The American Staffordshire Bull Terrier dog comes from the crossing of Bulldogs and many terriers, in the English region of Staffordshire. When this dog arrived in the USA, in the period between the World Wars, the American breeders made him stronger and gave him the characteristic square head, so he would have more fighting skills. This dog is bigger tan the Bulldog. When dog fights were banned in 1936, the breeders sweetened his personality, so it’d make a better family dog. This dog is muscular andcompact, but agile and very, very strong. The eyes are black and round. The head is very wide.
Character of the American Staffordshire Bull Terrier: Selected as a warden dog, as well as for hunting and companion. This dog is very brave and has a great sense of protection. American Staffordshire Terriers are intelligent, but stubborn, due to their Terrier inheritance. They need a patient, firm and understanding owner. Males might be aggressive with other dogs. These dogs are very energetic and need exercise, thanks to the last crossings in this breed these dogs have become a perfect family pet.
Characteristics of the American Staffordshire Bull Terrier
- Size: Male: 46-48 cm, female: 43-46 cm.
- Weight: 25-30 kg
- Color: Any color, but white must not cover more than 80% of the coat.
- Hair: short, thick and shiny.