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    *pokes Leo with a sharp stick *

    Thats for teasing me .

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    oh and pssst Leo!
    There is a Bull breed thread in the Breeds Forum now
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChoppaChop View Post
    *pokes Leo with a sharp stick *

    Thats for teasing me .

    feels she probably deserved that one! hehehe

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    Quote Originally Posted by anamariab View Post
    Thank you so much for all the replies! I am very glad I have asked, it is good to talk to people who have experience with the breed. Leo01, the photos are beautiful, such a gorgeous dog...He looks a bit like the one we want to adopt except that he is all brown-grey and with a only bit of white oh his chest. We don't have photo with him yet...

    He is temperament tested by the vet from the shelter and the carers at the shelter (he is not in foster care) told us that he never showed any signs of aggression towards any other animals or people. He genuinly seems a very good dog, we took him for a walk (with our children too) and he was not even barking when meeting other dogs. He even met a cat, and he was fine, just a bit curious.

    He really seems to be a beautiful dog, hopefully he will not change when we bring him home. After the walk we pretty much made our minds about him, but I wanted to sort of make sure that there are no horror stories with these dogs (from people who raise them properly)...

    Billy, what are the restrictions associated with the breed?

    ChoppaChop, you are right, he seems pretty relaxed...We are sure going to check out your website and probably ask you more questions. We will register him with the council, so this should be fine isn't it? I mean I am sure that the ranger could not get registered dogs?

    Thanks again to anyone!
    Hi Anamariab,

    Your meeting with this Bub sounds great and combined with temperament testing and shelter staff views it sounds as though he is a lovely fellow overall.

    Give Choppa Chop a buzz re the in's and out's of BSL, you will be in great hands.

    I takes some time for most rescues to settle in. Six months is a good time frame although you will see great change within days/weeks.

    Impounded dogs are held in a communal and stressful environment...you will notice he truly emerges in a loving home.

    Get into some great training with this little man, you will all benefit greatly and have heaps of fun.

    Chopa Chop! I agree with your response and agree this breed is adorable. I have fostered a few and work with them at the shelter. I have great conversations with the oh so verbal, wiggle bum monkeys!

    They are also by far the most over represented breed in my local shelter...endless rows of the sweet souls....due mostly to poor rehoming.

    They are brilliant with kids and families, though as i am a 'saftey Sam' in rehoming the combination of this little kids/cats raises concerns for me. Same with any breed.....

    Knowing that this boy has been temp tested with cats, has been temp tested by a vet and shelter staff put's my mind at ease

    Good Luck and let us know how you are getting along

    B

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    i have just put a deposit down on another little girl staff.last staff was a great dog.i love the breed.my 4 year olds best friend was a staff.they in my eyes are great with kids

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    Our boy is a Staffy,and he has the most sweetest nature around anyone, including other dogs, children...etc. We have not had a hint of aggressive behaviour, we just love him to bits. We adopted him from RSPCA who do a behavioural assessment, and they were spot on, except, he NOW loves playing with a ball (he didn't when we got him).
    Although he's very good so far with children, I would never leave a dog unattended with a child no matter how sweet the dog (and child ) is.
    My parents have a staffy too, and again, she's the most sweetest thing, gets on with the rest of their dogs/cats/birds/people etc...she's the reason I wanted to get a Staffy.

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    lol Choppachop it was bound to happen sooner or later but i DISAGREE with ya here lol...

    The Amstaff and Stafford have different temps .
    The Staffords tend to be on the go dogs , pocket rockets if you like
    While the Amstaff is a bit more laid back.
    Ive owned both breeds and in my opinion they are both pretty much the same in temp the only real difference i see is actually the opposite to what you wrote lol
    the ASTs seem to be far more athletic , faster stronger and are harder hitters ( due to the added size), they play extremely rough and are always full of energy, where as i found the SBT's are more chilaxed...Naturally this will vary with any given dog and it should be noted that i have one AST that is a real lazy bitch lol only gets up for food lol not my breeding and completely different from everything ive breed.

    Also id err on the housing with cats, sure some love cats, most of them have grown up with cats tho and even then ive heard stories of them suddenly playing a tad too " rough" with mr kitty and Mr kitty ends up with a snapped back and the green dream....They are terriers, prey drive should always be expected .

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    Hi anamariab!
    Hope all goes well for you and your new pup - he does sound lovely - and still so nice and young too.
    You'll be in good hands talking to Choppa about relevant BSL (or BS as I'd rather call it!). But make sure it's relevant to your particular state.
    In NSW APBT are banned. If your new dog isn't a papered Amstaff (the legal version - stupid I know but isn't that the basis of BSL??) you could be in for some dramas.
    Some councils don't care, and will accept registrations as Stafford X or whatever. But some rangers are very switched on and won't hesitate to nab anything that looks remotely like a pittbull - I've seen them in action. It can be heartbreaking for an owner so make sure you get lots of good advice at the start...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MISCHIEFMAKA View Post
    lol Choppachop it was bound to happen sooner or later but i DISAGREE with ya here lol...



    Ive owned both breeds and in my opinion they are both pretty much the same in temp the only real difference i see is actually the opposite to what you wrote lol
    the ASTs seem to be far more athletic , faster stronger and are harder hitters ( due to the added size), they play extremely rough and are always full of energy, where as i found the SBT's are more chilaxed...Naturally this will vary with any given dog and it should be noted that i have one AST that is a real lazy bitch lol only gets up for food lol not my breeding and completely different from everything ive breed.

    Also id err on the housing with cats, sure some love cats, most of them have grown up with cats tho and even then ive heard stories of them suddenly playing a tad too " rough" with mr kitty and Mr kitty ends up with a snapped back and the green dream....They are terriers, prey drive should always be expected .


    *GASP*!!!

    Oh my!!
    No....not possible!
    We disagree on something ?!
    The horror of it!


    LMAO!!

    Think it once again comes down to individuals ,I've only known pocket rocket Staffords and Amstaffs that whilst yes ( I do agree ) are extremely athletic,they are oh so happy to chill out on the nearest availible piece of furniture.





    *wanders away still amazed that we disagreed on something*

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    We took home our dog on Thursday and he exceeded all our expectations. He is very loving. just a big playfull pup really. He is fine even with the cat, she try to give him a little scratch but he didn't react in any way. He is really good, he probably already did some puppy training. Yesterday we had a bbq and he was the centre of attention, very friendly with everyone. Of course the children are never alone with him, and because they are so small (3 and 1y.o.) we don't let them to get to him too close. They can pat him, and let their hands to be licked but that's about all, at least untill they get a bit older. He is strong and he still jumps on us when he gets too excited, probably some more training will fix this. Yesterday when we were saying goodbye to our guests in front of the house, he amazed everyone by jumping over the fence, so now we are a bit stressing out as we need to make our fence higher.

    He is a registered Am. Staff.Terrier and on Monday we plan to register him at the council. Fingers crossed that won't be any problems. The people from the shelter assured us that it should be fine, the council can contact the vet if they are in doubt....

    We could not be happier with him, and I would like to thank everyone who gave advice and encourage us to get him from the shelter. He is different from the way he was in the shelter (that was one of my concerns) but in such a positive way...

    In relation to his diet, we want to give him mostly home made food rather than commercial food. At the moment we got him some Superplan (dry) and we tried him on some cooked meat. What is your advice on giving him raw meat and bones? At the moment he is not eating well but that's probably because he is still not settled in yet...

    thanks...

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