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Staffordshire Terrier

Staffordshire Terrier

Staffordshire Terriers, sometimes referred to as "pit bull" type, are intelligent and trainable dogs. They can have a lot of energy and are often great canine athletes!

Fun Fact

Pete (Petey), the canine star in the Little Rascals, was an American Staffordshire Terrier.

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78%
Cinder
75%
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Favorite names
  1. Luna
  2. Bella
Common locations
  1. Texas, United States
  2. Tennessee, United States
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Staffordshire Terrier

Staffordshire Terrier

The American Staffordshire Terrier, the smaller Staffordshire Bull Terrier, and related breeds sometimes referred to as “pit bull type” dogs are dogs of English heritage in the terrier group known for fearlessness and loyalty. Brought to the United States in the late 19th century, these well-built dogs were initially developed by crossing Molloser-type dogs (likely bulldogs) with terriers to develop strength and fearlessness for the fighting ring. With proper training, these intelligent dogs can be great guardians and family pets, but they are also unfortunately a favorite for people wanting to train vicious dogs. Thus, although these dogs routinely score well on temperament tests, they are also responsible for a disproportionate number of dog bites and attacks. As a result, breed-specific legislation is often targeted at dogs in this group.

Socialization in puppyhood is a must to prevent aggression around other dogs later in life, as well as daily exercise through adulthood. Its short coat is low-maintenance and usually low-shedding. Staffordshire Terrier type dogs are generally healthy, although hip dysplasia can be a problem for American Staffordshire Terriers.

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Staffordshire Terrier

Staffordshire Terrier

Explore some Embark dogs that share Staffordshire Terrier ancestry.

Purebreds

Captain James Tiberius Ki…
Gilly
Bennie
Gozer
Snags
Odin
Buddy
Millie
DOM
Kells
Freya
Bailey

Mixed breeds

Artemis
78%
Cinder
75%
Piper
50%
Amelia Earhart
82%
Cora Potter
70%
Kingsley
60%
Lola Jean
88%
Kida
56%
Roxie McWigglesworth
75%
hanna banana
89%
Kali
86%
Shelby
75%
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Staffordshire Terrier

Staffordshire Terrier

Breed Stats

Favorite names:
  1. Luna
  2. Bella
  3. Lucy
  4. Sadie
  5. Riley
  6. Max
  7. Charlie
  8. Maggie
  9. Rosie
  10. Cooper
Common locations:
  1. Texas, United States
  2. Tennessee, United States
  3. Wisconsin, United States
  4. Illinois, United States
  5. Nebraska, United States
  6. North Carolina, United States
  7. New York, United States
  8. Ontario, Canada
  9. California, United States
  10. Massachusetts, United States
Popularity Ranking: 80
AKC Recognized: 1936
AKC Group: Terrier
FCI Group: Group 3, Section 1
Weight: Male: 57-67 lb
Female: 57-67 lb
Height: Male: 18-19 in
Female: 17-18 in
Common MT Haplotypes: C3/14,
A17,
A18/19/20/21/27/36/94/109
Common Y Haplotypes: H10.1,
H7,
H1a.1
Acceptable colors: Red; Fawn; White; Black; Blue
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