The Staffordshire Bull Terrier, or Staffy, as this breed is affectionately known, has a strongly built body and a cute square head that is paired with a lovely temperament. This breed is often confused with the American Staffordshire Bull Terrier, which is actually much smaller.
Staffies are brave, persistent, gentle and playful and tend to adore children. If you have ever owned a Staffy, you will know that they are the most loving family dogs that will simply melt your heart. They say, "Once a Staffy owner, always a Staffy owner".
Unfortunately, they have gained a bad reputation through poor upbringing and misuse of their traits by some owners, and their use as fighting dogs.
Staffies are people dogs and they constantly want to give love and receive affection from their humans. They are big sooks in a very powerful body, which they are not aware of. They make great lap dogs if you have a lap that is big and strong enough!
They love sun bathing and a warm place in front of the fire at night. They adore sleeping with you and will look at you with their sad eyes when you leave the house. They are okay with being left home alone but are sure to make you feel guilty when you leave them. They are also very obedient as they love to please, and they will not say no to any food.
|Life expectancy:||10-14 years|
|Monthly cost (food):||Below average|