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American Staffordshire Terrier

Appearance

AKC Height:

Males - about 18 to 19 inches at shoulders; Females - 17 to 18 inches.

Colors:

Any color, solid, parti, or patched is permissible, but all white; more than eighty per cent white, black and tan, and liver not to be encouraged.

Basic Requirements

American Staffordshire Terriers require weekly brushing and monthly bathing. They shed moderately. A securely fenced yard with room to exercise is needed. Early socialization is a must with this breed. Owners must be willing to take the time to work with and train their dogs.

Temperament

American Staffordshire Terriers are confident and loyal to their owners. They need early training to avoid aggressiveness, as the breed naturally possesses a dominant nature. Due to this, they are good guard dogs and are very protective. Dogs that are not raised around children might not be tolerant of them. Care should be taken with other dogs and pets.

American Staffordshier Terrier Housebreaking

Housebreaking requires consistency on your part. Dogs are creatures of habit, and knowing the tips and tricks of training will make the process so much easier and less stressful. PUPPY HOUSEBREAKING tips: https://www.dog-breeds.net/puppy-housebreaking/ ADULT MARKING AND RETRAINING tips: https://www.dog-breeds.net/dog-housebreaking-marking-page/

Health

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Watch for hip dysplasia

Where to find puppies and adults

If you are looking for a puppy or adult dog, please read our important information on choosing a puppy from a breeder and adopting a dog from a rescue. There are good dog breeders and good dog rescues and there are bad dog breeders and bad dog rescues. Our information will help you to make an informed decision and will give you tips on what to look for and what to avoid.

Pet shops are not the best place to look for a puppy. Dogs from pet shops often come from puppy mills, and puppy mill dogs are often kept in unhealthy conditions. The best way to end puppy mills is to rescue or buy from reputable sources.