Amstaff FCI standard and description
Standard FCI breed American Staffordshire Terrier (Amstaff) No. 286 (05.26.1971)
|CLASSIFICATION FCI||Group 3 Terriers|
General form. Strong, stocky, muscular, harmoniously built dog. For its size it gives the impression of tremendous power. Her undoubted qualities: strength, courage, devotion to the owner, reliability, fearlessness, sociability and curiosity.
Sexual type is pronounced. Males are larger, more courageous, with more pronounced muscles.
Disadvantages: bitches in male type.
Vices: dogs in the bitch type.
Features of behavior and character.Temperament balanced, mobile, strong, character energetic, courageous. This is a cheerful, independent, independent, alert, curious and extremely intelligent dog.
Disadvantages: shyness, nervousness, increased irritability.
Vices: cowardice, aggression towards people, unbalanced psyche.
Constitution typestrong, with elements of dampness, with a well-developed skeleton and muscles of the athlete.
Disadvantages: a rough or lightweight skeleton, weak muscles.
Defects: gross or light skeleton, gross, underdeveloped, loose muscles, obesity, exhaustion.
Height and weight. Height at the withers: in males - 46 - 48 cm with a weight of 25 - 30 kg., In females - 43 - 46 cm. With a weight of 22 - 25 kg.
Woolshort, straight, thick, shiny, tight-fitting, hard to the touch.
Disadvantages: soft, slightly elongated, loose-fitting coat, rare coat.
Defects: soft, silky, long, wavy, sparse, dull hair.
Colorany one-color - from cream to black, except white. Brindle, two-tone, spotted and piebald. Valid white marks, occupying no more than 20% of the main tone.
Defects: white color, 80% white in a two-tone color, blue color.
Headmedium length, voluminous, wide. The skull is wide and deep, almost flat between the ears, square format. Occipital tubercle weakly expressed. The parietal, chewing and buccal muscles are convex, dense. The forehead is slightly convex. The transition from the forehead to the muzzle is pronounced. The lines of the skull and muzzle are parallel. The muzzle is medium long (equal to the length of the skull).
Nose nose relatively large, black, with well-opened nostrils. The lips are dense, dry, pigmented, covering the lower jaw, but not sagging.
Jawsstrong, dense, strong, wide.
Disadvantages: a lightweight or rough head, rough folds of skin on the head, cheek muscles are not expressed enough, cheekbones are sharply emphasized, moderate blastiness.
Defects: light, rough or too damp head, short or long, upturned muzzle, incomplete lip pigmentation.
The earsset high, wide, short and sharp cropped. Preference is given to uncropped ears, which should be short, standing on a cartilage, such as a "rose."
Defects: hanging, race-like, upright (uncropped).
Eyesdark, round, low set and wide apart. Eyelids are dry, pigmented. The expression is lively, attentive and piercing.
Disadvantages: light eyes, not fully pigmented eyelids.
Teethlarge, white.Linear arrangement of the lower jaw incisors. Scissor bite
Disadvantages: a direct bite, the presence of broken teeth that do not interfere with the definition of a bite, a slight yellow plaque, teeth not worn out by age.
Defects: carious teeth, overshot mouth.
Neckmedium length, massive, dense, with a beautiful line, the scruff of the neck, muscular, expanding to the withers, without folds and drooping.
Disadvantages: short, damp.
Defects: a short neck, the presence of a suspension.
Witherswell defined, muscular without folds, smoothly passes into a straight, slightly inclined to the croup, back line. The shoulder blades are long, obliquely set and pressed to the back.
Defects: weak, too short or long, narrow, weak or loaded withers, free, sheer or sharp shoulder blades.
Backshort, broad and muscular, straight, slightly falling to the croup.
Disadvantages: soft, narrow with weak muscles back.
Vices: Too long or short, narrow, weak, sagging or hunchbacked.
Loinshort, broad, muscular, slightly convex.
Disadvantages: elongated, straight, narrowish lower back.
Defects: long, narrow, weak, sagging or humpback loins.
Croupmoderately sloping, broad, muscular, slightly rounded.
Disadvantages: short, straight or mowed croup.
Defects: too long or short, narrow, sharply slanted or horizontal croup.
Tailshort, straight, low set in the hollow of the croup, tapering towards the end. In an excited state it is held horizontally.
Vices: a high-set tail, thrown over the back between the hind limbs.
Chest. The chest is deep and wide. The ribs are round, the false ribs are long, elastic.
Disadvantages: flat, small chest.
Defects: small, flat, barrel-shaped, too long or short chest.
Forelimbs when viewed from the front, straight and parallel, with a strong skeleton and embossed muscles, are set relatively wide. Moderate high gear. The shoulders are long, strong and muscular, obliquely set. The elbows are directed strictly back and firmly pressed to the body.
Disadvantages: straight shoulders, easy turning of elbows outward, slightly inclined metacarpals.
Defects: sheer shoulders, loose elbows, curved forearms, long inclined metacarpals.
Hind limbs when viewed from the rear, straight and parallel, with well-defined, but not rough muscles, are slightly drawn beyond the line of the ischial tubercles. The angles of the joints are well emphasized.
Disadvantages: insufficiently expressed angles of the knee and hock joints, a small proximity or inversion of the hock joints.
Defects: the straightened angles of the knee and hock joints, straightforwardness, sharp proximity or inversion of the hock joints.
Pawsround, small, strong, arched, in a lump.
Disadvantages: long, flat feet.
Defects: open legs, razmet, clubfoot.
Disadvantages: somewhat constrained movements, a slight swing of the croup horizontally.
Vices: constrained movements, vertical movement of croup.
Disqualifying Vices. Cryptorchidism, liver or black and tan colors, flesh color of the nose, light eyes, snack, skew of the lower jaw, deafness, long or cropped tail, amble.