Staffordshire Bull Terrier

KC Pedigree, Medium

Doesn't moult much

Good for first time owners

A popular choice for families, the Staffie is considered loyal, courageous and affectionate. His reputation as a good family pet has earned him the nickname 'the nanny dog'.

FACT SHEET

Attractive to ...

Anyone looking for a family pet that can join in with all aspects of family life.

Not the best for ...

Anyone with inadequate fencing. Staffies are diggers so you may need to reinforce the bottom of your fences with concrete to stop them escaping.

Aliases

Staffy, Staffie, Staffy Bull, Nanny Dog, SBT

Cross between

None

Origin

United Kingdom

Size

Medium
Average size - could pick up if you had to in an emergency

Exercise Needs

Medium (About an hour)
Doesn't have to be a solid hour, you can give them lots of short walks.

Coat

Smooth
Dogs that you mainly just need to polish! But be warned - short haired dogs moult all the time!

Shedding

Doesn't moult much
But all dogs shed dander so if you're allergic, make sure you'll be ok

Life expectancy

13 years

Good first dog?

Yes

Trustpilot

Tailwise is consistently rated as Excellent

AS FEATURED IN

Evening Standard
FT Sifted
BBC
Pet Gazette

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