The main characteristics of the Staffordshire Bull Terrier could be the unconditional and endless love for his family and his will to fight to the end. Even if it was used as a fighting dog in the past, it has always been kept as a family dog and is people-friendly, particularly affectionate and playful.
By nature, the Staffordshire Bull Terrier is lovable, loyal, and good-natured, but also very dominant and stubborn. A loyal family dog, he is very alert and always ready to protect his family.
As a clearly people-related dog, he is also patient with the children of the family. All in all, the Staffordshire Bull Terrier does everything for his family and always wants to please his human.
Info: The breed standard clearly rejects aggressive dogs.
This dog breed is full of energy and wants to go with you wherever you go. Therefore she needs a lot of exercise and has to be made to play to release energy.
The Staffordshire Bull Terrier is passionate about play and enjoys it a lot. You should be careful here, as it can happen that the Staffordshire Bull Terrier also has a hard time calming down afterward. In addition, the Staffordshire Bull Terrier is outgoing and very friendly to strangers.
Note: Staffordshire Bull Terriers are still bred as aggressive dogs in some breed lines, particularly in the UK. The import to Germany is therefore prohibited. There are strict owner restrictions because the dog breed is classified as dangerous in most states. A personality test is often carried out and, under certain circumstances, certain measures such as muzzle or leash requirements are ordered. In the worst case, the attitude can be banned.
The Staffordshire Bull Terriers are less keen on hunting because they were not bred for it. Very rarely, this breed of dog is taken by hunters to hunt and used there.