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American Staffordshire Terriers

Also referred to as Am Staffs, Yankee Terriers and Pit Bulls

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height & weight, the typical colorings & temperaments, plus information
about their activity level, age expectancy, typical health concerns & more!

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American Staffordshire Terrier

American Staffordshire Terriers

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Average Height & Weight

The American Staffordshire Terrier is considered a LARGE dog based on the average height and weight.


Males – Height: 18 to 19 inches.

Weight: 57 to 67 pounds.

Females – Height: 17 to 18 inches.

Weight: 57 to 67 pounds.

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American Staffordshire Terrier


Typical Coloring

American Staffordshire Terriers are commonly:
–black       –fawn      –blue brown
–liver         –red        –white





American Staffordshire Terriers are a people-loving breed. They love earning the attention of their owners and enjoy family time above all else. They are tough and stubborn, and they can also be fearless, belying their roots as bull-baiting dogs in England.




Activity Level

American Staffordshire Terriers require daily exercise.

A long walk or brisk outdoor play session can usually fulfill this medium-energy breed’s activity requirements.


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Breed Characteristics



Age Expectancy

12 to 14 years

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Known Breed-Related Health Issues

American Staffordshire Terriers are a generally healthy breed. Their most common health concern is canine hip dysplasia. Patent ductus arteriosis is seen occasionally.




Ideal Climates for this Breed

American Staffordshire Terriers have a medium tolerance for hot and cold climates.



American Staffordshire Terrier


Family Orientation
(good with kids, or other pets?)

Despite the perception of Pit Bulls as vicious animals, American Staffordshire Terriers are actually gentle with children. The breed does not do well with other dogs, often becoming aggressive toward them. They are shy around other household pets.




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