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Old 09-21-2008, 10:56 AM
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Default Staffordshire bull terriers?

Does anyone have any expeirence with them? Info please!
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Old 09-21-2008, 01:49 PM
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Well, I would say experience as such, but they are pretty much the most popular breed of dog here, and Bo is 1/4 staff

I know a lot about them, but not 1st hand.

They are extremely loyal dogs, can be DA so need good socialisation. They're quite clownish, but I wouldn't say in a really energetic way!! They're lovely dogs all round.

If you want lots of 1st hand experience I'd advise joining a UK dog forum as I can guarentee you'll speak to LOTS of staffy owners.
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Old 09-21-2008, 02:00 PM
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They're great dogs! Basically, it's a pit bull in a slightly smaller package, and I know a couple that do agility.

Aesthetically, some end up a little to bulky for my tastes, but they are really cool little dogs. I'm heavily considering getting one as my next dog (cover your ears, Paco, cover your ears).
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Old 09-21-2008, 02:07 PM
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I know they're extremely common in shelters.
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Old 09-21-2008, 02:10 PM
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Staffordshire Bull Terriers are a RARE BREED in the US.

Wonderful little dogs, big dogs in a small package. Known for their cheerful personalities and their innate love of children.
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Old 09-21-2008, 02:30 PM
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I've never met one in real life, but I've only heard positive things about them. They're related to the breed of dog I own, so thats probably why I think they are such handsome dogs. hehe.

I've considered getting one some day, because I like how small and compact they are.
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Old 09-21-2008, 02:36 PM
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I've only really met ONE, but you see them around showing. They're very similar to pitties, only smaller. I think they're very cute and personally they appeal to me much more than the other bully breeds. I don't know why, I think it's because they look so sweet! This guy was a big goofball and just a lover. He seemed like a really really good boy. I would love to meet more, I just think they're neat.

Dogs in shelters in the US are most likely not staffs, they're petty uncommon in the US. Pit bull type dogs in the US are generally just APBTs or Am Staffs or mixes of those two.

One big thing I'd make sure you understand (which you probably do, I'm just double-checking) is that with BSL outlining 'pit bulls' this breed will fall into that category most times. So definitely check with any insurance or local BSL laws.
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Old 09-21-2008, 02:39 PM
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Maybe they're just common in my area... Even petfinder lists several in my city shelter.
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Old 09-21-2008, 02:50 PM
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One thing I do not like is that a lot of breeders are producing dogs a lot larger than they should be. I'm sorry, but I dont want no 50 pound staffy. 30 pounds is more like it. Just something I've noticed.
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Maybe they're just common in my area... Even petfinder lists several in my city shelter.
I took a quick look on petfinder and I think most the dogs listed as staffies are actually just general pit bulls or APBT mixes. Most look a lot more APBT/Am Staff than staffie. Also, I wouldn't think it'd be that uncommon for people to label pit bulls as staffies as the connotation with staffie bulls is generally a lot better with JQP.

Staffordshire Bull Terrier:
This shows size well- http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n...randCh3BIG.jpg
http://linwest.customer.netspace.net.au/pics/nemo.jpg

Not to be confused with American Staffordshire Terrier-
http://www.cyberpet.com/dogs/1dogimages/denise3.jpg
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