Staffordshire Bull Terrier
Staffordshire’s have an average lifespan of 12 to 14 years, and typically weigh between 24 to 38 pounds. Loving toward people from just a few weeks of age, a well socialized Stafford is never shy or snarly. He is energetic and enthusiastic in everything he does and remains on alert. This breed's temperament is described as tough, courageous, tenacious, and curious. Staffies do not get along very well with other dogs, but are particularly fond of other people and children.
Common Health Conditions
- Staffies seem to be more commonly affected by what is known as cyclic follicular dysplasia or seasonal dysplasia, a condition which causes thinning of the hair, and is extremely noticeable.
- L-2HGA is a neurometabolic disorder that affects the nervous system of the dog. The disease can cause tremors, seizures and muscle stiffness during exercise or behaviours that cause excitement and stimulation.
- The early stages of your dogs life has a huge impact on its’ ability to grow with a strong and healthy bone structure. High impact activities and injuries could impair their natural growth.