Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 16

Thread: Pit vs Amstaff

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    middle of nowhere
    Posts
    310

    Default Pit vs Amstaff

    Hi everyone, hope you are all well.

    Just wondering if anyone has had personal experience with owning both breeds and can tell me the differences/similarities of the two?

    I know what the difference between the two breeds (same or seperate breeds is only a matter of opinion and not my question) but I've only ever owned or been around pits and not amstaffs and I am looking at getting a second dog in the next 1 to 2 years (can't rush these things) and would love another pitty but don't know wether i want to risk it with all the bsl hysteria going on in australia at the moment.

    main question is do amstaffs have the same disposition towards children? are they as caring and protective towards children as pits?

    any other info or stories/experiences are also very welcome.


    also, I have looked at alot of breeder websites and most seem to be breeding bigger bulkier dogs, which is against my preferences, does anyone know any breeders that emphasize a more athletic type of dog?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Sunshine Coast
    Posts
    1,828

    Default

    Heya Jonbax, Oskar is a predominantly AMstaff x. He is almost 12 mths old and is a beautiful natured boy. My girls are 5 and 7 and annoy the absolute shit out of him and he just takes it, they lay all over him, and if he gets annoyed, he might give a little growl, and thats pretty much the cue to leave him alone. He is soooo people orientated, loves cuddles he sleeps on the bed. I havent had anything to do with Pitbull terriers , but have been told by several people they are just as lovely. Oskar can be rough on the kids sometimes after they have stirred him up, but we are teaching them not to do that, but kids will be kids. He certainly has patience, even at this young age. He has quite a high prey drive, having killed two chooks that got into our yard, but serves themselves right, dumb arse birds.

    We want to get him into obedience, that is just being slack on our behalf. He is pretty much my perfect dog. I must sound biased lol

  3. #3

    Default

    The best way to get information regarding any breed of dog is to visit the shows. Look up on the Dogs Qld website and you will find information where the next shows are.

    It will be very easy for you to then see the style of pup that you like in the show ring and then speak to the breeders.

    Amstaffs are also excellent with kids and were also classed as nanny dogs in years gone by.

    Happy hunting !

  4. #4

    Default

    Hi Jon,

    In a nutshell , you wont find much difference at all between them .
    The only think I might say is that the Amstaffs were a tad more laid back than the Pits but this is an individual dog thing as well.

    For good dogs you cant go past either Mischeifmaker or Rebull Amstaffs .
    Both really nice people and gorgeous dogs
    GageDesign Pet Photography
    Site still in construction so will post link when it's finished.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Sunshine Coast
    Posts
    1,828

    Default

    When we get another dog, when Oskar is a bit older, we might look at getting a purebred AMstaff girly. Purely for company, I have absolute NO interest in bringing more puppies into this cruel world. Also because I haven't ever owned a purebred, am curious to see what all the fuss is over lol.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    middle of nowhere
    Posts
    310

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Oskar's mum View Post
    but serves themselves right, dumb arse birds.
    HA HA HA made me laugh.

    sounds alot like my dog, but he has never growled at the kids no matter what, he loves it, even when they take a bone out of his mouth, it just ends up a game of chasings.

    Hi riley, thanks but I want to stay away from show type dogs if i can, unless you are talking about agilty or working shows
    Last edited by jonbax; 06-08-2012 at 03:34 PM.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Sunshine Coast
    Posts
    1,828

    Default

    I reckon once he has settled a bit more, he will be absolutely awesome. He is a mega sook and just loves lazing around, at the same time he loves going for a walk or a run along the beach...(hates the water though lol)

    Oskar snapped at me when we first bought him home at 12 weeks old, I quickly got him out of that behaviour...the people who we got him off, I think in particular the bloke must of slapped them around a bit, and he was one of 10 pups, so he got a bit of a rough start...next dog we get, i think we will research the breeder and get recommendations. Oskar came from a 2nd litter of the bitch and their other dog. He is a beautiful dog and I am glad we have him, but I have more knowledge now and will be taking longer to decide, rather than impulse, which is what we did with him. He certainly has turned into a lovely pooch, though for some reason he is funny towards most men.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    middle of nowhere
    Posts
    310

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by ChoppaChop View Post
    Hi Jon,

    In a nutshell , you wont find much difference at all between them .
    The only think I might say is that the Amstaffs were a tad more laid back than the Pits but this is an individual dog thing as well.

    For good dogs you cant go past either Mischeifmaker or Rebull Amstaffs .
    Both really nice people and gorgeous dogs
    Thanks choppa, pretty much what I wanted to know.

    When you say more laid back, do you mean not as outgoing or just lazier(there's probably better words than outgoing and lazy but hopefully you get what i mean)?

    Our dog's personality is very similar to my old pit's except he is alot more docile (not dumb)

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    middle of nowhere
    Posts
    310

    Default

    our dog hates water too, doesn't even blink at the usual things like fireworks or thunder, but hates water, he will go into still water like a creek if he is on a lead and right next to me, but waves freak him out

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    SE QLD
    Posts
    2,903

    Default

    Harley and Bella adore kids. Bella can hear them from a distance and get so excited and just want to play. The only thing they need to learn is jumping is bad and not to lick them on the face! lol I really don't think there is much difference though. Harley is easy going, ball obsessed and loves water. Bella is a spastic I think I prefer the more athletic type as well. They are an overall better looking dog

    There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •