Last edited by katey_charm; 01-13-2010 at 05:42 PM.
There is no such thing as 'locking' onto any item for any breed of dog, this is a myth and one that should not be perpetuated.
They all get hold of things and don't want to let go and it can seem like they 'lock'. She is just testing out her strength. It doesn't have much to do with breed, the strength in the jaw simply varies from dog to dog and from puppy to puppy. Some puppies are much stronger than others.
if your dog is a Am Staff X she is classed as an American Pit Bull Terrier in Australia
Please do some research and welcome to my world
Yeh the jaw in Amstaffs is a lot stronger than other breeds & although they cannot get 'lock jaw' as such, they do have an enormous amount of pressure in their jaws, a lot more than most breeds
There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face
You get more with honey than with vinegar.
Apologies if this offends anyone.
no offence taken and yes you are right. I apologise.
The puppy is here and I dont condone your for it at all, how can I when I have 2 . But please do some reading about Breed Specific Legislation. It can only help you and your new pup.
Anyway back to jaw power I found think on wikianswers:
This list is not exhaustive and is AVERAGE which means a middle number taken from the breeds, and will be listed by pressure not breed:
Hyena - 800 lb per square inch
Mastiff (all true Mastiff breeds) 500 lb per square inch
Pit Bull, German Shepard, Rottweiler and all other large domestic breeds of dogs - 320 lb per square inch
Some information in this answer was taken from: Dr. Brady Barr's study "Bite Force (Dangerous Encounters)" produced for National Geographic.
Fair enough you don't think it's a good intro, but this wasn't an intro thread. There was a question asked and JTDNTB gave information that the OP will need for later on!
ETA: Judge is only one letter shorter than JTDNTB...
It's very easy to understand posts when you don't over-analyse them and take them for what they are. I think the breed discrimination that we have in this country now is a disgrace in all honesty, and the more that can be done to prove that this breed aren't monsters the better. I can't imagine how hard it must be for you and I'd like to believe that I would be as strong as you are to be able to deal with that much hatred and discrimination being directed at a dog that I own. In reality though I doubt I would be able to
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