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Physical Characteristics

Breed Group:

Terrier Group.

Weight:

40-50 pounds (18-23 kilograms).

Height:

16-19 inches (40-50 cm).

Color(s):

This breed comes in many different colors and with many different markings.

Coat:

These terriers have a short, stiff, and glossy coat.


Overview

Character:

American Staffordshire Terriers are very courageous and devoted to their handlers. They are very intelligent, yet highly independent. These dogs are also friendly and tenacious.

Country of Origin:

USA.

History:

The American Staffordshire Terrier originated from the breeding of Bulldogs with different types of terriers in England. During the 20th century, this breed of terrier was refined in the USA and was recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1935.

Name:

American Staffordshire Terrier, AmStaff.

Temperament:

These terriers are fearless and adaptable. They are friendly, independent, and have natural protective instincts. Although not always trustworthy around cats, these dogs generally get along well with people and livestock. This breed also has a good working ability.


Care

Training:

American Staffordshire Terriers are very intelligent; however, due to their independent nature they are not the easiest dogs to train.

Activity:

American Staffordshire Terriers are very active dogs.

Ownership:

The American Staffordshire Terrier's intelligence and energy make it a great companion for active owners. When properly trained, these dogs are very reliable around children and make great family companions. These terriers are very loyal to their families and enjoy interacting and receiving attention from their owners.


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