The Staffordshire Terrier can be kept in an apartment or home. They are very people-oriented and will take only a “very few” walks a week. They have been knowing to chase a cat for a while and so you have to keep them on a leash. They do tolerate older, considerate children. As a reminder, never leave a child unsupervised with a puppy or dog. They must be extensively socialized, trained and exercised regularly.
Approximate Adult Size
The approximate adult size (two years old or older) of the male Staffordshire Terrier is 14 to 16 inches to the withers (highest point of the shoulder) and 19 to 24 pounds. The female ranges from 13 to 15 inches to the withers and 19 to 23 pounds.
Special Health Considerations
Most dog breeds have certain inherited health problems associated with that specific breed and the Staffordshire Terrier is no exception. Be on the lookout for cataracts, heart murmurs, skin disease, granulomas, patella luxation, entropion, mast cell tumours, digestive problems, hypothyroidism, degenerative myelopathy, streptococcal enteric arthritis, Von Willebrands disease (a problem with blood clotting), congenital heart disorders and glaucoma. This disease list is an informative guideline only. Other diseases may also be significant threats, please contact your veterinarian for a complete list.
She should visit the veterinarian several times in the first year for shots, boosters and check-ups. Then, as an adult, she should visit the veterinarian yearly for shots and check-ups. As she gets older, six years and on, she should visit the veterinarian twice a year for checkups and shots. Remember; to avoid feeding your dog sweets.
The Staffordshire Terrier has a smooth, firm, short, close and easy to care for coat. She should be brushed and rubbed down with a damp chamois regularly. Brushing will help her maintain a clean and healthy coat, avoid mats, help you keep a closer eye on her health and strengthen your emotional bond with her.
Her teeth should be brushed at least twice a week with toothpaste and a toothbrush designed for dogs. Brushing removes the accumulation of plaque and tartar which can cause cavities (rarely) and periodontal disease. Dog periodontal disease can lead to pain, loss of teeth, bad breath and other serious disease.
Her toenails may need to be examined for growth and clipped regularly. The toenails of the rear feet grow slower than the toenails of the front feet.
The Staffordshire Terrier can live between 12 and 14 years with proper nutrition, medical care and excellent living conditions.
The Staffordshire Terrier comes from Great Britain where they were used for hunting the European Red Fox, sometimes in packs. They were first registered by the American Kennel Association in 1974.
- Some Registries
- 4 to 8 Staffordshire Terrier puppies
- Terms To Describe
- Keep Things in Mind
- imperial, power, dainty, light, active, affectionate, loyal
SPECIAL GOOD POINTS
American Staffordshire Terrier Club, USadder Terrier Club
Every dog is an individual so not everything in this information may be correct for your dog. This information is meant as a good faith guideline only.
- Staffordshire Terrier Club of America
- UKC United Kennel Club
- NKC National Kennel Club
- CKC Continental Kennel Club
- APRI Americas Pet Registry Inc.
- AKC American Kennel Club
- FCI Federation Cynologique Internationale
- NZKC New Zealand Kennel Club
- KCGB Kennel Club of Great Britain
- ANKC Australian National Kennel Club
- ACR American Canine Registry
- Good watchdog.
- Is very good with children.
- Loves to be part of the family.
- Very affectionate.
- Poor guard dog.
- They may tend to bark.
- Can have digging issues.
- Can have hair that grows very fast.