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    Hi Josh & Decca..

    wow what handsome SBT you have, yippeeee another black brindle has joined us

    Ohhh i know the heat isn't very friendly to SBT'S at all & heat stroke can happen very easily in SBT'S, omg my SBT'S sure feel it very easily, if you can is it possible for you to keep Decca indoors with aircon during the heat or give him large frozen blocks of ice to chew on or wrap a wet towel around he's chest area to help cool him down.

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    Yea he spends a majority of his time inside, and he has his kiddy pool setup outside which he likes to lay in. He's been through a couple of heat waves now and done not too bad, he is 2 in a couple of weeks

    Unfortunately over the weekend, I had to take him for a drive, which he isnt much of a fan of. He managed to stress himself out, and in the heat he over heated him self and spent his saturday night at the vet on an IV drip suffering from heat stress, and I spent my saturday night worried as hell. His core temp got up to around 41 degree and this was in an air conditioned car too.

    Picked him up sunday and he was back to his old self, which made me very happy


    I'm hoping to get another Staff as at some point this year to keep him company, but I would really prefer to get another male, just a little unsure about keeping 2 males together. Even though he has never shown any signs of aggresion, I know that things can change when another dog is introduced. I think I will speak to the breeder and see what she has to say.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DR JOSH View Post
    Yea he spends a majority of his time inside, and he has his kiddy pool setup outside which he likes to lay in. He's been through a couple of heat waves now and done not too bad, he is 2 in a couple of weeks

    Unfortunately over the weekend, I had to take him for a drive, which he isnt much of a fan of. He managed to stress himself out, and in the heat he over heated him self and spent his saturday night at the vet on an IV drip suffering from heat stress, and I spent my saturday night worried as hell. His core temp got up to around 41 degree and this was in an air conditioned car too.

    Picked him up sunday and he was back to his old self, which made me very happy


    I'm hoping to get another Staff as at some point this year to keep him company, but I would really prefer to get another male, just a little unsure about keeping 2 males together. Even though he has never shown any signs of aggresion, I know that things can change when another dog is introduced. I think I will speak to the breeder and see what she has to say.
    hmmm...2 staffy males....

    Is Decca desexed?

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    Nah he's not, thats where I think I could run into problems.

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    Hi Josh..

    I don't want to sound like a bossy know it all, but i'm so going to advise you against having 2 male SBT'S together, regardless if either 1 or both are de-sexed.

    2 male SBT'S living together will fight for dominance etc ( even same litter males can & will fight if living together), & believe me 2 males fighting ain't nice to see, it can get very nasty.

    When your ready to get another SBT from a kc registered breeder i'm sure they will advise you of the same thing as i just have, i also cant see any kc registered breeder even selling you a male pup if they know that you already have a male.

    Sorry if i seem blunt etc, i just want to warn you of the well known facts.

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    What a great big (30 kg?!?!?!?) healthy boy Decca looks to be Josh. Another Staffy stunner!

    I too would suggest it to not be a good idea to have two males together. Probably OK at first, but when the younger hits pubity could be a fatal problem. I won't rehome a male to a male or a female to a female home without a minimum 9 yr age difference in Shar Pei land, and given a staffy is also a "dominent" breed dog, I would be loath to suggest anything different in Staffy land.

    That said, I haven't even taken the rotti into account who of course is also a "dominent" breed dog. Please be careful Josh, I have seen first hand what can result from male/ male and female/female and I assure you it is something you never forget or truly recover from.

    ETA so relieved for you that Decca has recovered from his ordeal of Saturday. Poor baby boy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aussie Floyd View Post


    Ohhh i know the heat isn't very friendly to SBT'S at all & heat stroke can happen very easily in SBT'S, omg my SBT'S sure feel it very easily, if you can is it possible for you to keep Decca indoors with aircon during the heat or give him large frozen blocks of ice to chew on or wrap a wet towel around he's chest area to help cool him down.
    ROFL......yep, the things we do!!!! Guilty of all the above
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