In June 11 in 1936, the American Pit Bull Terrier was accepted into the AKC! The dogs were renamed to Staffordshire Terrier and then later the name was modified to American Staffordshire Terrier. The dogs have been around in the AKC circuit for 86 years now! A few lines have even maintained their dual/triple registration with ADBA and UKC as APBT all these years later! A very rich and well-documented breed history!
In 1991, the first American Staffordshire Terrier, or Amstaff as it is called, was registered in the Swedish Kennel Club. So this year, the American Staffordshire Terrier has been registered for 31 years in Sweden!
A huge thank you to all those past and present who have been involved in maintaining and preserving these wonderful dogs!
AMERICAN STAFFORDSHIRE TERRIER
American Staffordshire Terrier – Amstaff, has a background with a Bulldog and Terrier mix in the 19th century. Since it’s registration in the US in 1936, it has been bred for characteristics that make it a good family dog. It is a social and curious dog, happy and fearless. It has a great need for closeness to people and is keen to be involved wherever things happen. The Amstaff is a strong and agile dog that rarely submits to other dogs. If you own an Amstaff you must therefore be responsible with your dog.
The weight for a male is 28-33 kg and for a bitch 19-25 kg.
Cane Corso is an Italian working dog that is descended from the ancient Roman molosser dogs. It is a powerful, independent and brave dog with great strength. It is stable and attentive with a strong guarding instinct and is most happy as a guard dog. Although, with the right social training, it is a fantastic family dog. The Cane Corso needs freedom of movement and exercise and is therefore best suited for a farm where it can move freely.
The breed is muscular, medium to large. A male weighs about 45-50 kg and a bitch 40 – 45 kg.