Adopted a Staffy. any advice from OG dog crew?

I've a 2yr old staffy Springer(female) who is a.soft easy dog. But shes bored/lonely when me and the missus are at work. 

I must bought a 9month old staffy pup (male) but he hasn't been socialised well. Lived in a.kennel and only contact.with owner.was feeding and walks once.or.twice a.week.

 

He seems.to.have a good temperament and I've introduced him to my dog and it's going well enough. 

 

And staffy owners gonna throw me some advice? 

 

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R.I.P ironbelly carter cash

My advice would be

Don’t have kids 

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American Staffordshire  or Staffordshire Bull ? Or is it a pitbull they claimed as an Amstaff but just didn't feel like getting papers ? 

Don't leave them together unsupervised. Ever. 

I'm in uk. It's just an Staffordshire terrier. 

So not one of the dangerous dog breeds.

American crosses and pit bulls are banned.over here.

My staffy Springer cross is soft as shit and very sociable.

This guy seems very similar but I've heard they can be stubborn especially if bot trained.from.birth. so just seeing if anyone.else keeps them.

 

 

ChucksChin -

American Staffordshire  or Staffordshire Bull ? Or is it a pitbull they claimed as an Amstaff but just didn't feel like getting papers ? 

Brindle Staffordshire terrier. I knew a.guy years ago when I lived in England who kept two staffies who were brilliant dogs. But lost his number otherwise I'd be asking him. 


 

Dreville79 -

My advice would be


Don’t have kids 

Staffordshire terriers are known as nanny dogs in the uk due to their excellent temperament with kids. I never.even left my soft labrador with my kids. 


Any dog can be dangerous. 

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Write a will.

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Staffys are great dogs had one in oz for 13 years super loyal but they tend to hate any other animal great with kids and adults but two together I am not sure the only ones I have seen together that get on are mother and kids. Took her to a dog show once and was complete carnage all wanting to fight each other boys and girls alike.

ironbelly - 
Dreville79 -

My advice would be


Don’t have kids 

Staffordshire terriers are known as nanny dogs in the uk due to their excellent temperament with kids. I never.even left my soft labrador with my kids. 


Any dog can be dangerous. 


"Any dog can be dangerous" is a very irresponsible statement.  While technically true, one is much less likely to be killed by an angry weiner dog than by an angry rottweiler.


A pet dog is much less likely to be killed by a golden retriever than by a pit bull.  


That's like say "any dog can be trained to fetch."    Sure, but when you're looking for a dog you intend to use as a working retriever,  would you get a basset hound or a breed with "retriever" in its name and lineage?


A staffy falls under the pitbull category.  They are much more likely to exhibit aggression, in particular towards other animals, than most other dog breeds. 

I've got a staffy and she is the most wonderful dog ever. They are very very in tune with your emotions. Do not use a firm hand when correcting behaviour. They're very sensitive. 

 

We are putting ours to sleep on Thursday. Maybe sooner if need be. Sucks. She's got cancer so we are having a vet come to our house to do it. 

 

They are amazing dogs in every way.

Is it an Amstaff or no? 

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Sorry mate I had get mine put down twenty years ago had cancer twice and two hernias still miss that dog and kids are pestering me to get a dog now only one choice to go with is a staffs and you are right they are sensitive it’s like they know what you are thinking 

They absolutely seem to know. I've had dogs all my life and it's never easy when the end comes but this one is especially tough. Thanks for the kind words. 

 

The dog never left my side whenever I was ill or feeling shitty. She has been stuck to mine and my wife's side for 14 years. It's going to be shit to come home and not have the dog stamping her feet out of excitement or snaking across the floor and howling. 

 

I would have another staffy in a heartbeat. My wife might not be so into it because of how special our time has been with this dog and it was her first dog of her own.

 

 

jasperb -

Is it an Amstaff or no? 

No. Hes a  UK Staffordshire terrier. 

Don't be alarmed if your dog starts going crazy and jumping around in circles and running back and forth. It's normal. Hahaha. 

Did yours try to talk I swear to god mine did. 

Wife’s parents had one and my brother has had two. Typical dog stuff really mate, make sure he has enough exercise and good food. They develop joint problems later on which can be exasperated by being overweight.

All of the ones I’ve known have been great with kids but obviously exercise caution, especially as you’ve picked him up at 9 months. Can’t really comment on socialising with other animals as all the staffies I’ve known have been the sole animal in the household.

higgo69 -

Did yours try to talk I swear to god mine did. 

Haha yeah man...for sure.