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American Staffordshire Terrier

 American Staffordshire Terrier


The American Staffordshire Terrier, The American Staffordshire Terrier or Amstaff, is a dog that originated in the English Staffordshire region. Among its ancestors, we find the English bulldog, the fox terrier, or the English white dog. Later, this breed became popular in the United States, where a heavier and more muscular variety was developed than the English.




In this DOG 57 breed profile, we will detail everything you need to know about the characteristics of an American Staffordshire Terrier in case you are considering adopting one. Personal or Education are some of the sections that you will find below, and they are essential to consider if you want to have employees in your life.


What breeds make up an American Staffordshire Terrier? 

The origin and history of the American Staffordshire Terrier are closely related to the history of the American Pit Bull Terrier. The origins of the staff go back to those dogs that helped British butchers control and kill the most dangerous bulls. Later, the ancestors of these wonderful dogs were used in various cruel activities, which today are considered illegal in most parts of the world. These activities included fighting bulls and dogs. 


Over time, the American Staffordshire Terrier got rid of the stigma of dog fighting and was recognized by the American Kennel Club (AKC), a kennel club in the United States that promotes the breeding and welfare of dogs. Until that time, the breed was known as the American Bull Terrier. 


Subsequently, the staff was officially separated from the pit bull and their breeding was developed separately. However, dogs of this breed have been registered twice for a long time, as an American Staffordshire Terrier at the AKC and as an American Pit Bull Terrier with the United Kennel Club. Today the staff is recognized by the AKC and the International Film Federation, while the bull is not recognized by either.


How big will an American Staffordshire Terrier get? 


The American Staffordshire Terrier, also known as an "Amstaff", is a stocky and aesthetically muscular dog, but very graceful. Next, we will mention the more general characteristics of the American Staffordshire Terrier. 


The head of the American Staffordshire Terrier is broad and powerful, with a medium-sized muzzle that is round on top. The jaw is also powerful.

The ears are set high and are rose-shaped or semi-straight. It is convenient to become familiar with the weather. And print length and medium length.

The body of these dogs is stocky and muscular, but stocky and stocky. The American Staff or hair Terrier's back is short and sloping from front to back. deep and broad.

Tail and tip are at its base and taper off from its tip. It is short in proportion to the size of the body and does not carry the loss in the length of the body.

The American Staffordshire Terrier's coat is short, hard to the touch, and shiny. It can be any color, such as white, black, or brown.

The length when meals are between 46 and 48 cm. As for the angel between 43 and 46 cm.

Weight is not specified, but usually between 25 and 30 kilograms. 




Is an American Staffy a good family dog?  

The American Staffordshire Terrier is a happy, confident, curious, and friendly dog with people. Despite the bad press all "bull" breeds receive, the Mastiff is usually a very social dog and especially an outgoing dog. As in all dog breeds, its character will be closely linked to the education it receives, so it will be necessary to properly inform us of all that we should teach him. 


In general, it is a very calm dog at home, affectionate, and very attached to all family members. It will get along well with young children if we get used to it from the start and teach our children to handle it appropriately. Outside, the staff becomes more active and dynamic, looking for various stimuli that encourage play and fun. He is a charming and affectionate dog, very tender, who conveys everything he feels with his deep gaze. Those who have enjoyed the diners at their side will know what we're talking about. 


Are American Staffordshire Terriers Low Maintenance? 


Caring for an American Staffordshire Terrier is very simple. Next, we'll talk about coat care, behavior, and exercise. 

Coat Care: With short hair, the staff needs to be combed once or twice a week with a soft-bristled brush because metallic brushes can cause skin injuries. We can shower him every month and a half and even every two months (or when he's really dirty). This way his hair will remain shiny and healthy for a long time, as he is a clean dog by nature. 


Behavior: The American Staffordshire Terrier is a dog that gets bored quite easily if on its own, and even suffers from separation anxiety if they go for a long time without company. That is why we advise you to leave at his disposal a variety of toys and teeth, as well as games of intelligence, which will encourage him to have fun and activate his mind. The most recommended is KONG (black), a game that will help you relax and is impossible to destroy. Try it if your employee is a little nervous. 


Exercise - An American Staffordshire Terrier needs regular, active exercise along with play and stimulation of all kinds. If he keeps fit, he can adapt to living in cramped spaces like apartments. Ideally, the staff enjoys between 2 and 3 walks per day of at least 30 minutes each. On these tours, we'll let you smell and interact as well as enjoy exercise if you need it. 


Are American Staffordshire Terriers easy to train? 


The highly social character of the staff allows them to carry out the first part of her education very easily. We are talking about canine socialization, which is an essential process for our puppy to learn how to communicate well with dogs, animals, and humans. It will also be so important that in the future he will not have related behavioral problems such as fear, inappropriate interaction, or behavior. To properly mix an American Staffordshire terrier, you will have to go little by little. 

We will start from the puppy stage (after vaccinations are given) to associate it with all kinds of organisms and transport it to different environments. It is very important that all these experiences are positive and pleasant for him so that he can correctly relate to everything and not suffer from the rejection of certain stimuli. Also in the puppy stage, he will learn to pee in the street and bite properly. 

Later, we'll begin to work on basic obedience: staying still, sitting, or coming if we call it that. Teaching him will not only help us improve our relationship and communication with the dog, but will also help us ensure his safety at all times. To teach him, we will always use positive reinforcement. We should never punish a dog because of its sensitivity it refuses this type of behavior and becomes sad and apathetic. 

I learned the basics, we should continue to review everything we learned, at least once or twice a week. We can also teach him fun tricks or introduce him to some kind of dog sport, which he will appreciate very much. 

What health problems do employees have? 

In general, the American Staffordshire Terrier is a very healthy dog. But until this ratio is met, we must realize that it will be necessary to strictly follow the dog's vaccination schedule and visit a specialist at an appropriate frequency. Usually, every 6 months is an appropriate number. However, they may have a slight tendency to develop. 


eye lens darkening.

heart problems;

Hip dysplasia.

demodectic disease.

Disorders of sexual development: To avoid this, it is highly recommended to sterilize our dog, an option that will also help us avoid unwanted litters, excessive sexual positions, and other health problems. As mentioned, if we visit a professional regularly, we will be able to immediately detect any of these problems, so that the treatment can be carried out more effectively.

Progressive retinal atrophy. 

The American Staffordshire Terrier is considered potentially dangerous which is why they use of a muzzle and leash is mandatory in public, along with relevant licensing and civil liability insurance, bear this in mind.

curiosity 

Stubby was the only dog the US Army appointed as a sergeant due to his job of keeping a German spy captive until the arrival of American forces. It was Stubby who sounded the alarm about a gas attack. 


The American Staffordshire Terrier is considered potentially dangerous which is why they use of a muzzle and leash is mandatory in public, along with relevant licensing and civil liability insurance, bear this in mind. 

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