- Dog Breed Group
- Terrier Dogs
- Origin of Breed
- England, watchdog and family pet.
- Life Expectancy
- 10 - 12 Years
- Red, fawn, white, black or blue, with white, any shade of brindle.
- Smooth, short and dense.
- Exercise Needs
- Regular daily exercise.
- 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.
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.
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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