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Dogs - American Staffordshire Terrier (Amstaff)

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.

The history of dogs & development of breeds.

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.

Class: terrier

Height at shoulder: 45 cms approx.

Colour: any

American Staffordshire Terrier Champ

Diamond Of Cantrel - a champion - belongs to A. Hart of South Africa. At home he is called Jedi.


Staffords love people! They make loyal pets. Do we love people? Or do we snarl and bite others? The Bible says, "Love God with all your heart, and your neighbour as yourself." Mark 12 verse 31



Below: American Staffordshire Terriers (Amstaffs) Breed champions. Female is CGC (Canine Good Citizen) certified. Owner: D. Olwage, South Africa

Ch. Mankoko Classy Chassy of LaCosaNostra. (Madison)



Ch. Wizage Zone Zero of Nivadi. (Zero)



A brindle & white Amstaff puppy



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