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.

Origin of American Staffordshire terrier

First recorded in 1965–70
Also called American pit bull terrier, pit bull terrier. Formerly Staffordshire terrier. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019