Thursday, 10 September 2009

The Staffordshire Bull Terrier

The Staffordshire Bull Terrier is a medium sized, stocky, muscular dog with great athletic ability. They have a broad head, defined muscles, a relatively short face, a wide mouth with a clean bite.
They have small ears and cheek muscles that are very pronounced on a head that tapers down to a strong well muscled neck and shoulders placed on squarely spaced forelimbs.
They are coloured brindle, black, red, fawn, blue, white, or any mixture and the coat is smooth and clings tightly to the body giving the dog a streamlined appearance.
The dogs stand 36 to 41 cm tall and weigh 15 to 25 kg, the 'Staffordshire Bull Terrier' can suffer from health problems common to other dog breeds such as cataracts, hip dysplasia and breathing problems but are overall a very healthy breed.
The dominant temperament is its character of indomitable courage, high intelligence matched with a quietness and trustworthy stability. This, coupled with its affection for its family, children in particular, make it appear in the list for the top 10 breeds most suitable for families and children.

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