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American Staffordshire Bully

Information and Pictures

A large, thick muscled gray and white dog standing outside on a deck

An adult American Staffordshire Bully

Other Names
  • American Staffordshire Bullies
  • Am Staff Bullies
  • Staffordshire Bully
  • Staffordshire Bullies

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The American Staffordshire Bullys 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. Today, the American Staffordshire Bullys continues to demonstrate its versatility, competing successfully in obedience, tracking, agility, protection, and weight pulling, as well as conformation.


The American Staffordshire Bully is very loyal and courageous with tremendous stamina. It is very playful and intelligent. Good with kids and very social.

Height, Weight

Height: male: 18-19 inches (45-48 cm) females 17-18 inches (43-46 cm)

Weight: males: 60-100 pounds (27-45 cm) females: 65-95 pounds (29-43 cm)

Health Problems

Fairly healthy breed.

Living Conditions

The American Staffordshire Bully will need a yard and need to work and hunt. They should be protected from the cold with at least an insulated dog house, shade or a kennel that is off the ground.


If kept in a residential area, the American Staffordshire Bully dog should be walked daily to fulfill their primal canine instinct to walk. In addition, it should be given regular opportunities to run and play. Make sure any yard in which they can run loose has a fence high enough to prevent its determined efforts to escape and explore if the area is unsafe.

Life Expectancy

About 10 to 12 years

Litter Size

About 4 to 6 puppies


The smooth, shorthaired, hard coat is easy to groom. Comb and brush with a firm bristle brush, and shampoo only when necessary. Loose hair can be removed by wiping over with a warm, damp washcloth. This breed is an average shedder.


Mr Kwame Winston started this breed in 2009 in the USA. He was trying to make a better breed that was healthy and a good working dog in weight pulling, personal protection and hog hunting.


Working dog, guard dog, family pet


OREBA = Oreba Registry Kennel Clubs

A wide bodied, thick chested dog with a large head and thick tail standing outside on a deck

An adult American Staffordshire Bully

A litter of bully puppies laying on a green towel

A litter of American Staffordshire Bully puppies

A litter of bully puppies sleeping on a green towel

A litter of American Staffordshire Bully puppies

A little gray bully puppy with a white head laying on a green towel outside

An American Staffordshire Bully puppy

A gray brindle puppy with a white blaze on his snout laying on a white towel

An American Staffordshire Bully puppy