American Staffordshire terrier
one of an American breed of strong, muscular terriers, originally developed in England, with a short, close-lying, stiff coat of any color or combination of colors except solid white.
Why are they called “Terriers,” “Pekingese,” and “Bluetick Coonhounds?”
Many people approach the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show with a combination of fascination and trepidation. Awfully cute canines appear in some odd situations. Here’s some information about the fascinating names of the breeds considered the top contenders for Best in Show this year, as well as the poetic and eccentric name of one of the dog breeds making their official debut, the Bluetick Coonhound. …
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Origin of American Staffordshire terrier
First recorded in 1965–70
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