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south african staffords

Discussion in 'Staffordshire Bull Terriers' started by jacko, May 10, 2012.

  1. F.D.

    F.D. Top Dog

    I do think that some people think DA is a bad thing. I was mentioning this regarding some Sylon dogs as general info., as the question related to what the dogs are like. People who intentionally try to breed the DA out of SBTs are probably not doing the breed any favors.

    Vanoric Voodoo was known for being super DA, yet he was used at stud a lot! And I would get a dog that looked and acted like him!

    Yas, how's it going? You can PM here if you want.
  2. F.D.

    F.D. Top Dog

    Hey Yas, do you think the aversion to DA is mostly a US thing? It might be, but I have seen some posts on BBO in which people from the UK sometimes indicate a distaste for DA. But maybe they are in the minority there. Here in the US, when a SBT tries to fight other dogs in the ring, people often do freak out a bit! I have even heard of people trying to get dogs DQ'd on the basis of DA at shows.
  3. Yas

    Yas Big Dog

    Hey F.D.,

    What a coincidence I sent you an brief email earlier. I would have thought it was a US thing but heard someone say recently that they was at a show somewhere in Europe and the Stafford ring was silent with all the dogs just stood around, I guess that depends on how many imports there are.

    I was having a discussion with somebody last year after witnessing her adult male allowing another male into the same room in her house and not even being bothered. She tried to argue that with BSL it's not good having a dog that wants to fight other dogs, I had to point out that there are a million other breeds and that rather than try and change what they are she needs to get a different breed.

    Obviously it's not true to everyone but it's different in the US because in general it's a different type of person that has the dog, in the UK we grow up with the breed, love it for what it is and some get into showing but most don't, in the US it tends to be show people that are already into showing and then get the breed and treat it like their little possession to win things at the weekend.

    I feel that a Stafford having a strong dislike for other dogs is almost as important as being totally reliable with people.
  4. Swiper

    Swiper Pup

    Hi guys,

    Thanks for the input. It is really appreciated. Since I have been reading here I have certainly learned a lot. I fell in love with this breed in the mid 90's and haven't looked back or at any other breed since.
    I don't mind the DA because I learned to live with it when I had my 2 bulldogs for 12 years or so. It is still do able in the city. I was just dreaming that it would be cool to try some agility at functions to show off the prowess of the my dog. Its ok though, we are getting the SBT for a family companion and I am sure he meets all of our criterias and more. VERY EXCITED!!
  5. Yas

    Yas Big Dog

    So are you getting a pup that is sired by Bruce?

    As long as the dog is structurally sound and you don't let it get fat then you should do well at agility.
  6. Herodog1

    Herodog1 Top Dog

    Hi guy's, these dogs look very similarly built to me and thier eyes look very light for dark coated dogs. I hear that is considered a fault, they should have dark round eye's as show dogs. I'm also from the uk and love staffords, always trying to keep mine fit and healthy, hate lazy over weight staffs. Had an accident with mine yesterday, had him off lead thought no one was around when a german sheppard cross appeared outta nowhere, sid (my dog) spotted it ran over and grabbed the dog by the throat, luckily I was close by and was able to grab his collar and get him off quickly. The other owner was ok about it. Thank goodness...

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