Family: terrier, mastiff (bull)
Area of origin: United States
Original function: guardian, bullbaiting
Average size of male: Ht: 18-19, Wt: 57-67
Average size of female: Ht: 17-18, Wt: 57-67
Other names: none
American Staffordshire Terrier Dog Temperament
Typically docile and playful with his family, the American Staffordshire terrier is also generally friendly toward strangers as long as his people are present. He is generally very good with children. He can be stubborn, tenacious and fearless. For all of his tough persona, the most important thing in life to this breed is his family's fond attention.