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Staffordshire Bull Terriers

Aliases: English Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Staffie

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Differences of Staffordshire Bull Terrier and American Staffordshire Terrier

The Staffordshire Bull Terrier is popular breed that is commonly confused with several other types of dog. When they are not being pegged as their cousin the Pit Bull, they are also frequently confused with their other cousin the American Staffordshire Terrier. While each originates from similar beginnings, over time the breeds have evolved into their own; similar in some features but very different in nature. Many have come to find the great benefits of owning a Staffordshire Bull Terrier, insisting that for all its similarities to other like Terrier varieties, this breed is truly one of a kind. [...]

The Affect of Breed Bans on the Staffordshire Bull Terrier

One of the largest subjects currently on debate in dog ownership has to do with breed bans. Breed bans may also be referred to as breed specific legislation. The laws, guidelines or policies set in place work towards the restriction of breeding and ownership of certain types of dogs. Depending on the country, breed bans have focused on Pit Bulls, Rottweilers, Brazilian Mastiffs, Dobermans, Akitas and many others. While some locales completely outlaw the ownership of these breeds others enact guidelines as to when, where and how the animal can be kept. Much debate rages on the how and why of these guidelines and where they stand legally. Each side has its supporters and detractors with the dogs largely stuck in the middle. [...]

What a Staffordshire Bull Terrier Needs to be Happy

The Staffordshire Bull Terrier is an intelligent breed that simply lacks the proper amount of fear. That is to say, they are open to just about anything and welcome the chance to explore their surroundings at any time. The Staffie is one that not only appreciates but craves variety and will get bored doing the same old thing over and over. This can lead to the common destructive canine behaviors such as barking or chewing. As many owners have come to find, when the Staffie gets bored he or she will not hesitate to step out on their own and entertain themselves. This is often what gets the lovable breed in trouble. [...]

The Staffordshire Bull Terrier and Children

Although the Staffordshire Bull Terrier is a cousin to the Pit Bull, this variety of canine has been deemed The Children' Dog or The Nanny Dog; a name that certainly conflicts with their reputation as a ferocious animal. While the Staffordshire Bull Terrier looks somewhat like its Pit Bull Terrier cousin, there has been no recorded attacks by the Staffie for over 60 years. Though the breed was used in earlier times for bullbaiting, most handlers preferred the dog for its ferociousness towards other animals and its immediate obedience to humans. However, this history is nearly 400 years old. While its days of baiting dangerous animals are long gone, the Staffie's affection for human companionship remains the same. [...]

Staffordshire Bull Terrier Myths

Thanks to the stigma of its cousin the Pit Bull, the Staffordshire Bull Terrier is a breed fraught with misconceptions and untruths. To the uninitiated eye, the Staffordshire Bull Terrier looks very much like a Pit Bull and is therefore often on the receiving end of unwarranted negativity. Though the Staffie was once used for such things as bear and badger baiting, this type of activity was mostly a prime source of entertainment for people in the seventeenth century. Though used for fighting by some afterward, the breed was more often kept as a family pet to guard property and family as well. [...]

What Not to Expect from a Staffordshire Bull Terrier

For those who are not well informed in regards to the breed, there can be some false impressions about what a prospective Staffordshire Bull Terrier owner is to expect. All too often, the Staffie is grouped under the heading of Pit Bull along with the American Staffordshire Terrier. Although they are close cousins in the dog world, the false impressions about the breed are simply a case where the stigma of one has unfairly tainted another. Once an individual researches the breed or gets to know a Staffie firsthand, he or she will be pleasantly surprised at the praise the breed constantly reaps for its intensely loyal and genial disposition. [...]

Staffordshire Bull Terriers of the Rich and Famous

For those who have come to learn and love the genial and loyal disposition that is the Staffordshire Bull Terrier, there is no better breed. The unfair stigma that the Staffie lives with is slowly passing thanks to a good number of well known and famous individuals who have taken on one or more Staffordshire Bull Terriers. If there is one thing being a celebrity can do, it is draw attention to certain issues and causes. Interest and popularity has grown for the Staffie now that they are seen in the care of many well recognized actors, singers and vocal activists. The breed is also coming into its own with roles in books, commercials, TV and movies. [...]

Nourishing Treats for the Staffordshire Bull Terrier

A large part of keeping a Staffordshire Bull Terrier in good health consists of feeding a well balanced diet. However, with breeds that have a high stamina, it is important to ensure they get the right amount of calories throughout the day. Oftentimes, destructive behaviors can be attributed to hunger, especially with the extra active Staffie. It is important for Staffie owners to understand that it is not merely quantity of calories but quality that matters most. The Staffordshire Bull Terrier is one that needs a good balance of protein and carbohydrates to support its muscular frame. It is always fun to feed snacks and doing so at certain intervals of the day can help keep a Staffie well fed and balanced. [...]

Creative Names for the Staffordshire Bull Terrier

While naming a Staffordshire Bull Terrier can be one of the most creative experiences, it also one of the most personal. The majority of owners want a good name that not only rolls off the tongue but captures their Staffie's character. While this can mean opting for a truly inventive moniker, others may opt to stick to more traditional roots. Owners should remember that the name they give to their beloved canine companion says as much about them as it does their dog. [...]

Staffordshire Bull Terrier Weird Facts Did You Know?

Grouped in with the Pit Bull breeds, there is no doubt that the Staffordshire Bull Terrier has suffered its share of misconceptions and false allegations. Though the breed is a forerunner of the American Pit Bull and American Staffordshire, the term Pit Bull is actually a blanket term used to describe all three breeds; just as sports car is used to describe a certain type of automobile. However, the three are very different strains of canine, just as there are different brands of car. Unfortunately, the recent debate over the issues of breed aggression and breed specific legislation has lumped the three together. [...]

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