Origin: The U.S.A..
Go back to publication of the standard of origin in force: 03.09.1996
Classification F.C.I.: Group 3 Burrows. Section 3 Burrows of the type bulldozer. Without test of work.
give the impression of a great force compared to its size. Welded well,
muscular but nimble and elegant dog, very attentive with its environment.
It must be collected and on legs nor removed not high. Its courage is proverbial.
Head : Of average, high length of any share.
: Definitely black.
Muzzle : From average length, rounded in its higher part, it falls abruptly under the eyes.
Lips : Jointed and linked, without loose part.
Jaws / Teeth : Drawn well. The jaw lower must be strong and capable of power in its catch. The upper incisors are in close contact with the former face of the lower incisors.
Cheeks : The muscles of the cheeks are very marked.
Eyes : Of sunk color, rounds, inserted well in the orbits and quite separate. Never of miser to the eyelids.
Ears : Inserted high. Crossed or not crossed. One prefers the ears not cut which must be short, pink or semi drawn up. The ears straightforwardly falling will be penalized.
Neck : Heavy, slightly bent, it is decreasing by the shoulders to the fastener with the head.
It is average length. Absence of pennon.
: Rather short back. Light declivity of the garrot to the croup, which offers
a soft and short slope until the birth of the tail.
Kidney : Slightly gone up.
Chest : Gone down well and broad. Well curved coasts, descended well towards the back, quite tight all unit.
Tail : Short in comparison of the size of the dog, attached low, it is
reduced in a fine point. It is not rolled up nor not carried above the
back. It is not cut down.
must be right with a strong framework.
Shoulders : Strong and muscular. Broad and oblique scapulas.
Metacarpus : Of balance.
Bulges : Gone down well; they are deviated neither towards the interior nor towards outside.
Feet : Of average size, cambered well and compact.
Paces : Rubber bands, without rolling and going the pace.
: Short, tight, hard with the touch, shining.
Color : Any color is allowed, dress unicoloured, pluricolore or mixed, but the dresses comprising more than 80% of white, the dresses black and fire and liver (maroon) should not be encouraged.
: Cut and weights must be in report.
One must seek a height with the garrot :
18 - 19 inches (46 to 48 cm) in the male.
17 - 18 inches (43 to 46 cm) in the female.
Any variation compared to what precedes must be regarded as a defect which will be penalized according to its gravity. Truffle invaded by the miser. Higher or lower Prognathism. Clear eyes. Miser with the eyelids. Tail too long or badly carried.
Points of not confirmation
The perfect dog does not exist, each dog presents one or more defects, often
venial. But when they are too important, or likely to be transmitted to
the descent, they constitute a reason for nonconfirmation, preventing the
dog from obtaining its final pedigree. Thus no possible reproduction.
For American Staffordshire Terrier, one retains the following criteria :
- exaggeratedly apprehensive or aggressive Character.
- Monorchidie or cryptorchidie (1 or 2 testicles absent).
: The ministry for precise agriculture :
Penalized dogs if :