Canis ISSN: 2398-2942 Staffordshire Bull Terrier Introduction Biological Data Introduction General information Forebears were the Old English Terrier and the Bulldog. Developed as a fighting breed after the demise of bull baiting in 1835. Today the breed is typified by a strong active dog. A first class guard dog for the home even though the Stafford is reliable and not aggressive with humans but can be a handful where other dogs are concerned. A popular breed that has become embroiled in the Dangerous Dogs Act. Biological Data This article is available in full to registered subscribers Sign up now to purchase a 30 day trial, or Login Further ReadingPublicationsRefereed papers Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource. Other sources of information For information on Genetic Testing Providers (labs), genetic tests, and tests by breed, visit International Partnership for Dogs: https://dogwellnet.com/. For a list of DNA tests available for certain breeds worldwide, visit Kennel Club Worldwide DNA tests: https://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/health/for-breeders/dna-testing-simple-inherited-disorders/worldwide-dna-tests/. The Kennel Club Breed-specific requirements and recommendations including health screening: www.thekennelclub.org.uk/media/9846/abs_breed_specific_requirements_and_recommendations_web.pdf. Gordon J F (1971 )The Staffordshire Bull Terrier. Popular Dogs Publishing Co Ltd. ISBN 0 09 105070 7. Organisation(s) Visit the Kennel Club website to search for details of KC-registered breed clubs -www.thekennelclub.org.uk/services/public/findaclub/breed/. Visit the American Kennel Club website to search for details of AKC-recognized breed clubs: www.akc.org/clubs/search. Staffordshire Bull Terrier Club of America: www.sbtca.com.