English Bull Staffy

55-67 lbs
English Bulldog
American Staffordshire Terrier

Strong and courageous, the English Bull Staffy is a hybrid breed developed from the English Bulldog and the American Staffordshire Terrier, also known as the Am Staff. While the hybrid breed's history is unknown, it is believed that breeders wanted to create a healthier breed from both parent breeds. The result was a protective but loving dog who would do anything to ensure his family was safe. The English Bull Staffy weighs an average of 55 to 67 pounds and stands between 15 to 18 inches tall. His main purpose is to provide companionship. His short, fine coat allows for easy grooming maintenance. The English Bull Staffy does contain high levels of energy and will require daily intense play to ensure he receives necessary exercise.

purpose Purpose
history Date of Origin
ancestry Ancestry
English Bulldog, American Staffordshire Terrier

English Bull Staffy Health

Average Size
Male English Bull Staffy size stats
Height: 15-18 inches Weight: 55-67 lbs
Female English Bull Staffy size stats
Height: 15-18 inches Weight: 55-67 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Hip Dysplasia
Minor Concerns
  • Entropion
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Heat Stroke
Occasional Tests
  • X-Rays
  • Physical Examination
  • Ultrasound

English Bull Staffy Breed History

The history of the English Bull Staffy is not well-documented at this time. It is suspected that the breed was developed as a desire to create a healthier breed. In the 19th century, the Am Staff was used in dog fighting rings among the wealthy. The breed's other purpose was among farmers, who used the dogs to hunt rats, wild pigs, and bears. Owners appreciated their versatility in the field and wanted to branch off of their talent. In the 1920s, there was a desire to exhibit the Am Staff in conformation shows. In 1936, the American Kennel Club accepted the Am Staff as separate from the Staffordshire Bull Terrier, who was smaller in stature. While the English Bulldog was originally descended from the ancient Mastiff, the breed was developed in England. In 1500, there was a mention of a man who walked around with a Bulldog. At the time, the breed was developed to be aggressive in order to be effective at bull-baiting. Bull-baiting was believed to tenderize bull's meat, which resulted in increased popularity in the sport. In 1835, bull-baiting was outlawed in England and the English Bulldog did not have a purpose anymore. Due to his aggressive nature, the dog was not considered a companion pet. Breeders desired to modify the breed and develop a sweet and gentle disposition. In 1859, English Bulldogs began to show up in conformation shows. In 1860, the first dog show with English Bulldogs occurred at Birmingham, England. In 1880, the breed was imported to the United States. In 1890, the Bulldog Club of America was founded. In 1894, the first official breed standard was publicized. In 1890, the American Kennel Club recognized the English Bulldog.

English Bull Staffy Breed Appearance

The English Bull Staffy has a stocky and muscular build like the American Staffordshire Terrier. His medium-length head and pronounced cheek muscles will strongly resemble the Am Staff. Ears are set high and at the sides of the head. The eyes will be dark and round. The jaws are powerful with tight lips. His heavy neck is slightly arched. His coat is short, fine and water-repellent and comes in brown, white, and tan combinations. His tail is short in proportion to his body and is set low. His legs are straight while his paws are strong. His expression is that of a goofy but protective nature.

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

English Bull Staffy Breed Maintenance

The English Bull Staffy is not considered a hypoallergenic breed and will shed moderately. Daily brushing for 15 minutes with a rubber curry brush will help eliminate any dead hairs. This short-haired breed may develop allergies due to his skin. Hypoallergenic shampoo would benefit his skin in order to eliminate any shampoo irritants. This breed is not known to drool or contain any significant odors. His nails should be kept trimmed every 2 to 3 weeks. His ears should be wiped and cleaned weekly to prevent earwax buildup. Teeth should be brushed regularly to prevent tartar buildup and an annual visit to the veterinarian to check the condition of the teeth is always a good idea.

Brushes for English Bull Staffy
Nail Clipper
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
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English Bull Staffy requires daily brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

English Bull Staffy Temperament

The English Bull Staffy is protective and guarded against strangers. His loyal nature will allow him to protect his family and familiar people. He is also described as being loving, goofy, and having a sense of humor. This lovable breed will fare best with his family and young children. The English Bull Staffy loves to be surrounded by people and loves to show off his talents. He makes a great friend to other dogs but will need early training to get along with small animals. Positive reinforcement will encourage your dog to welcome others. His protective nature will require patience regarding introducing strangers in his life. The English Bull Staffy will want to protect you against people he does not recognize. His high energy levels means he will need to be provided with activities that will keep him engaged. Leaving him alone unsupervised for long periods of time is not recommended as he may engage in property destruction.

English Bull Staffy Activity Requirements

The English Bull Staffy contains high energy levels which will require between 45 to 60 minutes of exercise per day. Your dog will benefit from activities such as frisbee, walking, running, swimming, and fetching. About two walks per day are recommended to maintain his healthy weight and health. An ideal environment for your English Bull Staffy would consist of an average urban home with a fenced-in yard in a warm climate. Apartment living is discouraged as he would need to be provided with necessary outdoor activity to maintain his high levels of energy daily. If your active dog does live in an apartment, be proactive in ensuring he is keeping up with his daily exercise requirements.

Activity Level
low activity medium activity high activity
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
12 miles
walk mileage
Minutes of Activity Per Day
60 minutes
activity minutes

English Bull Staffy Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
3 cups
cup per day cost cup per day cost cup per day cost
Daily Cost
$1.50 - $1.90
food bowls daily cost
Monthly Cost
$39.00 - $52.00
food bag monthly cost

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