American Staffordshire Terrier
Medium dog breeds
|Size Type:||Medium dog breeds|
|Height:||18-19 inches (45-48 cm)|
|Form of ear:||Lop ear (sometimes with erect ears cut)|
|Form of a tail:||Whip-like tail|
|Life span:||12 years|
|Japanese Site：||American Staffordshire Terrier|
It can be said that dogs are improved to around the same bull terrier and Staffordshire bull terrier,, the roots and the two dog species, strong brave, to fight exactly, has been breeding. Was certified for the first time in (UKC) United Kennel Club in 1898, I was blessed with the name of the American Pit Bull Terrier. In 1936, the American Kennel Club but (AKC), it has been certified under the name of Stafford Terrier, but it was the American Staffordshire terrier and (aka am staff) the official name in 1972. This order to clarify the distinction between the Staffordshire Bull Terrier of England lighter weight and more. Even today, dog club of the above two, are still each other claiming the legitimacy of each.
The body is muscular, large-boned limbs. Strong head with large wedge-shaped, there is a deep stop. Eye that is attached at the bottom of the skull is round, the color is dark. Either the cross-sectional shape of the ear half of rose petals ear, or standing in a pin (half-Rose), or not cross-sectional ear for short. In short tail tapered tip is very thin. Coat has a smooth gloss.
Protective instinct is well developed, and sensitive to the feelings of the owner, it is easy to obedience training. Failure to do oversight, because there also be a fight with other dogs, it shall not be allowed to walk around freely in any way.
It is found in any color other than white if. In the case of UKC, and are marked with may be any color.
How to Care & How to Train
It is not necessary special care of the coat, but brushed with bristle brush, by performing a sliding drop in rice hulls, can be maintained state shiny healthy.
Whirlwind movement and long walks that I put the lead, which is indispensable in get in shape.
Disease to be careful
Cruciate ligament rupture, mastocytoma, cataract, pan-progressive retinal atrophy, hip dysplasia before
Disease that can be seen occasionally
Patent ductus arteriosus
Inspection want to
Skin disease, heart function test