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Africanis vs Staffordshire Bull Terrier – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Africanis vs Staffordshire Bull Terrier" Compare Africanis and Staffordshire Bull Terrier. Which is better: Africanis or Staffordshire Bull Terrier?
Name Africanis Staffordshire Bull Terrier
OriginsSouth Africa England
Group Hunting Dogs Hunting Dogs
Popularity Rank51182
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Other Names African Dog, Bantu Dog, Hottentot Hunting Dog, Khoikhoi Dog, Tswana breed dog, Zulu Dog, Umbwa Wa Ki-Shenzi Staffy, Staff, SBT, Stafford, Staffy Bull
Breed Type Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1974 as a Terrier breed.
FCI Group Not recognized by FCI. Recognized by FCI in the Terriers group, in the Bull type Terriers section.
Breed Recognition No set American Canine Registry American Kennel Club America's Pet Registry Canadian Kennel Club Dog Registry of America Inc. Federation Cynologique Internationale Kennel Club of Great Britain North American Purebred Registry, Inc. American Canine Association, Inc. Australian National Kennel Council Continental Kennel Club National Kennel Club New Zealand Kennel Club United Kennel Club
Price 300-500 $1500-$2000

General Appearance - Africanis vs Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Size Medium Medium
Weight 55-100 inches (25-45 kg) Males 25-38 pounds (11-17 kg), Female: 23-35 pounds (10-16 kg)
Avg. Weight 55-100 inches (35 kg) Males 31.5 pounds (14 kg), Female: 29 pounds (13 kg)
Height 20-24 inches (50-60 cm) Male: 14-16 inches (36-41 cm), Female: 13-15 inches (33-38 cm)
Avg. Height 22 inches (55 cm) Male: 15 inches (38.5 cm), Female: 14 inches (35.5 cm)

Hair & Care - Africanis vs Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Coat Thick Wiry Smooth
Colors Black Brown Tan White Brindle Red Blue Fawn White Black
Grooming
Easy to groom: The Africanis doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Effortless: The Staffordshire Bull Terrier requires minimal grooming.
Shedding Level
Africaniss are low shedders.
Staffordshire Bull Terriers shed none to minimal.

Characteristics - Africanis vs Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Temperament Friendly Territorial Watchful Independent Trainable Protective Affectionate Obedient Affectionate Courageous Intelligent Bold Fearless Reliable
Intelligent Rank
Smart: Africanis's has great intelligence.
Average: Staffordshire Bull Terrier's has average obedience intelligence.
Trainability
Africaniss are easy to train.
Staffordshire Bull Terriers are quite easy to train.
Playfulness
The Africanis is a playful breed.
Staffordshire Bull Terriers, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Sensitivity Level
Africaniss have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Affection Level
Africaniss are highly affectionate dogs.
Staffordshire Bull Terriers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Africaniss are a social breed.
Staffordshire Bull Terriers are a social breed.
Barking
Average: The Africanis barks occasionally.
Low: The Staffordshire Bull Terrier barks none to minimal.
Watchdog Ability
Africaniss are good watchdogs.
Staffordshire Bull Terriers are average watchdogs.
Territorial
Africaniss strongly protect their territory.
Staffordshire Bull Terriers are average defenders.
Biting Potential Low
The Africanis has a low chance of biting somebody.
Moderate
The Staffordshire Bull Terrier has an average chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Africaniss have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Staffordshire Bull Terriers have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Africaniss have average wanderlust potential.
Wanderlust potential of the Staffordshire Bull Terrier is strong enough to escape from home.
Prey Drive
Africaniss have an average prey drive, which means that they don't have a high impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals, but it might happen.
Staffordshire Bull Terriers have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Apartment Friendly
Africaniss are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Staffordshire Bull Terriers are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Adaptability
Africaniss adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Staffordshire Bull Terriers adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Africaniss do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Staffordshire Bull Terriers do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Fighting Dog Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Yes
In history, this breed was unfortunately used for combat dog.

Good With - Africanis vs Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Stranger Friendly
Africaniss are average friendly towards strangers.
Staffordshire Bull Terriers are stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Africaniss are kid-friendly dogs.
Staffordshire Bull Terriers are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Africaniss are cat-friendly dogs.
Staffordshire Bull Terriers are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Africaniss are average friendly towards other dogs.
Staffordshire Bull Terriers are not dog-friendly.
Office Friendly No
Africanis is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Staffordshire Bull Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Africaniss are usually recommended for elderly people.
Staffordshire Bull Terriers are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Africaniss are usually friendly towards other pets.
Staffordshire Bull Terriers usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners Yes
Africaniss are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
No
Staffordshire Bull Terriers are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Therapy Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Boat Dog Not really
Africanis breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Staffordshire Bull Terrier breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Health Factors - Africanis vs Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Health Issues
Africaniss tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
The Staffordshire Bull Terrier is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems Cancer Dermoid Sinus Parvovirus Rabies Cataracts Distichiasis Mastocytoma Persistent Hyperplastic Primary Vitreous
Life Expectancy 10-12 years 12-14 years
Hypoallergenic No No
Energy Level
Africaniss have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Staffordshire Bull Terriers have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Exercise Need
Africaniss need quite a lot of exercise.
Staffordshire Bull Terriers need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Africaniss are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Staffordshire Bull Terriers sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Avg. daily food consumption 2.5 to 3.5 cups of a high-quality dog food daily, divided into two meals. 1 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Low to Average.
Average to High.
Weather & Climate Prefers average to warm weather conditions Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness Medium
The Africanis has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Staffordshire Bull Terrier has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Africanis is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Staffordshire Bull Terrier is an average drooler.

Reproducibility - Africanis vs Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Gestation Length 60-64 days 60-64 days
How often can the have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Litter Size 2-8 puppies 5-7 puppies

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