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Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Nickname: Staffy

Breed origin: England
Original purpose: Dogfighting.

AKC recognized: 1974
AKC group: Terrier

Size: Weight: males 28 to 38 lbs; females 24 to 34 lbs
Size: Height: 14 to 16 inches
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Color: Red, fawn, white, black or blue, brindle, or any of these colors with white.

General characteristics/temperament: The Staffordshire Bull Terrier is intelligent, courageous, active, athletic, tenacious, and affectionate. They are generally quiet, loving with their family, especially children, and make great family pets. Because of their muscular built, they might appear intimidating, but in reality they are good-natured and trustworthy, with a stable temperament. Unfortunately, the breed is subject to breed bans and bad press in many parts of the world because of the common confusion with another breed, the American Pit Bull Terrier.

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Good with children? Yes

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Intelligent? Yes

Known health problems: Hip dysplasia, cataracts, respiratory problems, melanoma.

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Recommended books for further reading:

A New Owner's Guide to Staffordshire Bull Terriers
By Dayna Lemke
Published in 2000
160 pages

Staffordshire Bull Terrier (A Comprehensive Owner's Guide)
By Jane Hogg Frome
Published in 2004
160 pages

The Staffordshire Bull Terrier
By Cynthia P. Gallagher
Published in 2008
207 pages

Guide to Owning a Staffordshire Bull Terrier
By Marion Lane and Jeffrey Tomback
Published in 1998
64 pages

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Other websites for additional information:

American Kennel Club breed page
Wikipedia breed information page

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