The American Staffordshire Terrier and Agility

If you’re looking for an agility dog, don’t limit yourself to the retriever breeds. The American Staffordshire Terrier line also makes an excellent contender for obedience, agility, tracking and conformation. The dog stands between 17 and 19 inches in height and weighs between 40 and 60 pounds. They are strong, smart, courageous and extremely athletic. They may have a small head, but they have a stocky body that can withstand training for the big games. The love to play and run and they are eager to please and train. Their short coat requires little maintenance and comes in 18 different colors and 9 different markings of either solid, part or patched. The nickname for this breed is Amstaff. They not only make great agility competitors, but they are also excellent guard dogs. If you’d like to learn more about this breed, give your veterinary clinic Ashburn, VA a call.


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