Adopt a American Staffordshire Terrier
The American Staffordshire Terrier is often confused with the Pit Bull Terrier, but the Staffordshire generally has a larger bone structure, larger head size, and overall, more mass, than the American Pit Bull Terrier.
The American Staffordshire Terriers coat can be solid or patched and is seen in many colors such as white, tan, black, or liver. If you want to adopt a Staffordshire Terrirer, then you should know that they are generally playful and affectionate pups, but protective of their owners and wary of other “threatening” dogs. They are healthy dogs, as well, with an average lifespan of 12 to 14 years. If you adopt a Staffordshire, they may be prone to minor health problems, though, such as elbow dysplasia, hypothyroidism, and heart disease.
Similarly to Pit Bulls, the Staffordshire Terrier is often misunderstood as violent and scary. If raised in a loving environment, however, the Staffordshire will grow up to be a lovable and respectful dog, one that is fitting for any household.