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Interesting Facts about Staffordshire Bull Terriers are as follows
Fact 1 - Description and Definition of Staffordshire Bull Terriers: This breed of dog was bred in England during the 1800's and trained as a hunter, bull baiter and dog fighter. They are strong and muscular with powerful jaws. Staffordshire Bull terriers were used in the blood sport of rat baiting. In rat baiting as many as 100 rats were put into a ring, or a rat pit, and wagers were made on whose dog could kill the most rats within a minute.
Fact 2 - Origin of the breed: Staffordshire Bull Terriers originated in Staffordshire in England, hence their name. They have been cross bred from Bulldogs and a variety of different types of terriers. They are related to the American Pit Bull Terriers and American Staffordshire Terriers.
Fact 3 - Alternative Names of Staffordshire Bull Terriers and Nicknames: Staffs and "The Nanny Dog" as it is happy with children despite its fighting origins, Origin of the name 'Terrier': This originates from the Latin word 'terra', meaning earth and the French name 'chien terrier' literally meaning 'dog of the earth'
Fact 4 - Life of Staffordshire Bull Terriers: the life expectancy of this breed of dog is between 12 - 14 years
Fact 5 - Staffordshire Bull Terriers were registered by the AKC (American Kennel Club) in 1974
Fact 6 - Breeding Staffordshire Bull Terriers for appearance was only introduced in the 19th Century