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FACTS ABOUT THE AMERICAN STAFFORDSHIRE TERRIERS DOG BREED

AMERICAN STAFFORDSHIRE TERRIERS DOG BREED

The body is full of prominent muscles, despite the average size. However, it is a family and emotional dog and is recommended for homes when it is a puppy to protect and play together. AmStaffs, as they are so popularly called, are sweet and loyal dog breeds with an incredible awareness of their surroundings. They often appear in short, glossy coats of different colors. And they are one of the most comfortable dogs to groom.

The American Staffordshire Terrier belongs to a family of dogs called "the terrier group." It usually measures about 17 to 19 inches in height and 40 to 70 pounds in weight. It has a stocky frame and moves with surprising agility and graceful gait. AmStaffs are great companionship dogs with a high degree of loyalty, which makes them ideal canines for the family. Also, they are smart, kid-friendly, and often pleasant to be around.

They have a history dating back to the 18th and 19th centuries. During these times, dogs were bred majorly for fighting purposes. For fighting dogs to stand a better chance against a bear (or bull), breeders combined certain desirable traits in different breeds. This period saw the emergence of species such as the Bull Terrier and American Staffordshire Terrier. Also, specific characteristics observed in the American Staffordshire Terrier breed suggest it is a mixed breed from ancient Bulldogs and Terrier ancestors.


TEMPERAMENT OF THE AMERICAN STAFFORDSHIRE TERRIER

The American Staffordshire Terrier has several endearing qualities such as:

• Friendless to family and friends
• Courage
• Keen perception of its environment
• High intelligence—as it tends to catch up with learning rapidly
• Innate confidence— shown in the way it moves


PHYSICAL FEATURES

AmStaffs share a couple of close physical characteristics with ancient Bulldogs. Below are major physical traits evident in the American Staffordshire Terrier:

• Short and shiny coat 
• Black nose and eyes
• Ears that stand straight above the head
• Sharp jaws and defined cheekbones
• Broadhead
• Well-muscled body


PERSONALITY AND BEHAVIOR

The American Staffordshire Terrier is an interesting breed and it:

• Easily adapts to a new environment 
• Socializes well with family and friends 
• Has a high level of energy; therefore, he needs an active lifestyle.
• Is very trainable
• Enjoys challenging activities and dog sports


SPECIAL CARES AND GROOMING

For such an active dog, the AmStaff is surprisingly less care-intensive. As a result, it does not require special grooming needs. However, the following should be done to maintain the dog’s hygiene:

• Weekly brushing to remove dirt and keep short coat super shiny.
• Baths should be only when necessary, which could be every few months.
• Should do the regular trimming of nails and cleaning of teeth.


GENERAL HEALTH

The American Staffordshire Terrier has a life expectancy of 12years. Therefore, it is considered healthy to a great extent. However, as with other breeds, regular checks with the vet is necessary for optimal health. 

If you intend to add this breed of dogs to your family member. You can find adorable American Staffordshire Terriers puppies for sale near you

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