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    We got a puppy when he was about 8 weeks old and we were told he was a pure american staffy but now he is 7 months old i dont think he is really pure breed.

    Can someone tell me how to upload pictures so that you can see him to help me figure it out thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by telejay View Post
    We got a puppy when he was about 8 weeks old and we were told he was a pure american staffy but now he is 7 months old i dont think he is really pure breed.

    Can someone tell me how to upload pictures so that you can see him to help me figure it out thanks
    sure...if you use photobucket...attach the IMG code here and we will be able to see the photo

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    If he doesn't come with papers from the ANKC then you can't prove he is Amstaff. Many people will say he's not.

    Australian National Kennel Council

    I think it's about $25 per puppy for a registered breeder to list them with ANKC.

    For peace of mind you could get a DNA test done via your vet for somewhere between $75 and $150. It's handy when you have to deal with dodgy council rangers who try to do breed id by sight and your dog could end up looking like a restricted breed (pitbull).

    ANKC American Staffordshire Terrier Breed Standard

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    At 7 months they can be all over the place with conformation and not even look like their own breed, and that is most breeds.... they are usually going thru a transition stage, from Puppy to Junior... somedays you think wow is that head ever going to fit on that body, or wow look at them feet, they are huge... then the next day... ahhh thats better... so looking at pics of them at this age isn't really going to give an accurate assesment... However having said that with BSL looming I would be opting for the DNA test if you don't have papers to prove your dogs parentage... he could easily be deemed a pitbull by the wrong people...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kimbastaff View Post
    At 7 months they can be all over the place with conformation and not even look like their own breed, and that is most breeds.... they are usually going thru a transition stage, from Puppy to Junior... somedays you think wow is that head ever going to fit on that body, or wow look at them feet, they are huge... then the next day... ahhh thats better... so looking at pics of them at this age isn't really going to give an accurate assesment... However having said that with BSL looming I would be opting for the DNA test if you don't have papers to prove your dogs parentage... he could easily be deemed a pitbull by the wrong people...
    You are sooo right! I remember my Rottweiler Odin...sheesh he was not very good looking at 6-7 months....all legs and dangly...hilarious to look at

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    I sometimes look back at pics of Dooee at that age, and remember that i thought he was just stunning... lol... looking at the pics now I'm like... OMG is that really him...

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    They change sooo much...going from puppyhood to adult

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    If you get the DNA test done, and you are on the gold coast, logan, Ipswich etc, and your DNA results come back as Amstaff, you have proven the dog is an APBT.

    Be wise, be carefull, if you are in thse areas.
    Last edited by Beau; 07-30-2010 at 09:22 AM.
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    Ministerial Media Statements

    Local Government Minister Desley Boyle has today announced she will amend the Animal Management (Cats and Dogs) Act 2008 to clarify once and for all that American Staffordshire terriers are not classified as “restricted dogs”.

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    Awesome news!!!
    If you find yourself going through hell; Don't stay. Just keep on going.
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