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are sbt's popular in us ?

Discussion in 'Staffordshire Bull Terrier' started by Jack_c92, Mar 3, 2014.

  1. Jack_c92

    Jack_c92 Puppy

    ive been watching pitbulls and parolees and have noticed there are a couple of staffys on there and was just wondering are they common in the us ?
  2. CrazyK9

    CrazyK9 Good Dog

    I wouldn't say they're common... they are getting more attention now as sport dogs. I'm seeing a lot more SBT crosses for flyball and agility.
    There are a handful of show breeders out there but I don't like that bulldog type. :/

    I used to be up at Petsmart every weekend volunteering and in that time I saw a lot of breeds come through by shoppers. Ive seen the same number of clumber spaniels, which certainly are not popular dogs, there as I have SBTs lol And that number is 2. I've also only seen one AmStaff and 0 APBTs... so that's not really indicative of anything since those breeds shouldn't be around a store full of unknown dogs anyway.
  3. RoxiePup

    RoxiePup Big Dog

    I think they are becoming more common than they used to be, but they are far from being common like Labs, Golden Retrievers, Boxers, Golden Shepards and even chihuahuas.
  4. Jack_c92

    Jack_c92 Puppy

    Lets say you walked down the street in a us city would sbt's be stereo typed as a pitbull by people ? unless of course you knew the breed just wondering because i saw somewhere alot of people call APBT AST and SBT "pitbulls"
  5. CrazyK9

    CrazyK9 Good Dog

    Public perception is so off that ADBA APBTs probably wouldn't even be called Pit Bulls by someone walking down the street lol.
  6. NobodyHere

    NobodyHere Guest

    My SBT is 11 inches tall (smaller than AKC standard) and people still assume that she's either a "miniature Pit Bull" or a Pit Bull puppy, so I would say yes based on personal experience.
  7. CallSignOWL

    CallSignOWL Good Dog

    people are so confused as to what an APBT looks like. When I ask them what they think a 'pit bull' looks like, i get so many different answers.

    most often when I get comments on Echo, my girl isnt a "pitbull". Shes a boxer.
    Last edited by a moderator: Mar 4, 2014
  8. zarasmum

    zarasmum Puppy

    Lol most people wudent know a pitt from a staffie or anything in between indeed the police have seized quite a few staffies for being "type"
  9. bsand

    bsand Good Dog

    True everyone calls my am staff a blue nose pitbull. It was happening so much that I'm contemplating getting a jacket with not a pitbull embroidered on it.

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  10. Tiffseagles

    Tiffseagles GRCH Dog Premium Member

    In the general population, no. In the sports world they are much more popular.

    Americans tend to lump Staffies with APBTs as "pit bulls" so you never really now what people are talking about when they use that term. The BSL we have over here also, for the most part, considers SBTs and APBTs one in the same.
  11. pweezie

    pweezie Puppy

    This post is a from a while back I was wondering if you have any pics of your staffy that you can post? I would like to see what an 11 inch tall staffy looks like. I like the small staffys.
  12. catchrcall

    catchrcall Good Dog Staff Member Super Moderator

    I think I've seen maybe one that I could say for sure was SBT.
  13. _unoriginal

    _unoriginal Cow Dog

    A friend of mine has one. He's said he's only seen a handful of them and always tries to stop and chat with yhe owners.
  14. Notword

    Notword Puppy

    There are a handful of show breeders out there but I don't like that bulldog type


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