American Staffordshire Terrier

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American Staffordshire Terrier


The American Staffordshire Terrier also known as Amstaff is a medium-sized, short-coated American dog breed. It is one of several breeds commonly known as pit bulls. In 1936, Amstaffs were accepted for registration in the American Kennel Club (AKC) Stud Book as Staffordshire Terriers, belonging to the terrier and molosser groups. The name of the breed was revised January 1, 1969 to “American Staffordshire Terrier”. The breed’s popularity began to decline in the United States following World War II.


According to the American Kennel Club, “The Am Staff is a people-oriented dog that thrives when he is made part of the family and given a job to do. Although friendly, this breed is loyal to his own family. The “Amstaff” has a lot of energy to manage so that’s why it’s so important to exercise it thoroughly regularly. It can be dominant to other dogs so that’s why a firm training is a must without being harsh. A smart training will make the “Amstaff” a very docile and peaceful animal.


Extreme. Very receptive to training, his proverbial courage, its agility and its intelligence prepare him for multiple activities. The “Amstaff” is extremely dynamic and full of vitality.


From 45 to 48 cm (M) and 43 to 45 cm (F) / From 25 kg to 35 kg (M) and 20 kg to 30 kg (F).




Any color, solid, parti, or patched is permissible, but all white, more than 80 percent white, black and tan, and liver not to be encouraged.



(Source: Wikipédia & The Ultimate Dogs, Dog Breeds & Dog Care by Dr Peter Larkin & Mike Stockman, August 2015)

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