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American Staffordshire terrier

  1. 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.
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Origin of American Staffordshire terrier

First recorded in 1965–70
Also called American pit bull terrier, pit bull terrier.Formerly Staffordshire terrier.
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