Some of them might actually be one of these: The American Kennel Club (AKC) recognizes a breed called the American Staffordshire Terrier
, and another called the Staffordshire Bull Terrier.
The dogs filling animal shelters across the country, the dogs most often being characterized as too dangerous to live in communities where breed bans have been put in places, are actually more likely "mixes" of any number of terrier type dogs, that may or may not have any "American Pit Bull Terrier", "American Staffordshire Terrier
" or "Bull Staffordshire Terrier
" (the two other recognized purebred breeds) in their bloodline.
Myah, a nervous but playful Staffordshire terrier
puppy, found the .25-caliber pistol while digging in the backyard Sunday evening.
The city imposes a ban on several other breeds, including the American Staffordshire terrier
, American pit bull terrier, pit bull terrier and Staffordshire bull terrier.
Pressure on the organisers and pet owners to be more responsible mounted after a poodle was killed in a deadly attack by an American Staffordshire terrier
at the 2012 show.
A short and stocky Staffordshire terrier
, Faith has all of the energy of the smaller terriers without the tenacity, unless you count an insistence to solicit affection from every passer-by.
| SEEKING A HOME: Ozzy, a Staffordshire Terrier
cross breed, is pictured with Leah Roberts, RSPCA training and behaviour advisor.
Summary: DUBAI -- The Dubai Municipality released Trip, the American Staffordshire terrier
who killed a poodle at the Dubai Pet Show last month, to his owner after the dog remained calm for three weeks in its control.
The owner of the American Staffordshire Terrier
that killed a poodle at Dubai Pet Show claimed his "docile dog" only bit back in self-defence.
Funniest moment Our Staffordshire terrier
called Ponte, so named because that's where we had our first winner.
Ronnie Gilbertson asked officials if he could be alone with the Staffordshire terrier
cross before it was put down, but escaped from a dog pound in Australia, leaving behind his wife and two children.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: "It is believed the dog was a Staffordshire terrier
Neighbours told how the born again Christian - said to have worked in the security business - was patrolling the streets with his Staffordshire terrier
in Clayton, Bradford, the night before he died.
Gem is a gentle, loving six-year-old Staffordshire terrier
cross who would make a great companion.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: "It is believed that the dog was a Staffordshire terrier