American Staffordshire Terrier vs Vizsla

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

Quick Summary

Below are a few quick comparisons between the two breeds.
  • Owner Experience - Both the Vizsla and the American Staffordshire Terrier are good for new owners, but the Vizsla is a slightly better choice.
  • Children - Both the American Staffordshire Terrier and Vizsla are great with children.
  • Grooming - Both the American Staffordshire Terrier and Vizsla are very low maintenance and easy to groom.
  • Barking - Both the American Staffordshire Terrier and Vizsla are very vocal and will bark/howl frequently.
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American Staffordshire Terrier vs Vizsla
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Breed NameAmerican Staffordshire TerrierVizsla
General Details
Breed TypePurebredPurebred
Is Hypo­allergenicNoNo
Lifespan12-14 yrs.12-15 yrs.
Height17-80 in.21-25 in.
Weight45-70 lb40-65 lb
IntelligenceBelow AverageHigh
History
Origin CountryUnited StatesHungary
Origin Year1890 AD1357 AD
Temperament
Overall FriendlinessVery GoodVery Good
Family FriendlyVery GoodVery Good
Kid FriendlyVery GoodVery Good
Pet FriendlyBelow AverageVery Good
Stranger FriendlyVery GoodVery Good
Personality
  • Affectionate
  • Loving
  • Does Not Like Being Alone
  • Likes To Snuggle
  • Willing To Please
  • Affectionate
  • Enjoys Attention
  • Loving
  • Likes To Snuggle
Living Environment
ApartmentYesNo
IndoorNoNo
Small YardNoNo
Medium YardYesNo
Large YardYesYes
Temperature Tolerance ¹40°F to 80°F30°F to 80°F
Barks/HowlsVery OftenVery Often
Exercise Needs
Energy LevelMediumHigh
Exercise RequiredMediumHigh
Top Running Speed24 mph24 mph
StrengthHighHigh
Grooming Needs
Coat Main­tenanceLowLow
SheddingLowMedium
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 TerrierVizsla
Breed Mentality
Dominant/AlphaNoNo
Family/PackYesYes
IndependentNoNo
Breed Focus
Distracted EasilyNoNo
AverageNoYes
Focused & PatientYesYes
Breed Instincts
AggressionAverageBelow Average
Burrow/DiggingAverageBelow Average
ChasingBelow AverageHigh
Follow CommandsHighBelow Average
FightingBelow AverageBelow Average
GuardingBelow AverageAverage
HerdingBelow AverageAverage
HuntingBelow AverageHigh
ProtectionHighHigh
Remove VerminBelow AverageHigh
SleddingAverageBelow Average
WatchHighAverage
Health Comparison
Breed NameAmerican Staffordshire TerrierVizsla
Lifespan
Lifespan12-14 yrs.12-15 yrs.
Common Health Issues
CancerNoYes
EpilepsyNoYes
Hip DysplasiaNoYes
Sebaceous AdenitisNoYes
Appearance Comparison
Breed NameAmerican Staffordshire TerrierVizsla
Coat
FurYesNo
HairNoYes
Coat Type
Smooth CoatYesYes
Single CoatNoYes
Coat Texture
RoughYesNo
SilkyNoYes
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
RedYesYes
Red BrindleYesNo
Red SableYesNo
Seal BrownYesNo
Silver & WhiteYesNo
WhiteYesNo
White & TanYesNo
GoldenNoYes
Golden RustNoYes
Red GoldenNoYes
RustNoYes
Rust GoldenNoYes
Sandy YellowNoYes
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