American Staffordshire Terrier

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Breed Group: Terrier
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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.
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
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Expected Budget: Buying vs. Owning in 2017

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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 $900.00. 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 $1,900 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 $800.

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What can I expect to pay for a puppy?

Median Price: $900.00
Average Price: $800.00
Top Quality: $1,900.00 to $10,000.00

*Data sourced from the sale of 939 American Staffordshire Terrier puppies across the United States on NextDayPets.com.

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.

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Most Popular American Staffordshire Terrier Names for 2017

We've compiled the top 20 male and female names for 2017 after analyzing the sale of 939 American Staffordshire Terrier dogs.
  • 1. None
  • 2. Bella
  • 3. Lilly
  • 4. Scoobie Doo
  • 5. Chloe
  • 6. Lunchbox
  • 7. Max
  • 8. Sassy
  • 9. Sophie
  • 10. Sugar
  • 11. Athena
  • 12. Baby
  • 13. Big Red
  • 14. Boomer
  • 15. Chance
  • 16. Daisy
  • 17. Diamond
  • 18. Duke
  • 19. Roxy
  • 20. Sky

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Anonymous asked:
I have COPD. Do you think I would be ok with its coat? Also, if I get a puppy do you think I can train the puppy to get along with other dogs and cats? I am looking at a 2-year-old at a shelter with my other dog a Cockapoo they met yesterday having another meet and great today. There is another shelter which has a 3-month-old. Which one do you think would be better off with my 6-year-old 35 lb Cockapoo?

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If you have COPD and have problems with dog hair/dander, then I would reconsider the Staffy breed. They are not considered a hypoallergenic breed of dog. The breed sheds on an average scale and the short hair stick into furniture and clothing quite easily. No matter if it is the 2-year-old, or the 3-month-old, bring your Cockapoo with you to meet the dogs. The two dogs will tell you which one's get along the best. All interactions between the two dog should be supervised at all time because of the size difference of the two dogs. As well as Staffy's are hard players and can be pushy with other dogs.

Anonymous asked:
I am having a meet and greet tomorrow with a rescuer who needs a good home for a 1-1/2yr old male American Staffordshire Terrier. I fell in love with him as soon as I saw him. My questions are regarding my daughters Chihuahua. The rescuer 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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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 puppyhood to adulthood.

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 than 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.

Anonymous asked:
Which breed is the most compatible for my female 3 year old American Staffordshire dog?

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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 friends' 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.

Anonymous asked:
Do white Staffordshire Terriers noses go black and do they get black pigmentation on the skin?

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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.

Anonymous

Purebred American Staffordshire Terriers should not have pink in their nose color. It is the standard

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How big should a 7-month-old American Staffordshire puppy be?

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The American Staffordshire breed doesn't really get fully developed muscles 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 1 year and 3 months. He is gaining a little too much weight at 4 years and is well over 80lbs. Steady diet and exercise will help the dog grow properly.

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Updated: 12/10/2017