The history of American Staffordshire Terrier breed
has more than 300 years. Old English Bulldogs and Terriers
are considered to be their ancestors. Old English Bulldog
was a courageous, fearless dog with a strong, compact and
muscled body with huge jaws. Bulldog was bred out for
baiting, which aim was to attack a bull tied to a peg and
to seize it on the nose. There are many old engravings
with the picture of fighting Bulldogs in which American
Staffordshire Terriers are very similar to their
As a result
of crossbreeding Bulldog with Terrier there appeared breed
which combines strength, courage and hardness of a Bulldog
with aggressiveness, quickness and assertiveness of a
Terrier. This dog has also inherited power and massiveness
of a Bulldog, at the same time having become more agile
and mobile. This dog was named "Bull Terrier»
Country of origin:
General appearance: American Staffordshire Terrier impresses with his
force that is not inherent for the similar sized dog. It
is well built, muscular, but at the same time elegant,
nimble and energetic dog. Amstaff should be stocky, not
long-legged or similar to a greyhound. His courage is
Height and weight:
Height and weight should necessarily be proportional.
Height is about 18-19 inches (46-48 cm) for males and
17-18 inches (44-46 cm) - for females.
Short, snugly fits body, shiny and stiff by touch.
Monochrome, part coloring or spotted color is allowed.
Color is to be pure white or white color that occupies
more than 80% of body surface, whereas black and tan or
liver similar colors are undesirable.
It should be of medium length, deep, and broad,
well-muscled and with a distinct stop from the forehead to
the muzzle. Muzzle – is of medium length, with sharp stop
to the skull, not lowered. A bridge of nose is rounded.
Nose is always black.
Ears are set high, cropped or uncropped. The latest are
not preferred. Uncropped ears should be short and kept
half raised or staight. Totally hanging ears are rejected.
They are dark, rounded, strongly sunken, widely set.
Bypass of the eye should not be pink.
The jaws are clearly delineated. Strong mandible provides
powerful grip. The lips – are dense, snugly fitting and
not pendulous. Upper incisors interlock with the front
part of the lower incisors.
Solid, slightly arched, tapering from the shoulders to the
nape, of medium length, no dewlap.
Chest is broad and deep, with rather prominent and densely
Tail is short if compared with the size of the dog with
low set and tapering to an end. It is not hooked, not
curled over his back. Undocked.
Limbs (front and
The forelegs are straight with strong round bones. The
pasterns are vertical.
Hind legs are very muscular. The hocks are moderately
short. Hocks are turned neither in nor out. Feet are of
medium size and well arched. Movements are springy.
Amstaff has an innate ability to feel a serious situation.
He is one of the best defenders. Amstaff likes to stay
close to his owner and will not come out of the room, if
his owner is there. When Amstaff appears at home, even
being a small puppy, be ready that he will follow you,
having buried his nose into your heels. You can safely set
him free from the leash when walking outside, without fear
that the dog will loss or escape.
Amstaff is cheerful, but not fussy. He is not inclined to
a plaintive howl, which is very annoying. He loves to play
anytime and anywhere whether it is his owner, child or
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