The Importance of Staffordshire Bull Terrier Training

Perhaps you have not heard of a Staffordshire bull terrier. If you don't then you may be surprised to find out that they are by far the most popular dog in the United Kingdom.

The Importance of Staffordshire Bull Terrier Training


Staffies have their origins in the 19th century and they were originally bred in England for bull-baiting. They are characterized by their very large head and their smooth, medium-sized skin. Staffies have an intense love of attention and are among the most affectionate of all dog breeds. They thrive on human companionship.


  • As you can imagine, they make excellent guard dogs. They are Are, however, very gentle and Friendly around children.
  • For beginning Staffordshire bull terrier training, it's important to realize that staffies require very specific types of training, perhaps more than any other dog.


In my opinion, the #1 factor that makes a Staffie a good pet is owner training. You must be the leader of your staffie. Without you your staffie may become uncontrollable. As a former breeder, I can tell you with certainty that when you breed a female and she is not well-trained, the puppies will be of poor quality.


I have found that the best way to train a staffie is by do it in the house. This is extremely important with a staffie. NEVER leave your staffie and NOT house train them. If you do, you may find that when you leave the home, your pet will follow you ONLY to find a place to use the bathroom. I don't want you to think that I am spy. I am only saying this so you will understand.


I have many a client who has purchased a new pet and upon cutting the dogs nails, the owner tells them to just clip the tip of the toe. No! They say. You must catch them and pull that paw back, and it will look like it just fell off. No! It is the nail clipper. When you clip the tip of the paw, you are just trimming the tip. Your staffie is NEVER safe. It is an accident waiting to happen.


I have many a client who purchased a puppy and upon making it home, found that their new pet was terrified of every animal with which he had never come across. I often suggest to them that they take their dog to puppy classes. Puppy classes are a lot of fun and a lot of help. If you can not afford to send your puppy to a puppy class, find someone who can. The people at the different levels will give you all of the information you need.


 Staffordshire terriers are a very unique breed. They are very loving, very critical, very loyal, very fearful, very brilliant, very amusing and very practical. If you understand the breed and are willing to catch the breed when it arrives, you will have a foundation for the love that these dogs will give you.


Oh, and Staffordshire terriers are ALL white. No matter what color they may be, ALL white is Staffordshire.


There is only one American Kennel Club stamp in the U.S. for this breed and that was inlderly Beagles. The Staffordshire standard was not created until Wonderful collie was imported to this country and registered in 1884, at a kennel in Reading, Massachusetts.


The Staffordshire terrier likes to bark. The trade-off is they might make prey out of the baby in the stroller or the lawn mower.


Beware the Staffordshire terrier. Beware these dogs with white faces.