Border Collie Bull Staffy

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30-45 lbs
United States
Border Collie
Staffordshire Bull Terrier
Border Staffy

Courageous, loyal, and playful, the Border Collie Bull Staffy originated from the Border Collie and the Staffordshire Bull Terrier. This breed can become a nuisance barker if early training is not provided. The Border Collie Bull Staffy will be likely to resemble the Staffordshire Bull Terrier in terms of appearance in addition to dominant traits. While its history is not well-documented, the breed has been bred for its strength and watchful eye while out in the field. This alert canine has been known to provide excellent guarding services in addition to making a wonderful companion pet. The breed will likely take after the Staffordshire Bull Terrier in terms of its short, but dense coat. Maintenance is easy-going with daily brushing and regular exercise. 

Guard dog, Companion
Date of Origin
Border Collie, Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Border Collie Bull Staffy Health

Average Size
Male Border Collie Bull Staffy size stats
Height: 18-23 inches Weight: 30-45 lbs
Female Border Collie Bull Staffy size stats
Height: 18-23 inches Weight: 30-45 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Congenital Heart Defect (CHD)
Minor Concerns
  • None
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Deafness
  • Lens Luxation
Occasional Tests
  • X-Rays
  • Physical Examination
  • Optical Examination
  • Complete Blood Test

Border Collie Bull Staffy Breed History

The Border Collie Bull Staffy mix results from the parent breeds – the Border Collie and the Staffordshire Bull Terrier. Like many other hybrid breeds, the origin of this breed is widely unknown. Hybrid breeds are often cross-bred in order to eliminate previous health conditions. The Border Collie Bull Staffy is a relatively healthy breed with very little health concerns. There was evidence of the Border Collie dating back to wood carvings created by Thomas Beckwith. The early version of the Border Collie consisted of rough-coated and smooth-coated varieties with a similar appearance to the modern one. The history of the Border Collie is often disputed due to the many existing theories on how the breed originated. At one point, it as believed that Queen Victoria fell in love with the breed while on a trip to Balmoral. In 1906, the Border Collie standard was introduced to the public. This affectionate and lively breed has been occasionally used as guide dogs. In 1995, the Border Collie was recognized by the American Kennel Club. Like the Border Collie, the Staffordshire Bull Terrier was known for its agility in the field. It was cross-bred with the Old English Bulldog and the Black and White Terrier. The Staffordshire Bull Terrier was bred to be welcoming to humans and became a loving companion, despite the fact it had been used for dog fights. In 1935, the English Kennel Club recognized the Staffordshire Bull Terrier. In 1974, the AKC officially recognized the breed. While its original purpose was to be a fighter in the ring, the loving canine was adored by families. The Border Collie Bull Staffy’s parent breeds are both recognized by the AKC. However, due to its hybrid status, the Border Collie Bull Staffy is not officially registered. 

Border Collie Bull Staffy Breed Appearance

With hybrid breeds, each canine can vary in appearance due to genetics. While this may be the case, the Border Collie Bull Staffy has been known to closely resemble the Staffordshire Bull Terrier in appearance. Its athletic, muscular build is due to the Staffy. Its tail is of short-length and does not take after the Border Collie at all, who has a perky tail covered in long fur. Its dark, rounded eyes resemble the Staffy as well. Its coat is short but dense and water-repellent. Its strong muzzle tapers slightly to the nose. The nose is generally a dark color. The body of this sturdy canine is proportional in length to the rest of the body.

Eye Color Possibilities
brown Border Collie Bull Staffy eyes
Nose Color Possibilities
black Border Collie Bull Staffy nose
Coat Color Possibilities
red Border Collie Bull Staffy coat
brown Border Collie Bull Staffy coat
white Border Collie Bull Staffy coat
black Border Collie Bull Staffy coat
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Border Collie Bull Staffy straight coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Border Collie Bull Staffy Breed Maintenance

The Border Collie Bull Staffy is not considered a hypoallergenic breed. If you are allergic to dander, you will want to reduce the frequency of shedding by daily brushing. Daily brushing will eliminate any dead hairs as well. Shedding levels are moderate for this breed and it is important to use a pin or slicker for easy maintenance and tangle control. Even though the coat is short it is dense, which requires upkeep in order to look neat. The teeth of your hybrid should be cleaned on a regular basis as plaque can accumulate and lead to decay or periodontal disease. Trimming of the nails is essential, especially in such an on-the-go breed who may be prone to tears and cracks of the nails if they are left too long.

Brushes for Border Collie Bull Staffy
Pin Brush
Slicker Brush
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Border Collie Bull Staffy requires daily brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Border Collie Bull Staffy Temperament

The Border Collie Bull Staffy inherits much of his personality from both parent breeds. He is protective, affectionate, energetic, intelligent, and playful. This breed makes an exceptionally well-rounded family companion. He loves to be in on the action and prefers to be surrounded by people. Guarding the home is one of his priorities when he is both indoors and outdoors. The Border Collie Bull Staffy gets along quite nicely with children. Because he may be hesitant towards strangers, it is imperative to provide early socialization in order for this breed to become fully accepting of others. This guarded breed will want to protect against intruders and other animals so extra precaution should be taken with them. Use positive reinforcement with your dog in order to prevent any instances of fearful aggression. The Border Collie Bull Staffy is considered to be a smart breed that will quickly learn the ways of how to behave with his family. His energy levels are very high.

Border Collie Bull Staffy Activity Requirements

It is highly recommended to provide your Border Collie Bull Staffy with the necessary exercise in order to maintain physical and mental stimulation. This breed has high energy levels which means both intense play and work are needed. The Border Collie parent loves a job to do and the Staffy has the genetics for alertness; your hybrid will enjoy agility competitions, hiking and maybe even flyball.  An hour a day of energy expenditure per day will keep your hybrid content and allow him to feel useful. The Border Collie Bull Staffy will do best in a home with a spacious yard. Apartment life is not recommended as this breed loves to bounce around and can engage in property destruction if not provided with the necessary outlets. This versatile canine would thrive in either climates but a warm climate is best.

Activity Level
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
14 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day
60 minutes

Border Collie Bull Staffy Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
3 cups
Daily Cost
$1.2 - $1.4
Monthly Cost
$34 - $45

Border Collie Bull Staffy Owner Experiences

2 Years
4 People
House & Yard
We are in love with our Marley, he is intelligent, fun, energetic, playful, loving and very protective to his family and territory which is good for us, but can be abit scary when somebody like the postman comes into our garden, so have started keeping him in the back garden when in the house, hes not too keen on strangers, but once he gets to know you he is very lovable, he has blue eyes which is very unusual for his breeds, but he is such an adorable chap and he makes us all so happy as he is owned by 6 of us altogether as we share him between myself and my partner, my son and his girlfriend, and my daughter and her boyfriend x
2 days, 2 hours ago
5 Months
2 People
So loving and very bouncy and full of mischeif
1 month, 2 weeks ago
1 Year
1 People
House & Yard
Super loving!! Would not change him for anything!!
2 months, 3 weeks ago
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