The Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Britain’s Most Popular DogKeith
The Staffordshire Bull Terrier, also affectionately known as a Staffie, is a breed of small to medium sized dog, short-haired, that was developed in Staffordshire, England, where else? and northern parts of midlands city Birmingham. The breed first originated by crossing the Bulldog and Black and Tan Terrier, and evolved over time with the excess of other breeds for refinement of purpose which, in mid-19th century Victorian England, was varmint control and dog fighting.
The Staffie is considered a loyal, devoted, tenacious and particularly affectionate breed of dog, it is one of the only dog breeds recommended by the Kennel Club as suitable for a home with children in. The Staffordshire Bull Terrier has a reputation for pugnaciousness; when challenged by other dogs, it is generally known to not back away from a fight.
Well, that’s it, Britain’s favourite dog. But not to worry if your dog isn’t a Staffie, our pet dog is always our favourite!