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Staffordshire Bull Terrier insurance and breed information

Meet the muscular Staffordshire Bull Terrier (Staffie), the dog with a huge heart and zest for life.

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At a glance

Up to 1 hour of exercise a day

Life expectancy of over 12 years

Medium, between 10kg and 17kg

Loyal, agile, affectionate

Silhouette showing a Staffordshire Bulll Terrier can be between 35 and 42cm tall

Up to 1 hour of exercise a day

Life expectancy of over 12 years

Medium, between 10kg and 17kg

Loyal, agile, affectionate

Silhouette showing a Staffordshire Bulll Terrier can be between 35 and 42cm tall

Staffordshire Bull Terrier - your fun-loving and loyal companion

Originally bred to fight, Staffies sometimes have a bit of a reputation. But with the right training and ownership, they are loving companions. They can make loyal and affectionate family pets.

Buying or rehoming a Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Staffordshire Bull Terriers are a high-energy and affectionate breed. As with any new pet, whether you buy or adopt, it is a big commitment. Make sure you’re ready in advance by considering the following:

  • Ensure your home is dog-proofed and they have a safe space to relax
  • Plan your dog's mental and physical stimulation and read about their exercise needs
  • Figure out what you want to feed your dog and buy some food. Proper nutrition is important

  • Look into grooming routines and techniques. Staffordshire Bull Terriers need regular brushing and can be prone to ear infections.
  • Prepare everyone in your household, especially children, on how to act around dogs
  • Secure your garden, they have a high prey drive and can chase small animals
  • Buy a lead, collar, ID tag, bowls, dog bed and durable toys
  • Consider your pet insurance options. As with all dogs, Staffies are prone to certain health issues and can have accidents

Fun fact

Staffordshire Bull Terriers get their name from Staffordshire in England, where the breed originates.

What's it like to own a Staffordshire Bull Terrier

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Top 5 health conditions in Staffordshire Bull Terriers

We’ve put together the most common claimed for conditions for Staffordshire Bull Terriers. Data is based on MORE THAN pet insurance customer claims.

Condition
Number of claims
Average paid out
130
£987.54
103
£747.41
90
£1,696.58
85
£1,131.21
85
£1,186.74
Condition
Number of claims
130
Average paid out
£987.54
Condition
103
Average paid out
£747.41
Condition
90
Average paid out
£1,696.58
Condition
85
Average paid out
£1,131.21
Condition
85
Average paid out
£1,186.74
Based on MORE THAN data 1 January 2022 to 31 December 2023. Average cost paid out includes excess.

Common health issues and problems in Staffordshire Bull Terriers

Staffordshire Bull Terriers are overall considered a healthy breed. Their usual lifespan is over 12 years.

Some health conditions in Staffies can be down to their genetic history. Others may be down to shared traits within the breed.

Click on the hotspots to learn about the most common health issues for Staffies. Information is provided by our in-house vet team (October 2022).

Staffordshire Bull Terrier illustration
Skin allergies
Joint problems
Arthritis
Luke Mallion, our in house vet, seated.
A green Quote, speech mark.
"Staffordshire Bull Terriers have unfairly been given a bad reputation in the past. But the most significant impact on any dog’s behaviour is how they are raised and trained. Staffies are a highly affectionate breed. They earned the nickname ‘Nanny Dogs’ for their high tolerance and gentle nature with children."
Luke Mangion, MORE THAN Vet

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Black and white Staffordshire Bull Terrier on lead
Tan Staffordshire Bull Terrier lying on the floor with slippers
Tan Staffordshire Bull Terrier standing on grass
Black and white Staffordshire Bull Terrier on lead
Tan Staffordshire Bull Terrier lying on the floor with slippers
Black and white Staffordshire Bull Terrier on lead
Tan Staffordshire Bull Terrier lying on the floor with slippers
Tan Staffordshire Bull Terrier standing on grass

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