Staffordshire Bull Terrier Pet Insurance

These are one of Australia’s most popular breeds and when trained properly have great temperaments. They’re an energetic, enthusiastic medium sized dog that require a lot of human attention and exercise, with an average lifespan of 10-14 years. Known for their fondness to children and loyalty to their family, they have a tendency for aggression towards other dogs if not socialised early and often.

Prone illnesses include*

Hip dysplasia

an abnormal formation of the hip socket, which causes inflammation, arthritis and in its most severe form crippling lameness.

Skin disease

Often known for having a range of inherited itchy skin disorders, Staffies may require special diets and or medicated shampoos to control allergic skin disease.


A clouding of the normally clear lens of the eye, leading to vision difficulties and sometimes blindness.


Demodex are parasitic mites causing a skin condition called mange, demodex, or demodicosis. Symptoms include hair loss and scaly, darkened skin.

*This information is for general purposes only. Pounce Pet Insurance offers different levels of cover. Terms, conditions, waiting periods, annual limits and exclusions apply. Refer to the applicable Product Disclosure Statement for details of Pounce Pet Insurance cover and exclusions.

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