American Staffordshire Terrier
25 kg (approx)
10-14 years (approx)
The American Staffordshire Terrier (Am Staff) is extremely strong for its size. Agile, very muscular, and stocky with a broad, powerful head. Its coat is made up of thick, stiff, glossy hair. All colours, solid, parti, or patched are permissible
In the nineteenth century in the English region of Staffordshire, crossing among the Bulldog and various terriers developed the muscular, active, combative Staffordshire Bullterrier. Brought to the United States, the breed was preferred by American breeders who increased its weight and gave it a more powerful head. Now recognized as a separate breed, the American Staffordshire is larger and heavier than his British cousin, the Staffordshire Bull Terrier
The American Staffordshire Terrier is an intelligent, happy, outgoing, stable, and confident dog. Gentle and loving towards people. Good-natured, amusing, extremely loyal, and affectionate family pet. It is good with children and adults. Almost always obedient, this dog wants nothing more then to please its master. It is an extremely courageous and intelligent guard dog that is very full of life. Over the past 50 years, careful breeding has produced this friendly, trustworthy, dog who is an especially good dog for children. Courageous and a persistent fighter if provoked. Highly protective of his owners and the owner's property. When properly trained and socialized, the Staff makes a great family companion.
The smooth, short-haired coat is easy to groom. Brush on a regular basis with a firm bristle brush, and bathe or dry shampoo as necessary. A rub with a piece of toweling or chamois will make the coat gleam. This breed is an average shedder. Daily exercise is paramount as this is a very active breed. Without it, the American Staffordshire Terrier will become hard to handle. They need to be taken on long daily walks/jogs or runs.