Expectancy information of the American Staffordshire Terrier Dog Breed
expectancy for this particular breed is 10 – 12 years.
comparison between the American Staffordshire Terrier Dog Breed and a Human
comparisons between dogs and humans are always a matter of
debate - we hope that the following information clarifies the
situation. After the first year of life, a dog is equivalent to
sixteen human years. After two years, they are equivalent to a 24 year old, at
three years a 30 year old, and each year after, add 5 human years to determine
a dog's age.
Pictures reflect the Size of Adults - not Children and Puppies!
The pictures above allow for a useful comparison of sizes
providing an accurate portrait of the size of an average American
Staffordshire Terrier - essential
information but unique to this site. It should also be noted that
the pictures feature adults. The size of puppies are naturally
considerably smaller and the full grown size of the animal can
easily be forgotten when confronted with cute puppies! The slogan
" A dog isn't just for Christmas - it's for life!" was necessitated
by well meaning people buying puppies at the Christmas, unaware of
the puppies growth rate. The pictures provided make it extremely
clear exactly how small puppies will develop and whether it will
suit the life and living conditions of the family.
American Staffordshire Terrier
Dog - Puppies Info and Names
Puppies section, accessed via the Site Index, provides detailed
information about Choosing the right puppy, Puppy Training, Puppy
Care and Puppy Behavior, Growth & Development. We recommend that
the following considerations should always be taken into account
when choosing puppies:
- Purchasing, training, equipment, medication and feeding
costs of the breed
and Grooming time e.g. long or short hair
situation - time available and medical conditions such as allergies,
asthma or back pain
requirements for the American Staffordshire Terrier breed
Conditions for the dog breed - suitability for puppies
- child suitability
Puppy and Dog
Names - The Importance of choosing the right names
Dog Breed Information
Dogs in the
Terrier group, which
include the American Staffordshire Terrier, were developed to hunt and kill vermin. The
vermin included control rats, mice and other predatory animals
such as foxes that might raided a farmer's produce and livestock.
The very nature of these tasks require an
energetic, tenacious, brave and determined dog such as the American Staffordshire Terrier
dogs have always been viewed as real assets by their
owners and have worked with man for centuries.