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    Quote Originally Posted by mymatejack View Post
    They do vary of course with leg length, stockiness etc and at 6 months who knows. The one thing I would say is that IMO she is definately mostly Stafford/Amstaff, maybe even a combination of the two. But like Hyacinth said further up, it's impossible to ever know for sure without pedigree papers.
    Thank so much for your help. Much appreciated

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    ANKC breeders would advertise their dogs as
    "pedigree Staffordshire Bull Terrier"

    as "English Staffy" is not a term recognised by the ANKC. And purebred doesn't mean pedigree either. ANKC pedigree means a written record of the dog's parentage where the parents, grand parents and ... several generations back - are all pedigree SBT too.

    I think "purebred" when referring to dogs is bit like "natural" when referring to medicine or food. Meaningless.

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    I love that photo of all three on the stairs

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    If she is from a back yard breeder who really knows what she is! What people tell you and the truth can sometimes be very different. She does look like she has Staffy in her, I am leaning more towards AmStaffy but then the rest could be anything

    Enjoy your puppy, even at this age it is hard to tell!

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by rubyrosy View Post
    Thank so much for your help. Much appreciated
    My last dog, Jack(hence my username) was sold to me from a BYB as a purebred English Staffy. I didn't really know much about pedigrees/puppyfarms/health issues etc when I bought him but he turned out to be the best dog I could have hoped for(of course plenty of training and stuff helped make him that way). After getting into the "dog world" I quickly realised he was unlikely to be a "purebred" Staffordshire Bull Terrier, which was effectively what he was sold to me as(subtle differences in his looks i.e longer nose than ideal etc). My guess was he was probably a Stafford cross Amstaff, but I have no way of knowing.

    What I do know is that I never regret buying him(even though I would never buy from a BYB/puppyfarm/etc again), love your dog for her personality and don't get too hung up on the "breed". I went pedigree this time so I could be sure that firstly my new pup had been tested for hereditary diseases, was bred for the right reasons(i wasn't supporting puppy farming - several of his litter are now show dogs) and lastly that I knew exactly what my new pup was.

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    Quote Originally Posted by farrview View Post
    I love that photo of all three on the stairs
    Thanks. It takes smakos to get pics like that

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    We only saw her dad. We love her. She is just so cute & her temperament is beautiful

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    I guess sometimes people just tell you anything to sell you a pup. I have papers for my oldest girl & my middle girl was the runt of the litter. I love all my girls & there personalities & temperaments are all great. They are such an affectionate & loyal dog & I wouldn't have any other breed. Did you buy another staff. It would b great to see a pic. Thanks again for your help

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    Quote Originally Posted by rubyrosy View Post
    I guess sometimes people just tell you anything to sell you a pup. I have papers for my oldest girl & my middle girl was the runt of the litter. I love all my girls & there personalities & temperaments are all great. They are such an affectionate & loyal dog & I wouldn't have any other breed. Did you buy another staff. It would b great to see a pic. Thanks again for your help
    If that post was directed at me. yup, I bought another Stafford, I would never, ever, buy another breed, except maybe for an Amstaff. I'm yet to meet a breed that has the same level of personality of the Stafford breeds. Not to mention the trust worthiness of the breed - if you search through my posts you'll find plenty of anecdotes of my dogs interacting with kids, plus some pics of the same(I know I'm preaching to the converted here lol)

    I find it a great shame that we have threads where very experienced dog people(people much more experienced than myself) who don't like the breed. It is unfortunate but it's a fact of life that the Stafford is now one of the most popular breeds going around and that unfortunately means that lots of people who have absolutely NO idea own a dog that really does need an experienced owner in some cases ... hence we get stories of Staffords attacking other dogs and *shakes head* people. I say that not as a go at those who don't like Staffords, but as a go at the incompetent muppets who own our fantastic breed who will inevitably hurt the reputation of our breed.

    ETA : Either search "Brock" or look through the picture forum here and you'll find my threads of Brock pics
    Last edited by mymatejack; 03-16-2014 at 12:08 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mymatejack View Post
    If that post was directed at me. yup, I bought another Stafford, I would never, ever, buy another breed, except maybe for an Amstaff. I'm yet to meet a breed that has the same level of personality of the Stafford breeds. Not to mention the trust worthiness of the breed - if you search through my posts you'll find plenty of anecdotes of my dogs interacting with kids, plus some pics of the same(I know I'm preaching to the converted here lol)

    I find it a great shame that we have threads where very experienced dog people(people much more experienced than myself) who don't like the breed. It is unfortunate but it's a fact of life that the Stafford is now one of the most popular breeds going around and that unfortunately means that lots of people who have absolutely NO idea own a dog that really does need an experienced owner in some cases ... hence we get stories of Staffords attacking other dogs and *shakes head* people. I say that not as a go at those who don't like Staffords, but as a go at the incompetent muppets who own our fantastic breed who will inevitably hurt the reputation of our breed.

    ETA : Either search "Brock" or look through the picture forum here and you'll find my threads of Brock pics
    Thanks for that. I will have a look at your pics. I agree with you about people criticising the breed without knowing what Staffords are really about. They are the most loyal, affectionate & trustworthy breed I have ever owned. All the hype about them being vicious & attacking humans is very much misled. Yes there have been cases of staffs attacking people but one must look at the environment that the dog lives in eg. Neglected, tied up on chains & mistreated staffs are usually the ones that attack. For gods sake. Any dog will bite or attack if it is provoked or not properly looked after or mistreated. My daughter in law was bitten by a mongrel foxy thing that was running around the street chasing people. I really wish people would not judge a breed that they no nothing about.

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