In the nineteenth century in the English region of Staffordshire, crossing among the Bulldog and various terriers developed the muscular, active, combative Staffordshire Bullterrier. Brought to the United States, the breed was preferred by American breeders who increased its weight and gave it a more powerful head. Now recognized as a separate breed, the American Staffordshire is larger and heavier than his British cousin, the Staffordshire Bull Terrier. After dog fighting was banned in the United States in 1900, two strains of these dogs were developed, a show strain and a fighting dog strain.
One of the things that distinguishes the American Staffordshire Terrier, the American Pit Bull Terrier (APBT) is the absence of color in the coat of his ancestors, the English Staffie.
Breeders have been careful to maintain the breed standard of a solid black body with a white head and feet, and to exclude the white hairs on the chest, muzzle and paws. These limitations are important to consider when one is deciding whether to show a dog or enter him in a field trial. The color is allowed for the American Bulldog and the American Staffordshire Terrier in the United States.
Most breeders and fanciers of American Staffordshire Terriers will cage any mixed breed puppies, for they are not eligible for the breed conformation show until two years after their birth.
The American Pit Bull Terrier is an extremely energetic dog that requires intensive exercise on a regular schedule. Play time of an American Pit Bull Terrier can be very beneficial to his mental and physical health. Since these dogs are so intelligent, they tire easily and should have their exercise limitations seriously considered by their owners.
When one considers that a pup can weigh in at 30 pounds at a months and is expected to live for a 15 years the health of the dog and the owner will suffer. Serious injury to the owner or the dog could result from an out of control or hyperactive American Pit Bull Terrier.
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The American Bulldog and Staffordshire Terrier are both quite large and also should be restrained in the vehicle to ensure their safety.
They may be able to jump out of a moving vehicle or get out of the vehicle through an open window with the height of the window or door.
The face of a pit bull is similar to that of other strong-willed breeds, making it difficult for the dog to squirm out of a vehicle.
This powerful dog is often bred to be either a fighter or a guard dog. They may get into a fight and keep fighting. They will continue to do this until they literally cannot be torn apart. If this happens, the dog may bite viciously as a last resort. This is a common reason why these dogs are either sold to owners who wants him as a pet or they are sent to shelters and later euthanized when no one wants them anymore.