ДЕЙСТВУЮЩИЙ СТАНДАРТ АКС 1936 ГОДА
The American Staffordshire Terrier should give the impression of
great strength for his size, a well put-together dog, muscular,
but agile and graceful, keenly alive to his surroundings. He
should be stocky, not long-legged or racy in outline. His
courage is proverbial.
Medium length, deep through, broad skull, very pronounced cheek
muscles, distinct stop; and ears are set high. Ears Cropped or
uncropped, the latter preferred. Uncropped ears should be short
and held rose or half prick. Full drop to be penalized. Eyes
Dark and round, low down in skull and set far apart. No pink
eyelids. Muzzle Medium length, rounded on upper side to fall
away abruptly below eyes. Jaws well defined. Underjaw to be
strong and have biting power. Lips close and even, no looseness.
Upper teeth to meet tightly outside lower teeth in front. Nose
Heavy, slightly arched, tapering from shoulders to back of skull.
No looseness of skin. Medium length.
Strong and muscular with blades wide and sloping.
Fairly short. Slight sloping from withers to rump with gentle
short slope at rump to base of tail. Loins slightly tucked.
Well-sprung ribs, deep in rear. All ribs close together.
Forelegs set rather wide apart to permit chest development.
Chest deep and broad.
Short in comparison to size, low set, tapering to a fine point;
not curled or held over back. Not docked.
The front legs should be straight, large or round bones, pastern
upright. No resemblance of bend in front. Hindquarters
well-muscled, let down at hocks, turning neither in nor out.
Feet of moderate size, well-arched and compact. Gait must be
springy but without roll or pace.
Short, close, stiff to the touch, and glossy.
Any colour, solid, party, or patched is permissible, but all
white, more than 80 per cent white, black and tan, and liver not
to be encouraged.
Height and weight should be in proportion. A height of about 18
to 19 inches at shoulders for the male and 17 to 18 inches for
the female is to be considered preferable.
Faults to be penalized are: Dudley nose, light or pink eyes,
tail too long or badly carried, undershot or overshot mouths.
Approved June 10, 1936