Amstiff Breed Maintenance
Both the American Staffordshire Terrier and the Mastiff have a short, straight coat, so grooming an Amstiff should be rather easy. Weekly brushing with a rubber hound glove is recommended. Mastiffs have a tendency to shed more than American Staffordshire Terriers, so it is possible you may need to brush more than once a week. If your Amstiff puppy inherits the Mastiff wrinkles, you will need to clean the wrinkles daily to prevent bacterial infections. To clean, use a damp washcloth to wipe between the wrinkles. Be sure not to leave the area moist as this could promote bacterial growth. You should brush your Amstiff’s teeth at least three times a week; however, if you want to prevent gum disease, brush the dog’s teeth daily. Trim your dog’s nails every other week. The rule of thumb is if you can hear your dog’s nails clicking on the floor, it is time to cut them.