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American Staffordshire Terrier


The muscular Staffordshire Terrier is a loyal companion and guardian. They love to be members of a pack, and thrive when they are given purpose and direction. While they are social towards all people, they show strong preference to members of their family and are incredibly devoted, not to mention courageous; if you are looking for a dog who can guard you with bravery and allegiance, the AmStaff is perfect for you.

Adult Size

  • Large
  • Medium

Amount of Shedding

  • Sheds Little

Appropriate Environment

  • Apartment
  • Fenced In Yard
  • House
  • Invisible Fenced Yard

Behavior if Left Alone

  • Better Not to Leave Alone Very Long

Breed Group

  • Terrier Group

Coat Length

  • Very Short Coat

Coat Quality

  • Smooth Coat


  • Black
  • Black Brindle
  • Blue
  • Blue Brindle
  • Blue Fawn
  • Blue Fawn Brindle
  • Brown
  • Brown Brindle
  • Fawn
  • Fawn Brindle
  • Fawn Brindle
  • Fawn Sable
  • Liver
  • Liver Brindle
  • Red
  • Red Brindle
  • Red Sable
  • Seal Brown
  • White


  • Doesn’t Really Drool

Energy Level

  • Energetic

Exercise Needs

  • Needs Lots of Exercise

Full Grown Height

  • 14-16″
  • 17-20″

Full Grown Weight

  • 31-35lbs
  • 36-40lbs
  • 41-45lbs
  • 46-50lbs
  • 51-55lbs
  • 56-60lbs
  • 61-65lbs
  • 66-70lbs
  • 71-75lbs
  • 76-80lbs
  • 80-90lbs

General Health

  • Very Healthy Breed

Good Choice for New Dog Owners

  • Not a Great Choice for Your First Dog

Good Dog for Cold Weather?

  • Doesn’t Do Well in Cold Weather

Good Dog for Hot Weather?

  • Can Manage in Hot Weather

Good With Children?





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