American Staffordshire Terrier
- General Impression
The American Staffordshire Terrier is confident, good-natured and smart. The Stafford has 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. His courage is proverbial. Must socialize early to curb aggressive tendencies.
Males 17-19 inches Females 16-18 inches 57-67 pounds
Prone to heart murmurs, thyroid problems and skin allergies, hip dysplasia, cataracts and congenital heart disease. Ataxia which is a serious health problem in this breed.
About 9-15 years