Staffy FAQ

Are Staffies good with kids?

Staffies can make great family pets

As a rule, they are gentle, affectionate dogs who adore people. … In fact, their well documented love of children once earned them the nickname “nanny dog”. Of course every dog is different and, in the wrong hands or with a bad experience, any breed can become troubled or aggressive.

Are Blue Staffies Dangerous?

Staffordshire bull terriers are not banned under the Dangerous Dogs Act, but are often confused with banned breeds like pit bulls, Ms Meucci added. That being said, Staffies have made headlines for aggressive acts.

Are Blue Staffies Recognised?

They are recognised by the Kennel Unions (KC) but the colour is not desireable alot of blues dont meet breed stanadard and is hard too find a perfect example of the breed in blues due to breeders that don’t have breeding restrictions on the Blue Staffies to regulate the breeding.

Are Blue Staffies good dogs?

Trustworthy and dependable. In terms of temperament, this breed of dog is fearless, friendly, tolerant and totally reliable, in particular with children. Staffordshire Bull Terriers are well known for their love of people. Indeed, they have a zest for life, and are happy to partake in just about any activity

What color is a blue staffy?

Red & blue can produce any of the Staffy colours. Although Blue is a dilution of black which is the most dominant colour so can carry any of the others. They will only produce blue if the red parent carries it.

Are Staffies hard to train?

Are Staffordshire Bull Terriers easy to trainStaffies are intelligent dogs and can be trained well if you are committed and consistent. As with so many breeds, the Staffie can display selective hearing when distracted and some owners prefer to keep them on the lead.

Would a Staffy protect its owners?

Most dogs are instinctively protective of their owners and families. The Staffordshire Bull Terrier is one of those naturally protective dogs. Sometimes ‘Staffies‘ are referred to as ‘The Nanny Dog’ because of their ability to guard and because they are naturally good with small children in their home.

Are Staffies dangerous?

They are however a powerful breed and, their temperament is such that they do not back down should another dog gets in their face, they will fight. This can be said of most dogs some react more quickly and decisely than others. They known as Nanny Dogs to humans and families they the most popular dog and best for young families with children. 

Can Blue Staffies change Colour?

Yes, it’s quite normal don’t forget that blue is just a dilute form of black, and he will have inherited genes from all of his ancestors, which will include other colours (brindle, red, black etc).

Can you leave a Staffy home alone?

Leaving a Staffie alone for long periods can be traumatic for the dog but yes you can leave a Staffie alone, though it’s recommended that it’s only for a short length of time. Leaving your Staffie alone can be a traumatic experience for your dog .

Where do Blue Staffies come from?

Nicknames: Staffy, Staffies, Stafford 

Origin: England

Foundation stock: Bull & terrier Old English Bulldog Old English Terrier

What colour eyes do Blue Staffies have?

Due to the fact they are dilute, they cannot have deep brown eyes like the other colours of the breed, but they should have a deep amber/almost brown eyes and the nose and nails should be of such a dark colour as to appear black until closer inspection shows it is not.

Do Staffy dogs smell?

Staffies don’t have a strong ‘doggy’ odor. Gently wash your dog’s ears once a week with a vet-approved cleanser to remove dirt that can cause infections, and trim his nails once a month to avoid painful cracking.

Do Blue Staffies get along with other dogs?

For the most part, staffies are usually quite friendly to other dogs that are part of their family home. However, they can be a bit wary of dogs from outside and they will be more than willing to fight if challenged, which can give them an unwarranted bad reputation.

What breed standard colours can Staffies be?

The Staffordshire Bull Terrier has a short, smooth coat that lies close to the skin. It comes in red, fawn, white, black, or blue, or any of these colors with white, as well as brindle or brindle with white.

How do you discipline Staffies?

The kind of discipline you use to train your staffy will make all of the difference in their personality and disposition. Always use positive reinforcement training with any pet. This type of dog training involves alternating between praise and treats and is very effective.

How do you calm a Staffy down?

An easy way to calm a dog down is redirecting their energy into something positive. For example, a nice long walk is a great way to rid your hyper staffy all their built-up energy that’s making them go bonkers. After all, a tired staffy won’t have the necessary energy to keep jumping up and down.

Are Staffies good to train?

Staffys are generally obedient dogs who are desperate to please. Training classes may be recommended if you are a novice. Staffys do not respond well to harsh punishment and are sensitive souls who will shut down if the training is too aversive.

Are Staffies loyal to one person?

Staffies are naturally loving, loyal dogs who are eager to please their owners.

But, like any breed, in the wrong hands they can be trained to be fighting dogs.

Do Staffies like cuddles?

Staffies and Westies have been revealed as the most affectionate dog breeds. Other affectionate breeds to consider adopting include Corgis, Cavalier King Charles Spaniels and Labradors, who also want regular cuddles with their owners.

Should I get a male or female Stafford?

It is entirely your decision which Staffordshire Bull Terrier you choose male or female, puppy or adult. A male is more dominant, needs more leadership and will try to boss other dogs about. The male dog is more dominant in the wild and will always be the leader of the pack.

What colour eyes do Staffies have?

The round eyes are dark, however the colour may be lighter if it compliments the colour of the coat. Very light eyes or pink eyelids are a fault unless the skin around the eyes is also pink. The nose should always be black and the teeth should meet in a scissors bite.

What is a pied Staffy?

When a Staffy has a white in their coats whatever the colour, they are described as being “pied”.

Do Staffies bark alot?

Dogs who bark because of boredom will bark continuously and may find destructive ways to channel their frustration.

Separation anxiety: Staffies are a social breed and it’s natural for them to be anxious anytime they are left alone for the first time.

Fear: Your Staffy can bark as a result of fear.

How often do Stafies need a bath?
Atleast 4 times a year.
It is important not to shampoo too frequently though, as frequent bathing will strip the natural oils secreted by your dog making them prone to dry skin in wet and cold weather. Just 3 or 4 times a year should do the trick, or when your Staffie is particularly dirty or ‘fragrant’
How long do Staffies live?

Its estimated between 12-14 years

Are Staffies high maintenance dogs?

Staffies are high maintenance in terms of attention and noise factor. They do not suit a home that prefers constant peace and quiet, nor do they thrive being outside dogs. Another factor worth considering are other pets in your home Staffy’s are highly energetic and will try and engage other animals into play often.

What agedo Stafie become adults?
2 years old
They loose the puppy status at 6 months old and become a junior or juvenile until 18 months old and are then classed as an adult. With most staffies you will find in the first year they hit full height quickly then slowly fill out to their adult size until they are 2 years old or there abouts.
What do you need to know before getting a Stafford?
10 Things You Need To Know Before Owning A Staffy
  • They Are Great With People.
  • They Don’t Always Do Well With Other Dogs.
  • They Need A Ton Of Exercise.
  • They’re Nicknamed The ‘Nanny Dog’ because the love children.
  • They Are Prone To Hip Dysplasia.
  • Grooming Them Is Easy.
  • They Need Homes More Often Than Many Other Breeds.
  • They Can jump (scale) a 1.8 meter (6-Foot) Fence.
Are Staffies good guard dogs?

Naturally Staffy are very human friendly and like many say would even help a robber out with your belongings. If pushed to the limit trained with inhumane means then they can be very good guard dogs, but naturally their too lovable.

Is a blue Staffy a pitbull?

American Staffordshire Terriers have much in common with American Pit Bull Terriers, even though they have been bred separately for more than 50 years. They are considered a “Pit Bull” breed and are targeted by Breed Specific Legislation. 

The English Staffordshire Bull Terrier is however shorter than the American Stafford (Amstaff) and not associated at all with the pitbull breed.

Why do Staffies Shake?

Attention Seeking Ploy. Staffies are clever dogs and are good at recognizing behavioural patterns. A dog may shake or shiver when he knows that this behaviour is likely to garner a response from somebody. It can be to get attention or to remind you he needs to feed.

How many puppies does a Blue Staffy have?

Staffies tend to deliver between 4 and 8 puppies. The dogs deliver the placenta at the third stage.

How big does the English Staffy grow?

The Stafford is a medium-sized dog, 

English Staffies typically weigh between 11-17 kilograms and stand 35-40 cm tall at the withers.

What do Staffies usually die from?

Heart Disease
This is the leading cause of death in older Staffies.

How much excercise do Staffies need?

Your Staffordshire Bull Terrier will need a minimum of an hour exercise every day. This should be split into a few walks with time in a secure area to run and play off lead.

Are Staffies hypoallergenic?

NO

Do Staffies swim?

The Staffordshire bull terrier. Staffys as a general rule (although there are exceptions) cannot swim, due to the size and weight of their head proportionately to their bodies. Like the Staffy, these dogs have a similar build and are unable to keep their head up in the water and remain buoyant.

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