What's the Difference Between the Staffordshire Bull Terrier and the Bull Terrier

Staffordshire Bull Terrier and Bull Terrier
What's the Difference Between the Staffordshire Bull Terrier and the Bull Terrier
Frequently confused breeds

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The Staffordshire Bull Terrier

The Staffordshire Bull Terrier, aka the Staffie, is a smooth-coated, active, and agile dog with great strength for his size. This is a courageous, extremely obedient, highly intelligent, and affectionate breed possessing a sense of humor. This, coupled with the breed’s affection for its friends—children in particular—its off-duty quietness, and its trustworthy stability, makes it a foremost all-purpose dog. He looks forward to daily exercise, and his powerful jaws enjoy a supply of sturdy chew toys. While he is a sweet-tempered, affectionate dog, his strength and determination require an experienced owner who can work with him in a firm but gentle way.

• Terrier Group; AKC recognized in 1975 • Ranging in size from 14 to 16 inches tall at the shoulder and 24 to 38 pounds • Game sports

 

The Bull Terrier

Playful and clownish, the Bull Terrier is best described as a three-year-old child in a dog suit. Given his muscular build, the Bull Terrier can appear unapproachable, but he is an exceedingly friendly dog, with a sweet and fun-loving disposition. Bull Terriers become very attached to their owners and families and do not thrive when left alone. The breed loves children, but obedience training is necessary and care must be taken that they don’t get over stimulated around younger children. Their short coats are easy to care for, but the breed requires daily exercise.

• Terrier Group; AKC recognized in 1885 • No size standard, but most stand 21 to 22 inches tall at the shoulder and weigh 50 to 70 pounds • Game sports

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