Are you on a quest of finding a dog that is an excellent watchdog and a guardian? But, you also want this dog to be affectionate and love being involved in everything that your family does? Border
Collie Bull Staffy is the dog you are looking for.
This hybrid comes as a result of careful gene selection from Border Collie’s and Staffy’s gene pools and has all the best traits of both breeds.
But, to make sure that this breed is the right choice for your family and your lifestyle, you need to get more familiar with it.
This is where we jump in and save the day.
Thanks to our in-depth guide, you will save hours on research, and get all the most important info about the breed, how to find a reputable breeder, and how to properly take care of your dog.
However, you first need to get familiar with the important questions you need to ask before actually buying the puppy.
The Border Collie Bull Staffy Puppies – Before You Buy…
Before buying a Border Collie Bull Staffy puppy, there are certain things you first need to make sure you are okay with.
For example, you need to know if you are okay with the puppy’s price tag.
What price are the Border Collie Bull Staffy puppies?
The average price range for a Border Collie Bull Staffy puppy goes from $800 to $1200.
Of course, this is the price for puppies that come from reputable breeders, and if you find a pup for under $650, avoid buying it because it is most likely a pup that comes from either a backyard breeder or a puppy mill.
In both cases, the pup is more problems than joy as it comes with a plethora of health and temperament issues.
How to find reputable Border Collie Bull Staffy breeders?
Finding a responsible, reputable breeder that stands behind all of his dogs can be complicated, but doesn’t have to be if you know what you are doing.
First of all, before even making the decision that you want to buy a Border Collie Bull Staffy, you need to get completely familiar with the breed itself so that you know if this breed is suitable for you or not.
This will also help you in finding a reputable breeder, because you will know the important traits of the breed, and know the difference between high and low-quality puppies.
For learning Border Collie Bull Staffy’s personality and physical traits, you have the rest of the guide, in this section, you will learn how to spot and avoid a bad breeder.
For starters, avoid even visiting “breeders” that don’t have their website, but use ads to sell the pups.
Also, avoid offers that are cheap and those that are always active and always have available puppies for sale.
The latter, are most likely puppy mills, while the former is probably backyard breeders.
In both cases, the pups are low-quality and nothing but trouble because there’s an extremely high chance that neither of the pup’s parents was health tests cleared, or tested in the first place.
Therefore, even if the puppy isn’t sick, to begin with, it probably has a bunch of genetical issues that start showing up later in his life.
So, without proper paperwork (complete documented medical history, pedigree, test clearances for both parents and even grandparents, vaccination calendar, and a diet plan with meal ingredients, best dog food brands, and advice on how to train and raise your dog), you shouldn’t even consider buying the puppy.
Look for a breeder that has everything mentioned, plus offers contacts of his previous customers so that you can check how happy they are with their dog.
And, the breeder should also be interested in your story and how this breed fits your lifestyle.
Reputable breeders care about their dogs and want to find the best homes for their pups.
So, if your lifestyle doesn’t fit the breed’s requirements and the breeder thinks that you can’t take proper care of the dog, he can even refuse to sell you the pup.
3 Little-known facts about the Border Collie Bull Staffy puppies
Here are 3 little-known facts about these puppies, so that you know better what you are getting into if you buy the pup.
- They can be annoying barkers
These dogs are quite alert by nature and they tend to bark at every suspicious sound.
To be able to sleep normally and so that your neighbors don’t complain, your puppy needs to be socialized and trained as soon as possible.
- They can be stubborn
They have Terrier blood and we all know what Terriers are famous for – Stubbornness!
For this reason, you need to be consistent with the training and engage your dog in exercises that keep both his body and mind occupied.
- They will challenge your leadership
Even while they are still just puppies, these dogs will test their limits to see how much of an Alpha you are.
Just remember to stay with a strong head all the time, or you may lose the position of the leader.
Physical Traits of the Border Collie Bull Staffy
This is the part of the guide where you get to find out how big your dog will be when fully-grown.
And, you will also discover how many years he will follow you on your adventures.
How big is a full-grown Border Collie Bull Staffy?
Your Border Collie Bull Staffy hybrid is not a large dog. In fact, he is more of a medium-sized dog as his height ranges from 18 to 23 inches.
He is likewise not the heaviest dog in the world, and the weight range you can expect goes from 30 to 45 pounds of weight.
What is the life expectancy of the Border Collie Bull Staffy?
When it comes to their life expectancy, Border Collie Bull Staffy dogs have a rather nice number of years at their disposal.
If taken care of properly, exercised enough each day, and with the right diet, your companion can live up to 15 years!
Which is more than enough time to create wonderful memories from all the adventures you had together during those years.
Intelligence, Temperament and Personality Traits of the Border Collie Bull Staffy
Your Border Collie Bull Staffy will come with much of his parent breed’s personality.
You can expect him to be energetic, playful, smart, affectionate, and protective.
With proper training and socialization, your Border Collie Bull Staffy will turn out to be an unbelievably well-rounded companion of the family.
He will love to be in the spotlight, and be happiest when the entire family is gathered around him while he shows off or goofs around.
But, despite his clownish appearance and attitude, make no mistake, his number one priority is keeping the family and home safe from any harm.
This is especially good if you have kids, as he will keep them out of trouble and protect them with his life if a threat arises.
However, his suspicions with strangers can sometimes be blown out of proportion, and that is why early socialization is a must.
He needs to realize that not everyone is an enemy and that not everything that moves will harm the family.
As for the training, you might find it a bit difficult due to his Terrier side.
But, with a positive approach, lots of praise and treats, your dog will soon recognize you as the leader of the pack and happily follow your lead every time.
This breed is considered to be exceptionally intelligent, and with the proper motivation, your Border Collie Bull Staffy will quickly pick up commands and turn into a well-behaving role model of the neighborhood.
Border Collie Bull Staffy Diet
Since this is a high energy level dog, his diet needs to provide enough power for him to burn off, yet keep him healthy and help him develop properly.
Our recommendation is a diet plan that includes commercial dog food of the highest quality.
You can even mix dry and canned dog food, but consult your dog’s vet so that you are sure you are giving your dog the right amount of nutrients.
In general, it is always a better idea to feed your dog with high-quality commercial food because it is already well-balanced for your dog’s age and energy requirements.
How much Exercise does a Border Collie Bull Staffy need?
When it comes to your Border Collie Bull Staffy’s exercise requirements, he will need plenty of physical and mental stimulation each day to avoid the development of aggressive behavior.
Due to his high energy levels, the exercise should include both work and intense play sessions.
Thanks to his alertness, the exercises he will love include agility, Flyball, and even long-distance hiking.
If the hiking part is out of the question, that at least two one-hour walks each day, combined with rigorous exercises, will do the trick and wear him out so that he can’t wait to get back home and lay down on the sofa.
Also, these dogs are not the best choice for people who live in apartments, because they love to run around the house and jump on the furniture, and in a small apartment, that can be a serious problem.
And, you don’t have to worry about the weather outside because this breed is quite resilient and does well in all climate conditions.
The Border Collie Bull Staffy Health and Conditions
This breed is well known for having exceptional health. But, just like with every other dog breed on this plant, certain diseases find their way to these dogs from time to time.
When it comes to your Border Collie Bull Staffy dog, the health problems you should be aware of include just the following:
- Congenital Heart Defect
- Lens Luxation
And, it doesn’t necessarily mean that your dog will suffer from these conditions, but it’s good to know what to possibly expect, and react accordingly, on time, so that the possible damage is minimal.
My final thoughts on the Border Collie Bull Staffy
So, we have reached the end of our Border Collie Bull Staffy guide.
You now have all the needed knowledge of this breed and know how to recognize a high-quality pup.
Also, you know the red flags that might pop up during your breeder search, so we are pretty confident that you will recognize bad breeders and avoid buying your pup from them.
But, to make sure we have everything covered, let’s take one more look at the most important facts about this interesting hybrid.
These dogs are playful and courageous, and they come as a result of mixing a Border Collie and a Staffordshire Bull Terrier.
Without proper training and early socialization, your dog can develop a rather annoying barking habit, and bark his lungs out at every sound or a “suspicious’ neighbor passing by.
That is why you need to make him realize that not everything that moves is a threat and that he needs to be more friendly towards the people that regularly pass by your home.
But, once everything is in its place, you will not only gain an affectionate companion that loves his family and would give his life to protect them, but also an excellent watchdog and a guardian.
So, what do you think of the breed now? Still interested in becoming an owner?
If your answer is yes, then our guide was a success!
We are happy that you made the right choice and that we helped you make it.
Thanks for reading and don’t hesitate to share our guide on social media so that we can help other people realize how wonderful this breed is once you get to know it better.
Emily started this blog out of pure passion. She LOVES her 3 dogs; Chew Barka, Cooper & Nelson, and spends countless hours every day playing with them.
When she’s not nerding out on dogs, you’ll find her on a snowboard or in the kitchen baking chocolate brownies.
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- The Border Collie Bull Staffy Puppies – Before You Buy…
- Physical Traits of the Border Collie Bull Staffy
- Intelligence, Temperament and Personality Traits of the Border Collie Bull Staffy
- Border Collie Bull Staffy Diet
- The Border Collie Bull Staffy Health and Conditions
- My final thoughts on the Border Collie Bull Staffy