The American Staffordshire terrier also known as Amstaff is a medium-sized, short-coated American dog breed. It is a very muscular, stocky, yet agile dog. It is extremely strong for its size. It has a broad, powerful head, short muzzle, and very strong jaws. The American Staffordshire Terrier is powerful, reliable, and very protective. With its own family it is devoted, gentle and loving. This dog is courageous tenacious fighter if provoked. Training can be a challenge because of its pushy yet sensitive character.
According to the American Kennel Club “The Am Staff is a people-oriented dog that thrives when he is made part of the family and given a job to do. Although friendly, this breed is loyal to his own family.
The American Staffordshire Terrier should give the impression of great strength for his size, a well put-together dog, muscular, but agile and graceful, keenly alive to his surroundings. He should be stocky, not long-legged or racy in outline. American Staffordshire Terrier pups should not be bought weaned before they are 8–10 weeks old. Their life expectancy is generally 12 years with good care. Notable issues related to health and-well being include: