The Blue Staffordshire Bull Terrier

The blue staffy bull terrier is an extremely robust, courageous and resilient breed. They are also extremely people-orientated, affectionate and loyal to their families. If properly socialised from puppyhood, they can live happily with other pets in the home as well.

Is a Staffy a powerful dog?

Staffies have a very positive reputation with children, being especially loving towards them. This has earned them the nickname “nanny dogs”. This is not to be confused with pitbulls which are banned in the UK, as they are NOT pitbulls but are actually Staffordshire bull terriers (a different breed from pitbulls).

They are very active and energetic dogs that need plenty of exercise or they can become bored and destructive. This is why they do best in homes with at least one other family dog.

It can take a while for puppies to grow up to reach their full height and weight. They usually do this by 12 months, but some may not get to their adult size until 18 months or more.

A well-bred, healthy Staffordshire bull terrier has very few health problems. However, hereditary conditions can affect them such as hip and elbow dysplasia, certain eye conditions and L-2-Hydroxyglutaric Aciduria, which is an inherited metabolic condition affecting the brain and nervous system.

It’s important to choose your breeder carefully. A responsible breeder will ensure that their puppies are healthy and come from parents who have been screened for hereditary conditions. They will also give you advice on how to look after your puppy and offer a health guarantee.