Staffordshire terrier


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Staffordshire terrier

Amer′ican Staf′fordshire ter′rier


n.
one of an American breed of strong, muscular terriers, orig. developed for dogfighting, having a short, stiff coat, broad head, neck, and chest, and wide-set forelegs. Also called American pit bull terrier , pit bull terrier.
[1965–70]
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Noun1.Staffordshire terrier - American breed of muscular terriers with a short close-lying stiff coatStaffordshire terrier - American breed of muscular terriers with a short close-lying stiff coat
bull terrier, bullterrier - a powerful short-haired terrier originated in England by crossing the bulldog with terriers
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At the same court Laura Gardiner, of Greenland Parade Larne, Co Antrim, pleaded guilty to being the keeper of a Staffordshire terrier type dog that killed a Yorkshire Terrier in the Inver area of Larne.
Staffordshire Terrier Bulls were the most stolen breed, with nine thefts reported last year.
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A man living at Governor's Beach told officers at Zygi police station on Monday evening that his five-year-old Staffordshire Terrier had been shot dead with a hunting shotgun at around 6pm.
Andrew Green, defending, said Mr Worrall's dogs were on a lead but it was claimed Mr Bienkowski's Staffordshire terrier was not.
Note: The DNA signatures that are used to identify "pit bull terriers" are those of the American Staffordshire Terrier and the Staffordshire Bull Terrier, two breeds that are considered to be genetically identical.
The parents had been watching TV at night with their three-day-old son and the American Staffordshire terrier cross.
Her dog is believed to have been a lurcher crossed with a Staffordshire terrier or pitbull.
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The city imposes a ban on several other breeds, including the American Staffordshire terrier, American pit bull terrier, pit bull terrier and Staffordshire bull terrier.
Pressure on the organisers and pet owners to be more responsible mounted after a poodle was killed in a deadly attack by an American Staffordshire terrier at the 2012 show.