The American Staffordshire Terrier is an active and intelligent dog. He has been described as friendly, obedient and courageous. Because he is strong and muscular, he can be a challenge to walk on a leash and pulling may become an issue. Also, they often do not get along well with other dogs, especially those of the same sex. They are likely to view cats as prey unless they have been raised with them from an early age.
American Staffordshire Terriers are among the dog breeds that are sometimes targeted by legislation. For instance, in cities like Miami and Denver, there is a current ban on pit bulls, a category which includes the American Staffordshire Terrier. Sometimes it is also difficult to purchase homeowner’s insurance if you own a pit bull. Some cities also have ordinances that specify how a fence has to be constructed for a pit bull type breed. So make sure that you research your city’s ordinances and your insurance policy before buying a pit bull.
Staffordshire Bull Terrier
The Staffordshire Bull Terrier typically weighs between 28 to 38 pounds and stands about 14 to 16 inches high. This dog’s coat is smooth and short. The coat can be found in a variety of colors including fawn, white, black, blue and brindle. This breed is known for its broad head.
Despite his pit bull reputation, the Staffordshire Bull Terrier loves people. In fact, in his native Britain, he is nicknamed “the children’s nursemaid” and the “nanny dog”. This breed makes an excellent playmate for children, but you should always supervise their interaction, as with any dog.
Whatever it is that you are doing, your Staffordshire Bull Terrier will be there doing it right along with you. Because of his love for people, the Staffordshire Bull Terrier will protect them from any threat.
Because of his terrier nature, the Staffordshire Bull Terrier is known for digging, chasing cats and not getting along with other dogs.
This dog is courageous, intelligent and tenacious. This dog loves to chew and has powerful jaws, so make sure that you provide him with plenty of tough chew toys.
Weighing less than 40 pounds, the Staffordshire Bull Terrier looks similar to the larger American Staffordshire Terrier. Even with his relatively small size, he is a powerful dog that can be a challenge to walk on a leash if he is not well trained.
If you want to live harmoniously with a Staffordshire Bull Terrier you must take charge. Otherwise, he will definitely call the shots. Because of his exuberant and stubborn nature, you should train your dog from a young age to understand that you are in control and you’ll have a well-behaved and socialized family pet.
This breed does not do well when left alone for long periods of time and they are not happy as backyard dogs. When left alone they can become bored, noisy and destructive.
Blue Nose Pit Bulls and Red Nose Pit Bulls
What’s the difference between blue nose pit bulls and red nose pit bulls? Are they different breeds? The answer is “no”. It is simply a fact that pit bulls can have different color noses. One color is not better than the other, it is simply different. The nose color has no effect on how the dog will look or behave.
The Misidentification of Pit Bulls
Many dogs that are not truly pit bulls are sometimes lumped into the pit bull category. Any dog bearing even one or two of the physical characteristics of a pit bull are often called pit bull type dogs. These dogs include boxers, American bulldogs, and Old English bulldogs.
To learn more about pit bulls, go to All About Pit Bull Breeds.