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Breed Standards for the Staffordshire Bull Terrier

 

 

General Appearance:

The Stafford is slightly longer than it is tall, and relatively wide, giving it a low center of gravity and firm stance.

 

 

Head:

Medium-sized round eyes; Distinct stop, short foreface; Head short, deep, broad skull, pronounced cheek muscles; Ears rose or half prick, not large

 

 

Tail:

Medium length, carried low

 

 

Color:

Red, fawn, white, black, or blue, solid or with white; any shade of brindle or brindle with white

 

 

Gait:

Should be powerful and agile

 

 

Coat:

Smooth, short, and close

 

 

Size:

Weight: male:  35-40 lb; female:  30–35 lb

Height:  male:  18-19”; female 17-18”

 

 

Temperament:

A fun-loving character that loves playing with its family and friends.  It is typically playful, companionable, amiable, docile, and generally responsive to its owners wishes


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