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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.




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




Medium length, carried low




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




Should be powerful and agile




Smooth, short, and close




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

Height:  male:  18-19”; female 17-18”




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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