American Staffordshire Terrier Colors: Rarest to Most Common

Written by Amber LaRock
Updated: October 20, 2023
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Loyal, playful, and affectionate – the American Staffordshire Terrier is one of the best companion dogs around! They have the perfect personality for family dog life, and they enjoy nothing more than spending time with those they love most.

Not only does the American Staffordshire Terrier sport an array of goofy personalities that you are sure to love, they can be found in a variety of unique coat colors as well! To help you determine which coat color you love the most, let’s introduce you to 16 American Staffordshire Terrier colors below!

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The American Staffordshire is loyal, affectionate, and playful, making them a wonderful addition to any family.


The first American Staffordshire Terriers were bred to be skilled working dogs. They were initially used to hunt and bring down boars, manage bulls in the pen, and guard other precious livestock. While these pups were useful for a variety of working tasks, it was impossible to ignore just how affectionate and loyal the breed was as they carried out their work. Over time, people began to view the American Staffordshire Terrier as more of a companion than a working dog.

It’s hard to imagine how the American Staffordshire Terrier’s reputation went downhill in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s with how well-known the breed was for being a family dog. Unfortunately, due to the breed’s muscular stature and intimating presence, the American Staffordshire Terrier was often used in cruel dog fighting operations. Thankfully, most of these operations were criminalized for their horrific canine abuse, allowing the American Staffordshire Terrier to ditch their troubled past and assume their position as loving canine companions once again.

Now, let’s introduce you to the many stunning coat colors of the American Staffordshire Terrier!

16 American Staffordshire Terrier Colors: Most Common to Rarest

Black American Staffordshire Terrier sitting in the park

American Staffordshire Terriers were bred to hunt and bring down boars, manage bulls in the pen, and guard other precious livestock.


#1 Black

The black coat color is one of the most popular coat colors seen in the American Staffordshire Terrier. The solid black coat is not only sleek and stunning, but it truly exemplifies the power the American Staffordshire possesses!

#2 Black and White

Black and white is a popular coat color combination in the American Staffordshire Terrier. The base of their coat is a deep shade of black, while their chest, paws, and portions of their face are enveloped in white. The white markings throughout their body make for a striking contrast!

#3 Brown

The brown American Staffordshire Terrier is another common coat color seen in the breed. The brown shade is comparable to a deep shade of caramel, and they will often sport white markings on their chest or paws.

#4 Brown Brindle

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Some brown brindle American Staffordshire Terriers have white markings on their chest, face, or paws.


Brown brindle is one of the most common coat colors seen in the American Staffordshire Terrier. This shade of brindle often has a deep marbled appearance that it sprinkled with swirls of black and chocolate brown. These pups may also have white markings around the face, chest, and paws.

#5 White

The white American Staffordshire Terrier is a sight to see! Thankfully, this stunning coat color is not hard to find! Though the white American Staffordshire looks like a rare jewel, this coat color is quite common. However, just keep in mind that most white American Staffordshire Terriers will have a few small spots of brown or black sprinkled throughout their coat.

#6 Blue

The blue American Staffordshire Terrier is a result of a specific recessive gene that causes the fur to turn gray instead of black. While the coat is not actually blue, it appears blue in the light! The blue coat color is fairly common, but these pups are often more expensive due to how popular this coat shade is.

#7 Fawn

American Staffordshire Terrier running through the leaves

The American Staffordshire Terrier sheds very little and only require a quick weekly brushing to keep them looking their best.


The fawn American Staffordshire Terrier sports a stunning shade of light tan or caramel. While some fawn American Staffordshire Terriers have one unified shade of fawn across their body, others will have white markings around their face, chest, or paws. This is a common coat shade for the breed.

#8 Blue Brindle

The blue brindle American Staffordshire Terrier’s coat contains a stunning combination of blue, fawn, and white shades. These colors merge together in a beautiful marbled pattern that is sure to take your breath away. This is a fairly common coat color for the breed.

#9 Fawn Brindle

If the fawn American Staffordshire Terrier wasn’t gorgeous enough, the fawn brindle American Staffie is an absolutely show stopper! These canine friends have a marbled coat patterns that contains shades of fawn, white, and dark brown! While they are less common than the standard fawn American Staffordshire, they are still easily found.

#10 Liver

The liver American Staffordshire Terrier is not as commonly found as other shades of brown we’ve discussed. Unlike the fawn and brown canine friends we listed above, the liver American Staffordshire’s coat is a much deeper shade of brown. These pups may also have a white marking on their chest, around their face, or even on their paws.

#11 Red

American Staffordshire Terrier running at full speed through the dirt

The red American Staffordshire Terrier can range in color from light copper to deep mahogany.

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The red American Staffordshire Terrier is fairly uncommon. Their coat is a stunning shade of red that can range from hues of deep mahogany to light copper. The red American Staffordshire Terrier is truly stunning when they step into the sun, as the copper shades within their coat truly ignite.

#12 Red Brindle

The red brindle American Staffordshire Terrier is even more uncommon than the standard red coat color. In addition to the copper coat color base, these pups also sport marbled streaks of black and tan throughout their coats.

#13 Red Sable

Red sable American Staffordshire Terriers are quite rare! At first glance you may think these pups are simply a dark shade of copper, but upon further inspection, you will notice that their fur fades to black at the ends. This fur color offers somewhat of an Ombre color effect.

#14 Black Brindle

Two American Staffordshire Terriers sitting in the park

Black brindle American Staffordshire Terriers may appear solid black when looking at them from a distance.


Black brindle American Staffordshire Terriers are quite rare! They may appear solid black when looking at them from a distance, but once you get closer, you will see shades of tan and brown streaked throughout their coat. Some of these pups will also have white markings around their chest and face.

#15 Fawn Sable

The fawn sable coat color is one of the rarest coat colors in the American Staffordshire Terrier breed. These pups sport the standard fawn base coat color, but their tan fur transitions into a shade of black at the tips. This leads to a dark swirl effect of the fur in some canine friends.

#16 Seal Brown

Seal brown American Staffordshire Terriers are extremely rare! These gorgeous pups have a striking coat color that falls somewhere between a shade of black and a liver brown. Their coat color closely resembles the brown California sea lion!

Final Thoughts

As you can see, the American Staffordshire TerrierĀ canĀ be found in an array of stunning coat colors that are sure to impress! Each of the coat colors we listed above are considered standard for the breed, so any of these pups are fit and ready for show. So, which American Staffordshire Terrier coat color is your favorite?

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About the Author

Amber LaRock is a writer at A-Z Animals primarily covering topics surrounding pet health and behavior. Amber is a Licensed Veterinary Technician with 12 years of experience in the field, and she holds a degree in veterinary technology that she earned in 2015. A resident of Chiang Mai, Thailand, Amber enjoys volunteering with animal rescues, reading, and taking care of her two cats.

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