What is the difference between the Staffordshire Breeds?

What is the difference between the Staffordshire Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier and the Pit Bull?

Staffordshire Bull Terrier and Amstaff have their common ancestor – the Bulldog, but they have significant physical differences. American Staffordshire Terrier is much larger, sometimes half larger than Staffordshire Bull Terrier. And the heads of the Staff Bully and Amstaff are similar, but Staffordshire Bullterrier has usually more developed chewing muscles and the skull is deeper. The nature of these two breeds has similarities and differences. At first, one must remember that both have the overall “combat” ancestor. And those and others are, as a rule, friendly to people. But Amstaffs are more aggressive towards dogs. One also observes pacifists among Staffordshire bull Terriers too rare. However, they fight not to kill the enemy, but rather to assert themselves.

Staffordshire Bull Terriers can knock the enemy down, maul it, but it will not kill or maim the enemy. There is not simply enough excitement (game) for it. Pit Bull compared with Staffordshire Bull Terrier is more leggy, lean and wiry dog. But their main difference consists in the fact that Staffordshire Bull Terrier is not FIT FOR FIGHTING
Can one keep Staffordshire Bull Terrier in the same house with other animals, dogs or cats?
In principle, Staffordshire Bull Terriers are among individualists. Few of them get along well with other pets, unlike Amstaffs. For the latter it is vital mainly for males, but females mostly live in harmony and with dogs of other breeds and with cats, especially if they are acquaintances since childhood. But hierarchical relationships between the animals must be established. During this period, you must keep track of your pets especially carefully.

How do Staffordshire Bullterriers treat children?
Very good. For this thing a Staffordshire Bull Terrier has earned the nickname "Nanny." Sometimes we have to protect the Staffordshire Bull Terrier from the children if they are not yet able to understand what can cause the dog’s pain.

What loads are required for Staffordshire Bull Terrier?
It is recommended to walk at least an hour a day, if you can let your dog run around without a leash. On a leash - twice as much, i.e. about two hours. Even better, if you manage to walk twice a day, morning and evening. Sometimes, for a change you can walk on the leash, but it's better to do it after a year.

Can Staffordshire Bull Terriers and Amstaffs swim?
Some like, some do not. There are Staffordshire Bullterriers that just love to splash in the shallows. There are also avid swimmers and divers. However, one should remember that the Staffordshire Bull Terrier is a heavy dog possessing a large muscle mass, so in order to stay afloat, it has to work very energetically. LONG SWIMMING RACES on DEPTH are CONTRAINDICATED.

How much do Staffordshire Bullterriers and Amstaffs bark?
Without a cause they bark rarely. The dog can alert you about the arrival of guests. It can also sometimes bark a little during the game. And not only bark, it is able to utter the amazing and diverse sounds: it growls, yawns with the roar, whines, changing the tone, moans, howls, squeals a little – this is the way he talks! However, if a family has a dog that barks a lot, Staffordshire Bull Terrier or Amstaff will be happy to join.

How do Staffordshires shed?
Stafford throws a short seta. In terms of volume shed wool is much smaller than of Newfoundland and collies. Stafford grooming is minimal: it does not collect dirt, does not absorb odor and dries quickly. Sometimes it's good to comb out the dog with the help of a brush or latex glove.

Can one use a Staffordshire Bull Terrier for protection?
In a limited extent. Some of them are not able to come out against human rights. The most he can do - is to guard the apartment, car, cottage warning about the approach of strangers by barking. He cannot make physical resistance and must not, because of their loyalty to a human. The situation is similar also to the pit bull.
However, the situation is quite different with the Amstaff. Of course it will not watch the bag with the things, but if uninvited guests came to the apartment or his owner is in danger, it will not wait for any command. In this case it is impossible to imagine a more formidable opponent than the Amstaff, regardless of the amount or value of the opponents.

I always keep very busy at work and at home.
In this case, you should not start keeping a Staffordshire Bull Terrier. The meaning of Staffordshire Bull Terrier’s life is in communication with the owner, and if it is deprived of this opportunity, it will feel miserable.

What toys are better to buy for Staffordshire Bullterriers?
The most durable toys are best suited for Stafford: vein bones, solid rubber balls and toys made of solid latex. They are enough relatively for a long time.