The American Staffordshire Terrier is a confident pet. Here is your informative A-list of American Staffordshire Terrier. The nickname is AmStaff. They were descended from the Staffordshire Terrier which originated from England; this Staffordshire Terrier dog breed was crossing between the bulldog and several types of terriers. The Staffordshire Terrier was brought to United States. American dog breeders started to breed these dogs by increase their size and more powerful head. They became popular as show dog in United States. The American Staffordshire Terrier was recognized by American Kennel Club (AKC) in 1936. Today, American Staffordshire is a popular family pet.

Facts about American Staffordshire Terrier

  • Temperament – The American Staffordshire Terrier is courageous, determined, gentle, good-natured, happy, intelligent, loyal, loving, outgoing and trustworthy. American Staffordshire Terriers are eager to please their owner and they are devoted to family. They have a trusting disposition. The American Staffordshire Terrier dog can get along with children. Early socialization and obedience training is a must for American Staffordshire Terrier Puppies. It can prevent aggressive behavior towards other pets. It is better supervised if you intend to mix them with other pets. The American Staffordshire Terrier is a good watch dog. They have strong protective instincts and they will wary of strangers. This dog breed is more suitable for experienced dog owner and they prefer warm climates.
  • Appearance – The American Staffordshire Terrier has a muscular and stocky body. They have a broad head and they come with a pair of round dark eyes. The ears is always set high, it is usually cropped. They have a black nose and the skull is broad. The muzzle is in medium length and the chest is deep. The ribs are well sprung and the neck is slightly arched. The front legs are straight whereas the hind legs are well-muscled. They have a short tail which tapers to a point. The coat is glossy and short.

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American Staffordshire Terrier Breed Information

Size Medium
Height 40 – 48 cm (male and female)
Weight 25 – 30 kg (male and female)
Colour Any solid or partial color
Group Terrier Breed Dog
Life Span 9 – 15 years
Litter Size Average 5 – 10 puppies
Exercise Ability Daily walk is needed. Let them play around at fenced yard
Grooming Requirements Brush regularly with bristle brush. Use dry shampoo when bathing. This dog breed is an average shedder
Environment Indoor or medium fenced yard
Barking Average
Recognition CKC, APRI, DRA, NKC, AKC, ACR, FCI, NZKC, APBR, ANKC


The common health issue for American Staffordshire Terrier is prone to skin allergies, hip dysplasia, congenital heart disease or tumors.

If you are interested in this dog breed, you may adopt American Staffordshire Terrier from American Staffordshire Terrier rescue or look for American Staffordshire Terrier Puppies for sale from American Staffordshire Terrier breeders.

American Staffordshire Terrier