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Thread: How do I help my new Staffy get big and muscular?

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    Thanks for all the info! I just found out about Gadgets father, he is actually an Am staffy! and her mum is an English staffy. Being new to dogs I get confused with all the breeds and stuff haha. I thought her dad was just some random non staffy dog.

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    My partners parents have an english staffy and at 2 years its quite stocky and muscular. It does get dry food but as treats it tends to get a few things from the top post.

    "chicken frames, chicken necks, chicken legs, turkey, lamb offcuts, raw meaty bones"

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    Are you taking the dog to obedience classes, LS? I would strongly recommend doing that with it being your first dog. You'll also be able to discuss things like diet and exercise requirements there, etc. And most importantly, it will be great for your dog's socialisation and you'll learn how to be in control of him.

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    I've done some research and as like some one mentioned already - it all comes down to Genetics, even that it may vary, litters may vary to each other
    and may not posses parents body build genes. Good diet and exercise routine can support body growth

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    I sure am! Just trying to find the best dog school near my area. We have already bonded quite well but I want to socialise her so she is less animal aggressive and train her to listen to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pbk1776 View Post
    I've done some research and as like some one mentioned already - it all comes down to Genetics, even that it may vary, litters may vary to each other
    and may not posses parents body build genes. Good diet and exercise routine can support body growth
    Yep you only have to look at my Katy....She is huge, both her parents are smaller. But if you go back in her breeding she has a huge great, great, great, grand sire. I never checked that far, visually. her litter mates are smaller too. But she is the best swimmer
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    Just feed your dog well and let it become what it's destined to become. I think you might need to change your mindset, asking how to make your dog big and strong and whether it will make a good gaurd dog don't really sit well with responsible staffy ownership IMO(i may be taking your questions wrong so no offence intended). How about asking how to make your dog friendly with other dogs, how to socialise it with children etc i.e the really important issues with owning a staffy

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    Quote Originally Posted by mymatejack View Post
    Just feed your dog well and let it become what it's destined to become. I think you might need to change your mindset, asking how to make your dog big and strong and whether it will make a good gaurd dog don't really sit well with responsible staffy ownership IMO(i may be taking your questions wrong so no offence intended). How about asking how to make your dog friendly with other dogs, how to socialise it with children etc i.e the really important issues with owning a staffy
    Yep set off alarm bells for me too :/ specially with the publics current perception of staffies and bull breeds.

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