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American Staffordshire Terrier

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Weight
57-67 lbs
Height
Male: 18-19; Female 17-18 inches
Color(s)
any solid or partial color, but more than 80 percent white, black and tan, or liver are less preferred
Overview
The American Staffordshire Terrier has triggered much debate about his origins. It is said that the American Staffordshire Terrier and the American Pit Bull Terrier are one in the same breed. The American Staffordshire Terrier is indeed the name of the show strain, while the fighting dog strain is labeled the American Pit Bull Terrier. These two dogs are recognized by different registries as different breeds, although they are considered the same breed. They are bred to have the same qualities and the same build.
Character
The American Staffordshire Terrier has retained an undeserving reputation for many years being that they are commonly used in the so-called "sport" of dog fighting. This breed however is very devoted, gentle, and loving. The American Staffordshire Terrier makes a wonderful companion for a dominant and experienced owner, and they make excellent guard dogs being that they are protective of their territory, family, and home.
Temperament
The American Staffordshire Terrier has a very even and stable temperament, which makes him a very reliable companion. This breed does do well around small children, but should not be left unsupervised around them, as this is a very powerful and rambunctious breed. The American Staffordshire Terrier can get along exceptionally well with other dogs, however the fighting strain of dogs should never be placed in a home with another dog as they still retain that aggressiveness. Proper research is necessary to be sure of the temperament of the dog.
Care
The American Staffordshire Terrier does not require much grooming at all being very shorthaired. They shed very little, however depending on the climate they can become an average shedding breed. To remove dead or loose hairs, a rub down with a harsh and dry towel, or a specially made rubber glove would be sufficient. Dry shampooing is recommended as opposed to bathing, however an occasional bath is all right.
Coat
The Staffordshire Terrier has a very short coat that requires minimal, to sometimes no grooming. The coat should always be short and straight, being the same length all over the body of the dog. The coat of this breed should remain stiff to the touch and be very close lying to the body of the dog. The coat should be glossy and never be soft or silky.
Training
The American Staffordshire Terrier is a very high energy and vivacious breed making training a little difficult. Being intelligent yet very willful and stubborn, this breed requires consistent and firm training from a dominant handler to prevent dominance issues that could arise. Firm correction is a must as this is a very powerful and willful breed. Obedience classes at an early age are definitely recommended for someone experienced with the American Staffordshire Terrier breed.
Activity
The American Staffordshire Terrier requires quite a bit of exercise being so energetic and lively. This breed does best with at least a medium sized yard and does not do well in apartment life as they have the tendency to become bored and can become very destructive at the expense of the owner. At least two hours of exercise per day is required for this extremely lively breed. Long walks and/or runs are recommended as well as free roam in a fenced area.
Ownership
Help reduce the number of American Staffordshire Terrier puppies in shelters by doing your due diligence. Many puppies are often purchased with little or no knowledge of what goes into parenting one. Uneducated decisions often leave the puppy in need of adoption and in the care of rescue groups. Bringing home a puppy into your family has many benefits but we first implore you to educate yourself. An informed decision will take into account the characteristics of the breed, your lifestyle, expected veterinary care, the demands and limitations of owning one, their activity requirements and levels of companionship required.
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Anonymous asked:

1/29/2015 4:40:26 PM

1/29/2015 4:40:26 PM

American Staffordshire Terrier I am having a meet & greet tomorrow with a rescurer who needs a good home for a 1-1/2yr old male American Staffordshire Terrier. I fell in love w/ him as soon as I saw him. My questions are regarding my daughters spec needs Chihuahua... The rescurer said that she has NO problems with him and her other dogs including the smaller ones. Is that generally true? Also, I have read that the Am Staff breed is very energetic, the rescurer said that this one is not. Could that just be his own personality?

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Anonymous

Every dog is different. That is the first thing you must keep in mind with you when it comes to meeting a new dog. The reason why there are standards for purebred dogs is so that a potential owner can access that information as to how the dog will most likely act as an adult. However, every dog has their own personality, which is groomed as the dog grows from puppy-hood to adult-hood.
1/30/2015 8:35:09 AM

Anonymous

What you should do is take the Chihuahua with you and once the dog has met you and is comfortable with you, then allow the dog to meet the Chihuahua. All interactions between the dogs should be supervised at all times because of the size difference between the two dogs when/if you take the dog home. As for energy, again, every dog is different just like people. Some are more energetic then others, same goes for dogs. But that does not mean he does not need exercise. The A.S.T needs about an hour to an hour and a half of exercise a day, so keep that in mind. It may be less if he is less active, but an hour at day is best. A tired dog, is a good dog.
1/30/2015 8:35:23 AM

Anonymous asked:

6/17/2014 2:24:42 AM

6/17/2014 2:24:42 AM

Companion puppy needed Which breed is the most compatible for my female 3 yr old American Staffordshire dog?

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Anonymous

The main thing you have to consider when wanting to bring a new dog into the family that already has a resident dog, is...why? Once you understand why you want another dog, the next thing is to look at the resident dog and see if he/she even likes being around other dogs, or just tolerates other dogs. The American Staffordshire Terrier is a people oriented breed and is known for dog aggression if the dog is not socialized properly. You know your dog. You know what dogs she plays with at the dog park or with friend's dogs. Use the information you have by knowing your dog and go from there. But first, consider fostering before adopted or buying, in case things do not work out. This way if they don't, then you don't have a dog you need to find a new home for. Contacting your vet, or a local trainer is also a good idea, they can help you match a new dog with the one you already have.
6/17/2014 2:14:38 PM

Anonymous asked:

1/30/2014 7:37:51 PM

1/30/2014 7:37:51 PM

Do white Staffordshire Terriers noses go black and do they get black pigmentation on the skin? Do white Staffordshire Terriers noses go black and do they get black pigmentation on the skin? Its about English Staffordshire bull terrier

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Anonymous

Yes, the Staffordshire Terriers that are all white can have black noses and black pigmentation on their skin. It is very common and not something to worry about.
7/9/2014 12:45:54 PM

Anonymous asked:

12/15/2013 11:09:52 PM

12/15/2013 11:09:52 PM

stafford terrier american pit my stafford terrier american pit has hair loss on her back legs on left side she is 11 years old. why?

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Anonymous

Just like with people, elderly dogs fur can become thin and they can loose their fur in some places. But taking your dog to the vet to make sure that this is normal is the best thing to do.
7/9/2014 12:47:08 PM

Anonymous asked:

3/24/2013 7:19:07 AM

3/24/2013 7:19:07 AM

how big should a 7 month old American Staffordshire be

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Anonymous

It really depends but the best I would suggest is that the American Staffordshire breed doesn't really get muscle peakness and full size until after the first year. My boy had big paws and a really big head but didn't grow into them until about 1yr 3 months......now he is gaining a little too much weight at 4 yrs and is well over 80lbs. Steady diet and exercise will help the dog grow properly....good luck!
5/10/2013 9:30:40 PM

Anonymous asked:

1/17/2013 7:27:24 PM

1/17/2013 7:27:24 PM

Obedience Training and Group Training Macie is 14 months old and has finished obedience training. Training is perfect around the home but how do I get her to obey outside of our property line? She seems to be afraid of everything: people, traffic, etc. She gets other very well with my Boston Terrier and Yellow Lab. Macie was 7 weeks old and grew up with other two.

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Anonymous

Macie is WAY too young to have left her mother. So she has not learned how to cope with new situations, as she would learn this from her mother and siblings. Use your other dogs to help her become comfortable with new situations. Using positive reinforcement only to coax your puppy into new situations. Take baby steps and make sure you do not scare her. She is in her fear stage right now up until she is 11 weeks old and if she is scared enough, she can hold onto that fear for the rest of her life.
7/9/2014 12:49:28 PM

Anonymous asked:

10/20/2012 2:29:43 PM

10/20/2012 2:29:43 PM

I have a american stafforshie terrier he is 7 years old about 25" tall and about 34" long I want... I have a american stafforshie terrier he is 7 years old about 25" tall and about 34" long I want to know the proper weight.

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Anonymous

Thats pretty tall for an Amstaff, but I would expect his normal weight to be around 65-70 lbs.
11/15/2012 8:29:32 PM

Anonymous

I would disagree with the answer above, the proper weight for those dimensions of an American Staffordshire Terrier would be closer to 70-80 and maybe more depending on the size of the head. As long as proper nutrition is provided with substaintial exercise it could be anywhere from 60-90lbs.
5/10/2013 9:34:12 PM

Anonymous asked:

8/20/2012 10:28:52 AM

8/20/2012 10:28:52 AM

I had a female pit show up on my door step yesterday. I am pretty sure she is an American Pit... I had a female pit show up on my door step yesterday. I am pretty sure she is an American Pit bull. I have an English male bulldog. Will these two breeds get along? I am not sure what I will do with her but for now she is on my back porch. We let the two sniff around and she started snarling a bit. Not aggressively but it concerned me. My bulldog is very very loving. She is very loving as well but not sure what would happen if I had to bring her inside and they were both around me. My bulldog gets jealous.

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Anonymous

You should not have a problem with the two breeds together. I have a pitbull and German Shepherd. It may take a few days for them to get to know each other, but the breeds have nothing to do with if they will get along or not. Let them get to know each other slowly and all should be fine.
8/29/2012 11:18:28 PM

Anonymous asked:

8/6/2012 2:28:23 AM

8/6/2012 2:28:23 AM

Is it illegal to take the American Staffordshire Terrier breed overseas, on a permenant basis. ?

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Anonymous

That depends on where you are going. You can go to the site of the country you are going to and look up if that breed is banned or not.
8/29/2012 11:19:18 PM

Anonymous asked:

12/14/2011 2:55:59 PM

12/14/2011 2:55:59 PM

We are considering getting a am staff but we have a 3 year old in our house would you still... We are considering getting a am staff but we have a 3 year old in our house would you still recommend them?

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Anonymous

I would definitely recommend an Amstaff to raise with your 3 yr old. They generally love children, but are a large breed, so should be supervised with children when they are puppies. With the proper training, an AMstaff is an awesome family pet.
1/17/2012 6:50:46 PM

Anonymous

I agree with loguesamstaffs, I had my 1yr neice in the yard with my 3 yr old Amstaff and my dog stopped playing with my other neices and nephews and came to sit and protect my 1yr old neice because it knew that it was young and needed protection(I was standing right there of course)....that being said....they should never be left alone with young children.....but with proper supervision they become a cornerstone of any family!
5/10/2013 9:38:37 PM

Anonymous asked:

11/25/2011 10:59:30 PM

11/25/2011 10:59:30 PM

Just wondering if Am Staff dogs always look a bit stiff in their getting up and walking. We just... Just wondering if Am Staff dogs always look a bit stiff in their getting up and walking. We just acquired one and we really like him. He's only about 1 year old and can play like one but mostly he likes to nap so I'm surprised by all the 'long walk' talks. Maybe it's living out in a country setting with other dogs that he is getting enough run around time. The main thing I'm wondering about is the stiffness in his walk just when he just gets up from laying around a bit. It seems more than it should be.

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Anonymous

You should take him to a vet. There shouldn't be that much stiffness in getting up. That could mean hip issues, or arthritis or just stiff legs, but I would get it checked out.
8/29/2012 11:20:14 PM

Anonymous asked:

9/22/2011 5:59:21 PM

9/22/2011 5:59:21 PM

Are American Staffordshire Terrier's friendly?

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Anonymous

i have a pit bull and he is super sweet!!!!!!!!!!!!
11/20/2011 6:22:37 PM

Anonymous

American Staffordshire Terrier's are sweet in nature. They are almost just like pitbulls but easier to handle and train. They arent aggressive.
12/5/2011 6:57:41 PM

Anonymous

I have Amstaffs and they love people and other dogs. We would walk them in the neighborhood and they have encountered Labs, Poodles, German Shepherds, Pit Bulls, Pugs, Dobermans, Retrievers and other Amstaffs and they are the most loving animal I have ever encountered. I personally have owned a Weimariner, Lab, Rottweiler, German Shep/ Border Collie mix and Amstaffs.....American Staffordshire Terriers are by far my favorite and listen the best!
5/10/2013 9:44:24 PM

Anonymous asked:

7/20/2011 8:30:37 PM

7/20/2011 8:30:37 PM

HI! I AM CONSIDERING ADOPTING A 1.5 YEAR OLD MALE AMERICAN STAFFORDSHIRE TERRIER. DO THEY WALK... HI! I AM CONSIDERING ADOPTING A 1.5 YEAR OLD MALE AMERICAN STAFFORDSHIRE TERRIER. DO THEY WALK WELL ON LEASHES? ARE THEY CUTE AND KISSABLE? DO THEY ENJOY HUMANS AND CAN THEY ENTERTAIN THEMSELVES? I AM LOOKING FOR A MEDIUM SIZED DOG, ARE THEY AROUND HIGH 40'S POUNDS? THANKS!

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Anonymous

Hi, I did the same two years ago (adopted a 1.5 yo Amstaff) and never regretted it. It will of course depend on the individual dog. Our Pepe turned out to be the cuddliest, most compliant and willing to please, kissable, humans and other dog enjoying, medium size, little care, gorgeous companion. He is not desexed but does not show any domineering tendencies whatsoever. His companions are a German Shepherd of the similar age and an older Greyhound who is a master and commander and a 12 yo Chihuahua girl who is an absolute boss to them all. Pepe likes sleeping on the bed, between the sheets or under the duvet. Walks both on a leash or follows the heel without the leash. Not a huge eater. I adopted him by chance, but if I were in a postion to choose a breed, it would certainly be an American Staffy. Good luck, hopefully it goes well for you and the dog. Cheers
7/30/2011 5:50:25 PM

Anonymous

American Staffordshire Terriers are DEFINITELY cute and kissable...if they are trained properly the walk well on leashes but they are strong so make sure he will walk with you rather than pull you. they love their humans and are very loyal but they are full of energy and require ALOT of excersise otherwise they get into trouble!! i would consider them to be a larger breed dog and mine is actually a big boy at about 75 to 80 pounds not sure about others. they are amazing dogs. not by any means low maintenance! hope that helps.
8/3/2011 9:51:10 PM

Anonymous

I got my Am Staff when he was about 5 months old from the shelter, he is almost 2 and he is awesome. Very good with other dogs at the park and my niece and nephew 4 and 2. I try to have him off the leash as much as possible. He has so much energy, so if you're not up for long runs/walks, don't get one.
11/16/2011 12:12:51 PM

Anonymous asked:

5/18/2011 11:03:54 AM

5/18/2011 11:03:54 AM

We bought 2 american staffordshire terrier pitbulls, they are about 6 mths old. One has the... We bought 2 american staffordshire terrier pitbulls, they are about 6 mths old. One has the looks and body of the brindal pitbull, the other of the terrier. My question is : the one i bought my sister ( the terrier looking one) does not like to go for walks at all, she is constantally jumping all over everyone, what can they do? It seems that I'm the only one trying to train both pups. I need help and some suggestions on how to deal with two different personallity pups.

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Anonymous

try going for a jog... when i was training my terrier he always wanted to play. going for a jog was the best way i found to get him to like walks.
6/6/2011 10:53:05 PM

Anonymous asked:

5/6/2011 4:02:32 PM

5/6/2011 4:02:32 PM

Do American Staffordshire Terriers shed?

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Anonymous

Yes,American Staffordshire Terriers do shed.
5/28/2011 5:22:34 PM

Anonymous asked:

4/18/2011 11:25:46 AM

4/18/2011 11:25:46 AM

Are American Staffordshire Terrier's good with children?

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Anonymous

American Staffordshire Terrier's are a wonderful companion to children, they are loving and affectionate. They should be introduced slowly and proper rules set for the child in regard to appropriate interaction with the dog. The dog also needs obedience training and correction for any rough play. Usually the breed is very gentle and careful with children,they make wonderful playmates. NEVER leave any child unsupervised with ANY dog.
4/22/2011 11:13:21 PM

Anonymous

My American Staffordshire Terrier loves children...he is very gentle and kind to them. He does like to lick their faces and hands, a lot.
4/25/2011 12:37:46 PM

Anonymous

American Staffordshire Terrier's are great with children. I have always watched my grandson from the time he was born and now he is 19mos my dog licks him alot and tries to play with him I do have to watch THAT SHE DOESN'T get too excited because she likes to use her paws, she does try to dominate my amer bull dog tho and he is twice her size!
2/22/2012 10:44:00 PM

Anonymous asked:

4/5/2011 5:20:36 PM

4/5/2011 5:20:36 PM

Do american staffordshire terrier's shed?

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Anonymous

Yes, American Staffordshire Terriers do shed.
6/26/2011 10:48:39 PM

Anonymous asked:

1/14/2011 8:59:08 PM

1/14/2011 8:59:08 PM

Are American Staffordshire Terrier dogs considered low dander?

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Anonymous

No American Staffordshire Terrier dogs shed like crazy
2/23/2011 6:01:55 PM

Anonymous

American Staffordshire Terrier dogs do shed but thier hair is very short so they are not big mess causers, at least from shedding that is.:)
3/5/2011 12:25:05 PM

Anonymous asked:

11/18/2010 5:24:10 PM

11/18/2010 5:24:10 PM

i have adopted a stray pup ,it really looks like a staffordshire terrier, what is the easiest... i have adopted a stray pup ,it really looks like a staffordshire terrier, what is the easiest way to identify this breed?

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Anonymous

without having gotten the dog from a breeder, it would be hard to completly tell the diff between a pit bull and an Am Staff. pits tend to be shorter than the Am Staff but with all the backyard breeding out here its hard to say, as well as u can double register your dog as either breed with certain kennel clubs. my best advice would be go to ur vet and ask if he thinks it looks like an Am Staff. Some insurance companies (state farm) will insure an am staff but not a pitbull.
11/19/2010 11:23:11 PM

Anonymous

Just for clarification a "pitbull" isn't really a breed. Its usually a mix of two or more terrier or bully breeds.
11/30/2010 1:14:26 PM

Anonymous

Why do you say a Staffordshire terrier or a pittbull is not really a breed?
1/21/2011 2:28:30 AM

Anonymous

The "pitbull" is a breed, somebody didn't do their research. To answer the question you'll be able to tell by looking at it, but if that doesn't work just do a picture comparison. In some cases though the Pitbull Breed may seem to look more like a hound to some people, these cases aren't usual and mostly just apply to game pitbulls which are other wise known as fighting pitbulls.
1/22/2011 1:27:31 AM

Anonymous

An american Staff-terrior is not usually taller than a American pitbull. American staff usually are short and stocky and american pitbulls are more taller even leaner at time like a grey hound.and by the way American pitbull Terrier, American staffordshire Terrier and the Staffordshire bull terrier are a breeds its been decided by the United Kingdom. Yes they did mix different types of bull dogs and terriors to get the right breed but last time I check that's how most dog breeds became to be. by breeding different breeds together to become a new breed.
3/24/2011 9:21:54 PM

Anonymous

An american pitbull terrier is an official breed recognized by the ukc. It is not akc recognized like the am staff. They are very similar in personality but the am staff does tend to be taller on average. Many of the "pitbulls" around are a mix of the two.
3/25/2011 11:25:02 AM

Anonymous

"PitBull" or "Pit Bull" is NOT a breed it is a genre' whereby most Bully breeds are described. The Bull Terrier is the only 'Pit Bull' genre banned in the UK, Norway and several other European countries - Staffy's, English Bulldogs, Bull Mastiffs etc etc are NOT banned , Dogo Argentina, Fila Brasileiro, Tosa Inu and Presa Carnaris are banned.
3/29/2011 10:31:47 PM

Anonymous asked:

10/29/2010 1:01:58 PM

10/29/2010 1:01:58 PM

I have a 10yr old male American Staffordshire Terrier that has just lost his mate and am... I have a 10yr old male American Staffordshire Terrier that has just lost his mate and am wondering if it would be a good idea to get another mate for him?

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Anonymous

i wouldnt get a puppy, maybe adopt an older female from a shelter so that he doesnt have to put up with the chewing and antics of a rambunctious pup, i bet he would enjoy the company or even see how he does as an only guy and give him more affection/attention now that he is an only child....:)
11/18/2010 6:48:13 PM

Anonymous

Yes, definitely...your American Staffordshire Terrier needs a companion,that is what he is used to. I would suggest a female pup or adult female dog of similiar size & activity level.
1/3/2011 7:57:25 PM

Anonymous asked:

10/17/2010 6:54:15 PM

10/17/2010 6:54:15 PM

What is the American Staffordshire Terriers gestation period?

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Anonymous

62 to 65 days from being "locked"
11/18/2010 6:48:46 PM

Anonymous

My female American Staffordshire Terriers whelps in 58-63 days, which is exactlly what my vet book says.
1/3/2011 7:58:07 PM

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