American Staffordshire Bull Terrier

The American Staffordshire Terrier is a stocky, muscular, agile, medium-sized dog with incredible strength. It has a short coat made up of thick, glossy hair. These dogs are great family pets as they are good natured and extremely loyal. Despite their intimidating size the American Staffordshire Terrier is a lovable sook.

Other Names
AmStaff, American Staffy
Country of Origin
America
Colour
Generally a combination of brindle, white and tan colouring.
Size
Large
Height / Weight
AmStaff's normally measure between 45-49 cms and weigh apx 25-30kgs. Bitches measure apx 45.7 cms and weigh 22-30 kgs
Health
American Staffordshire Terriers are sensitive to health problems, they are particularly prone to hip dysplasia and skin and stomach sensitivities. Cataracts and congenital heart disease are also hereditary in this breed so it is important to ensure to adopt your Staffy from a reputable breeder. As with any deep chested large dogs, Staffy’s are also prone to bloating.
Life Span
12-14 years
Intelligence
The American Staffordshire Terrier’s aim is to please their family, making them an obedient dog once trained. They are intelligent and happy dogs who love to be loved.
Exercise
High
Suitability (Children)
Medium
Feeding

The American Staffy has no special dietary requirements and is an undemanding dog to feed. They generally have good appetites.

Feeding Cost
$15-$20 p/w
Other Cost
n/a
Excercise
Daily exercise is crucial in an American Staffy’s life, without it they can become restless and hard to handle. Nothing will make an American Staffy happier than accompanying you on your daily run and playing fetch.
Ailments
American Staffordshire Terriers are sensitive to health problems, they are particularly prone to hip dysplasia and skin and stomach sensitivities. Cataracts and congenital heart disease are also hereditary in this breed so it is important to ensure to adopt your Staffy from a reputable breeder. As with any deep chested large dogs, Staffy’s are also prone to bloating.
Hair Shed
Little
Grooming

As American Staffy’s have smooth, short-haired coats they are very low maintenance to groom. A regular brush and bath is all this dog needs. To make their already glossy coats glisten, a rub down with a towel or chamois will make it glisten.

Grooming Frequency
Once a week
Trimming
None
The American Staffordshire Terrier originates from the British region of Staffordshire in the 19th century. It was later introduced to the United States where it was bred to be bigger with a more powerful head for the purpose of dog fighting. It was recognised by the American Kennel Club in 1936.


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