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Staffordshire bull terrier

Staffordshire bull terrier lying in studio © Becky Murray/RSPCA photolibrary

Staffordshire bull terriers, also known as Staffies and Stafs, can be wonderful dogs who have made loving family pets through many decades.


Follow our nation’s relationship with Staffordshire bull terriers from the 1920s to the current day in our film. Find out how times have changed for these adorable dogs and get to know Staffies a little better.



Staffordshire bull terriers

Staffordshire bull terrier puppies have suffered a great deal from overbreeding and bad press in recent years and sadly, many have ended up in our care through irresponsible ownership.


However, Staffies can make wonderful pets and many of the Staffies in our care are well behaved, affectionate and playful.


To highlight the benefits of owning Staffies, and to promote responsible ownership, we launched RSPCA Team Staffy - a Flickr feed which allowed proud owners of happy, friendly and healthy Staffies to share their favourite pet pics.


Staffordshire bull terrier puppies for sale

If you’re thinking of buying a Staffordshire bull terrier puppy make sure you’re buying from a reputable breeder and are sure that you can provide the right ‘forever’ home for the puppy you choose. The Puppy contract website will provide all the guidance you need.


Or consider rehoming a dog from us. We have many breeds of dog (and cross-breeds), including Staffordshire bull terriers, in our care looking for loving new homes. All of our dogs are carefully paired with the new owners during the rehoming process to help ensure the perfect match.