Joe Dunn with the first champion Stafford – Ch Lady Eve Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Bull

The Original Staffordshire Bull terrier

Při založení – The Original Staffordshire Bull Terrier club – roku 1935 – byl schválen první standard plemene – The Original Standard Staffordshire Bull Terrier autorem Joe Dunn. Na žádost Kennel Clubu byl název změněn na The Staffordshire Bull Terrier Club a tím se oficiálně stalo plemeno Stafordšírský bulteriér samostatné a bylo přijato mezi anglická plemena. Na zařazení mezi plemena FCI si však ještě chvíli muselo počkat. Standard je v zemi původu průběžně aktualizován, poslední aktualizace standardu proběhla v roce 2000. FCI standard je z roku 1987 a je stále platný. Více o historii SBT.

The Original Standard Staffordshire Bull Terrier

The Original Standard Staffordshire Bull Terrier 1935

General Appearance

The Staffordshire Bull Terrier is a smooth-coated dog, standing about 15 to 18 inches high at the shoulder. He should give the impression of great strength for his size, and although muscular should be active and agile.

Head

Short, deep through, broad skull, very pronounced cheek muscles, distinct stop, short foreface, mouth level.

EarsRose, half prick and prick; these three to be preferred, full drop to be penalized.
EyesDark.
NeckShould be muscular and rather short.
BodyShort back, deep brisket, light in loins with forelegs set rather wide apart to permit of chest development.
Front Legs

Straight, feet well padded, to turn out a little and showing no weakness at pasterns.

Hind LegsHindquarters well muscled, let down at hocks like a terrier.
CoatShort, smooth and close to skin.
Tail

The tail should be of medium length tapering to a point and carried rather low; it should not curl much and may be compared with an old-fashioned pump handle.

WeightDogs 28 to 38 lbs., Bitches 4 lbs. less.
ColourMay be any shade of Brindle, Black, White, Fawn or Red, or any of these colours with White. Black and Tan and Liver not to be encouraged.
Faults to be PenalizedDudley nose, light or pink eyes (rims), tail too long or badly curled, badly undershot or overshot mouths.