The American Staffordshire Terrier is a breed of dog. These dogs are related to the American Pit Bull Terrier, but were generally bred to be larger and stockier than their smaller cousin. American Staffordshire Terriers were first recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1936.
The American Staffordshire Terrier is adaptable to country or city living, the only thing that will break his spirit and his heart is lack of his owner’s fond attention.
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. The American Staffordshire Terriers courage is proverbial.