American Staffordshire Terrier vs Beauceron

Compare the American Staffordshire Terrier to the Beauceron. Use the tool below to compare temperament, size, personality, maintenance requirements, and everything else between American Staffordshire Terriers and Beaucerons.

Quick Summary

Below are a few quick comparisons between the two breeds.
  • Owner Experience - Both the Beauceron and the American Staffordshire Terrier are good for new owners, but the Beauceron is a slightly better choice.
  • Children - The American Staffordshire Terrier is very child friendly. The Beauceron does not do well with children.
  • Grooming - Both breeds have low maintenance coats, but the American Staffordshire Terrier is easier to groom.
  • Barking - The American Staffordshire Terrier bark/howls frequently. The Beauceron has an average level of barking.
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American Staffordshire Terrier vs Beauceron
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Black and Tan Beauceron
Breed NameAmerican Staffordshire TerrierBeauceron
General Details
Breed TypePurebredPurebred
Is Hypo­allergenicNoNo
Lifespan12-14 yrs.10-12 yrs.
Height17-80 in.24-28 in.
Weight45-70 lb70-110 lb
IntelligenceBelow AverageHigh
History
Origin CountryUnited StatesFrance
Origin Year1890 AD1587 AD
Temperament
Overall FriendlinessVery GoodGood
Family FriendlyVery GoodVery Good
Kid FriendlyVery GoodGood
Pet FriendlyBelow AveragePoor
Stranger FriendlyVery GoodGood
Personality
  • Affectionate
  • Loving
  • Does Not Like Being Alone
  • Likes To Snuggle
  • Willing To Please
  • Affectionate
  • Aggressive
  • Loving
  • Stubborn
  • Willing To Please
Living Environment
ApartmentYesNo
IndoorNoYes
Small YardNoNo
Medium YardYesYes
Large YardYesYes
Temperature Tolerance ¹40°F to 80°F40°F to 70°F
Barks/HowlsVery OftenRarely
Exercise Needs
Energy LevelMediumHigh
Exercise RequiredMediumHigh
Top Running Speed24 mph24 mph
StrengthHighHigh
Grooming Needs
Coat Main­tenanceLowLow
SheddingLowLow
DanderLowLow
Drool AmountMediumLow

¹This is estimated min/max temperature range for a healthy adult dog. Dogs that live indoors, puppies, seniors, unwell dogs, and/or dogs with improperly groomed coats may overheat sooner and get cold more quickly.
Instincts & Behavior Comparison
Breed NameAmerican Staffordshire TerrierBeauceron
Breed Mentality
Dominant/AlphaNoYes
Family/PackYesNo
IndependentNoNo
Breed Focus
Distracted EasilyNoNo
AverageNoYes
Focused & PatientYesNo
Breed Instincts
AggressionAverageAverage
Burrow/DiggingAverageAverage
ChasingBelow AverageAverage
Follow CommandsHighAverage
FightingBelow AverageAverage
GuardingBelow AverageHigh
HerdingBelow AverageHigh
HuntingBelow AverageAverage
ProtectionHighHigh
Remove VerminBelow AverageAverage
SleddingAverageAverage
WatchHighHigh
Health Comparison
Breed NameAmerican Staffordshire TerrierBeauceron
Lifespan
Lifespan12-14 yrs.10-12 yrs.
Appearance Comparison
Breed NameAmerican Staffordshire TerrierBeauceron
Coat
FurYesNo
HairNoYes
Coat Type
Smooth CoatYesYes
Double CoatNoYes
Coat Texture
RoughYesNo
StraightNoYes
Coat Length(s)
ShortYesYes
Coat Color(s)
BlackYesNo
Black & WhiteYesNo
Black BrindleYesNo
BlueYesNo
Blue BrindleYesNo
Blue FawnYesNo
Blue Fawn BrindleYesNo
BronzeYesNo
Brown BrindleYesNo
FawnYesNo
Fawn BrindleYesNo
Fawn SableYesNo
LiverYesNo
Liver BrindleYesNo
RedYesNo
Red BrindleYesNo
Red SableYesNo
Seal BrownYesNo
Silver & WhiteYesNo
WhiteYesNo
White & TanYesNo
Black&tanNoYes
HarlequinNoYes
Tri-colorNoYes