The Staffordshire Bull Terrier is a steady and sweet-natured dog, patient with children and devoted to his people. They are strong and determined, with a powerful build, so early socialization and training are essential. A Staffordshire Bull Terrier puppy may respond best to an experienced owner or trainer who understands how to work with him. He'll also thrive on vigorous exercise and a secure place to run and play, and is a great playmate as long as he knows that you're in charge. Brave and intelligent, with a bit of the comedian mixed in, he'll bond closely to the family and, with the right guidance, be a good canine citizen.