Bred to be a fast fighting dog with disproportionately powerful jaws, this breed is anything but fierce – at least when it comes to humans. In fact, it makes an excellent family dog and has even earned the nickname of the ‘nanny dog’ for the tenderness and attention it shows children. Thanks to Staffordshire Bull Terrier pet insurance from PIA, you can rest assured that your Stafford will live a long and healthy life.
Developed as a fierce contender for the dog-fighting pits of the early 19th century, the Staffordshire Bull Terrier is a breed seemingly at odds with its expected temperament. Staffordshire Bull Terriers were bred to be fierce pit fighters, but they were also selected so that humans could handle the dog even whilst it was locked in a fight with another dog. In other words, this is a breed that knows how to direct and channel its aggression.
Of course, the days of legal dog fighting are far behind us. But the Staffordshire Bull Terrier remains a popular breed.
But given the breed’s history, they need to be monitored closely when in contact with other dogs – as the propensity for a fight still lurks in the genes. With Staffordshire Bull Terrier pet insurance, you won’t have to worry about unexpected veterinary bills. Our protection covers a range of accidental injuries and illnesses and will help to ensure that your Staffie lives a long and enjoyable life as a member of your family.
Male & Female: 36-41cm
Female: 11-15.4 kg
Male: 13-17 kg
Reliable, bold and fearless
Hereditary cataracts, L-2-hydroxyglutaric aciduria (L2HGA), mast cell tumours, distichiasis
With their tremendous stamina, the Staffordshire Bull Terrier requires daily exercise, including a daily walk or jog.
Smooth, short-haired coat
Red, white, black, fawn
A deep desire for human contact and difficulty coping with extreme temperatures makes the Staffordshire Bull Terrier best-suited for indoor living.
The Staffordshire Bull Terrier is a fun-loving dog that loves spending time with its family and friends. It’s generally very docile and eager to please its handlers. This combined with its relatively small size makes it an excellent indoor dog, but it does need a moderate amount of exercise.
It features a coat of smooth, short hair that requires minimal grooming. Whilst some of this breed can be relatively strong-willed, it’s forever dependent upon the love and attention of its master. That’s part of why they make such great family pets.
The Stafford is a fun-loving dog – always eager for a new game or an active outing. That said, they’re generally docile when not in play mode. But owners need to be open to a bit of rambunctiousness. That’s part of the charm of having a Staffordshire Bull Terrier.
PIA is a family owned pet insurance company for Australia, and we have a long and successful history of helping owners care for their Staffordshire Bull Terriers. Contact us today to learn more about our range of simple, flexible and affordable cover options.
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