Canis ISSN: 2398-2942

Staffordshire Bull Terrier


General information

  • Forebears were the Old English Terrier and the Bulldog.
  • Developed as a fighting breed after the demise of bull baiting in 1835.
  • Today the breed is typified by a strong active dog.
  • A first class guard dog for the home even though the Stafford is reliable and not aggressive with humans but can be a handful where other dogs are concerned.
  • A popular breed that has become embroiled in the Dangerous Dogs Act.

Biological Data

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Further Reading


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