The American Staffordshire Terrier is a hybrid between the brave Bulldog and the lively, nimble terrier breeds, and it is stocky and muscular with a robust, powerful head.
This people-oriented breed thrives in the family since it is amiable, clever, self-assured, and devoted. American Staffordshire Terriers are very outgoing and enjoy working.
The AmStaff is extremely trainable and appreciates tasks that push his physical and mental limits.
Regular exercise is necessary for this breed.
The American Staffordshire Terrier, the largest member of the Terrier breed, is extremely muscular, has a broad head, and strong, square jaws. The coat of the breed is short and tough.
He has a physique reminiscent of a body builder, but he walks gracefully and with a spring in his step.
12 to 16 years
The brindle colour is one of the many possible coat colours for American Staffordshire Terriers. Additionally, they can have a wide range of markings, including masks, dots, and patches.
Although the American Staffordshire Terrier sheds annually, maintaining his short coat is simple. He often only requires a fast weekly brushing with a soft-bristle brush.
American Staffordshire Terriers are a robust and healthy breed. Responsible breeders test their breeding stock for genetic disorders such canine hip dysplasia, heart disease, and skin and coat allergies as concerns.
It’s difficult to imagine that this breed originally existed as a dog used for fighting and baiting. The Bulldog and the Bull Terrier, forerunners of the American Staffordshire Terrier, were developed in Great Britain to engage in competitive fighting.
While it is unclear which breeds are present in the AmStaff ancestry, it is known that American breeders created a larger version of the English breed after the Staffordshire Terrier came in the country in the middle of the 1800s.
Both the Staffordshire Bull Terrier and the American Staffordshire Terrier are now recognised by the American Kennel Club (AKC).