The American Staffordshire Terrier is a muscular breed that is known for being strong for its size, yet loving and affectionate with their human family. American Staffordshire Terriers enjoy nothing more than being with the humans they care about, whether they’re out for a jog, playing in the yard, or cuddling up on the couch. They are intelligent and eager to please, which makes them highly trainable, though that intelligence means they need mental stimulation, or else they’ll put those strong jaws to use and chew anything they can find out of boredom. American Staffordshire Terriers can also use their strength to pull dog walkers along with ease wherever they want to go if they aren’t trained properly. This means they need a strong, confident trainer who will set boundaries without being overly harsh. Socialization is also important to help the breed overcome its natural standoffish tendencies when it comes to other animals. This breed loves having a job to do, and they do well in athletic competitions, police work, and obedience training. With proper training, the American Staffordshire Terrier can be a loyal cuddle bug and family companion, as well as a competent working dog.

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Key Vitals of American Staffordshire Terrier Dog
Name Dog Breed Group Height Weight Life Span
American Staffordshire Terrier Dog Terrier Dogs 16 to 19 inches 40 to 60 pounds 10 to 15 years