- Personality: Outgoing, affectionate, playful, and Aggressive
- Energy Level: Somewhat Active; Daily walks and indoor playtime will satisfy this small, short-legged companion
- Good with Children: Better with Supervision
- Good with other Dogs: With Supervision
- Shedding: Infrequent
- Grooming: Weekly
- Life Span: 8-12 Years
- Origin: United States
About the Breed
American Pitbull a responsible, well-socialized, well-bred AmStaff is a faithful reliable friend until the end.AmStaffs are large, muscular bull-type terriers that measure 17 to 19 inches tall at the shoulder. The head is wide with jaws that are clearly defined with a prominent cheekbone and the dark round eyes are wide apart. AmStaff moves with agility and elegance, with a lively walk that demonstrates the breed’s natural confidence. The tough, glossy coat is available in a variety of shades and patterns. AmStaffers describe their dogs as being conscious of the surroundings around them, playful to do anything affectionate “personality dogs” around the home.
This Am Staff is a robust healthy and healthy breed. responsible breeders will test their breeding stock for such ailments, including hip dysplasia in dogs, cardiac disease, and allergies to coats and skin. A genetic test has been developed to detect cerebellar ataxia. It causes a gradual loss of muscle coordination beginning between the ages of 3 and 5 years old. currently, it is possible to identify dogs suffering from the genetic mutation, breeders can stop it from forming within their own bloodlines. Like with all breeds, ears should be examined frequently and the dog’s teeth must be cleaned regularly.
The care for AmStaff’s thin, stiff coat is extremely simple. A quick brushing using a soft bristle brush each week is sufficient to clean any foreign material. Furthermore, a regular brushing spreads the skin’s oils across the coat, helping to maintain its health. In the event that the Am Staff gets into something that is particularly messy, it is likely that a bath will be required. If not, bathing is a good idea to wait until the dog develops a “doggy” smell. Like all breeds, AmStaff’s nails must be cut regularly, since excessively long nails could cause pain and even cause dogs to have problems walking or running.
The early socialization of puppies and puppy classes are suggested for all breeds but with the AmStaff’s strong determination, physical strength, and enthusiasm it is a must. The breed’s ability to think and its desire to please make training a pleasurable, enjoyable process. However, certain behavior like chewing or digging can be difficult to deal with. It is important to note that aggression from dogs can occur even in Am Staffs who are well-socialized and an AmStaff must never ever be left unattended with dogs.
The AmStaff is a good choice for high-quality dog food whether it is commercially produced or homemade under the supervision of your vet and approval. The diet you choose should be suitable for the pet’s stage of life (puppy adult, adult, or older). Certain breeds are susceptible to being overweight, so keep an eye on your dog’s intake of calories and weight. Treats are a great aid to training However, too much could lead to weight gain. Find out which foods that humans eat are safe for dogs and which ones are not. Talk to your veterinarian should you have concerns about your dog’s weight , or diet. Fresh, clean water must be readily available throughout the day.