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Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Staffies can cost up to $5,000 in Australia and can make good pets if trained properly.

How much do Staffordshire Bull Terriers cost?

We found Staffordshire Bull Terrier prices range from around $1,500 to $5,000 in Australia.

The prices can differ dramatically based on whether you get a rescue or a pure breed. Make sure that you're purchasing from a registered breeder when you get a Staffy.

To get these costs, we looked at over 30 prices from breeders across Australia on sites such as Gumtree, Cottage Canines, Trading Post and Pups4Sale.

How much does pet insurance cost for a Staffordshire Bull Terrier?

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Budget Direct

$73.76$73.76$75.35$80.90$86.45Get quote
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Medibank

$133.89$143.831$152.05$164.30$181.17Get quote
PD pet insurance

PD

122.92124.48128.39130.77142.43Get quote
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Knose

$123.12$134.81$145.90$158.71$174.71Get quote
Coles pet insurance

Coles

$79.95$85.31$90.94$100.98$118.18Get quote
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Vets Choice

$87.67$78.63$82.87$91.97$105.94Get quote
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Pet Insurance Australia

$95.73$101.55$105.60$112.59$170.30Get quote
Kogan Pet Insurance

Kogan

$88.79$94.32$139.66$149.28$164.12More info

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Dr Sam Kovac answers frequently asked questions about Staffordshire Bull Terriers

Dr Sam Kovac

Are Staffordshire Bull Terriers aggressive?

"The English Staffordshire Bull Terrier can be a powerful breed and overexcited. Like other breeds, they can be prone to aggression but nothing compared to the American Staffordshire Terrier, which is an aggressive breed."

How much walking does a Staffordshire Bull Terrier need?
"Staffordshire Bull Terriers are muscular animals and having that muscular frame means that they do need significant exercise. So a walk or run around in the park for 1–1.5 hours per day, at least 3 to 4 times a week is what a Staffy needs."
Are Staffordshire Bull Terriers a good family dog?

"Staffordshire Bull Terriers can be a very good family dog. They can protect the home. They're fiercely loyal but they can get overexcited so require a lot of training. They're the sort of breed that don't know how big and strong they are. Like all other breeds, I wouldn't leave a Staffordshire Bull Terrier around young children, or infants unsupervised.

Having said that, they're a strong hardy breed that you can let jump into the back of your car, run around at the beach, hose them down to get rid of the sand. They're not a complaining sort of dog. They love to be part of the family going on expeditions."

Are Staffordshire Bull Terriers easy to train?

"Staffordshire Bull Terriers are intelligent breeds. They're easy to train as they are fiercely loyal to their family and they like to please their family. They're eager to please. They do need a firm hand or firm upbringing and you need to be strict with them because they will try to bend the rules and outsmart you."

How often should a Staffordshire Bull Terrier go to the vet?
"Being a relatively healthy breed a Staffy should go to the vet once a year for a physical exam or twice a year if they're a bit older – over the age of 6 or 7."
What health issues are common with a Staffordshire Bull Terrier?

"They're mostly prone to orthopaedic problems like a floating kneecap also known as a medial patellar luxation or MPL and cruciate injuries. The blue coloured ones are very prone to skin problems – that's why I call them a dermatologist's dream. The same gene that is linked to the blue colour is also linked to atopic dermatitis also known as allergies in pets. So if you've got a blue Staffy expect to be going to the vet much more frequently up to once a month for skin problems."

Dr Sam Kovac, a Sydney-based general practice vet, believes in extending the lifespan of animals through ground-breaking treatments. He founded Southern Cross Vet, with clinics in St Peters, Bellevue Hill and Surry Hills.

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Medibank Pet Max Cover with Extra Care
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$30,000
$30,000
90%
90%
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Everyday Comprehensive Plus Cover
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$3,000
$30,000
80%
80%
Everyday Pet Insurance customers get 10% off their monthly Woolworths shop. T&Cs apply.
PIA Major Medical Cover
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$3,000
$30,145
80%
80%
Covers specified accidents and illnesses, with Routine Care Cover included. Get 2 months free when you sign up using the code PIA202. T&Cs apply.
Budget Direct Pet Insurance
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$1,500
$12,000
80%
80%
Apply online and get 15% off your first year's premium. T&Cs apply.
Coles Premium Cover
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$2,500
$15,000
80% or 100%
80% or 100%
Earn 10x Flybuys points per $1 spent on pet food at Coles Supermarkets. T&Cs apply.
PD Deluxe Plan
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$15,000
$20,000
100%
100%
Apply online and get your first 1 month free. T&Cs apply.
Fetch Pet Insurance
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$30,000
$30,000
80% or 90% or 100%
80% or 90% or 100%
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Pet Circle Dog Cover
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$10K or $17.5K or $30K
$0
70% or 80% or 90%
70% or 80% or 90%
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Vets Choice Elite Cover
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$2,500
$15,000
80% or 100%
80% or 100%
Get a 5% discount when you insure more than one pet.
Guardian Platinum Accident & Illness Cover
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$1,200
$12,000
80%
80%
Lifetime cover for cats and dogs, up to 80% covered.
Petsy Custom Cover
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$5000 or $10,000 or $25,000
$0
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Real Premium Accident & Illness Cover
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$1,200
$12,000
80%
80%
Claim up to a maximum of $12k per year, with no excess to pay.
RSPCA Ultimate Plus Accident and Illness Cover
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$20,000
$20,000
80%
80%
Comprehensive cover for your pet, including the option of routine care. Get 1 month free for the first year of new policies. T&C's apply.
Australian Seniors Top Accident & Illness Cover
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$1,200
$12,000
80%
80%
Benefits include overseas cover when in NZ or Norfolk Island for your pet, plus an optional routine care add-on.
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$25,000
$25,000
90%
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Gary Ross Hunter

Gary Ross Hunter is an editor at Finder, specialising in insurance. He’s been writing about life, travel, home, car, pet and health insurance for over 6 years and regularly appears as an insurance expert in publications including The Sydney Morning Herald, The Guardian and news.com.au. Gary holds a Kaplan Tier 2 General Advice General Insurance certification which meets the requirements of ASIC Regulatory Guide 146 (RG146). See full profile

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