The Staffordshire Bull Terrier is a medium-sized burly, muscular and agile breed. It is often compared to the American Staffordshire Terrier and American Pitbull Terrier. It stands 36 to 41 centimetres at the withers and weighs 24 to 37 pounds. It has a short head with a broad skull, pronounced cheek muscles, short nose, strong jaws, and large cheeks.
It has a short, smooth coat that is easy to maintain. It comes in white, red, fawn, black or blue, brindle, or any one of these colours combined with white. Black combined with tan or liver colour is considered undesirable. Grooming an SBT is a breeze since dirt can be brushed out easily. It is generally a clean and odourless dog so brushing can be done weekly and baths as needed. Shedding is also very minimal.
During bath, make sure to remove any foreign matter in the eyes. Ear care is recommended monthly, making sure to watch out for redness or any signs of infection. Other grooming tasks include nail care and ensuring that teeth are brushed, and coat and skin are healthy without fleas and ticks.