At A Glance

Size: Medium

Weight: 50 - 65 lbs.

Height: 17" - 19"

Life Span: 12 - 14 years

American Staffordshire Terrier

Also know as: Pit Bull Terrier

Group: Terrier

Origin: United States

Today's Role: Companion Dog, Guard Dog

History and Facts: Originally bred in the 1800s for bullbaiting and dog fighting

Temperament / Behavior
The American Staffordshire Terrier is usually protective of its family. This breed tends to be stubborn, tenacious and fearless.

Breed-Related Health Concerns
CHD; PRA; cerebellar ataxia

Special Needs
Exercise: The American Staffordshire Terrier requires regular brisk exercise.

Grooming: The American Staffordshire Terrier needs minimal grooming: occasional brushing and bathing.


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