The American Staffordshire Terrier Gold Book
In almost no other dog breed, recognized by the American Kennel Club and the F.C.I., is possible to establish the origins and the path of the ancestors with certainty and precision, except for the American Staffordshire Terrier. This “All-American Dog” breed was handed down to us by the U.S. Breeders; these dogs have an intact temperament, they are physically healthy and reliable towards human beings. The Am Staf is ideal as a family dog, excellent for work; it is an affectionate and happy dog. It likes living with the family and for the family.
The purpose of this book is to lead the way and to popularize the selection techniques handed in the decades among the great breeders who have successfully developed this breed. All data and information contained in the book represent my desire to share the news received from my American teachers and mentors with the great number of old and new fanciers all over the world. These irrefutable sources will provide the reader an opportunity to verify that the American Staffordshire Terrier is today recognized as the essence of "The Grand Old Breed".
My hope is to contribute, even in this way, to the future of the breed.
R. Paco Zanoia