We will start off our year honoring the breeds of our hospital. Starting with the A’s, we will honor the American Staffordshire Terrier!
One of many breeds considered a Pitt Bull, the Am Staff is a people-oriented dog that thrives when he is made part of the family and given a job to do. Regular exercise and training are necessary. They are natural clowns, so they tend to make training comical at times; they like to put a little twist on your training program. It’s vital to keep it fun and interesting. A stubborn-streak can make them difficult to train at times and will require patience and a firm, but kind, hand.
Courageous and strong, the American Staffordshire Terrier’s athletic build and intelligence make them ideally suited to many dog sports such as obedience, agility, tracking, and conformation. They are identified by their stocky body and strong, powerful head. The breed’s short coat can be many colors, and either solid, parti-colored, or patched.