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American Staffordshire Terrier Dog For Adoption in Kaplan, LA, USA

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Organization Name: Animal Aid for Vermilion Area
Location: Abbeville, LA
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Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier
Gender: Male Male
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Mario

Age: Adult
Color/Markings: Black with White
Availability Date: 12/26/2015
Location: Kaplan, LA 70510
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American Staffordshire Terrier Dog For Adoption in Kaplan, LA, USA

Physical Attributes
Coat Length Short
Altered Yes
Behavioral Characteristics
OK with Cats No
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Was the Dog Found No
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Posted Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier (short coat). Mario is a sweet dog who walks well on a leash. He is crate trained and gets along great with other dogs. Mario is about a 1 year and 1/2 old. He needs a fenced in yard and does not get along well with cats.

American Staffordshire Terrier

A.K.A. : Amstaff
Overview: The American Staffordshire Terrier is often called "all-American" dog. The breed is loyal and brave, making it a great family pet.
Breed Group: Terrier
Weight (lbs): 57-67
Height (in): male:18-19, female:17-18
Colors: Any solid or partial color, but more than 80% white. Black & tan or liver are less preferred.
Coat: Hair is short and shiny.
Character: American Staffordshire Terriers are loyal and tenacious. They make great watch dogs and can be quite domineering over other dogs.
Temperament: This breed gets along fine with cats or other pets, as long as proper socialization has taken place early on. They make good family dogs, as long as the family can handle the level of activity required. This is a good watchdog and may readily fight other pets.
Care: The American Staffordshire Terrier needs dead and loose hairs removed regularly with a rubber brush.Coat care is minimal.
Training: This breed is quite willful, so must be trained proper leash behavior at an early age. With the right approach, this dog can be well-trained on a variety of skills.
Activity: The American Staffordshire Terrier needs a lot of exercise and appreciates a big hard to run and play.As one of the breeds popularly considered a "pit bull," public acceptance may sometimes be low.
Country of Origin: USA
Health Issue: This breed is usually healthy, but may be prone to hip dysplasia, cataracts, or congenital heart disease.
Life Expectancy: 12-14

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      Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
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      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
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      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
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      Titus

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      Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
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      Age: Adult
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      Age: Adult
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      Bailey

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      Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
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