American Staffordshire Terrier Dog Names

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Introduction

The American Staffordshire Terrier is often mistaken for the American Pit Bull Terrier. However, he is a smaller version of the Pit Bull, and really only shares a common ancestor, the Bulldog, with the Pit Bull. The Staffy is primarily a Terrier, which means he has a strong prey drive, enjoys digging, and may not get along well with other animals. However, his tenacity and his reputation as a "nanny dog" make potential owners fond of the Staffordshire. He is generally a family companion even though he was once bred to be a small, fast fighting dog. With early socialization, the American Staffordshire Terrier is a wonderful, protective pet.

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American Staffordshire Terrier Dog Name Considerations

Although he was originally bred for dog fighting, the American Staffordshire Terrier is now a very affectionate and loyal companion. He is nicknamed the "nanny dog" because of his loving disposition with children. He is happy in either a home with a fenced-in yard or an apartment, and this is because he thrives on a relationship with his family. Due to this part of his nature, names that deal with affection and loyalty are fitting for the American Staffordshire Terrier. Names such as Amy or Charity for female Staffies or Milo for male American Staffordshire Terriers are quite appropriate for the loving demeanor of the Staffordshire. 

American Staffordshire Terriers are also tough and tenacious. While they are not often aggressive, the Terrier in them is often slow to accept other dogs. In addition, they need firm leaders. Staffies are very smart, and they need firm guidance. Because of these personality traits, the American Staffordshire Terrier deserves a strong name depicting his steadfast nature. Names such as Hercules or Angus evoke thoughts of strength in male pups, while the names Audrey and Gabi are fitting female names meaning strength. Finally, the American Staffordshire Terrier is known for its tendency to dig or chew. You might refer to a pup with these habits as Digger or Chewie. 

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Community Dogs With American Staffordshire Terrier Names

Maggie's name story for American Staffordshire Terrier Dog Names
Maggie
Female
American Staffordshire Terrier
Knoxville, IL
Personality
Energetic
Cuddly
sleepy

She was rescued from a shelter along with her siblings when she was only a few days old and about to be put down. She was the mutt and the people who saved her named her Maggie

Athena's name story for American Staffordshire Terrier Dog Names
Athena
Female
American Staffordshire Terrier
Medina, TN

Named after the Greek goddess

Azula's name story for American Staffordshire Terrier Dog Names
Azula
Female
Pit Bull
Evansville, IL

She is a blue nose Pit Bull... blue in Spanish is azul. We added an a because she is a girl.

Lady bug's name story for American Staffordshire Terrier Dog Names
Lady bug
Female
American Staffordshire Terrier
Fresno, CA
Personality
Gentle

She was Lady when I got her, my wife added the"Bug"

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