whats the difference between american staffordshire terrier and APBT?
- nosajLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
The APBT was first registered in 1898 by the UKC.The AmStaff in 1936 by the AKC.Once the same breed,after the AKC recognition the divide began.
The APBT is a high energy,high drive,working breed.
The AmStaff has been bred mainly for the show ring since its renaming.Becoming a larger,blockier shell of its former self.
Here is a visual comparison: http://www.pitbull-chat.com/showthread.php?t=23545Source(s): APBT owner
- Anonymous1 decade ago
The American Staffordshire terrier is a breed of medium-sized, short-coated dog whose early ancestors came from England.
The American Pit Bull Terrier (APBT) is a medium-sized, solidly built, short coated dog whose early ancestors came from England.
- DSregLv 41 decade ago
One is recogised by the AKC, the other isn't.
I think some people will argue they are essentially the same breed. However, I think one is more "show" (AST) and the other more "work" (APBT).
"Pit bulls" are illegal in the UK where I live and American Staffordshires are lumped in with that.