Staffy Bull Pit

35-65 lbs
17-22"
Unknown
Staffordshire Bull Terrier
American Pit Bull Terrier

The Staffy Bull Pit is uncommon as a designer dog, although the unintentional crossbreed is probably quite common. This hybrid, registerable as a Staffy Bull Pit only with the Dog Registry of America, is essentially the combination of two variations on the same dog; the American Staffordshire Terrier as it is recognized here in the United States and the American Pit Bull Terrier as it is recognized in the United Kingdom. As this is not a common hybrid, special arrangements may need to be made if you want a dog that has parents that are officially registered on both sides of the family tree. Bull Terriers of all sorts should be well socialized and obedience training should start at an early age in order to encourage a healthy and balanced disposition in your dog. 

purpose Purpose
Guard dog and Companion
history Date of Origin
Unknown
ancestry Ancestry
Staffordshire Bull Terrier and Pit Bull Terrier

Staffy Bull Pit Health

Average Size
Male Staffy Bull Pit size stats
Height: 17-22 inches Weight: 35-65 lbs
Female Staffy Bull Pit size stats
Height: 17-22 inches Weight: 35-65 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Demodicosis
  • Canine Hip Dysplasia (Chd)
  • Cerebellar Abiotrophy (Ataxia)
Minor Concerns
  • Patellar Luxation
  • Cataracts
  • Ichthyosis
  • Zinc Responsive Dermatosis
  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA)
  • Cleft Lift or Palate
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Skin Allergies
Occasional Tests
  • Skin Evaluation
  • Eye Examinations
  • Blood Analysis
  • X-rays or other radiographic imaging
  • Thyroid Panel

Staffy Bull Pit Breed History

The American Staffordshire Terrier and the American Pit Bull Terrier are now considered to be two separate dog breeds, the first recognized by the American Kennel Club in the United States and the second recognized by the United Kennel Club in England, but their respective breed standards are written as such that some individual dogs are able to be dually registered in both countries. Before differing breeding focuses separated these two dog breeds when the registrations were split, they came from essentially the same ancestry. These dogs trace their earliest ancestry to England in the 1700s to the old style English Bulldogs which were crossed with various Terrier dogs to add agility and the ability to think quickly and independently. The results of these pairings were known as bull-and-terriers, extremely well-muscled but agile dogs that were courageous and strong enough to assist with controlling bulls, to help hunters in taking down wild boar and bear, and eventually, to fight one another to the death. When these dogs were initially imported to the United States in the 1800s, they were imported mainly as fighting dogs, and breeders focused on creating a larger and heavier animal, which was registered with the United Kennel Club as an American Pit Bull Terrier in 1898, but the American Kennel Club refused to recognize the breed as they wanted to distance themselves from the history of dog fighting. In 1936, they recognized the American Staffordshire Terrier, which has stricter standards regarding size and coloration. Other than dogs that are dually registered in both countries, these two breeds have been bred separately since that time. 

Staffy Bull Pit Breed Appearance

The Staffy Bull Pit is a medium-sized dog with a solid build and compact, well-defined musculature. They have a fairly large, solid head with a broad flat skull and wide, deep muzzle with a great deal of jaw strength and clean, straight lips rather than pendulous ones. They have round or almond shaped eyes that are usually a darker brown, but thanks to the inclusion of the more permissive standard of the American Pit Bull, may occasionally come in any color except blue. Their natural ears are short and held in either a rose or half prick configuration, and are generally preferred over cropped ears for both breeds. Their shoulders and necks are particularly well-muscled in comparison to other breeds and their legs should be straight with thick, round bones. This hybrid sports a single layer of short, stiff fur that can come in any color, although merle is discouraged due to deafness and blindness that often accompanies this coloration. 

Eye Color Possibilities
hazel Staffy Bull Pit eyes
Hazel
brown Staffy Bull Pit eyes
Brown
amber Staffy Bull Pit eyes
Amber
Nose Color Possibilities
blue Staffy Bull Pit nose
Blue
black Staffy Bull Pit nose
Black
brown Staffy Bull Pit nose
Brown
isabella Staffy Bull Pit nose
Isabella
Coat Color Possibilities
black Staffy Bull Pit coat
Black
gray Staffy Bull Pit coat
Gray
brown Staffy Bull Pit coat
Brown
red Staffy Bull Pit coat
Red
cream Staffy Bull Pit coat
Cream
isabella Staffy Bull Pit coat
Isabella
fawn Staffy Bull Pit coat
Fawn
blue Staffy Bull Pit coat
Blue
silver Staffy Bull Pit coat
Silver
white Staffy Bull Pit coat
White
pied Staffy Bull Pit coat
Pied
sable Staffy Bull Pit coat
Sable
brindle Staffy Bull Pit coat
Brindle
Coat Length
coat
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
coat density
pin
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
coat texture
Staffy Bull Pit straight coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Staffy Bull Pit Breed Maintenance

The Staffy Bull Pit does not typically require a great deal of grooming effort and it’s coat can be kept clean and healthy with minimal fuss. Unless your dog gets into something particularly messy or smelly, baths are only required a few times a year and are a rather simple affair, and a weekly brushing session with a slicker brush or grooming glove is adequate to keep the fur healthy and shiny. It is important to note that these dogs are prone to skin problems and the skin should be closely examined each time that you groom your dog to ensure any disorders or infections are addressed right away.  

Brushes for Staffy Bull Pit
Slicker Brush
Slicker Brush
Nail Clipper
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
fur daily fur weekly fur monthly
Staffy Bull Pit requires weekly brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Staffy Bull Pit Temperament

Since the blood sport of dog fighting was outlawed in most countries by the late 1800s, most quality breeders of both American Staffordshire and American Pit Bull Terriers have concentrated on creating a breed that is not only athletic and powerful, but gentle, loving, and loyal. These dogs are extremely trusting of their owners and can be quite eager to learn, but most have a short attention span, so training sessions should be kept short and pleasant, ideally ending just before they are ready to quit. While these dogs have been bred to have balanced and easy-going temperaments for many decades it is extremely important to supervise all interactions between these dogs and children, especially younger children and toddlers, as Staffy Bull Pits are often unaware of how strong they are and this can have disastrous results. While a well-bred canine of this type may actually be too friendly with humans to make a suitable guard dog for property, they can be quite protective of their humans and they are often combative with other canines, frequently requiring extensive socialization in order to be amicable around other dogs. The presence of multiple canines may make interactions with these dogs less predictable and therefore less controlled. It is important to do your homework when choosing a puppy of this type as some lines of both American Staffordshire Terrier and American Pit Bull Terrier may still retain their aggressiveness and fighting instincts. 

Staffy Bull Pit Activity Requirements

This is an active and athletic dog, requiring a minimum of an hour a day of vigorous activity in order to maintain their impressive physique. While these hybrids are perfectly happy with short jogs, long walks, and rough and tumble games of fetch, they are also quite good at other activities like frisbee, flyball, and even tracking trials. Some owners may choose to engage their dogs in weight pulling exercises, but this activity should be undertaken with extreme caution as these dogs are known to dangerously overextend themselves. This canine’s single layer coat and sensitive skin may make them more susceptible to damage from UV light so canine sunblock should be utilized, particularly for white or light colored dogs and dogs with sensitive skin or skin conditions. 

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

Staffy Bull Pit Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
2.5 cups
cup per day cost cup per day cost
Daily Cost
$1.20 - $1.40
food bowls daily cost
Monthly Cost
$34.00 - $45.00
food bag monthly cost

Staffy Bull Pit Height & Weight

6 Months
Male Staffy Bull Pit size stats at six months
Height: 16.0 inches Weight: 35.0 lbs
Female Staffy Bull Pit size stats at six months
Height: 16.0 inches Weight: 35.0 lbs
12 Months
Male Staffy Bull Pit size stats at 12 months
Height: 18.5 inches Weight: 45.0 lbs
Female Staffy Bull Pit size stats at 12 months
Height: 18.5 inches Weight: 45.0 lbs
18 Months
Male Staffy Bull Pit size stats at 18 months
Height: 19.5 inches Weight: 50.0 lbs
Female Staffy Bull Pit size stats at 18 months
Height: 19.5 inches Weight: 50.0 lbs

Staffy Bull Pit Owner Experiences

Ares
1 Year
4 People
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Friendliness
Energy
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Run
Protection training
Fetch
Best dog I’ve ever owned, perfect with my 4 year old son
3 weeks, 3 days ago
Zeus
2 Years
2 People
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Friendliness
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Dog Parks
Swim
Fetch
sweetest boy ever! Truly a wonderful breed
2 months ago
Izzy
7 Years
3 People
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Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Tug-of-war
Walk
Fetch
Great dog and protective. She’s a big cuddle bug.
2 months, 3 weeks ago
Stanley
1 Year
3 People
House & Yard
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Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Run
Fetch
Very easy to train and loves people
7 months, 1 week ago
Caramel
11 Years
6 People
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Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Walks and Play
She is a lovely lady the most beautiful affectionate Gentle giant, never had any problems with has been in 2 fights but she did not start them. She is very playful and energetic despite her age
7 months, 2 weeks ago
Stella
5 Years
3 People
Apartment
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
playing with other dogs
Cuddles
Fetch
Playdate
We got this momma from the pound possibly a breed and dump. She is a very loving dog that gets along with other dogs and loves to cuddle. Since she is an older dog training is very hard and has taken her over 2 years to obtain sit, down, and be potty trained but we are still working her training.
8 months ago
Kaos
4 Months
6 People
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Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Tug-of-war
Learn a new trick
Heel
Run
Walk
We’ve had our little ones from day dot their mum is a Pitty and their father the Amstaff they are lovable attentive and loyal animals who have been around kids their whole lives their litter mates have gone to their forever homes and have had no bad only good reports of how well they are with kids and other ppl
8 months, 1 week ago
Cole
14 Months
5 People
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Verry good he is 14 months and a 109 pounds plays well with kids never even nipped at no one
9 months, 3 weeks ago
Ca$h
7 Months
2 People
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Very loyal and affectionate. Definitely a Velcro dog and follows me everywhere. Good with kids, very loyal and observant. So far not good with other dogs.
4 years, 1 month ago
pippa
12 Months
2 People
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awesome super friendly highly intelligent loving easily trained usually well behaved usually good with cat never had fight yet
3 years, 3 months ago
Luna
8 Months
1 People
Apartment
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Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
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Walks.
Tricks
She came to me very timid and unwell. she may have a fungal infection in her nose bc her last owners didn't really care about her. she's got so many scars and sores on her, she's still such a young puppy, she's so scared of people. she doesn't know how to trust.
3 years, 2 months ago
Luka
4 Months
2 People
House
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Fetch
Walk
I haven't had much experience with dogs so when i got him i didnt know what i was doing but hes the smartest boy ever and leaening so fast hes toliet trained and sits and shacks on comand hes a good boy
2 years, 3 months ago
Milah
7 Months
5 People
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Walk
Ball
She’s our first pet. We had no idea of what we were in for. She’s very clingy loves attention like ripping things up 🤦🏽‍♀️ But we love her. She sleeps outside in her kennel but prefers to take her blankets out and sleep on the deck 😂
2 years ago
Hades
6 Months
3 People
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Sleeping by choice but when awaik very energetic
Sometimes i find that he doesn't understand me to well yet and other times i don't even have to speak for him to know whats spouses to happen next.
1 year, 11 months ago
Tessa
2 Years
4 People
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Friendliness
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Running
Amazing dog protection and protection
1 year, 11 months ago
Bubba
12 Months
2 People
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Bubba is full of love and truly believes she’s a lap dog, sometimes not realising her size... she loves running with us and especially with other dogs! She’s quite vocal when playing tug of war and we are slowly learning not to jump up for attention- which is hard not to give her! She’s got such a sweet nature and so much love to give. Couldn’t imagine life without her!
1 year, 9 months ago
Ciel
10 Months
3 People
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She is the most gentle even tempered dog I’ve ever had. She is protective if we are home and a stranger approaches, but in public she is relaxed and very social. She loves other dogs, cats, children and adults. Would definitely recommend as a family dog.
1 year, 7 months ago
Grace
9 Months
8 People
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She great she’s almost mix with an Kai ken so she does no reach all the requirements but her dad it this breed to it in her.
1 year, 6 months ago
BowBow
13 Weeks
3 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Fetch
Cuddling
Belly rubs
She is very affectionate. I already had a 4 year old chow retriever mix and also have a 3 year old daughter so was a little skeptical about introducing her to the household bit she's just as energetic and playful as both. She loves to cuddle up with me as well as my daughter. She follows us everywhere.
1 year, 5 months ago
Diesel
4 Months
3 People
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Friendliness
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Fetch
Swim
Run
None my this is my first staffy pity But iv had 3 other days in the past
1 year, 5 months ago
Lula
10 Months
9+ People
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She’s been a baby her whole life I raised her right I assume
1 year, 5 months ago
Mocha
4 Months
8 People
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Walking
Fetch
Tug of
Cuddling
Running
Mocha is very beautiful and very well behaved! She’s very energetic and loving! We all love her to death and she’s been an amazing addition to our family!
1 year, 4 months ago
Gaddafi
11 Months
2 People
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Gaddafi is the most loving dog I have ever met . I bred him my self and cared for him and his 10 siblings for 7 weeks before the rest were adopted. However I couldn’t let Gaddafi go this dog was exceptionally mannered he stood out from the litter . With his lurking eyes and calm temperament always sleeping but when he played he was always so affectionate and loved to be coddled . He never misses an opportunity to crawl next to me sometimes right up on me and coil himself into a ball . He absolutely loves sticks and playing fetch and he was so easy to train .
1 year, 3 months ago
Comet
18 Months
5 People
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Comet is very loving and especially with my 5 year old son he loves being petted and will always move nearer to your hand for his head to be scratched
1 year, 2 months ago
Bronx
5 Years
2 People
Studio
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Fetch
Walk
Run
Dog Parks
Tug-of-war
We adopted Bronx when he was 4.5 years old. He had been through four other homes prior to us, due to resource guarding and dog fighting. He now lives with three other small dogs, five cats, and a plethora of other animals. Quick to learn, but slow to let go of old habits, he has improved tremendously since being with us. Bronx adores people and other animals, is extremely lively, and incredibly affectionate. His smile is infectious, and we absolutely adore him.
1 year, 2 months ago
Roscoe
2 Years
4 People
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Health
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Friendliness
Energy
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Painting nails
Playing in the snow
Very friendly and affectionate. Good company
1 year, 1 month ago
Gypsy
2 Years
5 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Fetch
Rough Housing
She is Stubborn and escape artist but very good with my older boys. They love to play and rough-house with her. She is great with our other dog but chases the cat a bit.
1 year ago
Luna
2 Months
3 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
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Fetch
Tug of war
so far, she's been wonderful. even though she is small, she is very strong and already protective over me. she gets along with the other pets very well too.
10 months, 4 weeks ago
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Hi I have a 14 week old male staffy cross pit bull, it is really wingey, doesn’t like to be left alone what so ever, it has ripped the back wooden door to shreds, does not stop howling at all, as soon as me or my partner close the door instantly scratching the door and howling, what do we need to do please and thank you ?

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Can i breead a american staffordshire terrier with a pit bull terrier? An what kind of pups will thay have?

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