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    Hi,

    looking for a pup for my OH for his birthday will be wanting for june late june please pm me or post up so i can see whats comming

    looking for best temprement!
    not for show...
    family pet.
    would be living with 4 adults and a cat

    THANKYOU!
    xx

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    Quote Originally Posted by fruitloop View Post
    Hi,

    looking for a pup for my OH for his birthday will be wanting for june late june please pm me or post up so i can see whats comming

    looking for best temprement!
    not for show...
    family pet.
    would be living with 4 adults and a cat

    THANKYOU!
    xx
    be careful...just because puppies come from a registered breeder...doesn't mean they are reputable and resposible...they could just as well be BYB's.

    Do your homework...talk to the Staffy Club in your State about good breeders etc

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleasanta View Post
    be careful...just because puppies come from a registered breeder...doesn't mean they are reputable and resposible...they could just as well be BYB's.

    Do your homework...talk to the Staffy Club in your State about good breeders etc
    i know of one or two but if anyone has recomendations they will be highly regarded!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fruitloop View Post
    i know of one or two but if anyone has recomendations they will be highly regarded!
    what state are you in?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleasanta View Post
    what state are you in?
    victoria dad is the grounds man at KCC (dogs victoria) i might ask him if he knows anymore people?

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    I would contact the Staffy Club in Vic to get some advice

    Vic Staffy Club website: http://www.sbtcv.org.au/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleasanta View Post
    I would contact the Staffy Club in Vic to get some advice

    Vic Staffy Club website: HOME
    you are indeed very helpfull


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    Quote Originally Posted by fruitloop View Post
    you are indeed very helpfull

    you are welcome

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    Looking for your first Staffordshire Bull Terrier?

    Introduction .You are about to depart on a wonderful new adventure as you search for just the right dog for you. It is incredibly important to do careful research on the Staffordshire Bull Terrier to be certain that this is the breed for you. The Staffordshire Bull Terrier is not a breed for everyone. Please don't buy a Stafford with the thought that if the dog does not work out for some reason, you can later get rid of it. A dog (of whatever breed) should never be considered as a "disposable commodity". Either be prepared to make a lifetime commitment to your dog, or, please, do yourself and the dog a wonderful favour - do not get a dog at all. Staffords are for life...

    Discovering The Staffordshire Bull Terrier
    5The Stafford is a small to medium sized dog of great strength and substance in relation to his size. He can truly be said to be a "big dog in a small dog package". He is extremely affectionate and loving, and many Staffords are great "talkers" using an amusing variety of grunts, groans, chortles, and sighs to let their owners know exactly what they want and what they are thinking..However, the Stafford possesses - in very great measure - the typical freethinking Terrier attitude of "Why do I have to?" so he will do best if he is well socialized at a young age and obedience trained (also while young) either with a reputable trainer or, preferably, in a class setting. His owner will find that the Stafford will delight in this training, and will form a close, lifelong, emotional bond with his owner because of it..The Stafford is content snoozing on the couch with his family, but it must be kept in mind that he is also an active, agile dog that requires vigorous physical exercise every day. However, he should never be allowed to run at large, because he has been known to have disagreements with other dogs and small animals. A good fenced yard is a requirement for him, as it is a place where he can play his favourite games of frisbee, fetch, tug, and roll-the-basketball in safety. A fenced year is also a place that he can just calmly be himself..A Stafford is not a dog that is happy living out in the yard. His smooth, short coat prevents him from feeling comfortable when the weather outside it too warm or too cool. He is, first and foremost, a family companion par excellence that is only content when living closely with his human family, whether it be stretched on the living room couch, tucked up under the covers of the bed, or industriously chewing on his toy while his family watches TV..The Stafford is a dog that loves, indeed craves, the companionship of people. For this reason he is not a good choice as a guard dog. As a watch dog he is fine - he loves to tell you when someone is coming because he delights in meeting new people!.For those who want an "outside dog", for those who do not have a fenced yard, or for those whose busy lives would leave him alone in an empty house or yard for eight or ten hours a day, for those who would not have nor take the time to properly exercise him, obedience train him, and socialize him, the Stafford would be an extremely poor choice..However, for those willing to give to their dog all the love and consideration that their Stafford will joyfully give back to them - increased a hundredfold! - there can be no better choice of companion than the Staffordshire Bull Terrier. .

    Stafford Books
    .There are many good books on the Stafford, and related breeds. It is up to you, the potential new owner, to obtain these books, read them and study them, to understand what this breed is all about. Equally important is to talk to Stafford owners, breeders, and fanciers to obtain a fully rounded impression of this breed. Only then, after you have fully done your research, should you make your final decision. . Some recommended books are "Staffordshire Terrier", by Deiter Fleig; "The Staffordshire Bull Terrier In America", by Steve Eltinge; "Staffordshire Bull Terriers" by Vic Pounds and Lillian Rant; "The Staffordshire Bull Terrier", by W.M. Morley; "The Staffordshire Terriers", by Anna Katherina Nicholas; "The Staffordshire Bull Terrier", and "All About The Staffordshire Bull Terrier", both by John F. Gordon. .Also recommended is "Bandit, Dossier of a Dangerous Dog", by Vickie Hearne. Although not specifically about the SBT, it addresses many of the problems SBTs, and their owners, face in today's world. For those who are as yet unfamiliar with the Stafford, this is an important book. .Despite the title, the book is not about a 'dangerous dog' at all. Ms. Hearne's books are not cut-and-dried affairs, but rather go in for quite a bit of dog history, including the interrelated history of all of the bull-and-terrier breeds - of which the Staffords is but one. Read these book. .If you can't find them, try ordering them at your local library via inter-library loan. Most States have an inter-library loan program in place whereby a library patron can request a particular book and the library can locate and retrieve it if the book is anywhere in that State's library system. .Additionally, Becky Taylor McGovern's FAQ file is most informative. To view this file click here. .The only way to to know and understand what the inbred characteristics of any particular breed are that one might be considering, one must read and study resources published about that particular breed. If one cannot accept nor deal with the known inbred characteristics of any breed one is considering, this is quite probably not the breed for them, and one should look elsewhere. Which is why it is so vitally important for ANYONE to read, study, and learn about any breed before they acquire an individual of that breed. Were it ever thus. Then the dog pounds would all be empty. .

    Finding a Staffordshire Bull Terrier
    .If you have never seen an SBT, a good place to meet one might be at your local dog show. Exhibitors are usually pretty nervous and reserved before the start of judging of their breed, but are often quite willing to visit and talk about their favorite subject (the SBT, of course!) once breed judging is completed. Additionally, there are often "vendors" at dog shows, and you might find one that may sell many of the above mentioned books. .Getting a pet from a responsible breeder is an important first step toward responsible pet ownership.If you are considering a SBT, perhaps you might consider an older dog. Often older Staffords come into Rescue through no fault of their own (death in the family, divorce, moving, etc.) and make excellent, loving pets. Your local kennel club may also be a good source for locating Stafford breeders. .Other information on obtaining a pet, including information on finding a Responsible Breeder (this is critically important!), can be found in Cindy Tittle Moore's collection of FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions). To view this FAQ page, click here. .

    NEVER BUY A STAFFORD (or any other breed!) FROM A PET STORE. *NEVER*
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    In almost all cases puppies found in pet stores come from horrendous puppy mills. Puppies born in terrible conditions, then shipped hundreds, or thousands, of miles away to be placed in a store as "merchandise" rarely thrive and often remain sickly throughout their entire lives. If they survive past puppy hood at all. To purchase a puppy from a pet store only perpetuates and encourages the puppy mill business. Ultimately, it is the buyer's challenge and duty to get their new Stafford from a responsible source with whom they can communicate comfortably.
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    Importance of Registration
    .You should ask the owners of the parents of any puppy you might be considering for purchase if they have: 1) ANKC registration on both parents? 2) Litter registration for the puppies? .You should also ask if the Breeder will be transferring registration of the puppy to you at the time of sale, or if the Breeder intends to retain the registration and only sell the puppy to you "on contract". If a Breeder is selling the puppy to you "on contract" and will NOT be transferring registration to you at the time of sale, what this might mean is that the puppy is being sold to you with "strings attached". With bitches (females), some breeders require "puppies back" out of any future breeding you may do with the animal you are purchasing; some breeders require entire litters, or even sometimes more than one litter, from your new puppy to be given back to the Breeder, at your expense. Generally, the Breeder considers this to be part of the original purchase price of your puppy, and you will NOT be financially renumerated for the costs involved in producing this litter, nor paid for the resulting puppies. Generally, you will only receive registration papers on your dog only if, and when, these conditions are met. .It is up to you as to whether or not you agree to, and with, such an arrangement, but you should be aware that most Responsible Breeders generally do not require these kinds of conditions. .In the case of a dog (male) sold "on contract" the Breeder generally requires that the Breeder can use (in future) your dog at stud for any bitch owned by the Breeder, or sometimes that your dog can be used at stud for any bitch (female) that the Breeder sends to you for this purpose, without your approval of the bitch that is being sent. You will also generally NOT be paid for these kinds of stud services, as the Breeder considers this to be part of your original purchase price. Generally, you will only receive registration papers on your dog only if, and when, these conditions are met. .What most Responsible Breeders will do is sell a "pet quality" puppy on an ANKC (Australian National Kennel Council Club) the signed application for, or certificate of, will be given to you at the time of sale. For "show quality" puppies a Responsible Breeder might sell you a puppy and supply you with full ANKC registration, but remain on the registration certificate as a "co-owner". This is quite common, especially with buyers who are new to the SBT breed. The reason for this is that the Responsible Breeder really cares what happens to this puppy and would like to be there for you to help and guide you in your future breeding or showing endeavours. .In any case, all contracts between buyers and sellers should be in WRITING. You should also be aware that the BREEDING OF PUREBRED DOGS IS NOT TO BE UNDERTAKEN LIGHTLY, AND SHOULD ONLY BE DONE BY THOSE WHO HAVE THE EXPERIENCE, COMMITMENT, AND FORTITUDE TO FOLLOW THROUGH THE ENTIRE LIVES OF ANY PUPPIES THEY PRODUCE. .

    Health Concerns
    .You should ask for certification that the puppies are guaranteed healthy at the time of placement, as well as the breeder's return/refund policy or guarantee (Responsible Breeders should always offer this!) should the puppy become ill during the first few days. You should also be sure that the breeder can provide documentation showing that the puppy has received regular puppy vaccinations appropriate for the puppy's age, as well as regular worming..If you are told that the "puppies have had their shots" inquire further. One session of vaccinations is not enough, because maternal antibodies interfere with the puppy developing its own immunities - and it is uncertain just when the vaccinations will "kick in", and the maternal antibodies will "kick out". In other words, if the puppy is vaccinated, but maternal antibodies are still present in the puppy's bloodstream, the vaccinations will have no effect, leaving the puppy vulnerable to common (often fatal) puppy diseases. Which is the reason for the frequent vaccination cycle of young puppies. Additionally, puppies should be wormed every two weeks starting at about four weeks of age. Puppies can become infected with worms via their mother's milk..For a breeder to care enough to worm and vaccinate their puppies, and have these tests done on their breeding stock is expensive, and will be reflected in the price of the puppy. "Bargain" puppies can, and often do, sicken and die once they are brought home. Or develop tragic genetic diseases later on. In even the cutest puppy, if he or she later develops hip displasia he can become crippled for life. Likewise, if your adorable puppy presents with Juvenile Cataracts a month or two after you have brought him home, he will be permanently blind..

    Breed Specific Legislation Concerns
    .Also important is to determine before your bring your new puppy home, is if there are rules in your housing development/apartment complex/condo against the owning of a Stafford. Or if Breed Specific Legislation affecting the Stafford exists in your area. If it does, and you bring your puppy home and fall in love with it, it is quite possible, even likely, that you will be forced to give it up. Don't think this can't happen to you. It can, and it does - with alarming frequency..There are those in our society whose ultimate goal is the outlawing of companion animals, including dogs. When even one breed falls victim to such laws, it is only a brief matter of time before the next breed is targeted. If this is allowed to continue, eventually ALL breeds of dogs will be outlawed. Breed Specific Legislation is insidiously creeping into regulations all over the United States, and in many foreign countries. It is everyone's challenge and duty to fight Breed Specific Legislation wherever it appears. Before you bring home your first Stafford, consider visiting the Canine Legislation Site..

    Contacting Breeders
    .Responsible Breeders will likely interview potential buyers in depth, because they care about the puppies they must place. They will most probably have you sign a contract stating that if the dog ever leaves your care, for any reason, *at any time during the dog's life* it must be returned to the breeder. Responsible Breeders love their dogs, even the ones that they must sell, and should always stand behind their stock. Ask if you are able to contact a "satisfied customer", perhaps someone who has purchased a puppy from a breeder's previous litter. A Responsible Breeder will be happy to supply you with this information, because it shows that you care, and that you are informed.If the breeder you contact seems only interested in making the sale, does not interview you, offers no guarantee once the puppy leaves his premises, or brushes off any questions you might have regarding puppy health, vaccinations, worming, registration, OFA, CERF, a written contract, or any other questions you might have, be wary, and, perhaps, look elsewhere. Even if the prospective puppy seems to be offered at an attractive price. You get what you pay for. . Before you buy, get out and see and meet as many Staffords as you possibly can. At the Stafford's place of residence is the best place to do this, a place to make contacts for, hopefully, home visits later on are at the AKC conformation shows, obedience trials, and agility events. See if you like (or can put up with!) the often exuberant, high-energy Stafford personality. Many people cannot..Lastly, keep in mind that those who need to advertise "puppies for sale" in the classified section of your newspaper, on the internet, or just about anywhere else, those that nearly always have "puppies on the ground", or those that tell you that they can "get a pup for you in either sex and in any colour you like", and those that breed many litters per year are generally breeding puppies only for profit, rather than for the good of the breed, and care only about "making the sale". Responsible breeders have waiting lists for their quality, screened, and bred-to-the-Standard stock. They do not have to advertise. Do yourself a favour: contact a responsible breeder, and be prepared to wait several months - or longer - for your pup. You will be glad you did. .

    The Internet: Another Source of Stafford Information
    .There are many Staffordshire Bull Terrier websites from around the world that can be found on the Internet. Also, most any search engine will bring up enough Stafford sites to thrill even the most ardent enthusiast. There are also numerous bulletin boards and newsgroups on the Web where much interesting information about the Stafford is exchanged..Still another another way to find out about the breed is to join a Staffordshire Bull Terrier email list. Email lists generally keep up pretty lively discussions on all aspects of these dogs, from serious breeder concerns to silly dog anecdotes. If you would like to join the Staffordshire Bull Terrier email list, please click here..However, when visiting bulletin boards, newsgroups, and websites, or when participating in an email list, it should always be kept foremost in mind that anyone - from the rank beginner to the experienced breeder of many years standing - may post their thoughts and opinions to such venues. Even those who may never have owned a Staffordshire Bull Terrier can be participants, and are able to post their thoughts and beliefs..Since it can often be difficult to make a determination of the accuracy of information gleaned from the Internet, any information obtained in such manner should always be carefully researched further to determine it's validity..


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