Pitbulls: The American Staffordshire Terrier Breed Standards

Pitbulls are a very popular dog in the world today. This is because of their strength and endurance as well as their vibrant colors that make them stand out from other breeds. Their size is what sets them apart though. At one point the pitbull was considered a type of fierce terrier. Terriers have been known to be very strong even in their old days, but with the modern advances in medicine, and genetics, these dogs are becoming much more tame. However, there are some differences between pit bulls and other breeds of dogs that are popular today.

One of the biggest differences between pitbull is their size. Some pitbulls can weigh anywhere from thirty to seventy pounds, while others can weigh anywhere between forty to sixty pounds. This size difference makes it difficult for most shelters to take care of them. Pitbulls are very active dogs and need a lot of room to run around. The larger the dog the more likely it will become involved in an accident or will fight other dogs.

Because of their size, Pit Bulls is often placed in “kennels” by local animal control centers where they can be monitored by licensed veterinarians. The American Veterinary Medical Association also has a definition for this particular breed. This breed-specific legislation defines the characteristics of this breed to make it easier for pet owners and shelter workers to manage them in the proper manner. The AVMA defines the characteristics of this breed as: compact muscular development, wide, pointed ears, short-tempered, highly irritable towards strangers and children, a highly energetic, protective and agile bone structure. Because of these traits, the American Veterinary Medical Association has defined the American Pit Bull Terrier as having some of the greatest traits of any terrier.

While the American Veterinary Medical Association has defined the physical features of the American Pit Bull Terrier, many people do not think of the name “mastiff” as having anything to do with this type of terrier. The American Staffordshire Terrier, also known as the English Mastiff, has been bred down through the generations as a companion dog. The English Mastiff was originally bred as a guard dog. It is now bred primarily for its temperament rather than its breed, which make it a great choice for those who do not have an active outdoor lifestyle.

The American Staffordshire Terrier, sometimes referred to as the British Mastiff, has its roots in England. The breed’s forefathers were involved in the livestock and breeding business. These dogs served for both the warring parties in England during the Civil War. Their intelligence makes them one of the best choices for a family with children. The American Staffordshire Terrier can stand up to twenty pounds and can be very muscular.

The American Staffordshire Terrier is also one of the breeds most often selected for training. Although these dogs are known for being extremely affectionate, they also make very good watchdogs. Pit Bulls may not be the perfect pet for everyone, but they make a great family pet due to their loyal loyalty. Due to their strength, pit bulls can be used as watchdogs in any neighborhood with a good sense of responsibility. Their loving natures make them very adaptable to all kinds of living situations and a good choice for most families.