Blue Staffordshire Bull Terrier
A blue staffordshire (often called a Staffy or simply a Staffordshire) is a medium-sized dog that originated in the UK. They were bred as fighting dogs in the 1800s, but today are primarily family pets that require early socialization and intensive training to thrive.
These powerful and determined dogs have a muscular build and are typically covered in black or blue-grey coats. They can also have white markings, particularly on their chest, feet and tail tip.
The Blue Staffy as a Family Pet: Discovering their Loving and Loyal Nature
In general, males are more dominant than females and can be more challenging to train, but in the hands of a knowledgeable owner they make excellent pets and companions. Females are often less aggressive than their male counterparts, but they still require leadership and may try to boss other dogs about if given the chance.
Like other breeds, blue staffies can be headstrong and stubborn at times, so obedience training is a must. They will also need to be kept physically and mentally fit through daily exercise, such as chasing a ball around the backyard or running alongside you on your daily walk or jog.
These dense and muscular dogs are not the best swimmers, so it is a good idea to keep them on leash whenever they are near water and to consider investing in a life jacket if you plan to take them swimming or kayaking. They are a good choice for first-time dog owners, but they do require a high level of commitment and focused training to help them be well-mannered, sociable and obedient members of your household.