America's Greatest Bull and Terrier Dog
The American Staffordshire Terrier is one of the oldest of the terrier breeds. It originated in the early part of the 1800's, the result of crosses between the bulldog of that time and the game terrier. We can say that our breed is truly American. The American Staffordshire Terrier is now being developed in accordance with the AKC Official Standard established in 1936, the year in which the breed gained AKC recognition.
The American Staffordshire Terrier comes in all colors; brindle, parti, patched, or any combination. In this breed it is easy to find a color you like. They are flashy dogs whose beauty and power immediately win the admiration of onlookers. Just a glance is enough to convince you that this dog posseses great class and strength unusual for his size.
The versatility and temperament of an ideal American Staffordshire Terrier are unsurpassed. They will hunt, go to ground with the same zest as other terriers, make excellent family guardians or stock dogs and are not too large for an apartment. Moreover, because they have never been a pampered breed, have always been "all dog," they have exceptionally strong constitutions. They seem almost immune to all the trivial dog ailments.
One of the breed's most admired qualities is it's unswerving loyalty to masters and households. American Staffordshire Terriers crave their master's attention and ask no better place than by his side. They thrive on attention and return it fourfold.
While their determination and sense of purpose never waiver, American Staffordshire Terriers have no equal as a child's pal and guardian. In this respect they are unbelievably tolerant and dependable. They are large and strong enough that a child can't pull them apart, and love being a part of childhood fun. They absorb a child's overflowing animation with relish, bearing the brunt of short tempers with untrammeled spirit and abundant forgiveness.
In no other breed is there such a wonderful combination of gentleness, camaraderie and reliability.