American Staffordshire Terrier

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An American Staffordshire terrier, female

The American Staffordshire terrier is a breed of dog.

It was first bred in British colonies of North America in the nineteenth century. Its early ancestors are the bulldog and the terrier, and used to be called the Blue Paul terrier. In the 1930s, dogbreeders bred it with the Pit bull terrier. Its name was changed to the American Staffordshire Terrier in 1972.