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Staffordshire bull terrier

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  1. one of an English breed of strong, stocky, muscular dogs having a broad skull and a smooth coat, in combinations of red, white, black, or blue, originally raised for bullbaiting and later dogfighting, but now bred as a companion dog.

Origin of Staffordshire bull terrier

First recorded in 1935–40
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British Dictionary definitions for staffordshire bull terrier

Staffordshire bull terrier

  1. a breed of smooth-coated terrier with a stocky frame and generally a pied or brindled coatSee also bull terrier
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