The Dog Care

Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Staffordshire Bull Terrier

About Staffordshire Bull Terrier

With its robust, muscular build, focused stare, and aggressive attitude, the Staffordshire Bull Terrier can be an intimidating dog.

Many people are drawn to the Stafford because it appears to be a tough dog, but they are shocked to hear that the Stafford is a sensitive and affectionate companion who prefers to play rather than fight.

It views life as a wonderful adventure to be savored and experienced to the fullest.

Stafford is recognized for his trustworthiness and love of people. It’s been dubbed “Everyone’s Man Friday,” and his greatest ambition is to spend time with his family.

Expect to take this athletic and lively dog for a daily walk, as well as plenty of attention while It’s not working. Staffordshire Bull Terriers don’t enjoy being left on their own. They are not a breed that should be left alone outside or at home for extended periods.

More About This Breed​

Characteristics

History

Bern, Switzerland, is where the Staffordshire Bull Terriers are claimed to have originated. They were farm dogs who drove livestock to pasture.

 

They are one of the old breeds that the Romans are thought to have brought with them. Their breed has traditionally been noted for its strength, intelligence, and devotion to its masters.

 

Dogs became outdated when modern farming became more prevalent. They were re-bred by European breeders in 1907, and they have since proven to be one of the most docile dog breeds.

Staffordshire Bull Terrier 5

Personality​

  • A proper Stafford is never snarky or shy with people, even when they are just a few weeks old. 
  • Bull is energetic and eager in whatever It does. These robust canines are always vigilant, even when they are sleeping.
  • The attitude of this breed has been described as brutal, brave, persistent (read: stubborn), and curious. It is an excellent protector of his family because of his people-loving disposition, but this furry member is less inclined to protect his property.
  • However, because It’s so wise and interested in people, It’ll always notify you of the presence of undesired or unwanted visitors.

Health Issues

Staffordshire Bull Terriers are typically healthy dogs, but like all breeds, they might have health problems. Although not all SBTs will contract any or all of these illnesses, it’s crucial to be aware of them if you’re thinking about getting one.

 

Here are some common health issues – 

 

  • Hip Dysplasia in Dogs (CHD)
  • Elbow Dysplasia is a condition that affects the elbow joint.
  • Luxation of the patella
  • Cataracts in Children and Adolescents (Hereditary Juvenile Cataracts)
  • Hydroxyglutaric Aciduria Type 2
  • Allergies to the skin
  • Mange Demodectic
Staffordshire Bull Terrier 6

Diet

About two and a half cups of high-quality dog food each day, divided into two meals, is the recommended daily quantity.

Restrict food and water for at least an hour after strenuous activity to avoid stomach dilatation-volvulus, often known as bloat.

The kind of dog food you buy makes a huge difference as well: the more nutritious the dog food, the more it will nourish your dog. Avoid leaving food out all the time. It is advisable to measure his food and feed him twice a day to keep your SBT in good form.

Grooming and Color of the Coat

The coat of this strong canine is short, silky, and near to the skin. Bull Terriers come in red, fawn, white, black, or blue, brindle and brindle with white, and any of these colors with white.

 

The coat of a Staffordshire Terrier sheds once a year, and hair loss is negligible throughout the year. The dirt can be removed readily with a brush, and the coat dries rapidly after a bath.

 

Brush him once a week to get rid of any dead or loose hair. Because this breed has a low odor, It doesn’t need to be bathed very often.

 

Dental hygiene and nail care are two more grooming requirements. Brush your Stafford’s teeth at least twice or three times a week to remove tartar and the bacteria that comes with it.

 

Every day is preferable. Once or twice a month, or as needed, trim his nails. The nails are too long if you can hear them clicking on the floor. Short nails help keep the feet in good shape by preventing them from becoming trapped in the carpet and tearing it.

Special Care

The Staffordshire Bull Terrier is a companion dog that adapts well to any environment as long as It receives enough exercise daily.

 

It should be confined to his home and have access to a securely enclosed yard. Staffords, like all terriers, are diggers. Thus it’s vital to reinforce fences by burying chicken wire at the bottom or embedding them in concrete.

Exercise

Begin teaching your Staffordshire Bull Terrier puppy the day you bring him home. It is bright and fast to learn, but It can be rash and stubborn.

Never resort to punishing your dog by abusing it. Instead, go for formal obedience training. To have the best outcomes, be patient, firm, and consistent when bonding with your Stafford.