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.]

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

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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Lovely dog who is full of fun and mischief ; JASPER: | Male labcross German shepherd looking for an adult home with lots of TLC; Kady: | Female Staffy who loves cuddles and tummy rubs.
uk Mauled moments from her home: Victim tells of pitbull attack horror that left her in hospital for five days I have a staffy pet, trained since a pup who knows not to jump or bark or nip anyone.
The distressed dog, thought to be a Staffy cross-breed, was handed into the animal charity's Wallasey centre last week after being discovered by a passer-by.
The light tan coloured Staffy cross puppy was found wrapped in a green and white patterned blanket by a member of the public on Saturday, October 5.
While I do not own a Staffy, they get such a bad Press that I feel I must speak up for the breed and ask anyone who is thinking of adopting a rescue dog to consider a visit to Claremont Road.
com/PetplanUK QOUR four-year-old boxer Staffy cross, Sally, has to have her anal glands evacuated every four to five weeks.
I've walked past numerous owners who let their dog run around parks off the lead and seeing a staffy running towards you certainly makes you nervous.
He returned to find the joyriding Staffy in the driving seat and pounds 1200 worth of damage in his wake.
While visiting the RSPCA, in Barnes Hill, Claire fell in love with an overweight Staffy called Fat George, who she is hoping can live with her.
Then there's seven-year-old Staffy Leo who, through no fault of his own, has seen various adoptions fall through, but would make an ideal family dog and is good with children.
Laura, who has her own four-legged friend Brando, had cheekily Tweeted Robbie Williams, inviting him to judge the sweetest Staffy contest.
James Bevan, from Yardley, says: "Here is a picture of Bruno, my five-yearold Staffy posing for the camera.