Staffordshire bull terrier

Staffordshire bull terrier
noun Etymology: Staffordshire, England Date: 1901 any of a breed of compact muscular terriers that have a short stiff glossy coat, were developed in England by crossing bulldogs and terriers, and were originally bred for dogfighting — compare American Staffordshire terrier

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