The dog is the only living
being that has found and recognizes an indubitable, tangible and definite god.
He knows to whom above him to give himself.
- Maurice Maeterlinck
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bulldogs and terriers bred for dog fighting, the American Staffordshire
also used in the dog pits.
Although he resembles the American Pit
Bull Terrier he is a separate and distinct breed who has had all
aggressive tendencies bred out of him over the past 50 years.
Created in the
1800s in the USA, and once known as the Yankee Terrier, the "Am Staff" is now an
affectionate and loving family pet.
and powerfully built, the Am Staff stands up to 19 inches at the shoulder.
He has a
short, smooth, coat that comes in any colour or combination of colours.
Grooming needs are minimal. He cannot be exposed to extremes in
temperature for extended periods of time.
American Staffordshire Terrier
is a fearless and courageous dog. Despite his roots, today the Am Staff is
patient, reliable, loving, and extremely devoted to his family. Known for
being good with children, the Am Staff is gentle and good natured enough to accept their
sometimes rough play. A loyal companion, the Am Staff tolerates other
household pets well. The Am Staff is a very versatile breed with an eager
to please personality. Am Staffs excel
at weight pulling, tracking, agility, flyball, and as therapy dogs to
children, the elderly and the infirm. Am Staffs are also used as farm dogs
and many work on TV commericals. Remember Pete the pup from the TV
comedy "Our Gang"? He was an Am Staff.
Intelligent, alert, and strong-willed, he
benefits from early obedience training and socialization. Training can be
a challenge for the inexperienced dog owner. His terrier nature requires
an owner who is strong and confident without being overbearing. The Am
Staff has a high activity level and needs daily exercise. He can live
well in either the city or country but must have a fenced backyard.