The more you learn about the breed,pitbulls and amstaff are one in the same, the more you love them.Patch said:At first i was a little shocked... we really wanted a Staffy Bull... I mean, I would NEVER swap Patch for anything.
But I'm so worried now because the AmStaff's are closely related to the Pit Bulls... and I'm worried he'll grow to be extremely aggressive.
Yes.Patch said:am i overreacting??
Not really. They both come from basically the same lineage (bull baiting and dog fighting). Size is a difference. Male Staffies rarely get over 40lbs. Male AmStaffs rarely get over 60.Patch said:is there MUCH difference between the Staffy Bull Terriors and the American Staffs????
Yeah, Patch will probably be about 20 or so pounds (9 kg?) bigger than you expected him to be.Patch said:Remy and Bella are gorgeous... are they AmStaffs??
Have you had aggression problems with them??
I hope i haven't offended you in any way.
I am just a little shocked at finding out Patch wasn't the breed we thought he was...
Although the main reason we wanted the Staffy Bull was because of their small size, now we have to get used to the idea we're going to have a bigger doggy around with our AmStaff!!!!! Time to get a bigger house with a bigger yard!
As you'll learn in your research of AmStaffs, even the most diligent socialization of your dog won't necessarily prevent dog aggression. You can definitely train him to ignore other dogs and focus on you, but you can't expect that he'll get along with other dogs just because he is socialized around them now. Dog aggression can set in anywere from ~8 months to 3-4 years.Patch said:i hope Patch doesn't become aggressive towards dogs though...
he has already been introduced and has played with my friends' dogs.... a pittbull, a couple of maltese terriors, a shitzu, and a labrador. he was SO playful... so im sort of hoping it is not just because he's a puppy, but that this love (even just tolerance) for other dogs continues into the future..