American Staffordshire Terrier
region United States
cut 43 to 48 cm: Medium-sized dog
hair short, tight, hard
dress All colors allowed (white must not exceed 80%)
head Broad skull, clear stop, strong jaws
eyes Round, dark in color
ear Inserted high, cut or not. Straight
tail Short, uncut
federation FCI nomenclature group 3 section 3 no 286
The American staffordshire terrier, also known by the diminutive of Amstaff, is a dog of the bull terrier group.
It was created in the 19th century in the United States, from crosses between bulldogs and terriers after dog fighting was banned. He was recognized, in 1936, by the American Kennel Club under the name of Staffordshire Terrier, then under the name of American Staffordshire Terrier in 1972 so as not to confuse him with his cousin the Staffordshire Bull Terrier.
The Amstaff is a very faithful and simple dog to live with on a daily basis, he is endowed with a courageous character, sure of himself in all circumstances. Very good guard dog. This breed needs an effective and gentle education because it is a dog devoted to its master. The American Staffordshire Terrier needs space to flourish, he is very playful and very observant.