Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Dog of the month: Staffordshire Terrier

The American Staffordshire Terrier is a people-oriented dog who thrives when made part of the family and given a job to do.

These dogs are extremely loyal to their owners, and will protect the family from any threat. They are strong, active, and agile. Besides being athletic, they are also both intelligent and courageous, and many owners claim their Staffies have a sense of humor.

The AKC writes, "Its affection for its friends, and children in particular, its off-duty quietness and trustworthy stability, makes it a foremost all-purpose dog."

The breed originated in England, in the nineteenth century, but the American version has developed to be bigger than the English, and the two different lines were separated in 1972.

As puppies, they should not be taken from the mom earlier than 8-10 weeks. These are hardy dogs with a life expectancy of 12 to 16 years.


  1. YEAH!!! My Titan is part staffy, part ambull so this is my favoritist post of yours to date! :)

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