Country of Origin: England. Coat: Short and smooth. The colors are white or white with brindle or red patches, fawn, red, any shade of brindle from tiger brindle through to black brindle, or blue. Character: This dog is brave, loving with children, and obedient. It possesses tremendous stamina, tenacity, and intelligence. Temperament: This breed gets along well with children and rough play does not bother it. Provided proper socialization has taken place, it gets along fine with other household pets. Care: Periodically use a rubber brush to remove dead hairs. Training: The Staffordshire Bull Terrier is a fast learner. Be consistent thoroughout its training. Activity: This dog needs plenty of opportunities to run around, play with a ball and fetch things. Description : The Staffordshire Bull Terrier is a fun-loving character that loves playing with its family and friends. It is typically playful, companionable, amiable, docile and generally responsive to its owner's wishes. Its love of a good game is rivaled only by its need for human companionship. It is also characteristically friendly toward strangers. It is generally very good with children; although usually gentle, some can be rambunctious. In the United Kingdom the Stafford is known as the Nanny Dog, in reference to its eagerness and ability to assume the role of a child's nursemaid.