So you’re looking to adopt an American Staffordshire Terrier, or already have one?
According to the American Kennel Club, “AmStaffs are stocky, muscular bull-type terriers standing 17 to 19 inches at the shoulder. The head is broad, the jaws well defined, the cheekbones pronounced, and the dark, round eyes are set wide apart. AmStaff movement is agile and graceful, with a springy gait that advertises the breed’s innate confidence. The stiff, glossy coat comes in many colors and patterns. AmStaffers describe their dogs as keenly aware of their surroundings, game for anything, and lovable “personality dogs” around the house. AmStaffs like mental and physical challenges. They are highly trainable, as their many forays into showbiz suggest. When acquiring an AmStaff, there’s only one way to go: Do your homework and find a responsible AKC breeder. The American Staffordshire Terrier, known to their fans as AmStaffs, are smart, confident, good-natured companions. Their courage is proverbial. A responsibly bred, well-socialized AmStaff is a loyal, trustworthy friend to the end.”
An American Staffordshire Terrier typically ranges from 43.18cm to 48.26cm in height, and weighs from 18.143694800000002kg to 31.751465900000003kg.
There are a few pet insurance companies in New Zealand that offer dog insurance for American Staffordshire Terrier breeds. Try Cove Insurance as they are currently offering a one-month free promotion. Typically American Staffordshire Terrier insurance ranges from $30 per month to $65 – but of course this varies depending on a range of other factors such as gender.