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    I know a staffy who absolutely loves to swim. Doesn't show interest in anything else if there's water nearby. But he makes the most horrible sound when he does it as he barely manages to keep his snout out of the water.

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    Base on my experience with Labradors and Staffies, I think I will go with Staffies. They are really easy to train, bright and very loyal.

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    Thanks for all your comments. We are still undecided between a lab or staffy but as our little maltese x silky is only 8 months old we arent going to rush into anything. I think our little maltese will be ok with another dog as she is so easy going you dont know she is there half the time. She loves playing with dogs on the beach and she loves kids. She seems to make a be-line for kids when she sees them, which is when she also seems to become deaf lol.

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    Default Get an Amstaff!

    I have an American staffy and she is wonderful with kids and smaller dogs- they just need to be socialized well and often as pups. They are well known for being overly affectionate and love human contact over all else - a perfect fishing buddy.

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    AMSTAFF ALLLLLL THE WAY!! or a Dally but they are generally difficult to train.
    My OH has an apbt and my parents have a maltese....the maltese is twice the amount of trouble. I think you should be concentrating more on how the little guy gets on with the big guys...because a pup will adapt

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    a hienz, from AWL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beloz View Post
    I know a staffy who absolutely loves to swim. Doesn't show interest in anything else if there's water nearby. But he makes the most horrible sound when he does it as he barely manages to keep his snout out of the water.
    lol yep...both my staffy x's loved the water. The staffy/boxer x used to put his whole head in to get rocks frm the bottom of the river and every time he would come up for air he would be doing the staffy scream...I can only assume he was also doing it under water LOL

    We used to take them fishing all the time, but it was only surfcasting. Chev (lab/staffy mix) we actually had to teach to swm because she used to try doing it vertically LOL.

    Between a staffy and a lab, I would go the staff. Easy to toilet train, easy to train, smaller (making the easier to cart round Lol).

    I grew up with a purebred staff and she was ust an amazing little dog.

    Both my staff x's were fantastic. Our current lab x is an awesome dog too, but very boisterous and very very strong. 40kgs of excited muscle is not always fun but 20kgs of excited muscle is a little easier to handle LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by lsimmo View Post
    Thanks for all your replies. I come from the UK where staffies have a REALLY bad reputation mostly i think down to the media. Where we lived staffies were only owned by people that wanted to 'look hard' if you know what i mean walking round the streets so my kids are understandable nervous about getting one. I think i will try to get them to met up with some staffies before we make a discission on what breed to get.

    Oskar's mum, we have been in Caloundra a year now, isn't it beautiful.
    I know what you mean, i had a German Shepherd(s) back in London, moved to the sunny coast 3 years ago. Good place to live but i think its fairly pricey! I'm working in Caloundra today....but its dead, thats why i am on here haha!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LukeDG View Post
    I know what you mean, i had a German Shepherd(s) back in London, moved to the sunny coast 3 years ago. Good place to live but i think its fairly pricey! I'm working in Caloundra today....but its dead, thats why i am on here haha!
    haha, Caloundra isn't exactly the hub of excitement is it lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oskar's mum View Post
    haha, Caloundra isn't exactly the hub of excitement is it lol
    haha CBX wasn't too bad last night, although i learnt never try and break up a cat fight....the punch harder than most blokes i know, jeez!

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