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Bull terrier

a medium-sized (50-60 lb), very solidly built dog with narrow, deeply sunken triangular eyes, thick neck; the face has a distinctive flat profile without a stop. The dog was originally bred for pit fighting. There are two varieties, all-white or colored, which is any other, including spotted, than white. In some countries, a miniature variety is also recognized as a separate breed. The breed is subject to congenital renal disease, lethal acrodermatitis, and the white variety may be affected by congenital deafnesss.
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Ollie is a five-year-old Staffordshire bull terrier who came into the centre as his owners could no longer look after him.
A MAN died after he was mauled by a Staffordshire bull terrier, an inquest heard.
Animal rights campaigner Kay Hamilton, the Dowager Duchess of Hamilton, chairs Scottish Staffordshire Bull Terrier Rescue and says that the number of unwanted animals they are asked to rehome has jumped from 200 to 400 in the past three years.
We are the proud owners of a gorgeous Staffordshire bull terrier and he has, without a doubt, been the best dog we have ever owned.
Staffordshire bull terriers have long had a reputation as being probably the best dogs to have around children, giving them the moniker "nanny dogs" from the early part of the 19th century.
The high number of incidents has been blamed on the increasing popularity of dangerous breeds, including pit bull terriers, the Japanese Tosa, the Dogo Argentino and Fila Brasileiro, among hoodies.
I am a breeder of bull terriers and can assure everyone that Staffordshire bull terriers and bull terriers are two completely different breeds.
Its body was examined by a police expert, who found it to be one of the most powerful pit bull terriers he had ever seen.
Spaying and neutering doesn't necessarily change the behavior of a dog,'' said Daniels, who said she and her husband for 35 years have owned Staffordshire bull terriers, one of the pit bull-type breeds targeted by the original proposal.
Following the incident the airline has decided to ban Rottweilers, Doberman Pinschers, American Staffordshire Terriers, Bull Terriers and American Pit Bull Terriers, a move which the American Kennel Club has labelled unjustified, reported Reuters.
It discusses Airedale terriers, American pit bull terriers, Australian terriers, Bedlington terriers, border terriers, bull terriers, cairn terriers, Dandie Dinmont terriers, fell terriers, fox terriers, (smooth or wiry), Glen of Imaal terriers Irish terriers, Jack Russell terriers, Kerry blue terriers, Lakeland terriers, Norfolk terriers, Norwich terriers, Scottish terriers (so well described by Wodehouse as looking like Presbyterians), Sealyham terriers, slky terriers, Skye terriers, Tibetan terriers, Welsh terriers, Yorkshire terriers.
Staffordshire bull terriers have been linked to attacks on children across the country but experts say they are not dangerous dogs.