About the American Staffordshire Terrier

Strong, athletic and courageous, the American Staffordshire Terrier is ideally suited to obedience and agility training. The American Staffordshire Terrier is a very affectionate, people orientated breed that loves nothing more than to spend time with their human companion.

This fun-loving dog has grown from an ancient Pit Bull Terrier ancestry into a much more gentle family dog that gets along well with other pets, children and adults alike.

Source: key facts and characteristics sourced from Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)

Breed specifics

United States
FCI Group 3, AKC Terrier Group
Avg life expectancy
12–14 translations.feature.breeds.years

Agile / Enthusiastic / Lively


  • Needs a lot of training
  • Makes a great guard dog
  • Needs a lot of physical and mental exercise