Scottish Staffish Bull Terrier

18-32 lbs
United States
Scottish Terrier
Staffordshire Bull Terrier
The Scottish Staffish Bull Terrier is a rare hybrid dog that is the result of crossing the Scottish Terrier with the Staffordshire Bull Terrier. Their nature and appearance can vary depending on how strong the genetic influence from each parent dog is. They may inherit the strong independent streak of the Scottish Terrier (Scottie) who likes to do things their way, or they may be as obedient and willing to please as the Staffy (The Staffordshire Bull Terrier). One thing is certain though, these dogs are affectionate, active and fun to have as a companion dog. Solid and sturdy, and ranging in height from a small to medium dog in size, it is almost pot luck when you pick a Scottish Staffish Bull Terrier.Their legs are short and sturdy, but they can still accelerate with amazing speed. These dogs are true companions, they will follow you wherever you go and like to be in on all the family outings and fun. The Scottish Staffish Bull Terrier is good with children, they are affectionate and very loyal. Young toddlers may find them a bit rambunctious and if they have the Scottie's temperament they may endure a nip or two if the youngster pulls their tail or ears. Always supervise play time and teach your children to respect this lively but self directed dog. Devoted and fun, this dog enjoys life and apart from a tendency to want to be the boss, they will develop into a well rounded dog if they respect you as their leader.
purpose Purpose
Companion, Agility, Watchdog
history Date of Origin
ancestry Ancestry
Scottish Terrier, Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Scottish Staffish Bull Terrier Health

Average Size
Male Scottish Staffish Bull Terrier size stats
Height: 10-17 inches Weight: 20-35 lbs
Female Scottish Staffish Bull Terrier size stats
Height: 10-15 inches Weight: 18-32 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Cataracts
  • Hip And Elbow Dysplasia
  • Von Willebrand's Disease
  • Mast Cell Tumors
Minor Concerns
  • Eye Diseases and Disorders
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Skin Allergies
Occasional Tests
  • Internal Imaging (x-ray, CT scan, MRI, etc.)
  • Blood And Urine Analysis
  • Buccal Mucosal Screening
  • Full Physical Examination
  • Ophthalmological Examination
  • Skin Biopsy or Intradermal Tests for specific allergies
  • Eye and Otoscopic Examination

Scottish Staffish Bull Terrier Breed History

The Scottish Staffish Bull Terrier is a new and rare hybrid dog that has limited data about its development. To see what type of characteristics make up this attractive dog, we need to examine the parent dog history. The Scottish Terrier was originally called the Aberdeen Terrier after the town of Aberdeen in Scotland where a lot of them were originally bred. While their history is also a bit clouded, it is known that they were developed in the 1700's as a small dog that was capable of hunting den animals such as the badger, otter, rabbit and fox. These feisty and independent dogs certainly lived up to those expectations, taking an almost professional interest in their work. Their low to the ground body, strong sturdy build, and sheer bravery and tenacity was reflected in their passion for their work and how efficient they were at dragging or chasing prey from their homes. George, the fourth Earl of Dumbarton, nicknamed these tough little dogs as the 'little diehard'. The Scottie arrived in the United States of America around the mid 1880's. Their whiskered face, alert eyes, and unique appearance made them an instant hit with dog fanciers. The Scottish Terrier was recognised by the American Kennel Club in 1885, and while the dog is not used as much in hunting these days, it still has that strong prey drive and is a dog that requires a strong owner who is capable of being the leader of this amazing and tenacious little dog. The Staffordshire Bull Terrier is another dog that was bred to be a working dog, sadly this dog's job was to perform in the then popular but dangerous sport of bull baiting. They were developed in the region of Staffordshire where they took their name from, during the 19th Century. Cross breeding between Bulldogs and various local Terriers such as the Manchester Terrier, produced this solid and powerful medium sized dog. The sport of bull baiting was a dangerous sport and thankfully the sports popularity waned, but unfortunately so did the popularity of the Staffordshire Bull Terrier. The breed saw a resurgence in interest in the 20th century, especially from dog fanciers in the United States. The Staffordshire Bull Terrier returned to the show ring in 1935 and excelled in the events. Today in the States the breed is slightly larger than the European standard. This tough yet friendly dog is not for everyone or every family. They need an experienced or strong owner who will be the leader to be a successful companion. This breed was recognised by the American Kennel Club in 1975.

Scottish Staffish Bull Terrier Breed Appearance

The Scottish Staffish Bull Terrier is a solid dog, powerfully built and strong for its size. While puppies can vary in color and conformation even within the same litter, they generally are strong and muscular in the body. The legs are often short, while the body is longer than it is in height and the chest is quite deep. The Scottish Staffish Bull Terrier has a thick neck that supports their head. The head can vary from the Staffy short muzzle and short hair, to the Scottie's longer boxy muzzle and long fringing on the face - especially the beard and the large eyebrows. The eyes are round and dark in color, but are always alert and vibrant. The ears are triangular shaped and held alert and pricked up giving these dogs an alert and watchful appearance. The black shiny nose has quite wide apart nostrils and is made for sniffing out a good scent, while the tail is short to average in length, and is often thick at the base and tapers to a point. The coat can vary to short and straight coats, to longer sleeker hair with fringing. Attractive in form, these dogs have the build of a working dog ready for action.
Eye Color Possibilities
brown Scottish Staffish Bull Terrier eyes
amber Scottish Staffish Bull Terrier eyes
Nose Color Possibilities
black Scottish Staffish Bull Terrier nose
Coat Color Possibilities
black Scottish Staffish Bull Terrier coat
red Scottish Staffish Bull Terrier coat
brindle Scottish Staffish Bull Terrier coat
cream Scottish Staffish Bull Terrier coat
fawn Scottish Staffish Bull Terrier coat
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
coat density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
coat texture
Scottish Staffish Bull Terrier straight coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Scottish Staffish Bull Terrier Breed Maintenance

The Scottish Staffish Bull Terrier requires minimal maintenance as they are low shedders. With short hair that is of medium density and harsh in texture, they do require a brushing twice a week to maintain their coat and ensure it isn't getting matted. They only require a bath if they have been outside in the mud, or have rolled in something smelly. When bathing them, ensure you use a gentle dog shampoo to maintain the natural oils of the skin and prevent skin allergies from developing. Their teeth will require brushing about three times a week to maintain healthy teeth and gums, and if they have the longer hair of the Scottish Terrier around their face, a check of their ears and eyes is important. Within the ears the wax or dirt can build up and cause painful inflammation, so a wipe out with a soft damp cloth and special ear cleaning solution will prevent this from becoming a problem.Unless your dog is outside often and running about on the hard ground, their nails can grow quite  long and you may hear them 'clicking' their way throughout the house. This sound indicates long nails, so a gently clipping will soon fix that. Grooming is a great bonding time and your Scottish Staffish Bull Terrier will love all the attention.
Brushes for Scottish Staffish Bull Terrier
Pin Brush
Pin Brush
Slicker Brush
Slicker Brush
Nail Clipper
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
fur daily fur weekly fur monthly
Scottish Staffish Bull Terrier requires weekly brushing
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Scottish Staffish Bull Terrier Temperament

The Scottish Staffish Bull Terrier is known for their alert, courageous and playful personality, tinged with a slightly independent and stubborn streak. While they may want to do things their way which can be infuriating to a new owner, this can be overcome by giving ample praise and rewarding good behavior. This action will appeal to their gentle and loving nature, as they can be sensitive dogs so to get results you have to coat things in a loving way as they will just shut down if you get aggressive. They make ideal family dogs who are more than willing to play games with the children. Totally loyal, this outgoing and affectionate dog will bond to the children and consider them their responsibility. Strangers will get a short shift if they start to threaten the family. The Scottish Staffish Bull Terrier loves the challenge of agility training, just keep it fun and stop the moment they start to lose their focus. A selection of toys to toss around and mangle will be appreciated, and they can be a bit possessive of their toys so teach children not to tease the dog by trying to steal their toys, it will only end in tears when they get a nip in response from the dog. But they are not just action dogs, they love to loll about and snooze on your knee or sleep on your feet if they get the opportunity. Hugs and pats are welcomed and they will blossom under all the attention. They get on well with other pets, especially if they have been raised with them. They do have a strong prey drive though, so they may not be as tolerant of the neighboring cat or any small furry intruder. Attractive in appearance, they exude confidence and a sense of strength. Although this breed is quite rare, it is worth investigating if you want a dog who is friendly, loyal and has a sense of fun, yet is slightly independent and thinks for himself.

Scottish Staffish Bull Terrier Activity Requirements

Moderately active, the Scottish Staffish Bull Terrier is a smart dog who enjoys testing his ability against anything you can throw at him. You may start a game, but this playful character will still be going when you want to quit. They are adaptable to apartment living, but need to be trained not to voice their opinions so often or the neighbours may complain. They will still need to get out and have a daily walk; it is an ideal chance to socialise with other dogs and people, so don't miss this opportunity. Keep a leash on your dog when out walking as they do have a strong instinct to chase after fast moving creatures, and may take off for hours tracking down that interesting trail. Games of agility are a good way to stimulate their mental capabilities, and testing them through training will keep them engaged and focused. The Scottish Staffish Bull Terrier needs to be challenged through play, it will build his physical skills and keep his mind focused so that he doesn't get side tracked into trouble. They are adaptable to most climates, and if you have a house with a small yard, just ensure your creative hybrid cannot find a way out - you need a Fort Knox type of fence for this curious nosy companion.
Activity Level
low activity medium activity high activity
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Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
10 miles
walk mileage
Minutes of Activity Per Day
60 minutes
activity minutes

Scottish Staffish Bull Terrier Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
2.5 cups
cup per day cost cup per day cost
Daily Cost
$1.20 - $2.20
food bowls daily cost
Monthly Cost
$36.00 - $45.00
food bag monthly cost

Scottish Staffish Bull Terrier Height & Weight

6 Months
Male Scottish Staffish Bull Terrier size stats at six months
Height: 7.5 inches Weight: 11.0 lbs
Female Scottish Staffish Bull Terrier size stats at six months
Height: 6.5 inches Weight: 9.0 lbs
12 Months
Male Scottish Staffish Bull Terrier size stats at 12 months
Height: 13.5 inches Weight: 17.0 lbs
Female Scottish Staffish Bull Terrier size stats at 12 months
Height: 11.5 inches Weight: 15.0 lbs
18 Months
Male Scottish Staffish Bull Terrier size stats at 18 months
Height: 13.5 inches Weight: 29.0 lbs
Female Scottish Staffish Bull Terrier size stats at 18 months
Height: 11.5 inches Weight: 26.0 lbs

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