To appreciate and understand everything about the Staffy X Pitbull, you have to take a closer look at the two parent breeds. The Staffy Bull Pit is not a common hybrid or “designer dog breed”, as some prefer to call these crossbreeds.
The best approach to assessing mixed breeds’ temperament is to compare the breeds that make up the crossbreed. In addition, it’s not an exact science attempting to figure out the feature combinations you see in the hybrids.
In fact, breeders often do not breed their designer dogs from 100% purebred dogs. Breeders frequently breed multi-generational crosses. This practice can throw a further spanner in the works when trying to establish the looks and temperament of the resulting puppies.
Staffordshire Terrier Puppies: Why Are They So Popular?
There has been a resurgence in popularity for pit bull dog breeds. People are suddenly clamoring to learn more about pill bulls thanks to TV shows like Pit Bulls and Parolees and Pit Boss. One of the breeds, the American Staffordshire Terrier, is considered as being part of the pit bull family of dogs.
The puppies in this article are blue-nose American Staffordshire puppies. When I took these photos of the puppies, they were 6 weeks old and were nearly ready to go to their new homes. This was the last litter of puppies that we had from the parents (Roxie and Stunna), and we got our other dogs fixed, so we could focus more on the rescue of these beautiful dogs.
Although wonderful to have puppies, we realize through these shows that there are many of this breed of dog already in need of good homes, as some people abandon them and/or use them for the wrong reasons (like using them to be fighting dogs).
Kirby of Indiana was one of the earliest AKC Champion American Staffordshire Terriers. Kirby of Indiana is an example of an early Amstaff champion. Date 1940.
The History of the American Staffordshire Terrier
Staffordshire Terriers were first bred in the 19century in the English region of Staffordshire. They are a cross between the terrier and bulldog. They were called various names, such as the Bull-and-Terrier Dog, or half and half, until they assumed the name of the English Staffordshire Bull Terrier.
In the late 1800s, as the breed made its way into America, people began to call them “pit-dogs”, later adopting the name of the American Staffordshire Terrier. In 1936, the Amstaffs were recognized and accepted into the American Kennel Club (AKC) as a registered breed.
Of the three types of Pit Bull Terriers known as American Pit Bull Terriers (APBT), the American Staffordshire Terriers (Amstaff), and the Staffordshire Bull Terriers (SBT), the Amstaff became the only recognized AKC recognized breed.
American Staffordshire Terriers aka pit bull puppies
Hi I have a 14 week old male staffy cross pit bull, it is really wingey, doesn’t like to be left alone what so ever, it has ripped the back wooden door to shreds, does not stop howling at all, as soon as me or my partner close the door instantly scratching the door and howling, what do we need to do please and thank you ? Answer
The American Staffordshire Terrier and the American Pit Bull Terrier are now considered to be two separate dog breeds, the first recognized by the American Kennel Club in the United States and the second recognized by the United Kennel Club in England, but their respective breed standards are written as such that some individual dogs are able to be dually registered in both countries. Before differing breeding focuses separated these two dog breeds when the registrations were split, they came from essentially the same ancestry. These dogs trace their earliest ancestry to England in the 1700s to the old style English Bulldogs which were crossed with various Terrier dogs to add agility and the ability to think quickly and independently. The results of these pairings were known as bull-and-terriers, extremely well-muscled but agile dogs that were courageous and strong enough to assist with controlling bulls, to help hunters in taking down wild boar and bear, and eventually, to fight one another to the death. When these dogs were initially imported to the United States in the 1800s, they were imported mainly as fighting dogs, and breeders focused on creating a larger and heavier animal, which was registered with the United Kennel Club as an American Pit Bull Terrier in 1898, but the American Kennel Club refused to recognize the breed as they wanted to distance themselves from the history of dog fighting. In 1936, they recognized the American Staffordshire Terrier, which has stricter standards regarding size and coloration. Other than dogs that are dually registered in both countries, these two breeds have been bred separately since that time.
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