Best Dog Diet

What’s the ideal diet for your dog?


Discover more about the history of your dog’s breed, its temperament, appearance and diet

Border Terrier Diet

Bull Terrier Diet

Bulldog Diet

Boxer Diet

Cavalier Spaniel Diet

Cocker Spaniel Diet

German Shepherd Diet

Golden Retriever Diet

Labrador Retriever Diet

Lhasa Apso Diet

Miniature Schnauzer Diet

Pug Diet

Shih Tzu Diet

Springer Spaniel Diet

Staffie Diet

Westie Diet

Whippet Diet

YorkshireTerrier Diet


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Staffordshire Bull Terrier Diet


Staffordshire Bull Terriers are from the terrier family of dogs and were originally bred for blood-sports such as bull baiting (tenderising the meat and spectator entertainment), bear baiting and dog fighting. The Staffordshire Bull Terrier was bred specifically for fighting qualities and its diet would have been lean.


The amount and type of food will depend on the individual dog. A complete and balanced diet is recommended to include raw meaty bones. If overfed and not exercised they can quickly put on weight.


Staffordshire Bull Terrier Temperament


Staffordshire Bull Terriers possess a high level of courage and ‘gameness’ which actually makes them very good as family pets when combined with other attributes (this is because most dogs bite out of fear). They are closely related to other Terriers including the Pit Bull and have suffered because of the poor press received by this breed. Their physical appearance makes them appear intimidating, but they are affectionate and playful amongst friends.


A Staffordshire Bull Terrier is a highly intelligent creature and with good training some would argue is the perfect family pet.


Staffordshire Bull Terrier Appearance


The Staffordshire Bull Terrier has a strong muscular physique with an intimidating hard jaw and face. Its broad skull, pronounced cheeks, muscular legs and  smooth, short straight-haired coat give an appearance of a powerful dog ready for action.


The UK Kennel Club standards ideal height is 36-41 cms for a male and 35-39 cms for a female. Weight from 11-17 kgs.


Staffordshire Bull Terriers can be a variety of colours. The classic colours include red, black, white, fawn, blue or any combination of these with white. It has a smooth short coat and medium length tail.


With a powerful build, the Staffordshire Bull Terrier should look strong and muscular and should move with an economy of effort.



Staffordshire Bull Terrier (Staffie) Facts













Staffordshire Bull Terrier History


Staffordshire Bull Terriers were bred in the UK for their ‘gameness’ which is to say their courage, strength and skill at taking on other animals in combat. Their lineage goes back to the bulldog and mastiff breeds. In order to gain a faster animal it is thought that a Bulldog was crossed with a native Manchester Terrier to produce a quick, powerful dog now known as the Staffordshire Bull Terrier.


The Staffie continued to participate in underground dog fights after the Animal Welfare laws were passed in 1835 and did not gain recognition from the British Kennel Club until 1935.


Staffordshire Bull Terrier Known Disorders


Staffordshire Bull Terriers are prone to suffer from hip dysplasia and eye problems.   

UK Kennel Club  Class.


Est. Reg. Number in UK


Average Lifespan

12 Years

Average Size

36-41 cm

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Grooming Requirement


Hereditary Disorders