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American Staffordshire

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Dog Breed Group
Terrier Dogs 
Origin of Breed
England, watchdog and family pet. 
Life Expectancy
10 - 12 Years 
Color
Red, fawn, white, black or blue, with white, any shade of brindle. 
Coat
Smooth, short and dense. 
Exercise Needs
Regular daily exercise. 
Temperament
The American Staffordshire Terrier is stoic and reliable. He is also intelligent, determined, tough and devoted. He is a courage 
Good with Children
Good with children, if raised with as a puppy. Has a high prey drive and may be aggressive to cats, rabbits and other household  
Grooming Needs
Minimal grooming of his coat, dry shampoo or bathe only when necessary. Rubbing his coat will make the coat gleam. 
Average Size - Male (in)
18 - 19 
Average Size - Female (in)
17 - 18 
Average Weight - Male (lbs)
40 - 50 
Average Weight - Female (lbs)
40 - 50 
Health Issues
Prone to hives caused by stress or insect bites and hip dysplasiav
Living Conditions
A home with a fenced yard or kennel is essential. Adapts well to both urban and country living. 

Breed Description

The American Staffordshire Terrier is a breed of terrier developed in 19th-century England for fighting other dogs in pits. The breed was created by crossing the bulldog, then a longer legged and more agile dog, with a terrier, possibly the fox terrier or one of the old breeds known as the white English and the black-and-tan terriers. Once known by such names as bull-and-terrier, half and half, and pit bull terrier, the Staffordshire is a stocky, muscular, and unusually strong dog. Its coat is stiff and short and may be any canine colour, solid or variegated.

Breed Infobits

The American Staffordshire Bull Terrier is a powerfully built and very confident dog.
The American Staffordshire Bull Terrier is not a relative of the Pit Bull Terrier, which it resembles.
The American Staffordshire Bull Terrier makes a superb watchdog and will vigorously defend its owners property.

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