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American Staffordshire Terrier

Terrier Height
: 14 - 16 inches

Terrier Weight
: 24 - 38 lbs.

Terrier Colors
: Red, fawn, white, black or blue, or any one of these colors with white; any shade of brindle, or any shade of brindle with white.

Country of Origin: United States.

Coat: Short and shiny. Any color is acceptable, however red and beige with highlights, either with or without white highlights, is preferred. Less favored are black and tan, liver, or any color combination that is more than 80 percent white.

Character: This dog is loyal, tough on itself, and tenacious. It makes a good watchdog, has lots of stamina, and can be domineering over other dogs.

Temperament: Provided proper socialization has taken place, this breed gets along fine with cats or other household pets. It makes a good family dog as long as the family can handle its boisterousness. It will protect your home, and it may be eager to fight other dogs.

Care: Remove dead and loose hairs periodically with a rubber brush.

Training: The American Staffordshire Bull Terrier must be taught at an early age not to pull on the leash, as it becomes very strong when fully grown. It can learn a great deal if consistently trained.

Activity: The American Staffordshire Bull Terrier needs plenty of exercise. It enjoys running alongside a bicycle or catching a ball. It also enjoys playing fetch.

Description : Typically docile and playful with its family, the American Staffordshire Terrier is also generally friendly toward strangers as long as its owners are present. It is generally very good with children. It is a protective breed and can be aggressive toward other dogs „ especially those that challenge it. It is stubborn, tenacious and fearless. For all of its tough persona, the most important thing in life to this breed is its owner's fond attention.


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