American Staffordshire Terriër
Country of Origin:
Although it descends from the same line as the APBT, the
American Staffordshire has been bred independently of the APBT for at least 60
years when the AKC changed the breed name. A result of English crossing of
bulldogs and terriers, descendants of the breed were brought to the U.S. in the
late 1800s and used as general-purpose farm dogs.
It is very much like the APBT: medium-size, compact, stocky
and muscular, with a broad skull, medium-length muzzle and strong jaw. The eyes
are dark and round and the ears are cropped erect or naturally rose or
semi-erect. Natural ears are preferred. The American Staffordshire Terrier has a
broad, deep chest and muscular hindquarters. The naturally short tail tapers to
a point. The coat is short and stiff and of any color but all white.
17 to 19 inches
40 to 79 pounds
The American Staffordshire terrier is gentle and friendly but
also stoic and courageous. It is very friendly toward people, especially
children, but often aggressive toward dogs, especially those of the same sex.
Many Am Staffs will only get along with dogs of the opposite sex.
The best owner is an active, experienced family or individual
either in the city or the country.
Exercise, fenced yard, leashed, socialization and training.
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price of a American stafford here
source: dog bible