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THIS IS THE ORIGINAL 1935 STAFFORDSHIRE BULL TERRIER STANDARND

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.

Ears

Rose, half prick and prick; these three to be preferred
full drop to be penalized.

Eyes

Dark.

Neck

Should be muscular and rather short.

Body

Short 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 Legs

Hindquarters well muscled,
let down at hocks like a terrier.

Coat

Short, 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.

Weight

Dogs 28 to 38 lbs., Bitches 4 lbs. less.

Colour

May 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 Penalized

Dudley nose, light or pink eyes (rims),
tail too long or badly curled,
badly undershot or overshot mouths.

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