American Staffordshire Terrier Complete ProfileWritten by Dooziedog.com
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General Appearance: Broad-chested, muscular and agile. Colour: Whole colour, parti-coloured or patched. White not to cover more than 80% of body. Coat: Smooth, short, dense and glossy Tail: Moderately short and low set. Ears: Rose-shaped and semi-erect. Body: The heavy neck runs to a fairly short, slightly sloping back. The chest is broad and deep.
American Staffordshire Terriers are a very devoted and protective breed that can be great family pets, so long as correct training is provided at an early age. Otherwise they can become overly boisterous as well as aggressive towards other dogs.
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American Pit Bull Terrier Complete ProfileWritten by Dooziedog.com
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General Appearance: Solid, powerful and athletic. Colour: Any colour, colour pattern, or combination of colours is accepted, except for merle. Coat: Smooth, glossy, close, and moderately stiff to touch. Tail: Tapering and naturally extending from topline. Carried low when at rest and carried level with back when active. Ears: Set high and may be natural or cropped. If ears are natural, semi-prick or rose are preferred. Body: The body is slightly longer than tall, but bitches may be somewhat longer in body than dogs. The chest is deep and moderately wide with well sprung ribs extending well back. The back is firm and strong and topline inclines slightly downwards. The loin is muscular and short and croup slopes downwards.
American Pit Bull Terriers do not have a good reputation with their name, after being banned in some countries and having strict regulations in Great Britain and America. The American Pit Bull Terrier is as much a victim of press as it is of it's historic breeding to fight other dogs. Some unscrupulous owners continue to abuse natural strength and loyalty of these dogs by using abusive training techniques to produce fighting Pit Bulls. If this breed is trained properly from an early age they generally make highly companionable dogs.
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