Breed standard in 1935 | Staffordshire Bull Terrier 1935
If you take a Staffordshire Bull Terrier today and would compare it to how it originally looked in 1935 you would be able to spot differences. Jim the Dandy (Fearless Joe x Queenie) was the model of the first Staffordshire Bull Terrier standard in 1935. See photos below for how the Staffordshire Bull Terrier originally looked like.
The Staffordshire Bull Terrier is a smooth-coated dog, standing about 15 to 18 inches high at the shoulder. He should give the impression of great strength for his size, and although muscular should be active and agile.
Short, deep through, broad skull, very pronounced cheek muscles, distinct stop, short foreface, mouth level.
Rose, half prick and prick; these three to be preferred, full drop to be penalized.
Should be muscular and rather short.
Short back, deep brisket, light in loins with forelegs set rather wide apart to permit of chest development.
Straight, feet well padded, to turn out a little and showing no weakness at pasterns.
Hindquarters well muscled, let down at hocks like a Terrier.
Short, smooth and close to skin.
The tail should be of medium length tapering to a point and carried rather low; it should not curl much and may be compared with an old-fashioned pump handle.
Males: 12.7 kg to 17,2 kg (28 to 38 lbs), females: 1,8 kg (4 lbs) less.
May be any shade of brindle, black, white, fawn or red, or any of these colors with white. Black & tan and liver not to be encouraged.
Dudley nose, light or pink eyes (rims), tail too long or badly curled, badly undershot or overshot mouths.
Source: Canine Heritage