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The Breed History

The American Staffordshire Terrier is not a new breed. Although it gained American Kennel Club registration and recognition in 1936, it has been developed since the early 1800's as a result of crosses between the bulldogs of that time and game terriers. One of the early and very famous AKC registered Staffs was Pete the Pup, (real name Lucenay's Peter), dog star of the original Our Gang comedies of the 1930's. ...more

Official Breed Standard

The purpose of a standard is to be a guide for breeders and judges. The American Staffordshire Terrier should give the impression of great strength for his size, a well put-together dog, muscular, but agile and graceful, keenly alive to his surroundings. He should be stocky, not long-legged or racy in outline. His courage is proverbial.  ..more

Breed Health

The mission of the STCA health committee is to: Identify diseases and ailments of the American Staffordshire Terrier. Provide funding for health research projects beneficial to our breed Provide support and information for owners needing help in a health crisis situation. Educate breeders and owners on diseases of the American Staffordshire Terrier and the importance of utilizing available health tests. Acknowledge breeders and owners participating in health screenings.  ..more

Breed Rescue

Our mission is to aid in the placement of Am Staffs in need of re-homing due to a rescue situation. Our group is dedicated to finding solutions, solving problems and saving Am Staffs deserving rescue.. ..more

Breeder Referral Listing

The best way to ensure a long and happy relationship with a purebred dog is to purchase the dog from a responsible breeder. The Staffordshire Terrier Club of America Inc. (STCA) provides the following breeder information as a service to its members. The STCA does not endorse or promote any of the individuals or kennels listed. The STCA is not responsible for the content contained in any of the links provided. <LOCATE A BREEDER>

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