What is a Red Staffy? [A Guide to Ginger Staffies]

Even though dog breeders developed the Staffordshire Bull Terrier as a small, swift fighting dog in nineteenth-century Britain, those days are long gone. 

Today’s Staffy is a beautiful family companion noted for its courage, smarts, and affinity for children. Staffordshire Bull Terriers make excellent family dogs.

Why do we say they are good family dogs? Well, for one thing, Staffies are known for their calm, friendly demeanor. They are also the clowns of the canine world and adore being a part of the family and taking part in any family fun.

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Everyone that knows Staffies has heard they were once referred to as “nanny dogs” because of their well-documented affection for children.

Staffy Colours Chart

Red StaffyBlue Staffy
Fawn StaffyBrindle Staffy
Black StaffyBlack and White Staffy
Red and White Staffy Blue and White Staffy
White StaffyBrindle and White Staffy

What Is A Red Staffy?

As you can see from the chart above, Staffies come in a range of beautiful colours. There is no shortage of options with all of these solid colours plus varied hues and tones of brindle and white to choose from. Some colors, such as black and tan or black and liver, would be considered undesirable.

If choosing the perfect coat colour is essential in determining your next puppy, you should be pretty happy with what’s available with Staffies.

What Colour is a Red Staffy?

A red Staffy has a beautiful deep red or ginger coloured coat that can also have white markings. I should point out that even though a Staffy might have a red coat or even red and white, the dog’s nose should always be black.

You might come across breeders trying to sell you, what they say, is a pedigree red Staffy with a red nose. Sadly, this puppy will be a cross between another breed. There’s nothing inherently wrong with a cross, but it will not be a purebred Staffy.

Are Red Staffies Called Ginger?

In terms of the coat colour, breeders and Staffy owners refer to the coat as red. However, I’m sure that many owners go on to name their red Staffies – Ginger. The same way humans use Ginger as a nickname for red-haired people.

How Much Do Red Staffordshire Bull Terrier Puppies Cost?

There’s no difference in the price of a red Staffy than any other colour. A lot will depend on the breeder’s reputation and how much they can demand for their puppies.

A kennel Club registered Staffy can cost up to £1000, but a non-registered puppy will only cost about half that. Buy your puppy from a reputable breeder, don’t be tempted to buy from a pet shop. The Staffy is a pretty sensitive dog, and putting a young puppy, of any breed, in the stressful environment of a pet shop, will only harm their nature.

Ginger Staffy FAQ

How Long Do Red Staffies Live For?

There’s no difference in a red Staffy’s lifespan to any other color. However, many other factors will impact the dog’s lifespan, from the breeding, diet, and how much exercise the dog gets.

Typically you can expect your Staffy, red or otherwise, to live between 12 to 14 years.

Do Ginger Staffies Shed?

Staffies have short, low-maintenance coats that will shed moderately all year. However, they can shed more when the seasons change. Regularly grooming your Staffy can catch a lot of the dead hair before it falls on your furniture. But you should expect to see their hair on your clothes and furnishings; a good vacuum cleaner is always helpful to pick up dog hairs, especially if you have allergies.

Are Ginger Staffies Rare?

I wouldn’t say that a ginger Staffy is a rare colour because red is a standard colour for a Staffy coat. However, many breeders are trying to produce blue-coated Staffies, presumably because they believe they can charge a premium. So from that point of view, red or ginger coats are not as common as they once were. Stafford Bull Terriers are red because they don’t have the gene to express black pigment.

Blue used to be one of the rarer Staffy coat colours but not anymore.

Brad Davenport

Brad has spent his entire life surrounded by dogs and has owned all sorts of breeds, including Dachshunds, Great Danes, French Bulldogs and he currently has a little Hasanese called Biscuit. Brad is an experienced dog writer who is obsessed by canine health, care and psychology and has completed several courses on dog care and training.

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