Are you looking for a dog with just enough size, strength, looks to be intimidated of, but with the right balance too of show of affection, and a great temperament? These are exactly what are used to describe, and what the American Staffordshire Terrier dog is known for. A great dog in every sense of the word dog, this American classic dog presently has a bad reputation, along with the American Pit Bull, as some of the most feared, and wild rabid dogs out there. To the contrary, if you have one of these in your home, they are as lovable as the calm Labradors or the Golden Retrievers.

With its medium size and its short coated body of fur, the Ameircan Staffordshire Terrier dog was first bred in England, in of course, a region called Staffordshire. It was brought to America and was accepted into the American Kennel Club with the name American Staffordshire Terrier, so as not to be confused with the Staffordshire Bull Terrier which also originated from England. Over time it became one of the most popular breeds in America, with every household, every pet owner, and every breeder wanting to own one.

Packed with both reasonable size for a dog, exceptional strength, and great agility for its size, the American Staffordshire Terrier dog is one great dog to have as it would pretty much do its own exercising. A temperament highly contradictory to its reputation, the American Staffordshire Terrier is a very social and family-oriented dog. Once you train it from its puppy years, it will grow to become one great family dog which will even become your children’s best friend. It is stable, calm and composed, and is very intelligent, given its not really intelligent-looking aesthetic look. A lot of misconceptions are made toward this breed of dog in the present generations, which slowly but surely, it is changing back.

Some of the notable American Staffordshire Terriers are Pete the Pup, from the Little Rascals, Sergeant Stubby, and Jack Brutus, the official mascot of Company K, to just name a few. If you are looking for the right dog for you, this amazing dog which combines all the traits of a powerful Doberman or Rottweiler, and the intelligence and temperament of the Labrador and Golden Retrievers into a medium, stocky body, is just the perfect one for you. The American Staffordshire Terrier dog is the dog not just for the American, but also for everyone.