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American Staffordshire Terrier

Overview of American Staffordshire Terrier



American Staffordshire Terrier dog breed is Pure breed Medium in size. Fur of American Staffordshire Terrier is small and smooth . Basic origin of American Staffordshire Terrier is Birmingham. American Staffordshire Terrier is Good With Children and Good With Other Animals and Easiest to train, American Staffordshire Terrier is commonly Devoted, Loyal, Tenacious, Friendly, Courageous, Attentive. The Am Staff is a people-oriented dog that thrives when he is made part of the family and given a job to do. Although friendly, this breed is loyal to his own family.
American Staffordshire Terrier is available in more than 80 per cent white, black and tan, and liver colors. Colors.

Height and weight of American Staffordshire Terrier

Adult Male of American Staffordshire Terrier is about 55-70 lbs and adult female of American Staffordshire Terrier is about 50-65 lbs in Weight.
Height of American Staffordshire Terrier is commonly 17 to 19 in (43 to 48 cm).

Common Health Issues of American Staffordshire Terrier


American Staffordshire Terrier has tendency to suffer from Congenital heart disease, Elbow dysplasia and Hip dysplasia.  

Appearance of American Staffordshire Terrier

The muzzle is medium in length and rounded on the upper side to fall away abruptly below the eyes. The eyes are dark and round, low down in the skull and set far apart. Pink eyelids are considered a fault according to the AKC standard. The jaw is very strong. The lips are to be close and even, no looseness or dewlap. The ears are set high on the head and can be cropped or uncropped. Uncropped is preferred and should be short and held rose or half prick. The teeth should form a scissors bite. Its coat is made up of thick, stiff, glossy hair.

Working Class of American Staffordshire Terrier

Basically American Staffordshire Terrier is Companion dog but is also used as Watch and Guard dog.

Training of American Staffordshire Terrier

American Staffordshire Terrier is easy to train.  It learns basic commands such as sit, stay, come easily. Behavior training is also very important for your American Staffordshire Terrier.  Behavior training prevents and or corrects bad habits of your puppy or dog. Behavior and basic commands training for your American Staffordshire Terrier should must on these lines. Do not get impatient. You will probably have to repeat the command many times. Never use negative reinforcement. Do not call your dog to come to you for punishment because this will teach your dog not to come on command. Be sure to keep any frustration out of the tone of your voice. If you feel yourself becoming frustrated, take a break. Your dog can sense this and will start to associate training with your unhappiness. You cannot hide your frustration from a dog. You cannot pretend. Dogs can feel human emotion, so stay relaxed, firm and confident.

Exercise and Fitness of American Staffordshire Terrier

Daily exercise for your American Staffordshire Terrier is important, dogs are living with human since thousands of years, wild dogs have challenges to survive so they work daily to find food, save food and themselves from other animals but companion dogs have nothing to do, they have ready food and couch to sit, which may affect their health, habits and activity.
Your American Staffordshire Terrier is recommended Fetching,Tuging,Walking,Swimming regular according to its breed specific exercise requirements.

Behavior of American Staffordshire Terrier with children and other pets

American Staffordshire Terrier people-oriented dog so it is good with children but must socialize in early age with other pets.

Special instructions related to your American Staffordshire Terrier

Highly protective of his owners and the owner's property, it will fight an enemy to the death if the enemy traps the dog in a corner and threatens its loved ones.

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