The American Staffordshire Terrier is a beloved dog breed known for its confident, loyal, affectionate temperament and short, shiny coat. Classified as a terrier breed, the American Staffordshire Terrier is a medium/large dog with an average weight of 50-70 pounds and a height of 17-19 inches.
This breed typically has a 12-16 year life span and requires high amount of exercise per day. As for grooming needs, the American Staffordshire Terrier has low grooming requirements.
In this guide, we’ll take a closer look at the American Staffordshire Terrier’s personality traits, exercise and grooming needs, as well as common health issues associated with the breed.
American Staffordshire Terrier Breed Information
Breed Group: terrier
Average Weight (lbs): 50-70
Average Height (in): 17-19
Life Expectancy (years): 12-16
Daily Sleep: 12-14 hours
American Staffordshire Terrier Appearance
Coat Type: short, shiny
Coat Colors: black, blue, fawn, red, brindle
American Staffordshire Terrier Temperament and Personality
Temperament: confident, loyal, affectionate
Trainability: requires positive training and consistency
Exercise Needs: high
Grooming Needs: low
American Staffordshire Terrier Health
Common Health Issues: hip dysplasia, heart disease, allergies
To learn more about this breed, visit our Dog Breeds category.