Dog Breeds - American Staffordshire Terrier

Breed Group:    Terrier
Weight:             57-67 lbs
Height:              Male: 18-19; Female 17-18 inches
Color(s):           Any solid or partial color, but more than 80 percent white, black and tan, or liver are less preferred.

The American Staffordshire Terrier has triggered much debate about his origins. It is said that the American Staffordshire Terrier and the American Pit Bull Terrier are one and the same breed. The American Staffordshire Terrier is indeed the name of the show strain, while the fighting dog strain is labeled the American Pit Bull Terrier. These two dogs are recognized by different registries as different breeds, although they are considered the same breed. They are bred to have the same qualities and the same build.