Standard Staffordshire Bull Terrier
TERRIER BREED STANDARD
ORIGIN : Great Britain.
DATE OF PUBLICATION OF THE ORIGINAL VALID STANDARD : 24.06.1987.
UTILIZATION : Terrier.
CLASSIFICATION F.C.I. : Group 3 Terriers. Section 3 Bull type Terriers. Without working trial.
Smooth-coated, well balanced, of great strength for his size. Muscular, active and agile.
BEHAVIOUR / TEMPERAMENT
Traditionally of indomitable courage and tenacity. Highly intelligent and affectionate especially with children. Bold, fearless and totally reliable.
FACIAL REGION :
Nose : Black.
Muscular, rather short, clean in outline gradually widening towards shoulders.
Medium length, low set, tapering to a point and carried rather low. Should not curl much and may be likened to an old-fashioned pump handle.
HINDQUARTERS : Well muscled. Legs parallel when
viewed from behind.
FEET : Well padded, strong and of medium size. Nails black in solid coloured dogs.
GAIT / MOVEMENT
Free, powerfull and agile with economy of effort. Legs moving parallel when viewed from front or rear. Discernible drive from hindlegs.
HAIR : Smooth, short and close.
COLOUR : red, fawn, white, black or blue, or any one of these colours with white. Any shade of brindle or any shade of brindle with white. Black and tan or liver colour highly undesirable.
SIZE AND WEIGHT
Desirable height at withers : 14-16 ins. (35,5
to 40,5 cm), these heights being related to the weights.
Any departure from the foregoing points should be considered a fault and the seriousness with which the fault should be regarded should be in exact proportion to its degree and its effect upon the health and welfare of the dog.
Any dog clearly showing physical or behavioural abnormalities shall be disqualified.
N.B. : Male animals should have two apparently normal testicles fully descended into the scrotum.
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