Why Do Staffordshire Bull Terriers Fart So Much? [+ How to Stop it]

We have three dogs. Lola (a Spanish Mastiff), Toffee (a Staffy mix) and little Runa, a Staffordshire Bull Terrier.

The two big dogs, like most mammals, will let rip with a little fart from time to time.

But our little Staffy is fart machine. When she’s chilling on the sofa with us, she shows no shame and flatulates seemingly endlessly. Barely five minutes goes by without her sharing a buff with us.

After doing some research, though, I found that  frequent farting is actually very common amongst Staffies.

But why is this?

Lola, Runa and Toffee

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Why Does My Staffy Fart So Much?

Flatulence is a natural by-product of digestion. This means that is can be the type of food that your Staffy eats that is causing it to fart a lot, although this breed does have a genetic tendency of having a more sensitive stomach.

Don’t worry, though, unless your Staffy is also exhibiting symptoms such as vomiting and diarrhoea, these farts shouldn’t be anything to worry about.

Obviously your Staffy farting doesn’t just affect the dog – it affects everybody in the vicinity! So are there any ways to stop your Staffy from farting so much?

How to Stop My Staffy Farting

While Staffies do tend to fart a lot by nature, the best way to try to reduce this is by experimenting with different types of food.

Like with humans (brussel sprouts, ahem), certain types of food can cause them to flatulate more than others.

For example, did you know that both dogs and cats are lactose intolerant? So, definitely try to avoid giving your Staffy any type of milk product.

Other foods that can cause increased Staffy flatulence are soybeans, peas, beans, spicy foods and high-fat foods. Dog treats (especially bones with fat still on them) can cause increased flatulence too.

But if you’re just feeding your dog regular dog food, take a look at its ingredients and experiment with other dog foods.

Wet dog foods are also more likely to cause increasing flatulence, so you can also try mixing this with more dry food to get a balance.

COMMENT BELOW: Have you got a stinky Staffy? What foods have you found to have reduced the flatulence frequency?

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Pete Reynolds

Pete is the founder of Staffy Dog and the proud owner of two Staffies: Toffee (Amstaff mix) and Runa (Staffordshire Bull Terrier). When he's not playing with his dogs, Pete is a keen writer, an avid sports fan and an advocate for urban cycling.

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