An American Staffordshire Terrier (or American Staffy) is an all around good-natured, confident, and intelligent dog. Their physical appearance gives the impression of great strength despite its medium size, potentially imposing for those that do not know the American Staffy on a personal level. The American Staffordshire Terrier has an easy-going nature and gentle soul is surprising to many. Courageous beyond measure, dogs of this breed will make great family companions as long as you provide them with consistent companionship and embrace their boisterous nature. If you keep them busy and loaded with positive reinforcement they will remain upbeat and eager to please.
Lifestyle and Living Environment
Ideally, a fenced yard will suits these dogs best, as well as daily games of fetch and constructive tasks. They'll also enjoy running and accompanying you whether you're jogging or riding your bike by their side. The Staffie's coat is short and easy to groom - you'll only need to brush it every once in a while with a firm bristly brush. While they are natural guard dogs, they may need to be taught how to bark when necessary.
Common Health Issues
American Staffordshire Terriers are prone to: Hip Dysplasia, Skin and Stomach Sensitivities, Bloat, Hereditary Cataracts, Congenital Heart Disease.