American Staffordshire Terrier

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Breed Group: Terrier
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
57-67 lbs
Male: 18-19; Female 17-18 inches
any solid or partial color, but more than 80 percent white, black and tan, or liver are less preferred
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How much do American Staffordshire Terrier puppies cost?

The cost to buy an American Staffordshire Terrier varies greatly and depends on many factors such as the breeders' location, reputation, litter size, lineage of the puppy, breed popularity (supply and demand), training, socialization efforts, breed lines and much more. Review how much American Staffordshire Terrier puppies for sale sell for below.

The current median price for all American Staffordshire Terriers sold is $1,100.00. This is the price you can expect to budget for an American Staffordshire Terrier with papers but without breeding rights nor show quality. Expect to pay less for a puppy without papers, however, we do not recommend buying a puppy without papers.

Looking for a dog with a superior lineage? Are you trying to determine how much a puppy with breeding rights and papers would cost? You should expect to pay a premium for a puppy with breeding rights or even for a puppy advertised as show quality with papers. You should budget anywhere from $2,100 upwards to $10,000 or even more for an American Staffordshire Terrier with top breed lines and a superior pedigree. The average cost for all American Staffordshire Terriers sold is $900.

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What can I expect to pay for a puppy?

Median Price: $1,100.00
Average Price: $900.00
Top Quality: $2,100.00 to $10,000.00

*Data sourced from the sale of 1139 American Staffordshire Terrier puppies across the United States on

Annual cost of owning an American Staffordshire Terrier puppy

Before buying a puppy it is important to understand the associated costs of owning a dog. The annual cost or "upkeep" is often overlooked when determining an American Staffordshire Terriers true ownership cost. When calculating your budget make sure you account for the price of food, vaccines, heartworm, deworming, flea control, vet bills, spay/neuter fees, grooming, dental care, food, training and supplies such as a collar, leash, crate, bed, bowls, bones, and toys. All of these items can add up quickly so make sure you estimate anywhere from $500 - $2,000 or more for the first year then about $500 - $1,000 or more every year thereafter to meet the annual financial obligations of your growing, loving dog.

Most Popular American Staffordshire Terrier Names for 2022

We've compiled the top 20 male and female names for 2017 after analyzing the sale of 1139 American Staffordshire Terrier dogs.
  • 1. Bear
  • 2. None
  • 3. Bella
  • 4. Beast
  • 5. Beau
  • 6. Bobo
  • 7. Lilly
  • 8. Duke
  • 9. Scoobie Doo
  • 10. Chloe
  • 11. Lunchbox
  • 12. Max
  • 13. Sassy
  • 14. Sophie
  • 15. Sorra
  • 16. Sugar
  • 17. Athena
  • 18. Baby
  • 19. Big Red
  • 20. Blew

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Anonymous asked:
If your American Staffordshire Terrier comes back 86.7 in the DNA test, is that considered full bred? And the other 12.3 percent is Terrier bred?

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Purebred are those animals that have been bred-up to purebred status as a result of using full blood animals to cross with an animal of another breed. The breeders association rules the percentage of full blood genetics required for an animal to be considered purebred, usually above 87.5%.

Anonymous asked:
I’m having trouble finding Amstaffs of superior lineage, that said how do I find the kennels with superior lineage?

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That all depends on what you consider superior lineage. Breeders that are responsible, reputable, and knowledgable about the breed that they work with are going to be a part of their respective kennel clubs. So I would suggest looking their first.

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Are American Staffordshire Terrier's very poor with other dogs?

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The American Staffordshire Terrier is a people-bred dog. This means they were bred to be extremely loyal and loving to their owners, but wary of other dogs. Since the Staffy's linage includes breeds that also created the "Pit Bull Terrier", a lot of the Bully breeds share similarities in their temperament and looks. The American Staffordshire Terrier should be "over" socialized, meaning that owners need to take extra measures to socialize their dogs as puppies. Meeting 30 new dogs a month minimum, while as many people as possible. Though some members of the breed can do well with other dogs, some do not. It all has to do with training, socialization and the personality of the dog.

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Any breed suggestion that would pair with my 8 year old powder-puff American Staffordshire Terrier female? She is 65 lbs and the environment is adult only. The dogs are members of the family, doggy door-freedom to be in or out, large debris free back yard and in at night to sleep on bed.

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This breed is very hair to pair up. Because they are bred to have a strong bond with their owners and be wary of other dogs and strangers. Since you have a female, and she is of adult age you first need to find out if your female will allow another dog in the home. If you've had other dogs over for more than just a few hours at a time and your female has not had her nose bent out of shape because of it, then that is a good sign. First do your research on your own dog. If she has not done well with another dog around for only a few hours or possibly a couple of days, then I would not suggest getting another dog. Things will only end up in a fight. However, if your dog does well with other dogs and doesn't mind having a strange dog in the home for a few days, then you might be able to bring another dog into your home. Because she is a female, I would suggest a male. This will give you what is called a "bonded pair" because dogs are naturally bred to match up and be mated pairs, they tend to do well with an animal of opposite gender. However we want to cut down on the amount of bad litters, so hopefully your female is already spayed. Now, since she is 8 years old, I would not suggest you bring a puppy into the home. This would be a lot of energy to force upon your girl. Look at some local rescues and see if you can find a calm, young adult male. Preferably somewhere between 1 - 4 years old.

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The breed standard does not allow for a Staffy to have light eyes. In the show ring, that would be a default and the dog would not go on to another show. For people whom are not breeding to better the breed through the set standard put together by the AKC, UKC, or CKC, ect. then the eye color 'green' has been known to show up in light coat colored dogs.

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Updated: 5/25/2022