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American Staffordshire Terrier

American Staffordshire Terrier
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The American Staffordshire Terrier breed's history began back in England within the section of Staffordshire. In this region, it crossed the bulldog with a blend of Terriers to give the powerful dog we have today. Within America, the breeders adjust it somewhat to be heavier and have a more robust head. The breed is bigger compared to its English cousins.

Also, it has been utilized over time like a fighting breed although with the ban in the 1900s two kinds where bred known as, the show dog, the American Staffordshire, plus the fighting breed the American Pit Terrier. These 2 dogs are presently being considered as two breeds instead of the single breed. The American Staffordshire is now watchdog, guard dog and agility dog.

This dog needs firm regular training to have it to see that you're the leader. This goes for all members of the family, as you must appear high in the pack order for this breed for you to have a successful and happy relationship.


This breed is outgoing stable and happy. It's a confident and intelligent dog exemplary in nature and pretty good with adults and children alike. Although this breed is powerful and strong dog it's usually trustworthy with kids. However, because of its strength and form, it could accidentally knock over small kids. It's extremely guarding of their owners and their houses, again because of it's general appearance which makes it an outstanding guard dog.


The American Staffordshire Terrier is well-known to experience hip dysplasia. Congenital heart and heart murmurs disease, tumours', skin allergies, inherited cataracts all so thyroid issues. The mean lifespan of this breed of a dog ranges between 10 and 15 years.


The American Staffordshire Terrier breed is moderately simple to keep neat. It requires brushing using a stiff bristle brush every week. It sheds ordinarily and it can be bathed as required. A decent rub down using a rubber brush attaches shine to its coat. Also, there are greases available to supplement shine to this breed as well.

This breed loves warm weather. However, not hot. It can comfortably live in a house or a garden. It's going to be fine to live in an apartment. Nevertheless, you'll need to pay close attention to offering this breed vigorous exercises. This breed requires long regular walks, and it requires to know that you're the leader else it can turn out difficult to handle.

Breed Information

Popularity:2018: #83
2017: #83
2016: #81
2015: #77
Origin:United States
Breed Group:Terding (AKC:1936)
Life span:12-14 years
Height:Male: 17-19 inches (43-48 cm)
Female: 16-18 inches (41-46 cm)
Weight:57-67 pounds (25-30 kg)
Litter Size:5-10 puppies
Puppy Price:Average $800 - $1000 USD

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