The Staffordshire Bull Terrier (or ‘Staffy’) is a true peoples dog. Despite their love for all people and children however, they can at times be aggressive towards other animals. The Staffy tends to develop a more well-rounded temperament when socialised with other animals at a young age and exposed to different environments. Staffordshire Bull Terriers are extremely protective of their family, further demonstrating their loyal nature. Their strong build, rugged appearance and protective nature make them great as guard dogs too. Staffies are energetic and instinctive which means they will thrive in vigorous athletic activities. If you’re looking for an athletic, protective and loyal best friend, look no further than a Staffy!
Lifestyle and Living Environment
These dogs can dwell in any home as long as they receive rigorous exercise as an outlet for the amount of energy they have. Staffies have massive jaws and can make a shambles of your house and yard if they get bored. Although they love children, be weary with children under 8 years old because they are very energetic and may unintentionally knock them over while trying to express their love. Also take note of the fact that since these dogs love people, they will go to strangers easily. Staffies do not handle heat very well and need to be monitored on hot days to ensure that they don't overheat.
Common Health Issues
Staffordshire Bull Terriers are prone to: Eye Disease, Eyelash Abnormalities, Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA), Hip Dysplasia, Elbow Dysplasia.