The differences between an American pit bull terrier and an American Staffordshire terrier are as follows:
- American pit bull terriers are typically slightly taller than American Staffordshire terriers
- Male American pit bull terrier are typically around 10lbs heavier and female pit bull terriers are up to 5lbs heavier than their American Staffordshire counterparts
- American pit bull terriers tend to be more energetic than American Staffordshire terriers, and need more exercise
- American Staffordshires are usually friendlier towards other pets than American pit bull terriers
Both breeds are intelligent, fairly easy to train, and eager to please.