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    AF those are awesome photos again, Dr Josh great photos your niece & nephew are too cute and Decca is a handsome little man.

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    I got my first SBT when I was 8, that is almost 20 years of having one in my life!

    My first SBT and Kaos are soooooo different, Zeus was very laid back, happy to follow you all day and just lay down and sleep as long as he could see you, he loved other dogs and was a great dog

    Kaos is very full on, she is now 5 and only just starting to slow down, she is dog aggressive, I got her at 4 months and the first thing she did was try to kill Atlas, thankfully it didnt take him long to sort her out, but with other dogs she hates them. Had I known then what i know now, I would have returned her to the breeder the same day I got her.

    As a puppy she was very good, had a bit of trouble toilet training her, but she only ever chewed up on phone and one remote, I can leave food sitting in front of her and walk away knowing she wont touch it, i trust her 100% in the house, unlike Atlas who is 7 this year and chews everything he can!

    I love her to death and she is my heart dog, she is now getting better with some dogs, there are 2 cattle dogs that bailed us up last week, she hates them and goes off when we walk past each day, but is otherwise okish- i will never ever let her play with any other dog.

    she loves cats - any cat, doesnt have to be one of mine! LOVES kids, and riding in cars, wont pee on a lead, back chats, hogs the bed, farts, snores, hides her toys in my bed so Atlas can not find them, she wont eat a bone unless I am out side 'sharing' one with her, but god I love her

    I will never not have a SBT in my life, they are my heart breed.

    Kaos and my niece: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKf6x0Do0AA (she used to get excited when kaos would sit or lay down like a real person LOL )

    and kaos doing what she does best - being annoying!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RivNv...eature=related
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    i saw a little brindle staffy girl the other day at a lil shop, sure she was the owners pup, she kept bringing a little pink toy to my brother to play so cute . . .

    and in my uncles new place theres a fawny coloured staffy across the road that comes over to visit and play with their cattle dog , i had my new puppy with me and mum pushed me into the car.. shes scared of them i wanted to cuddle himmm!
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    Thank you for all the information and photos, everyone.

    Most definitely looking forward to eventually owning such a beautiful breed myself

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    My brother's staffy (SBT)

    As a puppy - a million miles an hour. She's getting a bit stiff and slower now at 11ish years of age.

    He had an older dog to help train her. Unfortunately it was a bit deaf and terrifed of thunderstorms so it basically didn't bark at strangers, and it went bonkers in thunderstorms and passed that on to the SBT puppy.

    What I remember about Tinkerbell as a puppy...

    She got through to grade 5 dog obedience without any problems and heels well with the pram now and comes when called and all those things you want a good dog to do. Ie there's no arguing about whether you really mean it, she just does.

    She won a fast food eating contest against larger older male staffies, three heats of thirty bits of kibble, instant hoover effect.

    She broke her leg jumping off a bed at around 6 months of age, and had to be kept in a crate for weeks. Not a happy Staffy. Did not understand about slowing down. She also used to open up the end of her tail make it bleed from wagging it so hard against things. She had a phantom pregnancy and everything swelled up - but I don't think she ever went into season. Was desexed around 6 months old.

    she was very carefully and dilligently socialised with dogs and small children from very young. Now (then) always? she will get up and walk away avoiding the need to show any aggression. I can't remember her growling at anything.

    I do remember taking her for a walk in linear park on lead and a boxer (off lead) came bouncing up all bossy like - and Tinker ran a few steps forward - like yahoo, and the boxer turned around and ran back to its laughing owners. There was no aggression but the boxer clearly wasn't used to dogs that weren't intimidated by its display.

    Tinkerbell is quite dangerous when it comes to playing fetch with a stick. She will jump for the stick - as high as an adult can hold it. Is quite happy to play jump/fetch/run around with a stick the size of Laurel and Hardy's ladder with similar consequences ie imagine a double length baseball bat being swung around by a runaway staffy wrecking ball and you get the idea. She sometimes mistakes a hand holding a stick for part of the stick. If I pick up a stick and she decides she wants it - I let go the stick. I don't let kids play with sticks around her.

    She frequently gets skin rashes. I think it's from lying frog legs on lawn with weeds or grass she's allergic to.

    She still thinks she is a lap dog. My brother never bathes her so sometimes this can be unpleasant.

    She is easier to tow by rope if she does the crocodile roll onto her back than she is with all four paws planted. Loves playing tug of war but has a habit of running off with the rope and not returning. Never really got the hang of "fetch" but I have seen some SBT who are completely obsessed - don't even notice other dogs or people in the park because all they want is the ball.

    She has horrible farts and snores and has since small. The farts might go with a change of diet but not sure about the snoring.

    And she can't swim - she sinks like a stone. Is one guaranteed way to get my brother all wet - going in for doggy rescue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyacinth View Post
    My brother's staffy (SBT)

    As a puppy - a million miles an hour. She's getting a bit stiff and slower now at 11ish years of age.

    He had an older dog to help train her. Unfortunately it was a bit deaf and terrifed of thunderstorms so it basically didn't bark at strangers, and it went bonkers in thunderstorms and passed that on to the SBT puppy.

    What I remember about Tinkerbell as a puppy...

    She got through to grade 5 dog obedience without any problems and heels well with the pram now and comes when called and all those things you want a good dog to do. Ie there's no arguing about whether you really mean it, she just does.

    She won a fast food eating contest against larger older male staffies, three heats of thirty bits of kibble, instant hoover effect.

    She broke her leg jumping off a bed at around 6 months of age, and had to be kept in a crate for weeks. Not a happy Staffy. Did not understand about slowing down. She also used to open up the end of her tail make it bleed from wagging it so hard against things. She had a phantom pregnancy and everything swelled up - but I don't think she ever went into season. Was desexed around 6 months old.

    she was very carefully and dilligently socialised with dogs and small children from very young. Now (then) always? she will get up and walk away avoiding the need to show any aggression. I can't remember her growling at anything.

    I do remember taking her for a walk in linear park on lead and a boxer (off lead) came bouncing up all bossy like - and Tinker ran a few steps forward - like yahoo, and the boxer turned around and ran back to its laughing owners. There was no aggression but the boxer clearly wasn't used to dogs that weren't intimidated by its display.

    Tinkerbell is quite dangerous when it comes to playing fetch with a stick. She will jump for the stick - as high as an adult can hold it. Is quite happy to play jump/fetch/run around with a stick the size of Laurel and Hardy's ladder with similar consequences ie imagine a double length baseball bat being swung around by a runaway staffy wrecking ball and you get the idea. She sometimes mistakes a hand holding a stick for part of the stick. If I pick up a stick and she decides she wants it - I let go the stick. I don't let kids play with sticks around her.

    She frequently gets skin rashes. I think it's from lying frog legs on lawn with weeds or grass she's allergic to.

    She still thinks she is a lap dog. My brother never bathes her so sometimes this can be unpleasant.

    She is easier to tow by rope if she does the crocodile roll onto her back than she is with all four paws planted. Loves playing tug of war but has a habit of running off with the rope and not returning. Never really got the hang of "fetch" but I have seen some SBT who are completely obsessed - don't even notice other dogs or people in the park because all they want is the ball.

    She has horrible farts and snores and has since small. The farts might go with a change of diet but not sure about the snoring.

    And she can't swim - she sinks like a stone. Is one guaranteed way to get my brother all wet - going in for doggy rescue
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    Glad to hear that Ralph isn't the only one with horrible farts (think it is diet) and snores! Staffys snore because of the nose/facial structure.
    Ralph also can't swim. The first time I took him swimming, I walked in waist deep and looked beside me and couldn't see Ralph, but could see bubbles where he was walking on the bottom! They are built like a tank and swim like one! But, have seen diving/swimming staffies!
    Mind you Ralph loves to have something in summer that he can sit in water or put her paws in while he drinks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by silvershadowwolf24 View Post
    Thank you for all the information and photos, everyone.

    Most definitely looking forward to eventually owning such a beautiful breed myself
    They are a really enjoyable breed!

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    She sounds like quite a character, Hya!

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    Lol she is, SilverShadowWolf

    Will be sorry when it's her time to go.

    The funniest thing is my mum letting her do the lap dog thing - mum is tiny.

    Bohemiannic
    did you panic when you saw submarine dog?

    Frosty snorkels - she puts her head under water and blows bubbles but she can swim.

    When Tinker goes in (she and Frosty both forget they can't walk on water), she just sinks and my brother panics. She doesn't seem to know to head for shallow water or even where the shallow water is. Sometimes - there is no beach - she's chased a duck off a wall / dock into the water. Exhaling is ok but sooner or later a dog has got to breathe in. I'd panic too.

    Frosty and Tinker have great wrestling matches but Tinker's not into the games of chase-me as much as she used to be.

    Oh and Tinker has a history of murdering chooks. Although usually encouraged by a boston terrier. My brother has chooks now and they're quite safe from Tinker inside their enclosure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyacinth View Post
    Lol she is, SilverShadowWolf

    Will be sorry when it's her time to go.

    The funniest thing is my mum letting her do the lap dog thing - mum is tiny.

    Bohemiannic
    did you panic when you saw submarine dog?


    Frosty snorkels - she puts her head under water and blows bubbles but she can swim.

    When Tinker goes in (she and Frosty both forget they can't walk on water), she just sinks and my brother panics. She doesn't seem to know to head for shallow water or even where the shallow water is. Sometimes - there is no beach - she's chased a duck off a wall / dock into the water. Exhaling is ok but sooner or later a dog has got to breathe in. I'd panic too.

    Frosty and Tinker have great wrestling matches but Tinker's not into the games of chase-me as much as she used to be.

    Oh and Tinker has a history of murdering chooks. Although usually encouraged by a boston terrier. My brother has chooks now and they're quite safe from Tinker inside their enclosure.
    Sure did panic! Didn't know some dogs couldn't swim. We were following my partner and my GSD, so was watching them and not the submarine dog! Once I realised what was going on, I reached down and lifted him up, wet heavy dog! Swimming for Ralph was then confined to a half shell in the back yard!

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