordshire Bull Terriers handle cold weather?

Although Staffordshire Bull Terriers can handle the cold weather when out with you, they may not want to stay out for long periods of time.

Can Staffordshire Bull Terriers handle hot weather?

It's best not to have a Staffordshire Bull Terrier in hot temperatures for long as it can be dangerous to their health.

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