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Name Cane Corso American Staffordshire Terrier Staffordshire Bull Terrier
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Other Names
What other names do they have?
Cane Di Macellaio
Cane Corz
Stafford
Staffy
Amstaff
Staff
Stafford
Staffy Bull
Staffy
Breed Type
Which dog is purebred or crossbreed? Cane Corso vs American Staffordshire Terrier vs Staffordshire Bull Terrier breed type comparison:
Purebred Purebred Purebred

Cane Corso vs American Staffordshire Terrier vs Staffordshire Bull Terrier Price and Availability Comparison

Price
Which is cheaper, Cane Corso or American Staffordshire Terrier or Staffordshire Bull Terrier? Which is more expensive?
$1500-$2000 $800-$1000 $1500-$2000
Availability
Which is easier to get, Cane Corso or American Staffordshire Terrier or Staffordshire Bull Terrier?
Very frequent: The Cane Corso is quite easy to get.
Very frequent: The American Staffordshire Terrier is quite easy to get.
Very frequent: The Staffordshire Bull Terrier is quite easy to get.

Cane Corso vs American Staffordshire Terrier vs Staffordshire Bull Terrier Size Comparison

Size
Which is bigger, Cane Corso or American Staffordshire Terrier or Staffordshire Bull Terrier? Which is the smallest dog, Cane Corso or American Staffordshire Terrier or Staffordshire Bull Terrier?
Large Medium Medium
Weight
Which is heavier, Cane Corso or American Staffordshire Terrier or American Staffordshire Terrier? Cane Corso vs American Staffordshire Terrier vs Staffordshire Bull Terrier weight comparison:
Male: 99-110 pounds (45-50 kg), Female: 88-99 pounds (40-45 kg) 57-67 pounds (25-30 kg) Males 25-38 pounds (11-17 kg), Female: 23-35 pounds (10-16 kg)
Average Weight
Which dog has a smaller / higher average weight?
Male: 104.5 pounds (47.5 kg), Female: 93.5 pounds (42.5 kg) 62 pounds (27.5 kg) Males 31.5 pounds (14 kg), Female: 29 pounds (13 kg)
Height
Which is taller, Cane Corso or American Staffordshire Terrier or Staffordshire Bull Terrier? Cane Corso vs American Staffordshire Terrier vs Staffordshire Bull Terrier height comparison:
Male: 24-27 inches (64-68 cm), Female: 23-25 inches (60-64 cm) Male: 17-19 inches (43-48 cm), Female: 16-18 inches (41-46 cm) Male: 14-16 inches (36-41 cm), Female: 13-15 inches (33-38 cm)
Average Height
Which dog has a smaller / higher average height?
Male: 25.5 inches (66 cm), Female: 24 inches (62 cm) Male: 18 inches (45.5 cm), Female: 17 inches (43.5 cm) Male: 15 inches (38.5 cm), Female: 14 inches (35.5 cm)

Cane Corso vs American Staffordshire Terrier vs Staffordshire Bull Terrier Grooming, Hair and Care Comparison

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat/fur do they have? Cane Corso vs American Staffordshire Terrier vs Staffordshire Bull Terrier coat comparison:
Dense Fine Smooth
Colors
What are the original Cane Corso, American Staffordshire Terrier and Staffordshire Bull Terrier color?
Chestnut
Brindle
Gray
Red
Fawn
Black
Brown
Blue
White
Black
Brindle
Red
Blue
Fawn
White
Black
Grooming
Which dog is easy to maintain, Cane Corso or American Staffordshire Terrier or Staffordshire Bull Terrier? Cane Corso vs American Staffordshire Terrier vs Staffordshire Bull Terrier grooming comparison:
Effortless: The Cane Corso requires minimal grooming.
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Effortless: The American Staffordshire Terrier requires minimal grooming.
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Effortless: The Staffordshire Bull Terrier requires minimal grooming.
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Shedding Level
Who sheds more Cane Corso or American Staffordshire Terrier or Staffordshire Bull Terrier? Cane Corso or American Staffordshire Terrier or {name3 shedding:
Cane Corso dogs shed moderately.
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American Staffordshire Terrier dogs shed none to minimal.
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Staffordshire Bull Terrier dogs shed none to minimal.
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Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
Which dog should be bathed more: Cane Corso or American Staffordshire Terrier or Staffordshire Bull Terrier?
4-6 weeks
Average. Experts recommended at least every 4-6 weeks for this family pup.
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3-4 weeks
More often than average. These dog coats tend to be longer, softer, and oilier than short-haired breeds.
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4-6 weeks
Average. Experts recommended at least every 4-6 weeks for this family pup.
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Cane Corso vs American Staffordshire Terrier vs Staffordshire Bull Terrier Personality / Temperament Comparison

Temperament
Which one has a better personality? Which is a better family dog, Cane Corso or American Staffordshire Terrier or Staffordshire Bull Terrier? Cane Corso vs American Staffordshire Terrier vs Staffordshire Bull Terrier behavior/temperament comparison:
Cheerful
Loyal
Social
Courageous
Quiet
Attentive
Devoted
Loyal
Intelligent
Courageous
Friendly
Tenacious
Affectionate
Courageous
Intelligent
Bold
Fearless
Reliable
Intelligent Rank
Which is the smarter dog? Which is best? Cane Corso vs American Staffordshire Terrier vs Staffordshire Bull Terrier intelligence:
Smart: The Cane Corso dogs have great intelligence.
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Smart: The American Staffordshire Terrier dogs have great intelligence.
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Average: It takes patience to teach this breed any tricks or commands, but the effort is worth it.
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Trainability
Cane Corso vs American Staffordshire Terrier vs Staffordshire Bull Terrier trainability comparison.
Cane Corso dogs are easy to train.
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American Staffordshire Terrier dogs are easy to train.
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Staffordshire Bull Terrier dogs are quite easy to train.
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Playfulness
Cane Corso vs American Staffordshire Terrier vs Staffordshire Bull Terrier playfulness comparison:
Average: Cane Corsos, like any other dog breed, like playing.
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The American Staffordshire Terrier is a playful breed.
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Average: Staffordshire Bull Terriers, like any other dog breed, like playing.
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Sensitivity Level
Which dog is more sensitive? What's the difference?
Cane Corso dogs have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
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American Staffordshire Terrier dogs have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
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They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
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Affection Level
Which is the more affectionate dog breed: Cane Corso vs American Staffordshire Terrier vs Staffordshire Bull Terrier?
Average: Cane Corso dogs are average dogs regarding their affection level.
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High: American Staffordshire Terrier dogs are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving, and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
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High: Staffordshire Bull Terrier dogs are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving, and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
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Social Needs
Cane Corso vs American Staffordshire Terrier vs Staffordshire Bull Terrier social needs comparison:
Cane Corso dogs are a social breed.
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American Staffordshire Terrier dogs are a social breed.
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Staffordshire Bull Terrier dogs are a social breed.
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Barking
Which dog barks more/less: Cane Corso vs American Staffordshire Terrier vs Staffordshire Bull Terrier?
Low: The Cane Corso barks none to minimal.
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Average: The American Staffordshire Terrier barks occasionally.
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Low: The Staffordshire Bull Terrier barks none to minimal.
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Watchdog Ability
Which is the better watchdog: Cane Corso or American Staffordshire Terrier or Staffordshire Bull Terrier?
Cane Corso dogs are one of the best watchdogs.
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American Staffordshire Terrier dogs are average watchdogs.
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Staffordshire Bull Terrier dogs are average watchdogs.
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Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Which is a better guard dog Cane Corso or American Staffordshire Terrier or Staffordshire Bull Terrier? Which dog is most likely to protect its owner? Which is the best dog to use for protection?
Cane Corso dogs are extremely protective guard dogs.
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American Staffordshire Terrier dogs are average defenders.
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Staffordshire Bull Terrier dogs are average defenders.
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Biting Potential
Which breed of dog is most likely to bite? Biting potential comparison:

Moderate

The Cane Corso has an average chance of biting somebody.

Low 🔽

The American Staffordshire Terrier has a low chance of biting somebody.

Moderate

The Staffordshire Bull Terrier has an average chance of biting somebody.
Bite Force
Which bite is stronger: Cane Corso or American Staffordshire Terrier or Staffordshire Bull Terrier?

Above 400 PSI 🔼

Cane Corso bite force: The Strongest.

Between 200 and 400 PSI

American Staffordshire Terrier bite force: Ordinary.

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Staffordshire Bull Terrier bite force: Ordinary.
Mouthiness
Which is the better dog? Cane Corso vs American Staffordshire Terrier vs Staffordshire Bull Terrier mouthiness comparison:
Cane Corso dogs have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, playbite, or herd people.
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American Staffordshire Terrier dogs have a strong tendency to nip, chew, playbite, or herd people.
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Staffordshire Bull Terrier dogs have a lower than average tendency to nip, chew, playbite, or herd people.
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Impulse to Wander or Roam
Which dog has a greater roaming instinct?
Cane Corso dogs tend to escape less than other breeds.
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American Staffordshire Terrier dogs have average wanderlust potential.
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The wanderlust potential of the Staffordshire Bull Terrier is strong enough to escape from home.
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Prey Drive
Which dog has a higher prey drive? Which can be better for hunting?
Cane Corso dogs have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
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American Staffordshire Terrier dogs have an average prey drive, which means that they don't have a high impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals, but it might happen.
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Staffordshire Bull Terrier dogs have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
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Apartment Friendly
Which dog is more apartment friendly Cane Corso or American Staffordshire Terrier or Staffordshire Bull Terrier?
It is not recommended to keep the Cane Corso breed in the home.
It is not recommended to keep the American Staffordshire Terrier breed in the home.
It is not the best choice if you want to keep them indoors, however, with careful exercise and several walks a day, they will tolerate the indoor environment, so it is possible to keep Staffordshire Bull Terrier indoors.
Adaptability
Which dog has a higher adaptability potential? Which is the better dog?
Cane Corso dogs don't adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Average: American Staffordshire Terrier dogs adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Average: Staffordshire Bull Terrier dogs adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Which dog can be left alone: Cane Corso or American Staffordshire Terrier or Staffordshire Bull Terrier?
Cane Corso dogs do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
American Staffordshire Terrier dogs do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Staffordshire Bull Terrier dogs do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.

Cane Corso vs American Staffordshire Terrier vs Staffordshire Bull Terrier Good With Comparison

Stranger Friendly
Which dog is more stranger friendly Cane Corso or American Staffordshire Terrier or Staffordshire Bull Terrier? Which dog is more friendly?
Cane Corso dogs are not stranger friendly dogs.
American Staffordshire Terrier dogs are stranger-friendly dogs.
Staffordshire Bull Terrier dogs are stranger-friendly dogs.
Pet Friendly
Which dog breeds get along well with other animals/pets?
Cane Corso dogs do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
American Staffordshire Terrier dogs do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Staffordshire Bull Terrier dogs usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Child Friendly
Which dog is more child/kid friendly Cane Corso or American Staffordshire Terrier or Staffordshire Bull Terrier?
Cane Corso dogs are average friendly dogs towards children.
American Staffordshire Terrier dogs are kid-friendly dogs.
Staffordshire Bull Terrier dogs are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Which dog is more cat friendly Cane Corso or American Staffordshire Terrier or Staffordshire Bull Terrier?
Cane Corso dogs are not cat-friendly dogs.
American Staffordshire Terrier dogs are not cat-friendly dogs.
Staffordshire Bull Terrier dogs are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Which dog is more dog friendly Cane Corso or American Staffordshire Terrier or Staffordshire Bull Terrier?
Cane Corso dogs are average friendly towards other dogs.
American Staffordshire Terrier dogs are not dog-friendly.
Staffordshire Bull Terrier dogs are not dog-friendly.
Good For First Time Owners
Which dog is good for the first-time owners: Cane Corso vs American Staffordshire Terrier vs Staffordshire Bull Terrier?
No
Cane Corso dogs are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Yes
American Staffordshire Terrier dogs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Yes
Staffordshire Bull Terrier dogs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Office Friendly
Which one fits better in the office?
No
Cane Corso is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Yes
American Staffordshire Terrier is one of the best dog breeds for office environment
No
Staffordshire Bull Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Which dog is good for elderly people?
Cane Corsos are commonly okay with elderly people.
American Staffordshire Terriers are usually recommended for elderly people.
Staffordshire Bull Terriers are usually recommended for elderly people.

Cane Corso vs American Staffordshire Terrier vs Staffordshire Bull Terrier Health Comparison

Health Issues
Cane Corso vs American Staffordshire Terrier vs Staffordshire Bull Terrier health comparison. Which is the healthier: Cane Corso vs American Staffordshire Terrier vs Staffordshire Bull Terrier?
Cane Corsos are commonly healthy dogs.
The American Staffordshire Terrier is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Staffordshire Bull Terrier is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems
Which one has more or less genetic/health problems: Cane Corso vs American Staffordshire Terrier vs Staffordshire Bull Terrier? What are the allergies, genetic diseases and concerns for them? Cane Corso vs American Staffordshire Terrier vs Staffordshire Bull Terrier health problems comparison:
Arthritis
Bloat
Cherry Eye
Demodectic Mange
Ectropion
Entropion
Hip Dysplasia
No data available Cataracts
Distichiasis
Mastocytoma
Persistent Hyperplastic Primary Vitreous
Veterinarian Visits
Which one may need more or less veterinary visits?
Rare
The Cane Corso should have a complete physical check-up at least every 12-18 months (but preferably once per year).
Average
The American Staffordshire Terrier should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year.
Average
The Staffordshire Bull Terrier should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year.
Life Expectancy
Cane Corso vs American Staffordshire Terrier vs Staffordshire Bull Terrier lifespan comparison. How long do Cane Corso, American Staffordshire Terrier and Staffordshire Bull Terrier breeds live? Which one has a longer lifespan/life expectancy?
10-12 years
The average lifespan of Cane Corso: 11 years
12-14 years
The average lifespan of American Staffordshire Terrier: 13 years
12-14 years
The average lifespan of Staffordshire Bull Terrier: 13 years
Hypoallergenic
Cane Corso vs American Staffordshire Terrier vs Staffordshire Bull Terrier hypoallergenic comparison. Which dog is hypoallergenic or not?
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Energy Level
Who has more energy a Cane Corso or American Staffordshire Terrier or Staffordshire Bull Terrier? Cane Corso vs American Staffordshire Terrier vs Staffordshire Bull Terrier energy level comparison:
Cane Corso dogs have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
American Staffordshire Terrier dogs have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Staffordshire Bull Terrier dogs have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
Cane Corso vs American Staffordshire Terrier vs Staffordshire Bull Terrier exercise need comparison. Which dog needs more activity? Which dog needs the most exercise: Cane Corso or American Staffordshire Terrier or Staffordshire Bull Terrier? Which dog needs the most walking? Which dog is the laziest?
Cane Corso dogs have an average exercise need.
American Staffordshire Terrier dogs need quite a lot of exercise.
Staffordshire Bull Terrier dogs need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Which one sleeps the least/most: Cane Corso or American Staffordshire Terrier or Staffordshire Bull Terrier?
Cane Corso dogs are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend too much time with sleeping.
American Staffordshire Terrier dogs sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered a lazy breed.
Staffordshire Bull Terrier dogs sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered a lazy breed.
Average daily food consumption
Which dog eats more: Cane Corso or American Staffordshire Terrier or Staffordshire Bull Terrier?
Recommended daily amount: If you are feeding a high-quality dry food, your Corso will probably eat 4 to 5 cups a day. 2.5 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 1 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
Which dog breed is more prone to obesity? Cane Corso vs American Staffordshire Terrier vs Staffordshire Bull Terrier weight gain potential comparison:
Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Cane Corso's weight, he can easily gain weight.
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Low to Average: The American Staffordshire Terrier has a low to the average risk for obesity.
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Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Staffordshire Bull Terrier's weight, he can easily gain weight.
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Weather and Climate
Which dog is best for hot or cold weather: Cane Corso vs American Staffordshire Terrier vs Staffordshire Bull Terrier?
Tolerates warm and cold weather
Dogs that tolerate hot and cold weather are typically those that have a double coat of fur.
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Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Different dogs have different preferences when it comes to weather conditions.
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Tolerates warm and cold weather
Dogs that tolerate hot and cold weather are typically those that have a double coat of fur.
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Stinkiness
Which dog breed smells the least? Which dog smells the most? Which is best, Cane Corso vs American Staffordshire Terrier vs Staffordshire Bull Terrier?

Medium

The Cane Corso has an average chance of bad smell.

Medium

The American Staffordshire Terrier has an average chance of bad smell.

Medium

The Staffordshire Bull Terrier has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling Tendency
Which dog drools the most? Which dog drools the least?
The Cane Corso drools quite a lot, so if you dislike being covered by slobber spots on your clothes, you may want to choose another dog breed.
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The American Staffordshire Terrier is an average drooler.
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The Staffordshire Bull Terrier is an average drooler.
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Cane Corso vs American Staffordshire Terrier vs Staffordshire Bull Terrier As a Working Dog Comparison

Service Dog
Which one could be a service dog?

Yes

This breed makes good as a service dog.
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Yes

This breed makes good as a service dog.
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Not really

This breed generally not used as a service dog.
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Therapy Dog
Which one could be a therapy dog: Cane Corso or American Staffordshire Terrier or Staffordshire Bull Terrier? Which is better for autism?

Not really

This breed is generally not used as a therapy dog.
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Not really

This breed is generally not used as a therapy dog.
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Not really

This breed is generally not used as a therapy dog.
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Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Which one could be a detection/sniffer dog?

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases.

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases.

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Which one could be a search and rescue dog?

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog.

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog.

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog.
Boat and Sailor Dog
Which one could be a boat dog: Cane Corso vs American Staffordshire Terrier vs Staffordshire Bull Terrier?

Not really

Cane Corso breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
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Not really

American Staffordshire Terrier breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
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Not really

Staffordshire Bull Terrier breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
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Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Which one could be a cart pulling or drafting dog?

Yes

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
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Not really

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
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Not really

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
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Fighting Dog / Military Dog

Yes

In history, this breed was unfortunately used for combat dogs.

Yes

In history, this breed was unfortunately used for combat dogs.

Yes

In history, this breed was unfortunately used for combat dogs.

Cane Corso vs American Staffordshire Terrier vs Staffordshire Bull Terrier Reproducibility Comparison

Gestation Length 60-64 days See more. 60-64 days See more. 60-64 days See more.
Litter Frequency

Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy.
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Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy.
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Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy.
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Litter Size
How many puppies can Cane Corso and American Staffordshire Terrier and Staffordshire Bull Terrier have?
4-6 puppies 5-10 puppies 5-7 puppies

Cane Corso vs American Staffordshire Terrier vs Staffordshire Bull Terrier Recognition Comparison

AKC Group
Which dog is recognized by the AKC?
Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2010 as a Working breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1936 as a Terrier breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1974 as a Terrier breed.
FCI Group
Which dog is recognized by the FCI?
Recognized by FCI in the Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid and Swiss Mountain and Cattledogs group, in the Molossian type section. Recognized by FCI in the Terriers group, in the Bull type Terriers section. Recognized by FCI in the Terriers group, in the Bull type Terriers section.
Breed Recognition
What other organizations and kennel clubs recognize these dog breeds?
American Canine Registry
American Kennel Club
America's Pet Registry
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
National Kennel Club
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
American Canine Association, Inc.
No data available American Canine Registry
American Kennel Club
America's Pet Registry
Australian National Kennel Council
Canadian Kennel Club
Continental Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
Kennel Club of Great Britain
National Kennel Club
New Zealand Kennel Club
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
United Kennel Club
American Canine Association, Inc.

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