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Thinking about getting a Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Discussion in 'Staffordshire Bull Terrier' started by Kit, Jun 2, 2017.

  1. Kit

    Kit Good Dog

    I recently retired my Pit Bull, Rosie, from agility at age 12. I have 2 other dogs that I'm running, but I've seen some Staffy Bulls run and I REALLY like them. So... thinking ahead (like 4 years) for my next agility dog, I'm leaning towards one.
    I talked to a gal at a trail last week and she will put me in touch with a breeders that breeds for more athletic dogs with a bit less bone than conformation dogs.
    Just starting to look around, but does anyone know of a breeder to contact in the WA area?
    Like I said, it'll be probably 4 years. We have 2 senior dogs now (10 & 12) and my current agility dogs (almost 6 & 2) DH asked that we not get another dog until Frankie is 10, she'll be 6 in August.
    And, I may change my mind and go rescue again....
     
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  2. pitbulldogs

    pitbulldogs OHMUHGERD Staff Member Administrator

    I love SBT's.. I wish they were bigger here in the states but they just aren't. The breeder i got Broly from used to breed them but got out of them years ago now.
     
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  3. Capt. Roxy

    Capt. Roxy Good Dog Premium Member

    I like SBTs as well!! Yea, they are huge in the UK... but I guess that makes sense since they are of English lineage. Tinee tiny muscular power houses!!
     
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  4. Capt. Roxy

    Capt. Roxy Good Dog Premium Member

    LOL! The black one..... ? x'D
     
  5. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

    I enjoyed that so much. I'd like to get Teddy into some kind of competition.
     
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  6. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog


    Teddy is very funny too. I said we should mak him a jester for Halloween.
     
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  7. Mister

    Mister Little Dog

    SBT's are fantastic dogs, they have the same temperament as the apbt and can be just as DA. Apart from the freak show dogs, they can be very hard to distinguish from an apbt. I've had a few and regularly look after a few for friends when they go away.
    Kit look up Yankeestaff, might not be WA area (wherever that is) but could help you contact local sbt owners. She's knowledgeable and more experienced then the majority.
     
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  8. Capt. Roxy

    Capt. Roxy Good Dog Premium Member

    I'm still new to all this so forgive my ignorance... I thought the American Staffordshire Terrier was closest in resemblance to the APBT? I always thought Staffordshire Bull Terriers were smaller both in height and overall weight in general? To me they seem way more compact but way more stockier and wider but of course I'm going off by the internet and stuff which can be so misleading at times.

    Is it me or are their heads GINORMOUS!
     
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  9. Capt. Roxy

    Capt. Roxy Good Dog Premium Member

    HAHAHA I can see that! :D Did you see the last dog?! WOAH! Really fast!
     
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  10. Mister

    Mister Little Dog

    Forget the show bred sbt that your looking at online, which probably make up 1-2% of the breeds population. I'm on about the average sbt running about the street. I can't remember when I last see a show type walking the streets.
    I've an old gyp here bang on 16 inches and have only ever seen a handful of sbt's as small in her 13 years, the rest were obviously all taller. Their average height I'd guess is around 17-19 inches. It's you, I haven't ever seen a sbt gyp with a head larger than hers.
    Amstaffs, sbt's and bulldogs were once all the same, it was breed recognition of amstaffs and sbt's plus size of the pond that lead to the 3 becoming separate breeds. The bulldog as a breed normally is slightly bigger but here small bulldogs are preferred and they can be hard to distinguish from your average sbt. That said some sbt's are extremely large 20+inches 65lbs not being unknown.
     
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  11. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

    I
    was reading about Am Staffs and SBTs and read that SBTs need lots of items to chew on. That is Teddy. He wants to chew most of the hours that he is awake.
     
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  12. Kit

    Kit Good Dog

    The gal I talked to owns "Outlaw", (about 1/3 down the page) she also has another dog, Felony, with similar breeding.
    She's the one who told me not to use this breeder and get a dog with less bone. I didn't get the name of the other breeder though (YET!)
    http://www.classystaffys.com/index.asp?ID=33
     
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  13. pitbulldogs

    pitbulldogs OHMUHGERD Staff Member Administrator

    I've seen some sbt's overseas that look like just like an apbt, longer legs, similar builds. Personally I like the little short ones.
     
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  14. Kit

    Kit Good Dog

    There is a gal from Canada that has a little black SBT that is an AWESOME little dog, super fast, she's the one that really made me notice SBTs. About the same height as Outlaw, but leaner and much more agile.
    But I love Outlaws coloring.

    BUT, I do have plenty of time. Although, I did mention to the husband tonight that I want one for my next dog and he wasn't totally against it...wasn't thrilled when I said 'next' dog, but liked the SBT part. LOL
     
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  15. pitbulldogs

    pitbulldogs OHMUHGERD Staff Member Administrator

    I have always liked them, they can be quite the little characters too! Like you said you have time, so I'm sure you will find what you want! Keep us updated on this please :)
     
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  16. TWadeJ

    TWadeJ Big Dog

    Those dogs are amazing!!!!
     
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  17. Mister

    Mister Little Dog

    That's crap, they don't need no more things to chew than any other dog. If Teddy is a chewer, it's possibly a habit he picked up in kennels. More often than not it's cause is boredom and frustration due to lack of regular and sufficient exercise. Break the habit by setting out a good regular exercise routine and stop giving him a constant supply of things to chew.
     
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  18. Mister

    Mister Little Dog

    What a disgrace, Outlaw deserves better. He'd look 10x's better if she actually gave him some good exercise coupled with a good diet.
    She doesn't know to much about the breed. Forget the bone comment, a good dog makes the best of it's natural body shape. If they didn't then we wouldn't have the variety of body types we have in these dogs. Like bulldogs it's what's inside the sbt that counts not it's body type.
     
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  19. Derek1

    Derek1 Big Dog

    We'll put mister.
     
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  20. Kit

    Kit Good Dog

    Thanks. That's why I asked. We've only ever gotten rescues before now.
    I did look at Yankeestaff website. Unfortunately, they are about 2900 miles away from me. I'm on the opposite coast of US.
     
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