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Thread: Thinking of buying a Bl ue Am staff from Ant do nas Kennels, help me out ?

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    Default Thinking of buying a Bl ue Am staff from Ant do nas Kennels, help me out ?

    Hey guys, new to this forum and this is my first post.
    I've been looking up American Staffordshires and will be getting one in the near future... I'm liking what i'm seeing from the A ndo n as Kennels but i'm not too really sure if they are a good breeder... honest and what not?

    Could you guys give me a hand, also i'm looking to buy a Blue American Staffy pup!!

    Thanks heaps

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    Last edited by Hyacinth; 11-19-2012 at 12:07 PM.

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    why blue?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mymatejack View Post
    why blue?
    ever since i saw a blue staffy i've fallen in love with them. now i want my own.

    has anyone dealt with the an d onas kennels or know any staffy or amstaff breeders in melbourne?
    Last edited by Hyacinth; 11-19-2012 at 12:06 PM.

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    I've never quite got the colour craze thing.

    Personally I wouldn't touch a blue Amstaff, or probably a blue anything unless it was a cattle dog. Too many unethical breeders cashing in on the craze. If their first aim is colour they are not doing the breed any justice.

    Anyone who contacts me asking for a particular colour gets a short reply of "sorry we can't help you" and I think you may find most the good breeders will be the same regardless of what is their chosen breed.

    I'd go for quality, type, temperament and health as your primary concerns.

    Try the Dogzonline website or contact the Victorian Amstaff club. Actually having just looked on there only 2, possibly 3 ads jumped out at me as ones I'd make enquiries to.
    Last edited by MAC; 11-17-2012 at 09:17 PM.

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    There are plenty of unwanted staffys in shelters across Australia, I recommend you go look there before you spend heaps of money on a breeder. You could be surprised and find a best mate, and you'll save money too.

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    What MAC said!

    I just bought a new SBT puppy and it took a lot of looking around to find someone who was breeding for the right reasons and not to cash in on the blue craze. Do some research on the potential problems with blue Staffords. It actually really concerns me that there is such a market for "blue" Staffords, so many people wanting to buy a dog for its looks rather than it's temperament/personality etc.

    I did look around at Amstaff breeders here in Melbourne a while back and there were a few that i found that appealed to me as breeding for the right reasons, pm me if you want and i'll look through them again and point out the ones i think are worth looking at (I haven't looked at the kennel you mention so i'm not commenting on them in any way)

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    A few questions for you :

    1. Do you really understand the breed you are looking at buying?
    2. Do you really understand the exercise requirements of this breed? Really not that dissimilar to say a border collie!
    3. What dog experience do you have? Have you had any experience with this breed?
    4. Have you considered what constitutes an ethical breeder? Do you have a list of questions you will ask breeders when you contact them?
    5. What sort of fencing arrangements do you have? Amstaffs will clear a 6ft high fence in one leap, no problems at all!

    I'm sure there's more questions for you to think about but that will do for now. Don't feel bad if you don't have the answers to the above questions, but please ask on here and plenty of very experience dog people and actual breeders will be able to help. DON"T RUSH IN! Take your time and get it right the first time, a dog is a 15 year plus commitment

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    Listen to this advice,if it needs exercise like a border collie! I have one of those and it is 2 walks a day every day. I would be VERY careful as it is so difficult if you pick the wrong dog for your life style. We adore her but already did a lot of walking before we got her.

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    Here's a list of some of the questions i asked breeders when looking for my new Stafford pup :

    1. What colour are the parents? (like MAC, i wouldn't touch a blue or anything bred from blue's)
    2. What health tests have been done? (make sure you know what tests need to be done by breeders to make sure no genetic diseases are passed on)
    3. What are the temperaments of the parents like? Are they dog friendly? (VERY important with Staffords - but you need to understand the breed to really understand the question and answer)
    4. How have the pups been raised, indoors or outdoors?
    5. How much socialisation have the pups had?

    I know there were other questions i had, but again that will do for now and give you some idea of the sort of things you need to be looking out for

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    Don't let me put you of Stafford's completely, just make sure you know what you're getting yourself into. My new pup :


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