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    I have a 6 month Dalmatian named Zali and recently my BF brought home an 8 week old american staffy. Both are females and seem to get along fine now, although my Dally plays a little rough sometimes! I am worried about the amstaff who we named Bella, I have read on the internet that they dont get along with other dogs etc and can be agressive. We will be getting both of them desexed. So i would like to know if they are both brought up together in a loving environment will they be okay when they are older dogs or is it in the amstaff breed to not like other dogs?

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    Hello and Be cca,
    Others here will give you great advice, IMO it's how you bring your dog up,
    (anyone correct me if i'm wrong) IMO no it's not in the breed, I belive if you socialise her with other dog while she is young she will love other dogs. Others here will have better advice.
    got any picture's, love photo's

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    Hi
    I'm no expert but from what I know The American Staffordshire Terrier is a friendly, loyal, courageous dog. Like alot of breeds can become bored easily. In my opinion, they'll be fine ,i'd do training with both and start with puppy school. Don't ignore bad behaviour, if play is too rough distract them. I've been told not to have 2 girls together, I have 2 girls and they're fine.

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    Here are some photos best I could do with my phones camera seeing as the normal camera is no where to be found!



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    OMG! How gorgeous are these girls
    Bella looks like my Misi when she was a pup.

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    Awww arn't they just so cute...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Be_cca View Post
    I have a 6 month Dalmatian named Zali and recently my BF brought home an 8 week old american staffy. Both are females and seem to get along fine now, although my Dally plays a little rough sometimes! I am worried about the amstaff who we named Bella, I have read on the internet that they dont get along with other dogs etc and can be agressive. We will be getting both of them desexed. So i would like to know if they are both brought up together in a loving environment will they be okay when they are older dogs or is it in the amstaff breed to not like other dogs?
    Hello Bec ,

    Can I ask first if she is a papered Amstaff from a Registered Breeder ( as she doesn't look so to me - meaning absolutely no offence) ??


    The trait of Dog Aggression is there amongst this breed but in all reality if raised responsibly and using all correct procedures then I dont see a huge drama. You do have two females though,as a general rule of thumb you'll have more issues with 2 females than one of each opposite sex.

    The fact that the new girl is a pup is a plus,but she will no doubt attempt to assert her dominance once she starts maturing , say around 6 months,though it could be sooner.

    The thing to remember is that you are the leader in any situation. And you as pack leader will then decide what goes and what doesn't. It wont stop dog aggression but it will put you in the best place to deal with it.

    Is this the first time you've ever owned an Amstaff?
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    Sociallize your dog with as many dogs as possible especially at the young age.
    I dont think you will have a problem, Choppachop is right she may try later on to bump for position but i dont think it be a big deal especially if you get on top of it early.

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    Be cca, How is your new addition to the family, Bella going?

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