Breed

American Staffordshire Terrier


AKC Grouping
Terrier Group
Temperament
  • confident
  • smart
  • good-natured

Demeanor
alert and responsive

Choosing the Best Dog Food for an Overweight American Staffordshire Terrier

The best way for us to understand the caloric needs of the American Staffordshire Terrier along with the best type of food to feed an overweight dog is to take a look at their evolution as a breed. The diet and lifestyle of the American Staffordshire Terrier has completely changed since their beginnings and some of these changes could contribute to them becoming overweight.


Breed

American Staffordshire Terrier


AKC Grouping
Terrier Group
Temperment
  • confident
  • smart
  • good-natured
Demeanor
alert and responsive

The American Staffordshire Terrier originally came from England where it was used to the damp yet pleasant climate there. The breed's first encounter with humans was during the 1800's when they belonged to the working class of England. The breed was first used as a pit fighting dog against bears or bulls in their early days, a practice which has since been outlawed. It was around the mid-1800's when the American Staffordshire was brought to America and managed to escape their blood sporting ways. After arriving in America, it quickly became a breed favorite and enjoyed such fame as a mascot and actor several times. Although the dog was originally bred for fighting, through responsible breeding the breed has become a great gentle breed suitable for a family pet.


Energy
active
Grooming
only an occasional bath and brushing
Training
willing to follow
Shedding
occassionally

As a fighting dog the owners of this breed were probably not too concerned with what the dogs were eating and may have even kept them somewhat hungry in order to motivate them to fight better. Today the breed has become a family favorite in America thanks to selective breeding and a more loving and caring environment. The most decorated American soldier dog was Sgt. Stubby during WWI who served during three American presidents. In the Ken Burns documentary about the first cross country road trip in America, Horatio's Drive, the family was accompanied by a Staffordshire Terrier as their family pet. The lifestyle of the modern Staffordshire Terrier is much different than what it was originally bred for although they still remain an active breed and have retained their guardian instincts. Now, the Staffordshire Terrier no longer has to search out its own food or rely on fighting to be fed but instead is given daily food thanks to the invention of commercial dog food. It is important to keep in mind that the dietary needs of the American Staffordshire Terrier are not the same as they once were now and their diets and nutrients must be adjusted accordingly.


Spot & Tango is devoted to offering your American Staffordshire Terrier the greatest quality dog food to promote a healthy weight. Spot & Tango utilizes just locally sourced USDA approved beef, lamb and turkey in their dog foods. By utilizing just locally sourced meats Spot & Tango makes sure that their meats are antibiotic, preservative and hormone free. The high-quality meats contained in Spot & Tango's dog food are filled with protein that can develop and repair cartilage and tendons which can help in relieving discomfort connected with the muscle strain brought on by excessive weight. Feeding your overweight American Staffordshire Terrier Spot & Tango dog food rich in gluten-free quinoa, millet, and brown rice can help to boost their energy and support their digestive system aiding in their weight management. Spot & Tango's recipes include leafy greens and fruits that could help reduce discomfort and strengthen the heart of an overweight American Staffordshire Terrier.


At Spot & Tango, we offer human-grade food that is USDA, pet nutritionist and veterinarian approved. The dog food is designed to ensure the health of the American Staffordshire Terrier is put as the utmost consideration. The amount of calorie intake is regulated for your overweight American Staffordshire Terrier by portion sizes. We have high protein content to help in the growth of muscles can help your overweight American Staffordshire Terrier appropriately returns to being fit and in perfect shape. We have meal plans that can help serve the unique needs of your American Staffordshire Terrier. We purchase locally-sourced and human-grade food that is prepared in our USDA kitchen. We are dedicated to providing healthy food for your dog. Take our quiz today, and find your dog’s suggested plan. Spot & Tango ensures your dog’s nutritional needs are met by recommending a plan based on your dog’s unique profile. An ideal meal plan for your overweight American Staffordshire Terrier will be provided on our website.