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Staffordshire Bull Terrier
Breed origin: England
Original purpose: Dogfighting.
AKC recognized: 1974
AKC group: Terrier
Weight: males 28 to 38 lbs;
females 24 to 34 lbs
Size: Height: 14 to 16 inches
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Red, fawn, white, black or blue, brindle, or any of these colors with white.
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.
Good with children?
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Known health problems:
Hip dysplasia, cataracts, respiratory problems, melanoma.
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Other websites for additional information:
American Kennel Club breed page
Wikipedia breed information page