What Is the Difference Between an American Pit Bull Terrier and an American Staffordshire Terrier?

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.