Blue Staffordshire bull terrier is the nickname for a purebred dog that has a blue coat. The breed standard for a Staffordshire bull terrier (also known as a Staffie) describes them as courageous, intelligent, and affectionate dogs. In the right home, a Staffie can be an amazing family pet. But that presupposes the puppy is from a litter bred by responsible and ethical breeders who care more about the health and temperament of their puppies than they do about making money. URL

Sadly, the popularity of the blue Staffie has attracted less-than-ethical breeders who view it as a cash-in opportunity. They may produce a few litters, but once the demand slows down they will move on to the next trend – leaving behind a trail of sick and unhealthy animals in their wake.

Showing Off the Blue Staffordshire Bull Terrier: Breed Standards and Competitions

The blue Staffie is the result of a recessive gene that dilutes black fur. In order for a dog to have blue fur, it must receive a copy of the gene from both parents.

The blue Staffie is a muscular, well-proportioned dog with a sleek and short coat that lies close to the skin. It has a broad head with a short foreface and a distinct stop, and its eyes are dark and bright with an expression of intelligence. The ears are small and either erect with the tips folded back (known as rose or half-pricked) and it has a tail that is thicker at the base, then tapers to a point and is carried low.