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American Staffordshire Terrier Clubs

Discussion in 'American Staffordshire Terrier' started by CoolHandJean, Oct 2, 2008.

  1. CoolHandJean

    CoolHandJean Krypto Super Dog

  2. motijech

    motijech Puppy

    Staffordshires

    I have a question for anyone out there. I want to know the difference between a Staffordshire Terrier and a American Pitbull Terrier. If anyone knows, I would sure appreciate it.

    Thanks.

    Theo's Mom
     
  3. CoolHandJean

    CoolHandJean Krypto Super Dog

    An American Staffordshire Terrier was originally the same breed as the American Pit Bull Terrier (in some people's opinion it still is), but they wanted to get away from the "pit" part of the breed, and started to breed more for looks than workability. So, the Amstaff is more of a show dog, and an APBT is more of a working dog. Also, a red nose in an Amstaff is a fault. A red nose in an APBT is very acceptable.

    Now sometimes it's hard to tell the difference between an Amstaff and an APBT, just by looking at them, but the APBT tends to have more lean muscle, where the Amstaff tends to have more bulk muscle.

    Ex:
    Bronson-APBT-ADBA (GR CH), AADR (GR CH)
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    Tryarr Diamondback Redbolt- Amstaff- CH. (AKC)
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