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

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United States
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FCI Group 3, AKC Terrier Group
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Medium
Avg life expectancy
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Agile / Enthusiastic / Lively

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