In this video, we meet the Staffordshire Bull Terrier, commonly known as the 'Staffy'.
Staffy owner, Rebecca Hayter-Gare has had staffies from childhood. Staffies are little powerhouses, a medium size dog, bursting with energy, good at agility and generally fit and healthy. Rebecca describes why they are easy to look after and offers helpful advice to would-be Staffy owners.
Staffies were originally bred for bull baiting and, like most terriers, make good ratters too. They might not always be the most obedient of dogs but Rebecca appreciates the Staffy love of and loyalty toward people and children - describing their devotion as like "velcro".
Rebecca talks us through some of the health problems that Staffords can suffer from, another to add to her list is L-2-HGA which is quite significant in the breed.
If you are interested in finding out more about rescuing a Staffordshire Bull Terrier, the Staffordshire Bull Terrier Breed Council of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
website has a list of club contacts and a page for good buying advice
, including information about all health problems.