Penny - Staffordshire Bull Terrier (short coat) Dog For Adoption
Staffordshire Bull Terrier Dog For Adoption in Iroquois, IL

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Organization Name: Iroquois County Animal Rescue
Location: Iroquois, IL 60970
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(815) 429-4028


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Breed: Staffordshire Bull Terrier
Gender: Female Female
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Penny

Age: Young
Color/Markings: Brown/Chocolate with White
Availability Date: 04/30/2016
Location: Iroquois, IL 60970
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Physical Attributes
Coat Length Short
Likes to Vocalize Some
Altered Yes
Behavioral Characteristics
OK with Kids Yes
OK with Dogs No
OK with Cats No
Other
  • Housetrained
Personality
Personality Characteristics
  • Playful
Additional Information
Was the Dog Found No
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Posted Breed: Staffordshire Bull Terrier (short coat). This little beauty is Penny. She is a girl with a lot of love to give. She came in after being hit by a car and has undergone orthopedic surgery, as well as having her mangled tail shortened, but none of that has slowed her down! Penny is great with kids, very affectionate, and very obedient but must be a single dog. This angel has waited 3 years in our shelter. Wont you give her the home she deserves?

Staffordshire Bull Terrier

A.K.A. : Staffy, Staff, SBT, Stafford, Staffy Bull, Nanny Dog, Staffy Dog
Overview: The Staffordshire Bull Terrier is very intelligent. He loves daily exercise and does best if given sturdy chew toys. This breed tends to have a very even temper and affectionate nature, making him a terrific companion for most dog lovers.
Breed Group: Terrier
Weight (lbs): male:25-38, female:23-35
Height (in): male:14-16, female:13-15
Colors: Black, blue, fawn or brindle, often with white markings. Also can be white, red or red with white.
Coat: Hair is short and smooth, and close to the skin.
Character: Staffordshire Bull Terriers are brave and obedient dogs. They love children and can be very gentle with them.
Temperament: This breed gets along well with children and can even handle rough and rugged play. They also get along fine with other household pets, as long as proper socialization has taken place.
Care: The Staffordshire Bull Terrier requires occasional use of a rubber brush to remove dead hairs.
Training: This breed is an unusually fast learner, requiring a consistent approach in training.
Activity: The Staffordshire Bull Terrier needs plenty of opportunities to run around, play with a ball and fetch.
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Health Issue: This breed is prone to cataracts and other eye problems. Note: The high pain threshold may mask problems.
Life Expectancy: 12-14

More About Staffordshire Bull Terrier Breed
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