meet theAmerican Staffordshire Terrier

Courageous and strong, the American Staffordshire Terrier (Am Staff)'s athletic build and intelligence make him ideally suited to many dog sports such as obedience, agility, tracking and conformation. He is often identified by his stocky body and strong, powerful head. The breed's short coat can be any color, and either solid colored, parti-colored or patched.


Training &Temperament

The Am Staff is a people-oriented dog that thrives when he is made part of the family and given a job to do. Regular exercise and training are necessary. They are natural clowns, so they tend to make training comical at times; they like to put a little twist on your training program. It’s vital to keep it fun and interesting. A stubborn-streak can make them difficult to train at times and will require patience and a firm, but kind, hand.

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Did You Know?

An American Staffordshire Terrier named Stubby earned the rank of Sergeant and was the most decorated dog of World War I.

The American Staffordshire Terrier was accepted in 1936 for registration in the American Kennel Club stud book as Staffordshire Terriers.

As the breed moved to America the names Pitdog and Pitbull Terrier stuck. However, American breeders wanted an animal heavier than the British breed, hence the name American Staffordshire Terrier.

American Staffordshire Terriers are intelligent and excellent guardians.

The roots of the American Staffordshire Terrier can be traced through early Mastiff warriors, to the original Bulldogs in England, which were used in the bloody sport of bull baiting.

American Staffordshire Terriers love to chew and to dig in the ground.

colors & Markings

Below is a list of the colors and markings available for this breed. Please refer to the breed standard for descriptions and the difference in types.


Description Desc. Standard Colors Std. Colors Registration Code Reg. Code
Black 007
Black Brindle 279
Blue 037
Blue Brindle 056
Blue Fawn 036
Blue Fawn Brindle 434
Bronze 060
Brown Brindle 065
Fawn 082
Fawn Brindle 088
Fawn Sable 338
Liver 123
Liver Brindle 332
Red 140
Red Brindle 148
Red Sable 155
Seal Brown 433
White 199


Description Desc. Standard Markings Std. Markings Registration Code Reg. Code
Black Mask 004
Blue Mask 006
Brindle Points 046
Patched 045
Spotted 021
Spotted Or Patched 106
Tan Points 029
White Markings 014
White Mask 015