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Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier
Country of Origin: 19th century England
AKC Group: Terrier
Function: Fighting each other, bull baiting
Life Span: 12-14 years
Appearance: Muscled, strong
Color: Fawn, black, brindle, black or fawn with white
Coat Type: Stiff, shedding
Grooming:  
Height: 14-19 inches
Weight: 30-70 pounds
Activity Level: High
Watch Dog: Yes
Protection: Yes
Intelligence: High
Trainability: Can be a challenge
Good With Children: O.K.
Good With Pets: May be aggressive
Good With Strangers: May bite
Character: Alert, smart, pushy, sensitive, confident
Home Environment: Fenced yard
Best Owner: Patient, time to train, exercise, and socialize
Potential Problems:  
Behavior: Aggression, markings, dominant
Physical: Hip dysplasia, arthritis
Recommendations: Early obedience training and socialization mandatory