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The American Staffordshire Terrier's muscled build and protective instinct should make strangers beware, yet with their own family they are devoted, gentle and loving. A common question regarding the American Staffordshire Terrier is, "How is this breed different from the American Pit Bull Terrier?". In the eyes of the United Kennel Club, they are the same breed. American Staffordshire Terrier:
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The American Staffordshire Terrier is a medium sized dog that ranges from 40 to 50 cm (16 to 19 inches) at the withers, and weighs from 26 to 30 kg (57 to 67 pounds).
The dog is of square build, and gives the impression of great strength, agility, and grace for there size. They should be stocky, not long-legged or racy in outline. The chest is deep and broad, but should not be too wide. The neck should be strong, and well arched.
The coat is short and glossy. Any color, solid, parti, or patched is permissible, but all white, more than 80 per cent white, black and tan, and liver not to be encouraged.
These dogs should be courageous, tenacious, friendly, extremely attentive, and extraordinarily devoted.
Bred to be extremely friendly towards humans, American Staffordshire Terriers are not natural guard dogs. A lack of overly protective and/or aggressive behavior, accompanied by fearlessness, is generally a good sign. Such a dog is stable with children, and easily cared for by pet sitters.
These dogs learn quickly from the subtlest of our behaviors. They are thus not only highly responsive during training, but also pick up good habits for example, being house-trained. This can become a problem when an owner unknowingly allows the dog to pick up bad behaviors.
The American Staffordshire Terrier is a loyal,companion dog.
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