American Staffordshire Terrier
Though they may look intimidating, American Staffordshires are lovers, not fighters. Yes, they are known for their sheer strength and size, but also their incredibly warm and loving personality. But don’t let their protective nature, strength, and fearless courage fool you. The breed is often confused with the ‘American Pit Bull Terrier’, with the main distinction being the Staffies larger bone structure and size. Their medium size and short coat make them easy to groom, and they are highly active, intelligent, and loyal companions.
Common Health Conditions
- American Staffordshires are prone to heart disease and congestive heart failure.
- Staffordshire bull terriers, like other dogs, can suffer from skin allergies such as dermatitis, hot spots and skin infections.
- Staffordshire bull terriers are particularly susceptible to UTI’s. When dogs get UTIs, they may strain or have difficulty urinating, it may be painful for them to urinate, and they may have blood in their urine.