Staffordshire bull terrier

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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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Noun1.Staffordshire bull terrier - English breed of strong stocky dog having a broad skull and smooth coat
bull terrier, bullterrier - a powerful short-haired terrier originated in England by crossing the bulldog with terriers
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"I had literally just got into the entrance of the park, I had let him off the lead, this Staffordshire bull terrier appeared, it locked straight onto my dog, poor Willi was screeching.
Staffordshire Bull Terrier Dustie Anyone who discovers a dog abandoned, or one that may be in distress, can contact the team at Birmingham Dogs home on 0121 6435211.
A DOG was left seriously injured and its owner hurt after being attacked by two Staffordshire Bull Terriers in woods in Nuneaton.
Of these, five were Staffordshire bull terriers - and none was returned to their heartbroken owners.
Staffordshire bull terrier Rosie was likened to a 'bag of bones' when found.
Sutton Coldfield Blue Watch commander Nigel Cox, said: "We have just rescued a dog called Jesus - a Staffordshire Bull Terrier - from the lake by the side of Wyndley.
The dog has been described as white with dark patches across its body and covering one eye, and was possibly a Staffordshire bull terrier breed.
Prit Powar, head of pet insurance at Direct Line, said: "It is perhaps unsurprising that the Staffordshire Bull Terrier is the dog most often reported stolen, given it is one of the most common dog breeds in the UK."
Sue said: "Joe had a Staffordshire bull terrier, who was very loved by him.
English springer spaniels were third on 5.8% while border terriers came fourth with 4.9% and Staffordshire bull terriers were the fifth most popular on 4.8%.
A MAN died after he was mauled by a Staffordshire bull terrier, an inquest heard.

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