The American Staffordshire Terrier is an intelligent, happy, outgoing, stable, and confident dog. Gentle and loving toward people, it is a good-natured, amusing, highly loyal and affectionate household pet. It is good for children and adults. Almost always obedient, this dog wants nothing more than to please its master. It is an extremely courageous and intelligent guard dog that is full of life. Over the past 50 years, careful breeding has made this friendly, trustworthy, dog that is an especially good dog for children.