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    I think they're both gorgeous.

    You probably should check with your local council - get it in writing (via email will do) that a dog like Kobi would be ok to register there as a Staffy x. Send them the link.

    Queensland seems to be having the biggest problems with wanting to kill any unidentified breed dog that might be a pitbull. This can include Staffordshire Bull Terriers - frequently confused by ignorant people, like news reporters, with American Staffordshire Terriers and/or Pitbulls - in Queensland. Maybe they're a bit slow up there.

    I have a personal preference for girl dogs cos mostly they don't cock their legs on anything. And there's more belly to rub.

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    As someone who is involved with the other side of rescue, ie I rescue dogs to find homes for them, a couple of things I would recommend.

    Firstly, as suggested, a visit is in order so you can spend time with the dog(s).

    Secondly, I would find out if the dogs are already living in a home environment with a foster carer, that way you will know what they are truly like. You can find out a lot more about dogs living in foster homes eg are they diggers, are they fence jumpers, do they live happily with children, are they house-trained etc. Foster carers will tell you the good and the bad points of the dog, and let's face it, the bad points are the things you need to know about!

    Thirdly, be honest with the rescue group about the home you have on offer, the more information you can give them the better able they are to assess the right "match" for your family.

    Finally, good luck! Well done on choosing to adopt a rescue dog!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeiLuver View Post
    I travelled to Albury for my Staffy & had no problems at all re-registering her back in Victoria & that was only 6 weeks ago. Molly is a pure-bred but I cant see where that would make a difference, she is A British, I'm sure someone will correct me if I'm wrong.


    Bev..

    Our beloved breed's name is.. "Staffordshire Bull Terrier".. there is only 1 type of "Staffordshire Bull Terrier" & that is our lovely short stocky pooches, also known as English SBT's etc to some people.

    I wish their name was changed though (to English Staffordshire Bull Terrier)...... the name "Staffordshire Bull Terrier" can cause identification problems at times & is often unnecessarily confused with American Staffordshire Terrier aka Amstaff.


    SBT's are NOT a banned breed in OZ.

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    Thanks for the nice explanation AF. I have a worn out barrel sitting beside me on the floor frog style at the moment. She is completly stuffed from doing burn-outs around the room, up the hallway and back again. Today I inadvertently left 2 bedroom doors open for quite a while & NOTHING OUT OF PLACE!!!! I consider this a real break through with her.

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    Winnie is what I always imagined a pound dog should look like - what a cute lil scruffer Hope they both find good homes!

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    No you haven't wasted anyone's time at all.

    There are many who purchase a rescue dog from interstate having never met the dog. All those buyers can do is go on description (which must be honest and accurate) and photos etc. Although those lucky enough may have a freind who can temp test the dog in the state he/she is located.

    I must say I'm partial to Winnie's profile, but that's pure biasedness. Lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeiLuver View Post
    Thanks for the nice explanation AF. I have a worn out barrel sitting beside me on the floor frog style at the moment. She is completly stuffed from doing burn-outs around the room, up the hallway and back again. Today I inadvertently left 2 bedroom doors open for quite a while & NOTHING OUT OF PLACE!!!! I consider this a real break through with her.

    aww bless, what a nice good girl, sounds like MM is starting to learn lovely manners, keep up your good work & efforts, your doing a great job

    Just give her some extra time to settle in & to get used to your routine etc, some individual dogs adapt more quickly than others though. When your feeling healthy again & you start regular walking / exercise routine with MM, then im sure she will become more settled in & not so nawty.

    Our breed are usually adaptable to our lifestyles hun, if we are laid back & not to active then they are happy to do so too.. or if we are super fit athletes then they are just as happy going along with that too... just as long as they have us close by is what makes them super happy & content.

    MM is such a typical Stafford, barrel doing the froggy lay..

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    Oh I just love the look of Kobi, what a sweet looking pied boy. But then I'm a sucker for Staffords.
    At 12 months old he is still only a pup so no doubt will be really "bouncy" and jump all over you.
    My lot are great with my 2 year old grandson and also my 97 year old mother.
    Staffordshire Bull Terriers are very good at obedience, jumpers and agility, lots up my way with multiple titles and love long walks/runs with their owners.
    Mine average 10k each day with me, road walk & along the beach. Also just happy to lounge around the house doing as little as possible lol.
    Quite good at tracking too when trained, top 2 tracking dogs in Vic last year were Staffords.
    No restriction on them in NSW and from the look of the photos he is more Stafford than anything else.
    Good luck with whichever you end up with.

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    Just1more

    I do have a friend with a wonderful ball obsessed BC she got from Pet Rescue - she never met the dog before it arrived at her home, picked it cos the blurb said - "good with rabbits" ie doesn't chase or eat them. Which is impressive when paired with BC.

    So it can work out. But it's safer to visit the dog with your family and meet it.

    Tiahuanoca
    My brother's staffy must be "broken" she can't sniff a treat under her nose, let alone track stuff. But she's 100% staffy in every other way. My fav is tug drag gets easier when she rolls onto her back, instead of having all four paws planted and levering the opposite direction.

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    Thanks for all that input.

    Sadly neither of these guys are with foster carers at the moment.

    I believe the Staffy Rescue guys are very involved with the dogs they rescue but we haven't been there yet so I can't say.

    I don't know about Albury yet.

    I will check with my local council here in Sydney to see if there will be an issue but there seems to be lots of staffy Xs around locally. I hadn't thought about it as an issue before.

    I would love the staffy, I'm just worried that he is that much bigger and therefore that much more of a handful. I guess I just have to run the legs of him (in a nice way of course) so he feels like sleeping when we aren't home.

    Thank you very much for all your thoughtful comments.

    Regards

    J1M

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