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Breed:

American Staffordshire &
Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Group (AKC):
Terrier

Country of Origin19th century England
Type of coatstiff, shedding, short, prickly
Groomingregular brushing, bathing, nail clipping, and ear cleaning
Average heightAmerican: 17-19 inches; Bull: 14-16 inches
Average weightAmerican: 55-70 pounds; Bull: 30-40 pounds
Activity levelhigh
Watchdogyes, excellent
ProtectionExcellent!
Intelligencehigh
Trainabilitydominant, high pain threshhold, can be a challenge
Compatibility with childrenOk with supervision. Children must learn that there are very strict rules to obey when playing with this breed.
Charactercheerful, confident, alert, intelligent, affectionate, pushy, sensitive
Ideal home environmenthome with fenced yard
Ideal ownerpatient leader with time to exercise, train, and socialize
Suggestions:early socialization and obedience training mandatory
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