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Standard or Performance types are generally more athletic with longer muzzles and a more square head. A height of about 18 to 19 inches (46 to 48 cm) at shoulders for the male and 17 to 18 inches (43 to 46 cm) for the female is to be considered preferable. They are capable of jumping in excess of 7 feet (2.1 m) vertical due to the dense muscle build of the breed. The American Staffordshire Terrier should give the impression of great strength for his size, a well put-together dog, muscular, but agile and graceful, keenly alive to his surroundings. They were eventually successful; a litter produced in 1981 provided the foundation stock of the breed.