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American Staffy

American Staffy Breed Information:

The American Staffordshire Terrier is an intelligent, happy, outgoing, stable, and confident dog. Gentle and loving toward people, it is a good-natured, amusing, extremely loyal and affectionate family pet. It is good with children and adults. Almost always obedient, this dog wants nothing more than to please its master. It is an extremely courageous and intelligent guard dog that is very full of life. Over the past 50 years, careful breeding has produced this friendly, trustworthy, dog that is an especially good dog for children.

American Staffy Size:

Height: 43-50cm, Weight: 20-30kg

American Staffy Life Span:

12-14 years

American Staffy Temperament:

American Staffy’s have a great temperament and are known to be extremely brave, playful and affectionate as well as intensely loyal to their family. They are a highly intelligent breed that tends to be easy to obedience train, however as they can have a stubborn streak you must be firm and consistent with their training. Socialisation with other dogs and people is essential for Staffy puppies, otherwise their protective nature can be misread as an aggressive stance. They make wonderful family dogs as they are excellent with children and, as long as socialised properly, tend to get along well with other dogs. Due to their high intelligence and playful nature it is essential that they be provided with plenty of strong and durable toys, as without proper stimulation they may get bored and become destructive.

American Staffy Grooming:

American Staffy's have a short coat that will require a brush once a week, and would be best undertaken with a de-shedding brush. It is important to keep their nails trimmed to avoid impairing their walking ability, and to regularly check their eyes and ears to keep them clean and healthy.

American Staffy Exercise Requirements:

American Staffy's have a fairly high energy requirement. They will need a daily walk and lots of play time in the back yard. If they are well socialised and outgoing, it is also a good idea to take them to parks or other pet friendly areas, where they can interact with other dogs and people.

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