Lucero - American Staffordshire Terrier (short coat) Dog For Adoption
American Staffordshire Terrier Dog For Adoption in Sherman Oaks, CA

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Date Listed: 03/07/2016
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Organization Name: Cat/Canine Assistance, Referral & Education
Location: Sherman Oaks, CA 91413
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Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier
Gender: Female Female
Nickname:

Lucero

Age: Adult
Color/Markings: Black with White
Size at Maturity: Medium
Availability Date: 03/07/2016
Location: Sherman Oaks, CA 91413
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Physical Attributes
Tail Type Long
Coat Length Short
Grooming Needs Moderate
Altered Yes
Behavioral Characteristics
Energy Level Moderate
Activity Level Moderately Active
Exercise Needs Moderate
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Personality
Personality Characteristics
  • Playful
  • Affectionate
  • Intelligent
  • Gentle
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Posted Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier (short coat). Beautiful, sweet and affectionate Lucero (Bright Star) is a beautiful, intelligent, gentle, amazing girl with a perfect personality. She was dumped in the high desert and is currently safe with C.A.R.E. She is very affectionate and would love to be a lap doggy, but she probably would need two laps on love-seat to handle her adorable self. ;) She also "talks" - can't describe what it sounds like but when she's happy and excited, she says something that is definitely not a bark but some special doggie lingo.

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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