Fédération Cynologique Internationale

The Kennel Club

Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Staffordshire Bull Terrier


ORIGIN

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FCI
Great Britain.

PUBLISHED

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FCI
24.06.1987.
KC
September 2000

UTILISATION

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FCI
Terrier.

CLASSIFICATION

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FCI
Group 3Terriers
Section 3Bull type Terriers
Without working trial

KC
Terrier

BRIEF HISTORICAL SUMMARY

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GENERAL APPEARANCE

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FCI
Smooth-coated, well balanced, of great strength for his size. Muscular, active and agile.
KC
Smooth-coated, well balanced, of great strength for his size. Muscular, active and agile.

IMPORTANT PROPORTIONS

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KC
Traditionally of indomitable courage and tenacity. Highly intelligent and affectionate especially with children.

BEHAVIOUR / TEMPERAMENT

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FCI
Traditionally of indomitable courage and tenacity. Highly intelligent and affectionate especially with children. Bold, fearless and totally reliable.
KC
Bold, fearless and totally reliable.

HEAD

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FCI
Short.
KC
Short, deep though with broad skull. Very pronounced cheek muscles, distinct stop, short foreface, nose black.

CRANIAL REGION

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Skull

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FCI
Deep through with broad skull.

Stop

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FCI
Distinct.

FACIAL REGION

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Nose

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FCI
Black.

Muzzle

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FCI
Short foreface.
KC
Lips tight and clean. Jaws strong, teeth large, with a perfect, regular and complete scissor bite, i.e. upper teeth closely overlapping lower teeth and set square to the jaws.

Lips

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FCI
Tight and clean.

Jaws/Teeth

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FCI
Jaws strong, teeth large, with a perfect, regular and complete scissor bite, i. e. upper teeth closely overlapping the lower teeth and set square to the jaw.

Cheeks

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FCI
Very pronounced cheek muscles.

Eyes

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FCI
Dark preferred but may bear some relation to coat colour. Round, of medium size, and set to look straight ahead. Eye rims dark.
KC
Dark preferred but may bear some relation to coat colour. Round, of medium size, and set to look straight ahead. Eye rims dark.

Ears

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FCI
Rose or half pricked, not large or heavy. Full, drop or pricked ears highly undesirable.
KC
Rose or half pricked, not large or heavy. Full, drop or pricked ears highly undesirable.

NECK

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FCI
Muscular, rather short, clean in outline gradually widening towards shoulders.
KC
Muscular, rather short, clean in outline gradually widening towards shoulders.

BODY

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FCI
Close-coupled.
KC
Close-coupled, with level topline, wide front, deep brisket, well sprung ribs; muscular and well defined.

Topline

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FCI
Level.

Chest

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FCI
Wide front, deep brisket, well sprung ribs ; muscular and well defined.

TAIL

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FCI
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.
KC
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.

LIMBS

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FOREQUARTERS

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FCI
Legs straight and well boned, set rather wide apart, showing no weakness at the pasterns, from which point feet turn out a little.
KC
Legs straight and well boned, set rather wide apart, showing no weakness at the pasterns, from which point feet turn out a little. Shoulders well laid back with no looseness at elbow.

Shoulder

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FCI
Well laid back.

Elbow

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FCI
No looseness.

FORELEGS

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FEET

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KC
Well padded, strong and of medium size. Nails black in solid coloured dogs.

Forefeet

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FCI
Well padded, strong and of medium size. Nails black in solid coloured dogs.

Hind feet

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FCI
See Forefeet.

HINDQUARTERS

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FCI
Well muscled. Legs parallel when viewed from behind.
KC
Well muscled, hocks well let down with stifles well bent. Legs parallel when viewed from behind.

Stifle

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FCI
Well bent.

HIND LEGS

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Hock

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FCI
Well let down.

GAIT / MOVEMENT

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FCI
Free, powerfull and agile with economy of effort. Legs moving parallel when viewed from front or rear. Discernible drive from hindlegs.
KC
Free, powerful and agile with economy of effort. Legs moving parallel when viewed from front or rear. Discernible drive from hindlegs.

COAT

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HAIR

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FCI
Smooth, short and close.
KC
Smooth, short and close.

COLOUR

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FCI
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.
KC
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

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KC
Desirable height at withers 36-41 cms (14 to 16 ins), these heights being related to the weights. Weight: dogs: 13-17 kgs (28-38 lbs); bitches 11-15.4 kgs.

Height at withers

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FCI
Desirable height at withers 14-16 ins. (35,5 to 40,5 cm), these heights being related to the weights.

Weight

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FCI

Weight Dogs 28-38 lbs (12,7-17 kg).
Bitches 24-34 lbs (11-15,4 kg)

FAULTS

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FCI

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.
KC
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 and on the dog’s ability to perform its traditional work.

SERIOUS FAULTS

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DISQUALIFYING FAULTS

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Anatomical Features of the dog

N.B.:

Male animals should have two apparently normal testicles fully descended into the scrotum.