Blue Staffies are over-represented everywhere, not just WA, Ados . The blues are "bad" because they can carry a gene for CDA (Colour Dilution Alopecia).
My recommendation would be to actually go to a show and talk to breeders there. If this is your first Staff, get yourself a really good breeder who is happy to answer all your questions at any time and any stage of your dogs' life. Staffies are fantastic dogs, but they do need a lot of socialisation when they are young, and a strong leader who is willing to put in the time and effort into training. They are great with people (particularly children) but like all dogs, they need the right upbringing to make them into the fabulous dogs they can be. Unfortunately, many people don't realise this and that is why there are so many in the pound today.
If you do eventually decide to go with rescue, Staffy and Bully Breed Rescue Inc, would be more than happy to hear from you, I would think!
Last edited by chevbrock; 05-02-2014 at 05:44 PM.
I've joined the local staffy club and we have a fun day soon so hopefully I can get some ideas and advice. I have had two staffords, Serena whom I have now (8yrs old) and Occy, a male stafford who died some time ago. I am still doing research and so far i have found, at least here in WA, staff pups to be very expensive, way above my $1000-1200 budget. There are better prices over east but then you have to factor in freight which can be expensive. I would rather buy a local dog but there isn't that much available at the moment. I am happy to wait though. I have had a look at the bully breed rescue and there are some nice dogs but at this stage have my heart set on a puppy.
Good on you for joining the local staffy club. Although Ruby isn't a full breed boxer, I've joined the Boxers of Western Australia facebook page, most of the local registered breeders post on the site, it was started by one of the registered breeders and there are monthly boxer play dates, both north and south of the river. From that has stemmed play dates in the Mandurah area, and people can post about anything to do with their boxers, lots of people finding other owners with siblings and organising play dates, meetings, etc. It's a fantastic place to get the local low-down, Perth is a small town and it's good to know the ethical, registered breeders who are in it for the quality and temperament of the dogs, not making dollars and pumping out the litters.
I have found that a blue staffy in Perth will set you back about $3,500; a French Bulldog about $4,500 and an English Bulldog about $3,500. Pugs are also hitting the $3,500 mark ... Sadly, Pet City are now located in mega-sized stores, pumping out the puppies faster than people can buy them, a cross-breed will cost between $1,000 and $2,000
Once you go to some of the Staffy Club days out, you'll get to meet other owners and breeders and that will be the best way to gauge who you go to for a pup. At the boxer get-togethers you can see all the craziness as most dogs are off-lead and the breeders are there with their own dogs too.
'Ados' - how are you going with your search for your new pup ?
The breeders that are listed with the ANKC and Dogs WA – pay for those listings – so you won't get an accurate or extensive list from those 2 sites.
The link I put up earlier for you have quite a few breeders in WA – so you really shouldn't have to look at getting one from over the east.
Staffordshire Bull Terrier Breeders, Australia
Also click on the pdf file in the pink box – it is a good read.
I agree with what ‘mymatejack’ said above = 100% !
The breed you know and love are - Staffordshire Bull Terriers. Why are you now looking at cross breeds ?
Please don’t get caught up in the BS emotive garbage about rescuing /adopting !
Peta Kills Animals
Good Luck Wishes for your successful search for your next staffy pup !
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