Staffordshire bull terrier(redirected from Staffie)
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Staf·ford·shire bull terrier(stăf′ərd-shîr′, -shər)
A dog of a small breed developed in England by crossing bulldogs and terriers. Originally bred for fighting, it has a muscular body, broad head, short legs, and short smooth coat. It is often referred to as a pit bull.
[After Staffordshire, a county of west-central England.]
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Staffordshire bull terrier
(Breeds) a breed of smooth-coated terrier with a stocky frame and generally a pied or brindled coat. See also bull terrier
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Staf′fordshire bull′ ter′rier
one of an English breed of stocky, muscular dogs with a broad head and chest, wide-set forelegs, and a smooth coat, orig. raised for bullbaiting and dogfighting.
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