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 Staffordshirebull 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 bullterrier puppies have suffered a great deal from over breeding and badpress 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 topromote 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.
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.
Visit our Get puppy smart animation for helpful advice about buying a puppy.
Consider rehoming a dog from us. We have many breeds of dog (and cross-breeds), including Staffordshire bull terriers, in our care looking forloving new homes. All of our dogs are carefully pairedwith the new owners during the rehoming process to help ensure the perfect match.