The Staffordshire Bull Terrier has become extremely popular and not only in the Netherlands! The Staffordshire Bull Terrier was once bred as a fighting dog, but since 1835 dog fighting was prohibited, the Staffordshire Bull Terrier bred nowadays as "family dog". Important issues for the purchase of a Staffordshire Bull Terrier include the FCI pedigree. Without this pedigree Staffordshire Bull Terrier falls under the RAD-law and walk so the chances of your dog being euthanized. It is also important that both older dogs tested for hereditary diseases and that the breeder adheres to the fokregelement.
Staffordshire Bull Terriers are not "dangerous fighting dogs" but enthusiastic dogs, very affectionate and are very active. Sports like Flyball, Agility and Breit Sport is very popular with the Staffordshire Bull Terrier, but the show ring is welcome, thanks to the big "will to please" from the Staffordshire Bull Terrier.
The Stafford is a shorthaired dog, well balanced with good proportions. For his size he has great strength, he is muscular, fast and agile.
Traditionally of indomitable courage and tenacity. Highly intelligent and affectionate, especially with children.
Bold, fearless and totally reliable.
Head and Skull
Short, deep through with broad skull, very pronounced cheek muscles, distinct stop, short muzzle and black nose.
Dark preferred but may bear some relation to coat color. They are round, of medium size, and set to the dog looks straight ahead. The eyelids are dark.
Ears Rose or half pricked, not large or heavy. Full, drop or pricked ears highly undesirable.
Lips are connected, tight and clean the jaw line. Powerful jaws. Teeth firmly, with a perfect scissor bite, regular and complete, that is to say the cutting teeth of the lower jaw should fit against the cutting teeth of the upper jaw. The teeth are implanted at right angles with respect to the jaw.
Muscular, rather short, clean in outline gradually widening towards shoulders.
Legs straight and well boned, set rather wide apart; they show the level of the wrists no weakness, while the feet still turn out a little. Shoulders well laid back with no looseness at elbow.
Short coupled. Straight topline. Broad front. Deep brisket runs down to the sternum to the ribs are well sprung. Muscular and well defined.
Well muscled. The jumps are positioned low and well angulated knees. From the rear view Legs parallel.
Well padded. Strong and of medium size. Nails black in solid colored dogs.
Medium length, low set. Tapering to a point and low.
Free, powerful and agile with economy of effort. The limbs move parallel from the front as seen from behind.
Smooth, short and close to the skin.
Red, fawn, white, black or blue or any of these colors with white. Any shade of brindle with white. Black with red fire and liver highly undesirable.
Males weight 12.7 t / m 17.3 kg. Females of 10.9 ?? 15.4 kg. Desirable height at withers 35.6 ?? 40.6 cm. The heights in proportion to the weights.
Any departure from the foregoing points should be considered a fault. The assessment should be in exact proportion to the seriousness of the error.
Male animals should have two apparently normal testicles fully descended into the scrotum.
IMPORTANT: NEVER BUY A STAFFORDSHIRE BULL TERRIER WITHOUT VALID FCI PEDIGREE !!
The Staffordshire Bull Terrier