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Staffweiler History

The Staffie is a medium-sized, muscular, short-haired working and sporting dog. The Staffi is a sturdy, muscular, compact, square-proportioned, short-haired, hardy, versatile and powerful gundog, suitable for all shooting and rough work. The Staffordshire Bull Terrier is affectionately nicknamed ‘Staffy’. The nickname derives from the fact that, at one time, the Staffordshire bull terrier was a fighting dog used for pit fights and baiting, and was often referred to by the “pit” or “terrier” name. The modern day staffy is affectionate, loyal and well-behaved, and is a great family pet. The female staffies are smaller, weighing between 25-40kg, and the male staffies are larger, weighing between 25-60kg. The adult height ranges from 41-58cm.

Time of Origin


Country of Origin

United States Of America

Staffweiler Physical Characteristics

The Staffie, also known as the Staffordshire Bull Terrier, is a medium to large-sized breed of dogs that weigh between 45 and 70 pounds and stand between 19 and 23 inches high at the withers. They have a rectangular, compact, well-proportioned build with a straight, well-defined muzzle. Their head is proportioned to the body and they are well muscled. They have a scissor bite, wide-set eyes, and a black nose. They have a tail that curls over, is carried low and docked, and is typically docked at around 2 inches. Their short, smooth coats can be red, brindle, fawn, or russet. They are devoted to their family and make excellent guard and watchdogs.

Eye Colors

Hazel, Brown

Nose Colors

Blue, Black, Brown

Coat Colors

Black, Gray, Brown, Fawn, Blue, White, Brindle

Height Range

Male Height Range: 19 – 26 inches

Female Height Range: 17 – 24 inches

Weight Range

Male Weight Range: 60 – 120 lbs

Female Weight Range: 50 – 110 lbs

Staffweiler Health

Description of breed health.


10-12 yrs

Staffweiler Health Concerns

Demodicosis, Hip And Elbow Dysplasia, Subaortic Stenosis, Entropion, Deafness, Histiocytosis, Pancreatitis, Cervical Vertebral Instability, Hyperadrenocorticism, Neuroaxonal Dystrophy, Eye disorders and disease, Kidney Disease

Staffweiler Temperament and Behaviour

The impressive-looking Staffweiler is a loyal and protective companion with a sweet, playful and goofy personality. They are very easy to train and are also very eager to please, making them perfect candidates for the obedience ring. They are typically good with other dogs and animals and bond deeply with their families.

Staffweiler Activity Requirements

The Staffweiler is a German herding dog that was bred to be both protective and hard-working. They are a large and powerful dog that makes a great guard dog. While they are not as high-energy as some breeds, Staffie’s are still active and athletic. They will need a daily walk or jog as well as time to play in the yard. While they enjoy being outdoors, they do better in cooler climates. If you are looking for a companion for outdoor adventures such as hiking and camping, the Staffie may be a good match for you.

Miles Per Day

14 miles

Activity Per Day

180 minutes

Daily Food

3 cups

Kennel Club Recognition

American Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Staffweiler is part of the Unclassified group.

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The Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Staffweiler is part of the Unclassified group.

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Australian National Kennel Council

Not Recognized

Staffweiler is part of the Unclassified group.

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Canadian Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Staffweiler is part of the Unclassified group.

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