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    Some Staffords are can be lttle bricks


    But no,until the other questions are answered I will not post *sits on hands*
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    All i know is that he is pure-bred and has papers. No idea about all the other stuff... As I said, just posting for a friend.

    I am not a dog owner myself and I am sure I will get slammed for saying this, but if a person had a disability i.e. some sort of hereditary disease then would you deny that person the right to have children?

    I know that is going off the matter and I understand you point, but please understand that they bought, what they gathered, as a pure bred Staffy for companionship and hoped that one day they could breed it.

    PS. He is 'stocky', as all Staffies are 'stocky'.
    That is a ridiculous analogy, especially when it comes to dog. If a dog has a hereditary disease (take hip dysplasia for instance), it is irresponsible of the owner to pass this on to a new generation. We're talking 7-10 pups in a medium or large dog litter. Why would you knowingly continue this disease?

    Also, dogs do not 'need' to breed as we humans do. A dog will not miss his or her reproductive organs, and anyone who thinks they will is anthropomorphising.

    If he is indeed a papered and health-cleared dog, then by all means, they can find a suitably matching female and put him over her. But with a breed that is already the main percentage of pound dogs, it should only be dogs with titles to their name and of champion bloodlines.

    Purebred staffies are meant to be 'stocky' and by that I mean muscular. The head should not be a brick sh*thouse nor the waist as wide as the chest.


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    I agree %100 with your post Sierra

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    Quote Originally Posted by puggerup
    I agree %100 Sierra
    Yes same here exsept I disagree that humans need to breed, lol.

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    Was it me who you thought had jumped on the other poster as I don't feel I did but if you do maybe I should rethink how I'm coming across?
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    back yard breeders are the number one source of dogs at the pound, especially ones in bad health with aggressive temperments. Hence the hard time we tend to give requests like yours.

    If your friends truly have a pure bred SBT and they want to breed - then I suggest they contact the original breeder about how to go about it, and I also suggest they start going in a few dog shows to see if their dog has the conformation that the SBT breeders want to encourage. This way they'd meet other breeders and if their dog does well (and has compatible genetic test results) they will have more chance of finding a quality mate for him.

    Making a quality pure bred puppy is an expensive exercise, I'm guessing 7 years is getting a bit old for stud - 4 years old would be better. So tests on sperm quality would be needed. It's also very old for trying to get established on the show circuit.

    It is also unlikely a breeder would part with a show quality dog without following up about showing and breeding.

    Dog Owner's Guide: Should you breed your dog?
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    http://www.dogforum.com.au/general-d...now-about.html
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    http://www.dogforum.com.au/general-d...you-breed.html

    If all your friends want is a puppy like the dog they have, I suggest they go back to the original breeder as a starting point. Or find the SBT club in their state, and go meet a few breeders and get to know them and let them get to know your friends.

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    Some of us are very defensive about irresponsible breeing, as some of us deal with the homeless dogs when their time runs out....
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    Quote Originally Posted by crazydog View Post
    Pugger,
    Was it me who you thought had jumped on the other poster as I don't feel I did but if you do maybe I should rethink how I'm coming across?
    Yes you "bit" but don't stress yourself. The questions you asked were valid, however, not everyone shouldn't breed. If the OP's friend has a dog with champion bloodlines, then I don't see an issue.. we haven't got that information.
    When people pay the extra money for a dog with papers they usually intend to show or breed Perhaps this person can contact the breeder where the pup came from.

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    The analogy of a stafford is 'a little brick' or of course there is the 'little keg'
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    But that doesn't mean they have to be the shape of one! Ethical breeders have lean, muscular dogs. They are not meant to look more beefy than a Boxer or Bull Terrier. Even American Staffies are required to be lean and agile; what use is there to a baiting breed if they can't move due to sheer size and weight?


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    Ok, thanks everyone for your input. I can see that you are all very passionate about breeding the correct bloodlines of dogs and I can understand your point.

    As I said earlier, I am just a messenger (although I love this dog). I don't and have never owned a dog but do appreciate them, and I most certainly do not want anyone to breed dogs only to let them go into a pound.

    Harry (the Staffy) is purebred with papers, but I will pass on all the information to the owners and hopefully they will go and get the required health checks and hopefully the little guy is all good to go.

    Thanks again.

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