The American Staffordshire Terrier, or Amstaff, as it is called, is descended from the Staffordshire Bull Terrier. The breed has its roots in the county of Staffordshire, England, where they were bred to fight other dogs for sport. They were taken to America, where the sport of dog-fighting was popular in the 1800's. Today the American version is said to be less aggressive than the English, though they look a little like a pit bull terrier.
Amstaffs are not aggressive to their people, and make good-natured pets.
The American Staffordshire Terrier has a short coat, so he feels the cold or heat. He needs no grooming.
Height at shoulder: 45 cms approx.
Diamond Of Cantrel - a champion - belongs to A. Hart of South Africa. At home he is called Jedi.