The American Staffordshire Terrier an Amstaff (different American Pitbull Terrier), is a breed of dog Terrier type well known worldwide.
The American Staffordshire Terrier, While many sources on the internet pose that it was born in the County of Stafford, England, He was not born in Britain, like the majority of their Terrier cousins. Its origin lies in the English colonies of North America and Canada.
Their parents do, they come from other lares… They are the "Bull and Terrier" were fight dogs born from a cross between the old English Bulldog, dogs Terrier's long legs and the Blue Paul Terrier bred in Glasgow, Scotland, and today it is a breed of dog extinct, like the old English Bulldog.
At the beginning of the thirties of the 20th century, settled two streams of breeding:
- The first advocated the production of dogs that conform to a standard set by a great temperament and very balanced. The first trend was born the American Staffordshire Terrier.
- The second stream, He focused his goal in the creation of "fighting dogs", and obtained copies had larger, they were more aggressive and with a developed instinct of "prey". As result of this current was born the American Pit Bull Terrier now, is recognized by the American Kennel Club, but not the Federation Cynologique Internationale.
Alternative Nonbres: Amstaff / American Stafford
Group 3 / Section 3 – Pit Bull Terrier type
Dogs breeds: American Staffordshire Terrier
You must give the impression of great strength due to its size and developed muscles, the head should be wide in the front and down up to two thirds to reach the snout with a configuration of “Spoon” a bite of “scissors”. The legs must be separated and never get together when the animal walk, but always in relation to the width of the shoulders must be the same length that measured in the eighth rib. Wide chest to give opportunity to the pectoral development of the animal. The tail should be short and insert above in the hip. It should not exist angle on the Forelegs and be minimal in the subsequent. Any color, only, partially or with patches is permissible, but not must be stimulated more than the 80% white.
The eyes should be dark, round separated and good descended on the base of the front, the edge of the eyelids and lips should be black, being the depigmentation considered a lack within the racial standard. The eyes and nose of unfinished pigmentation are also considered offences. The ears must be raised and petal-shaped, and may or may not be cut, but not cut ears are preferred.
The height from the ground up to the cross (between the scapula and the vertebral column) It must be between 46-48 cm.. in males, and females between 43-46 cm., with a weight of between 25-35 kg. and 20-30 respectively.
You must give the impression of great strength, in relation to its size. This is a good solid and muscular dog, Although agile and elegant. He is always aware of what surrounds. His body should be collected, Neither lifted nor agalgado. Its value is noticeable.
Character and skills
These dogs are courageous, tenacious, friendly, extremely attentive and dedicated. Bred to be friendly with humans, the American Staffordshire Terriers they are guard dogs by nature. Aggressive behavior, together with boldness, they are generally a bad sign. This dog is protector with his family and home. Know discern the time protect and relax. They are good with children and with their owners and often get along well with other dogs, cats and even any other animal if amaestra you during the years of puppy.
They learn quickly observing our behavior. Is why we must be especially careful during his domestication and learning, they are very sensitive and it is relatively easy to acquire bad habits.