Level: moderately low to very high
Function: guardians, hunting, companion
Tough, Reliable, Courageous.
for: Responsible people & families.
10 - 14 yrs
Dogs approx 46-48 cms (18-19 ins)
Bitches approx 43-46 cms (17-18 ins)
Any colour, solid, parti, or patched. White not to cover more
than 80% of the body.
Short, close, stiff to the touch, and glossy.
Appearance: Medium sized muscular body. Eyes- dark, rounded
set well apart. Nose must be black. Ears are carried semi erect
on the strong shaped head. Should give the impression of great strength
for his size, a well put-together dog, muscular, but agile and graceful.
He should be stocky, not long-legged or racy in outline.
The origin of this breed was developed
after early Staffordshire's were taken to the US during the 1900s,
the American Staffordshire Terrier in now larger and bigger boned
than its British cousin.
The breed was registered in 1972 as an American breed. The American
frontiers found them an invaluable guard dog. This muscular dog
is graceful and agile; they love to please their owners and therefore
are easily trained. As a guard dogs their courage is proverbial.
It should be noted that due to this trait, unscrupulous people have
utilized this, and trained them as fighting dogs. However, when
correctly trained they make docile pets, good with children and
can be social with other dogs.
their short coat is easy to maintain, a brush and bath when needed.
must have plenty of regular exercise.
This breed can suffer from heart Disease, Ataxia, Hip and Elbow
dysplasia, all these are genetic factors in this breed. Please check
that the breeder you are dealing with has done health tests and
their dogs have past these tests.
Ataxia - http://www.caninegeneticdiseases.net/ataxia/ataxia_examples.htm
Hips - http://www.offa.org/hd_grades.html
Elbows - http://www.offa.org/ed_grades.html
Heart disease -