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    Default Hi everyone

    HI *waves*
    Im new to the forum, just joined today. I have been puppysitting a 10 week old amstaf x mastiff and now Im thinking about buying her. More on that in a minute.....
    A little bit about me...well, I have a caring husband and 5 yes 5 children(ages from 18 to 3). I have axolotls, gold fish and cherry shrimp. I still have a couple of tanks empty so I guess they will be filled soon. My cat of 23 years has passed away (bless her soul). Enough about me back to the dog stuff.....What stuff do I need to be aware of about this breed.
    Thanks for reading.
    Leanne

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    Hi Lea, welcome to the forum!!! Oh I have an Amstaff x named Oskar, he is a beautiful dog, not as excitable as they can be. Oskar is 10 mths old now but still chews most things he comes across!! He loves a good run and a play, but is content sitting next to me on the lounge. Like you we have a variety of animals, including two children (5 and 7), two snakes, fish (Oscars, red devil, and a variety of other things, bristlenose and such), 3 mice (do you want them? lol), and my boyfriend's latest project, an ant colony haha!!
    I love Amstaff's, mine is a beautiful contradiction on four legs lol!! You will definitely have to put up some photos if you decide to keep her!!
    Oh and I am sorry to hear about your cat!
    cheers Sam

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    Hi Lea. welcome to the forum, we have a few members owned by amstaffs and a wealth of good info and tips comming your way
    The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated.
    Mohandas Gandhi

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    Hi, and welcome.

    We have a pointer who almost drove us to drink as an OTT puppy.
    Lots of exercise and games. They love learning the rules of a game,
    I remember him trying to teach the cat "hide and seek".

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    welcome to the forum........
    Quote Originally Posted by Sean View Post
    I love 2 things in this world. Spandex and reyzor... not necessarily in that order.

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    Phewwww, saw the post and worried Reyzor was gunna wave that little dud...oops i meant dude...phewwwwww!
    The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated.
    Mohandas Gandhi

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    you mean stud?
    Quote Originally Posted by Sean View Post
    I love 2 things in this world. Spandex and reyzor... not necessarily in that order.

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    Thanks for the warm welcoming. I will put up some pictures when and if we get her. I think I need to do a little research first, but she is just soooo cute. I feel sometimes the pet shops dont always tell you the real story so I thought I would go to the people that would know and I found you guys.
    @sam Thanks sam she is missed daily . No thanks I dont need mice to add to the zoo :P. We holiday up your way every january Maroochydore....love it

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    Hi leanne, I can't vouch for the mastiff side. But the AmStaff side I can help with! the only advice I would give is book her in for training ASAP. Constant training and socialisation is extremely important. Other than that they'll be your best friend so long as you have a yummy treat or their fav toy around.

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

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    Lea05

    welcome to the forum.

    I don't know a lot about amstaff x mastiff - except she will be a very big strong dog. Lots of people will be frightened of her just because of the way she looks.

    Pet shops are generally the worst place to buy a puppy in my opinion - unless it's a day where breeders or rescues bring along their puppies and sit with them and talk to you about whether you and the puppy are suited to each other.

    But if you train your puppy well - with lots of fun and joy for both of you, then they can be the biggest sooks out and the nicest natured dogs. It will also be important to train your childen and their friends to play nicely with your new puppy. I usually have to remind children frequently that this is not a toy - the same as this child is not a toy... and if the child is gentle the puppy should be gentle too. And if the child is rough, the puppy may be rough too.

    There's some good stuff in this thread and the puppy discussion and the training pages about how to look after a puppy.
    http://www.dogforum.com.au/puppy-dis...home-care.html

    And if you don't want extra puppies of your own - consider getting her desexed. Before her first heat (six months or so). You can discuss this with your favourite vet when you take her in for vacinations and wormers and etc. And maybe puppy preschool.

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