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Common Diseases and Disorders

The following diseases or disorders have been reported:

  • Cataracts cause a loss of the normal transparency of the lens of the eye. The problem can occur in one or both eyes and can lead to blindness.

  • Gastric torsion, also known as "bloat", is a life-threatening sudden illness associated with the stomach filling with air and twisting.

  • Hip dysplasia is a malformation of the hip joint that results in pain, lameness and arthritis.

  • Urolithiasis is a condition affecting the urinary tract resulting in the formation of bladder stones.

  • Entropion is a problem with the eyelid that causes inward rolling. Lashes on the edge of the eyelid irritate the surface of the eyeball and may lead to more serious problems.

  • Hyperadrenocorticism is a disorder affecting the adrenal glands. When overactive, the adrenal glands secrete excessive cortisol, resulting in illness.

  • Gastric tumors is a disease that causes tumors of the stomach.

  • Mast cell tumors are malignant tumors than can occur in the skin or within the body.

  • The Staffordshire bull terrier is also prone to arthritis.

    Life Span

    The life span of the Staffordshire bull terrier is approximately 12 to 14 years.


    We realize that each dog is unique and may display other characteristics. This profile provides generally accepted breed information only.








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