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The Staffordshire Bull Terrier Dog – A Masterpiece Amongst the Species

The Staffordshire bull terrier is a strong and powerful dog. It is muscular, has distinct cheek muscles, strong jaws and teeth, which form a scissors bite. Contrary to this masculinity, a delicate touch to the terrier’s face is provided by its soft brown eyes and black shining nose. The skin coat is equally soft and sleek and comprises shining black, blue, brindle and fawn color with occasional markings on it.

The secret of the dog’s strength is not depended on its size. With a short yet broad skull, short foreface, rose or half pricked ears, the Staffords are a masterpiece of unique qualities and well-defined strength. The legs are straight and well boned, the shoulders show no weakness, the feet are well padded and the body is tight with deep briskets and well built ribs.

The Staffordshire bull terrier lives for about 10-16 years. Throughout its lifetime, it manifests enough of its strength. It possesses tremendous stamina and must exercise daily to keep up to its potentiality to show strength. It is advisable to keep them in chains in public sphere. The coat is shorthaired and smooth. Regular grooming with a firm bristle brush or a bath with shampoo keeps the coat fluffy, clean, soft and shining.

The weight of this species of dog ranges from 28 to 38 pounds and the bitch ranges from 24 to 34 pounds. The height of both dogs and bitches range from 14 to 16 inches. The body is well balanced and is perfectly made. The tail is very fluffy and of medium length. It remains undocked, tapering to one point and then carrying low. Its neither too curled nor very straight for either of it would give an awkward look to the terrier. Therefore, the Staffordshire bull terrier is a perfect example of a handsome, well-formed yet strong dog. All the characteristics are very evenly balanced in this dog.

The Staffordshire bull terrier is very affectionate, courageous and obedient. They are very friendly to all types of people. It knows to love everyone and is loved by everyone. A bull terrier in a family makes the family happy and adorable. The dog is extremely intelligent and stubborn but needs a persistent and continual process of training. Their potentiality allures them to jump off a deck, challenge others and walk through broken glass. The Staffordshire bull terriers are an adorable variety; therefore, loves both work and play.

There are certain physical features that prove disadvantageous for the dog. If the dog has pink nose, light eyes or pink eye rims then its not the perfect one of its species. Moreover, it should not also have a too long or badly curled tail. It is also rejected as a good species if it lacks agility coupled with activeness.

The origin of the Staffordshire bull terrier is from regions of Staffordshire. It first involved for its interest in bull baiting but gradually the breed’s popularity suffered a setback for the waning of the sport. Now it is again regaining its immense popularity as a successful pet and a potential dog.

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Donal Keenan runs the Staffordshire Bull Terrier site : http://www.staffybullterriers.com/
You can also find more information on the Staffy Bull breed from his online forum and Blog:

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