Originally bred in the 19th century in Britain to be a fighting dog, the Staffordshire soon became a breed that was loved by all. The Staffie’s fighting days are long over and are now welcomed into many homes for their intelligence, patience, playfulness and their love for children.
Many have fallen in-love with this breed because of their muscular and strong appearance. No matter how tough this dog may look on the outside, they are like giant teddies on the inside. Staffies are known for their gentle and kind personality towards their owners, however they do not show these same traits towards dogs that they do not know. It is very important then to gradually introduce a new dog to your Staffie if you are adding a new addition to the family.
The Staffordshire bull terrier has been dubbed “the nanny “ of dogs as they have so much patience with children. They have a deep love for children and because of their gentle nature, they prefer playing instead of being tough. The Staffie loves nothing more than to be around their family.
This breed needs a lot of exercise and just as much attention and love. They do not cope well with being left alone for long periods of time.
So if you have children and you are looking to add a dog to the family, then you can never go wrong with a Staffordshire bull terrier.