Species group: Terrier Group dogs
Other name(s): Staffie; Staffy; SBT
The rise of the Staffordshire Bull Terrier is not an unmixed blessing to dog owners. This powerful dog, developed first for bear and bull baiting and later for dog fighting, can become a dangerous animal in the wrong hands. The strong jaws mean that this dog can maim and kill other pets and even vulnerable humans. Resembling a small Pit Bull and often mistaken for one, the Staffy is one of those breeds that can cause your insurer to cancel your homeowner's or your liability coverage. If you do not have the knowledge to properly train a powerful dog or the time to channel its energy in a positive direction, you would probably be wise to choose a different breed. This is a dog for experienced owners who know what they're doing.
Appearance / health:
The Staffordshire Bull Terrier is powerful and muscular with a broad head and extremely strong jaws. Its muzzle is short with prominent cheek muscles. It has a clearly defined stop with round eyes that are brown. It has a black nose. The breed has a neck that is short and muscular. The Stafford’s front legs are spaced wide apart.
Staffords are low shedders, shedding once a year. The coat requires regular brushing to keep it in good condition. Brushing the dog's teeth with an appropriate toothpaste and brush helps to remove accumulated plaque and tartar and prevents cavities and periodontal disease. Toenails require regular clipping. These dogs are bathed occasionally as their coats lose dirt easily, dry quickly, and do not absorb odor.
The Staffordshire Bull Terrier has great stamina. Exercise, play sessions with the family, and sports are necessary to keep the dog healthy and happy.
The breed is prone to hip dysplasia (abnormal development of the hip joint).
Behavior / temperament:
Staffords possess a strong hunting drive, and cannot be trusted off leash. Chewing is a habit with many dogs of this breed. They are not suitable for the first-time owner, as they can be difficult to control, if not trained properly. Their tough appearance is enough to deter any potential intruder though their loving, friendly temperament does not make them the best of watchdogs or guard dogs.
Staffords respond well to firm, consistent, and patient training. They are sensitive dogs that require sensitive handling by a dominant trainer. Early basic obedience training and socialization is necessary for this breed.
Staffords are not persistent barkers and do not bark without reason.
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I have owned 2 great Staffordshire bull terriers (Pitbulls) during my life. This dog does not have the greatest reputation due to high profile stories in the media in recent years. However, I have had nothing but the greatest experiences with my two dogs and I would recommend this breed to anyone who is considering the Staffordshire bull terrier. The reasons for my strong recommendations for this dog according to my experiences are as follows:
-perfect family dog/amazing with children
-easy to groom (virtually no grooming required)
-very sociable with people and other pets (I have kept my dogs together with cats with no problems what so ever)
-the cutest dogs ever
These are only a few of the reasons I love this breed. As I mentioned already this breed has an unfair reputation as an aggressive biter but this couldn't be farther from the truth. This dog is a gentle giant. I have owned many different dogs and the Staffordshire terrier is by the far the most stable of them all. My cats would even use my Staffordshire as a pillow to sleep on. I hope more people consider this dog as an option for a pet and the unfair reputation can slowly be turned around..
From Clarence Sep 18 2015 11:47PM
Probably the most useful supplement of all
Omega3 acids have been shown to help in many health conditions, the most for these 5:
- Inflammatory skin disorders (including allergies)
- Cardiovascular disorders
- Renal disease
- Cognitive function and neurological health
You should use them even if your dog doesn't have any pressing health issues, especially if your dog doesn't get enough of them from a diet.
In order to get the therapeutic effect you need to dose them correctly, for this you need to consult your vet, so they can recommend the dose and product you should use.
Keep in mind this is not a short-term treatment, omega3 fatty acids have a buildup period of 6-8 weeks before they reach high enough concentrations in your dogs body, and they need to be used all the time, if you make a pause, then you need a buildup period again, and your dogs health might deteriorate if it benefited from omega 3 supplementation.
To sum up:
- Consult your vet about the dose.
- Use products that contain both EPA and DHA in highest concentration possible and right ratio.
- Don't use on and off but permanently..
From Vuk Ignjic DVM 257 days ago
The importance of socialization
As it is for us human beings, socializing in the early stages of our lives is extremely important for our growth and self esteem. The most important thing is to make sure that your puppy has had enough socialization and to ensure that it wasn’t taken away too soon from his litter. Often puppies, especially when for sale, are taken away from their mother and siblings way too soon. If this is not your case and your puppy was brought up following the right guidelines, make sure to provide him with the right amount of socialization time. One of the most effective ways to do so is to take him to a puppy day care. Here your puppy will be followed and looked after by a team of experts and dog trainers. Depending on the set up and environment of the day care, I recommend a minimum age of 3 months when you first bring your puppy to day care. Very important is to take it easy at the beginning: once or twice a week, for the first month at least, should be enough for your puppy, in order to give him time to adapt and get used to the day care. Most puppies will love it and they will learn from other dogs, with help of the trainers, with regard to how to behave, play and have fun. .
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