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    I'm seriously getting so sick of hearing about staffies so much.. and not having one myself

    I'm currently studying at university, so obviously my time is stretched at the moment (especially with one hypo little fur ball already ), but when it's not I'd really like to consider sourcing out a purebred staffy puppy. Of course though, I'd like to start researching properly now

    Can anyone offer some experiences of what a puppy is like? My partner's parents have two females, and they're the most loving, non-aggressive dogs I have ever met (and so vocal, too!). What are they like with others dogs, etc., etc. What are like to train? Fur and diet requirements?

    I realise that this information is undoubtedly already on the internet, but I thought I'd get the information from people who actually own the breed, so that I at least know that it is correct

    Also feel free to post more photos of your lovely dogs

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    A staffy puppy is......FULL of energy...loves kids...can be somewhat mouthy/teethy...Sumo was easy to train, Ruby not so easy.

    They have 1 layer of coat, so do not loose much hair...they feel the heat and cold more than other dogs.

    They MUST be socialised EARLY with other dogs...you must be able to commit to that.

    Diet...Staffies are often hoovers when it comes to food. They have a tendency to get mite infections and can be prone to allergies.

    When you look for a puppy...make sure the Sire and Dam have been tested for L2-HGA and HC and have come back clear!

    Staffies do not do well as backyard dogs...they crave human companionship and come across somewhat "clingy"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleasanta View Post
    A staffy puppy is......FULL of energy...loves kids...can be somewhat mouthy/teethy...Sumo was easy to train, Ruby not so easy.

    They have 1 layer of coat, so do not loose much hair...they feel the heat and cold more than other dogs.

    They MUST be socialised EARLY with other dogs...you must be able to commit to that.

    Diet...Staffies are often hoovers when it comes to food. They have a tendency to get mite infections and can be prone to allergies.

    When you look for a puppy...make sure the Sire and Dam have been tested for L2-HGA and HC and have come back clear!

    Staffies do not do well as backyard dogs...they crave human companionship and come across somewhat "clingy"

    Dorte..... now that is "the understatement of the year"...


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    My staff has always been good with other dogs, maybe a little rough when playing with smaller breeds as he doesnt realise just how big he really is, with bigger breeds he always approaches with caution and a wagging tail. But in saying that he will always go to the dogs owner before the dog as he is very much a people dog, like all Staffy's.

    To be honest I havent really spent a whole heap of time training Decca (just all the basics, sit, stay etc), but because he is so clingy he really is an awesome dog to have around. They are really a dog that lives to please you.

    But expect to have to spend A LOT of time with a Staffy, the second he hears my car pull up home from work I can hear his little excited wimpering/grunting/heavy breathing at the back gate. Then when you let him in there is the sprint around the whole house so he can find and say hello to everyone inside.


    Bewarned however, you cant not resist a staffy smile
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    Quote Originally Posted by DR JOSH View Post
    My staff has always been good with other dogs, maybe a little rough when playing with smaller breeds as he doesnt realise just how big he really is, with bigger breeds he always approaches with caution and a wagging tail. But in saying that he will always go to the dogs owner before the dog as he is very much a people dog, like all Staffy's.

    To be honest I havent really spent a whole heap of time training Decca (just all the basics, sit, stay etc), but because he is so clingy he really is an awesome dog to have around. They are really a dog that lives to please you.

    But expect to have to spend A LOT of time with a Staffy, the second he hears my car pull up home from work I can hear his little excited wimpering/grunting/heavy breathing at the back gate. Then when you let him in there is the sprint around the whole house so he can find and say hello to everyone inside.

    Bewarned however, you cant not resist a staffy smile
    I'll 2nd your words Josh.....

    Floyd does the happy sprint around the whole house whenever we come home. Floyd is kept inside when we go out & he likes to run to every room as if to show us that he has been a good boy & that all is still in tact.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DR JOSH View Post
    My staff has always been good with other dogs, maybe a little rough when playing with smaller breeds as he doesnt realise just how big he really is, with bigger breeds he always approaches with caution and a wagging tail. But in saying that he will always go to the dogs owner before the dog as he is very much a people dog, like all Staffy's.

    To be honest I havent really spent a whole heap of time training Decca (just all the basics, sit, stay etc), but because he is so clingy he really is an awesome dog to have around. They are really a dog that lives to please you.

    But expect to have to spend A LOT of time with a Staffy, the second he hears my car pull up home from work I can hear his little excited wimpering/grunting/heavy breathing at the back gate. Then when you let him in there is the sprint around the whole house so he can find and say hello to everyone inside.

    Bewarned however, you cant not resist a staffy smile
    They are very good at knowing whose car is whose! and additionally to everyone elses post, they will always make you smile and laugh! Laugh just because of their funny little ways!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleasanta View Post
    A staffy puppy is......FULL of energy...loves kids...can be somewhat mouthy/teethy...Sumo was easy to train, Ruby not so easy.

    They have 1 layer of coat, so do not loose much hair...they feel the heat and cold more than other dogs.

    They MUST be socialised EARLY with other dogs...you must be able to commit to that.

    Diet...Staffies are often hoovers when it comes to food. They have a tendency to get mite infections and can be prone to allergies.

    When you look for a puppy...make sure the Sire and Dam have been tested for L2-HGA and HC and have come back clear!

    Staffies do not do well as backyard dogs...they crave human companionship and come across somewhat "clingy"
    This actually decribes a lot of breeds, not just the Staffy.
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    I have bred staffords for the past 11 years... now I do rescue... and the one thing I will tell you is ... THE WORK YOU PUT INTO YOUR PUPPY, DETERMINES THE DOG YOU HAVE AS AN ADULT.... this goes for all breeds of course... I've found stafford puppies are pretty much the same as all others, they taste everything first.. they love fun... make sure you research who you get a pup from... and always buy a pup that is house raised.

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    Silvershadowwolf.... you wanted to see pics of member's gorgeous Stafford's...

    Here you go, some pics of Floyd & he's best mate Lily ...

    Staffordshire Bull Terrier's are also know affectionately as "The Nanny Dog" for very deserving reason's as they are very affectionate towards us humans especially kids. It's often said that if your SBT happens to escape etc, the 1st place to look for them is a local schools, day care centers, play grounds etc or any where there are kids about etc as most SBT's are quiet content in being around anywhere where kids are.











    My "Nanny Dog" Floyd watching over an unwell Lily



    & i just had to add this sweet pic of Lily & Dorte's gorgeous girl Ruby ( Dorte hope you don't mind me adding this pic of Lily with Ruby )
    Last edited by Aussie Floyd; 03-22-2010 at 04:50 PM.

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