American Staffordshire Terrier Dog Breed

We elaborate the american staffordshire terrier puppy breeds with american staffordshire terrier puppy temperament, training, appearance, weight, life spam and much more information about this breed.

Staffordshire terriers or simply staffords are loving, trustworthy and loyal dogs. If they are well trained, socialized and (above all) loved, they become a loving, reliable and happy friend, with endless energy and intelligence. And, most of the time, they turn out to be calm and steady friends, who don’t mind hanging out on the couch.

American Staffordshire Terrier Weight

40 – 50 lbs

American Staffordshire Terrier Size

Male:     48 – 56 cm
Female:  43 – 46 cm

Muscular bull-type terriers stand 17 to 19 inches at the shoulder.

Ideal Human Companions

Experienced canine guides, singles, active people and athletes.


Staffordshire Terriers have medium-sized, muscular, agile and solid bodies. They have broad, solid heads with medium-length snouts and powerful jaws. Their ears are set high. His eyes are dark, low and wide apart. And his neck leans into a deep, broad chest and rib cage. They have short backs, short tapered tails, and straight front legs. His short, shiny and dense hair can be any color or combination of colors. In general, the Staffordshire Terrier looks strong for his size, which he combines, with an elegant poise.

American Staffordshire Terrier Temperament

Staffords have a natural urge to please their owners, and with the right care and attention, they can be an exemplary member of the family.

Bred to be both fast and strong, the Staffordshire Terrier loves to play ball, go to races and perform work. They are extremely strong for their size, and can pull very heavy objects, pass through rubber bands and wires with their teeth, and have a high tolerance for pain and fatigue. Keep them busy and reward them positively, and it will keep you in an optimistic and stable frame of mind.

Things to know

You should consider owning a Staffordshire Terrier only if you have the time, strength, and knowledge to train and socialize your pet. These dogs sometimes show an instinct for protection or competition with other dogs and animals.

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They may not be the best apartment dwellers, however, as long as they get plenty of exercise outside they are going to be happy. Ideally, a fenced in yard is best, they need games and “building” tasks. They should be kept on a leash, while you walk and are in the park.


A healthy Staffordshire Terrier can live up to 12 years. The most common health problems are hip dysplasia, skin problems, and some allergies.


In the early 1800s, breeders attempted to create a dog that mixes the spirit of a Terrier with the courage and physical strength of a Bulldog. The result (with a possible mix of bulldogs) was the Staffordshire Terrier. In the mid-1800s, English Staffordshire Terriers were brought to America, where they were bred to be bigger and stronger. In 1936 they were registered with the AKC as “Staffordshire Terriers”, they were officially named American Staffordshire Terriers in 1972.

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