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    Hi there. I have a 6 month old staffy girl who is just the best. She is very tall & I would like some advice as to whether she is purebred as I have 2 other girls that are a lot shorter than her
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    Welcome RubyRosy

    Hard to tell if she's relatively tall - when the picture you post is her lying down.

    Essentially the only way you can guarantee (and even then it's not 100%) is if you get ANKC pedigree papers with your dog and the microchip number on the papers matches your dog's microchip. And in some cases there will be dna available for matching the parents. Tho given ANKC isn't exactly flush for money to spend on DNA testing... it's possible for breeders to sneak some cross breeding in - especially if they breed more than one type of terrier.

    If it's a dog you got from the pound or rescue or adopted from somewhere without papers, all you can do is love her to bits and register her as an English pointer cross if you live in Victoria.

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    She certainly appears to have staffy in her i.e her face is very Stafford/Amstaff. How tall? How heavy? She doesn't seem to have that nugget look of a pure Stafford but it's hard to tell from that pic. If she's particularly tall she could be Aamstaff maybe(would also explain the lack of nugget look)?

    Post some more pics with her standing, from on, side on, running, jumping, playing swimming and one of her on her back sleeping. Ok they're mostly for my benefit but i'm sure some pics of her standing would give a clearer indication.

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    PS she's very similar to a Staffordshire Bull Terrier that comes from a puppy farm in SA

    http://www.dogforum.com.au/general-d...tml#post201611

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    pretty much what hya said...... she does look very leggy for a staffy, but then again, mine at 6 months looked like an awkward teenager too.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by mymatejack View Post
    She certainly appears to have staffy in her i.e her face is very Stafford/Amstaff. How tall? How heavy? She doesn't seem to have that nugget look of a pure Stafford but it's hard to tell from that pic. If she's particularly tall she could be Aamstaff maybe(would also explain the lack of nugget look)?

    Post some more pics with her standing, from on, side on, running, jumping, playing swimming and one of her on her back sleeping. Ok they're mostly for my benefit but i'm sure some pics of her standing would give a clearer indication.
    hi. I have added some more pics, one of my three girls but was unable to rotate them

    thanks for your help
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    rubyrosy standing rsu.jpg

    Is a little long legged to be SBT - but doesn't look fully grown yet either.

    Isn't exactly Amstaff shape either. Not stocky enough

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    Hi. Thank you for your reply. Her dad is a stocky staffy & very nice looking. They didn't have mum there so not sure what she was. Pup was advertised as pure English but hard to tell when they are little what they will turn out like. She has the same great temperament as my other girls and we love her just like them. I was just a bit unsure as she has long legs

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    Hi. I have posted some more pics for you to look at

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    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.

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