By Josie January 17th, 2023
Although they both have bulky and athletic bodies, impressions, stamina, and strength, some key differences set them apart.
These doggos are closely related, no wonder people keep confusing them!
Staffies, a nickname for Staffordshire bull terriers, are the offspring of mastiffs and bulldogs.
It was done to produce more powerful and muscular dogs to for dogfighting.
Pitbulls came about as species from terriers that mated with bulldogs to produce aggressive and assertive dogs for battle.
Dog fights and bullfights are still prevalent, although it’s illegal and immoral.
As a consequence, such dogs have been banned in some countries.
Pitbulls are enormous when compared to Staffordshire terriers.
They weigh 24-80 pounds and stand 17-20 inches tall.
Terriers only reach 24-38 pounds and a height of 13 to 16 inches.
Both breeds are tough and athletic in their form and structure.
Pitbulls are thin and robust and are well-preserved.
Terriers have small but wide heads, are middle-sized but bulky and powerful.
Both have broad and challenging chests.
Due to unfair misconceptions, a popular question that’s being asked frequently is; are they dangerous and cruel?
It depends on the dog owner and how they raise their Pitbull or Staffordshire terrier.
They are not dangerous by birth, they are made and trained to be dangerous and cruel.
Staffordshire terriers are more compassionate than Pitbulls, although they may have angry faces
They are robust and wild but are fond of playing and anxious to have fun.
However, their behavior can be unpredictable with strange and unknown animals.
Pitbulls are bold and courteous, yet rebellious, with little patience regarding other animals.
Aggressive behavior becomes prevalent in them if encouraged, which leads them to have the urge to prey on more animals.
These dogs are spirited and robust breeds that need hour-long exercise daily.
Seeing as the Pitbull is more powerful, it requires a bit more exercise, although this varies.
Occupying them with games will prevent them from becoming bored or harmful
Pitbulls can acquire Cerebellar Abiotrophy, a condition that occurs when a portion of the brain responsible for the equilibrium of the body gets harmed.
Terrier dogs can also acquire skin allergies from their ascendants. However, they are minor ailments and can be cured with medications and nutrition.
Cardiac issues occur more often in the Staffordshire Terrier than in the pitbull.
And contrary to society's misconceptions they can be great cuddle-companions.
As you can see these two dog breeds’ traits differ when it comes to size, form, looks, colors, personality, and temperament.