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American Staffordshire Terrier Dog Breed Puppy Ads
Breed Group: Terrier Group Height Male: 17-19 inches
Breed Size: Medium Height Female: 17-19 inches
Breed Origin: USA Weight: 40-75 pounds
The American Staffordshire Terrier should give the impression of great strength for his size, a well put-together dog, muscular, but agile and graceful, keenly alive to his surroundings. He should be stocky, not long-legged or racy in outline. His courage is proverbial.

Confident, laid back, and easygoing, the American Staffordshire Terrier is a dog that makes a very loyal and devoted companion. Unfortunately, this breed has developed a reputation - not always justified - for having an appetite for destruction and aggression, although much of this has been down to poor breeding. These dogs are actually largely very easy going and good natured, although they are best for those with some experience of dog ownership. The American Staffordshire Terrier will get on well with older more considerate children. However, it is important to remember that they were bred to be aggressive towards other dogs and therefore should be supervised when with other canines. These dogs may also be aggressive towards other pets, such as cats, rabbits, and rodents.

When it comes to strangers the attitude and reaction of the American Staffordshire Terrier can vary. Some can be very friendly and tactile with strangers whereas others may be reserved and protective when strangers are around. Amstaffs have a very trusting and amiable disposition, but can be stubborn and over confident in some cases, although an experienced owner that knows how to be assertive yet positive should get a positive response. These dogs can be very determined and tough, but also very intelligent and devoted.

lthough the early ancestors of this breed came from England, the development of the American Staffordshire Terrier is the story of a truly American breed. This type of dog was instrumental in the success of farmers and settlers who developed this country. They were used for general farm work, hunting wild pigs, bears, and other large game, guarding the homestead, and general companionship.
The life expectancy of the American Staffordshire Terrier is around 10-12 years. There are some health problems that are associated with this breed, and some of these include eye problems, ligament problems, thyroid disorders, cancer, temperament problems, and cataracts. Parents of your puppy should have OFA and CERF certificates, and it may be wise to also ask about temperament testing to prove behavioral stability in the line.
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American Staffordshire Terrier

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