American Bull Staffy

United States
American Bulldog
American Staffordshire Terrier
Not much is known yet on the American Bull Staffy other than this hybrid’s cross breeds, the American Bulldog and the American Staffordshire Terrier. The American Bulldog is taller than its English counterpart as is the American Staffordshire Terrier from its English cousin. Additionally, the Bulldog and the American Staffordshire Terrier are from the same lineage with no more than 200 years of breeding separating them. It is generally agreed upon that the American Bull Staffy gets most of his looks from the American Staffordshire Terrier as well as his agility and temperament. This loyal hybrid was bred as a working-class guard dog but has also proven to be a loving companion.
purpose Purpose
Companion
history Date of Origin
2000s
ancestry Ancestry
American Bulldog, Jack Russell Terrier

American Bull Staffy Breed History

The American Bull Staffy is a modern hybrid with little documentation on breeding and history. The hybrid is considered a working-class dog, bred first and foremost as a guard dog but is also a loving companion to people. Most of the physical traits of this hybrid come from the American Staffordshire Terrier, but the Bulldog line adds to the breed’s purpose as a guard dog. Both the Bulldog and the American Staffordshire Terrier are loyal, a personality trait long bred into these lines during their bloody history as pit fighters in England and the United States. The American Bull Staffy shares its name with both breeds that contribute to the hybrid. Staffy is a nickname used to describe Staffordshire breeds, and the American Staffordshire Terrier often goes by the name Am Staff. The lineage of the American Bull Staff can be slightly confusing because both parent breeds have closely related English cousins of the same name but are separate breeds. However, the American breeds are taller and heavier than their English counterparts, which is carried on in the hybrid American Bull Staffy. Even though no current standards exist for American Bull Staffy breeding programs, this hybrid is rarely the result of a 50% purebred to 50% purebred ratio. American Bull Staff breeders commonly breed multi-generational crosses to produce the hybrid. This practice will, with time, help establish this hybrid’s standards and support future documentation. Currently, the American Bull Staffy is recognized by the Dog Registry of America, which registers rare and hybrid breeds as well as pure breeds.

American Bull Staffy Breed Appearance

The American Bull Staffy is a hybrid cross between the American Bulldog and the American Staffordshire Terrier and inherits most of its appearance from the former Staffy. The American Bull Staffy is a medium-sized dog with a stocky, muscular build and a deep, broad head. The muzzle is medium in length and rounded on the upper sides right below the eyes. Small, dark eyes, round in shape are set low and are far apart. The American Bull Staffy’s ears are set high on the head and often cropped to prick up. The chest on an American Bull Staffy is broad and deep and the forelegs are strong and straight. This hybrid stands are between 17 and 19 inches and conveys strength and agility in its look. Heavily muscled thighs and hind legs display great power of propulsion. The tail is short, tapers, and is set low.

American Bull Staffy Breed Maintenance

The American Bull Staffy is remarkably easy to maintain with occasional grooming requirements. Their coat is short and glossy, and dirt does not adhere easily to it. Using a short, soft-bristle brush occasionally will help keep the American Bull Staffy’s coat glossy and clean and give you time to bond with your dog. Frequent toe nail clipping is also needed as the American Bull Staff’s nails are strong and grow fast. As with all other dogs, dental hygiene is important, and you should brush the outside of your dog’s teeth at least once a week to prevent plaque build-up and reduce the chance of bacterial infections. When you brush your American Bull Staffy’s coat and teeth, be sure to check his ears and use a veterinarian approved solution to gently clean out any dirt, wave, or debris to prevent possible ear infections. Even though the American Bull Staff has short hair, it will shed some. Frequent brushing will help keep the shedding to a minimum as well as prevent unpleasant “doggy” smell, though this hybrid is not known to have a dog odor.

American Bull Staffy Activity Requirements

The American Bull Staffy is a loyal, people loving dog but possesses a keen sense of when to protect. The American Bull Staffy was developed specifically for its guard and watchdog capabilities but is a great family dog. This hybrid is patient with children and will go to lengths to protect them from harm. As such, this hybrid is somewhat leery of strangers as it assesses any potential threats. When it comes to other dogs, this hybrid can be dog aggressive if not properly socialized at an early age. The parent breeds of this dog were known and bred for their pit fighting capabilities and blood sport. The American Bull Staffy is easy to train but requires early and often training. This hybrid learns commands and recall easily but also needs behavioral training to prevent and correct any negative behaviors. The American Bull Staffy is sensitive to human emotion and requires a firm, confident trainer. Timidity and frustration will not suit this breed’s training program and never recall your American Bull Staffy to punish him. Your American Bull Staffy needs to develop a healthy respect for you as his owner. The American Staffordshire Terrier contributes to this hybrid’s high energy levels. They are playful and fun-loving while exercising and are eager to please their owners. Running, fetching, and tugging are among some of their favorite playful activities and will help to burn off their extra energy.

American Bull Staffy Owner Experiences

Red
2 Years
7 People
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Red was found in a store parking lot. He was a bag of bones and sick. Now a year later he thinks hes a 75 pound healthy lapdog
3 years, 11 months ago
Rusty
22 Months
2 People
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Health
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Friendliness
Energy
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Pastimes
Snuggles
Fetch
Agility training
Extremely affectionate and cuddly, Rusty will befriend anyone and falls in outright love with some. Rusty can go from zero to 100 in an instant, but that only lasts for a short while before he needs another nap. Though he has no stamina at full speed, Rusty can walk for hours without stopping or seeming to tire.
3 years, 10 months ago
Molly
9 Weeks
4 People
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Friendliness
Energy
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Fetch
Tug-of-war
Shes very human orientated and hates being alone. Training her to be outside and alone is going to be a long process.
3 years, 6 months ago
Kaelin
6 Months
2 People
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Walk
Run
Road trip
Groom
Fetch
High Five
Heel
Shake
socializing
Napping together
Brushing
Explore the city
Dog Parks
Playing in the snow
Playdate
Learn a new trick
Tug-of-war
Obedience classes
Dog-friendly events
Off-leash
Tag
Snuggles
We got Kaelin when she was 6 weeks and 2 days. She was 9 pounds when we got her, now 4 and 1/2 months later she is a lot bigger. She is a high energy puppy who is super smart and loves to learn. She is slightly stubborn but with patience we are working through it. She is a social butterfly!! She loves everyone, 2 and 4 legged in are neighbourhood! She went to obedience classes and started when she was 10 weeks. She was the smallest dog with the biggest personality and didn't let the fact that she was the smallest slow her down. She is perfect mix of American bulldog and American Staffordshire Terrier! I work from home so I spend tons of time with her and when I go out and I will be longer then 2 hours she goes to doggy daycare. The times she is left at home she goes in her crate which she doesn't mind. She is my baby and my lifestyle is perfect for her breed because she does require alot of attention but because of all the time and attention she has received she is growing up into a really well behaved dog with excellent social skills.
3 years, 6 months ago
Alice Cooper
Five Years
2 People
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Car rides
Walk
Run
Alice is a very affenctionate dog who love me and my mom very much. However, is wary of new people.vShe is hard headeded and if she wants something, she will bully her way into getting it. She sets out to please me, however. So, she know multiple tricks and is the perfect dog when all of my other dogs are out of the situation and I am the sole person home.
3 years, 4 months ago
Milly
8 Years
2 People
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Shes a lovely dog. Very affectionate and loving. Sleeps a lot. When shes inside :p Enjoys walks Great with kids
3 years, 2 months ago
Payton
10 Years
2 People
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My girl is very sweet and pretty much loves everyone. She is a brat who loves attention. She does the bully cry where she thinks she’s talking to you. She also does the pit bull peel out in the yard when we play. She loves kids. Gets along so well with my nephew who is almost 6. She has known him all his life. Even great with babies. She is pretty laid back due to her age but pretty energetic when people come to see her. She loves jumping and playing fetch. She is somewhat aggressive towards other dogs that are large like her. I think it’s a protection thing because she doesn’t like strangers getting to close to me. Love her. Have had her since she was 5 weeks old.
2 years, 9 months ago
Lola
10 Months
4 People
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Fetch
Lola is a very hyperactive dog. She is very protective of me and my immediate family and has the guard dog aspect down pat. She loves to go for walks and knows where we are going when I grab her harness. She is a very lovable cuddly companion. The only issue we are having is that she has separation anxiety and has accidents in the house when left out. She hates her crate and is having a hard time with crate training. All in all she is a wonderful dog and I would absolutely consider this breed again.
2 years, 9 months ago
Oreo
2 Years
3 People
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Walking
Running
Exploring
She was a rescue and had been in a fight with another dog, so she is not fond of them. She loves people & within hours of us bringing her home was already trying to protect us. She is a big teddy bear
2 years, 5 months ago
Domino
5 Months
3 People
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This is my second am staff bitch. She is very loyal and playful. She loves my 12 year old son and already seems to know when he is due home from school. I've socialised her with lots of dog and always ask other dog owners to let her sniff and play with their dog. She loves playing with my friends labrador but he is old and tires easily.she also enjoys standing at the fence to see other dogs she lovesb kids but is still a little jumpy andf boisterous or them she requires positive reinforcement for training a heavy handed approach will not work on these dog but they still need to know their order in the pack as they will try to dominate if you let them. They are a wonderful family dog if you train them right i would not recomend an am staff if you are a first time dog owner or have never had experience of owning a powerful dog.
2 years, 4 months ago
Harley
14 Months
8 People
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Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
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Fetch
Go to Park
Swim
Guard dog
Great besdides the fact she does not like other animals even though she grew up with them and she is great with kids I have a 2 and 3 yr old
1 year, 11 months ago
Ivy
11 Weeks
3 People
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Energy
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Fetch
Rope
Jumping
Running
She came into our lives completely unplanned but has turned our world upside down. She's happy and energetic, loves to play tug of war, already jumps 3-4 feet at only 2 months old, and is a great cuddle buddy. She rules my heart even if she's hardheaded 🤦🏼‍♀️🧡
1 year, 9 months ago
Loki
9 Months
5 People
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Fetch
Tug-of-war
We love our puppy. Lots of energy and lovable. Sheds quite a bit and has skin allergies.
1 year, 8 months ago
Henessy
12 Weeks
3 People
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Fetch
Running
swimming
She is really intelligent and eager to learn. Sometimes she goes in protection mode but never attacks without command
1 year, 7 months ago
Bella Sue
9 Years
3 People
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Adopted a senior. She has arthritis, but she’s getting along better with meds
1 year, 7 months ago
Dice
5 Months
3 People
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They are very great breed of dog I love my daughter to death they can be very protective and he’s good with my nephew
1 year, 7 months ago
Leonidas
9 Weeks
5 People
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At 9 weeks, this is the smartest dog I've ever had. His ability to learn and recall are tremendous. I've always had big strong dogs and they tend to be more hard headed. This guy is aware, observant and quick to pick up on learning just about anything I've taught him so far at only 9 weeks old!
1 year, 6 months ago
Milo
3 Years
4 People
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Run and swim at the beach
Tug a war
Riding in Car
Jumping high to catch rope
Soccor
He is a perfect mix of guard dog protecting me and my 3 sons from any person that steps on our property he will growl and his hair stands up and he is fully in protection mode and scary for strangers. Once he hears we say they're OK Milo we can let them inside.. He goes all soft and playful. He patrols the house indoor and outdoors throughout the night.when not patrolling he loves to sleep on the end of our beds. He is loving and gentle and a part of our family and he is smart and knows his job is to alert us of potential danger. He is the best mix of the 2 breeds. He's not overly friendly with other dogs however although has never attacked or bitten. He's quite big so we need a harness to walk him. He weighs around 48kg. He is an amazing dog and perfect family dog protecting me as a female and my 3 sons. Downside is I cannot cut his nails so we do road walks to wear them down. Only recently got the DNA test he is mostly Amstaff and a quarter Ambulldog.
1 year, 4 months ago
Jaxon
6 Months
3 People
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Walk
Run
Play
Tug-of-war
Chase
Fetch
It’s awesome having this type of dog. his personality is crazy, he’s loving, smart, active, funny. He’s still a puppy so yeah. Dealing with puppy stuff.
1 year, 4 months ago
Zeus
7 Weeks
2 People
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He's only a young pup that was let go at 6 weeks so to early rearly but better with me than them.i just find him very aggressive when trying to teach him not to bite anckles even though he has lots of toys that I try to take him away from dong so.he just comes back nastiey and vocal for a 6 weeks old puppy?
1 year, 4 months ago
Rosie
14 Weeks
2 People
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Fetch, walks, car rides, tug a war,
Did the DNA. 66% Am Staff the rest Bull dog mix. This dog has 3 gears Sleep, Cuddles, crazy. The crazy is a bit concerning but I expect will improve as she matures. The crazy is snappy and biting. However, she doesn’t bite hard, but when you get snagged by her puppy teeth when she‘s wheeling around it can draw blood! We love her. Naturally protective. Lays in your arms like a baby, relaxed. Stands in the yard like it’s a photo shoot. Stunning. All tan with a gray muzzle. She was nose to nose with another dog and showed no aggression.
1 year, 4 months ago
Rolo
3 Months
5 People
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Rolo is 3 month old Male American bulldog x Staff. He is very gentle, obedient and affectionate. Has been a pleasure training him on/off lead he is very well behaved. A fantastic companion and family member. He is a gentle soul. Fantastic around cats, dogs and children.
1 year, 2 months ago
Spot
2 Years
5 People
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Walking/Run
A perfect Family Dog Really Loyal
1 year, 1 month ago
Kali
8 Months
2 People
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Staffordshire is the best breed on earth and our Kali shows true staffy qualities such as friendliness and loyalty. American Bulldog - first time (half) breed owner and enjoying the mix :)
1 year ago
Archie
7 Years
3 People
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He loves massive walks and taginh is toys t7g od
I love home he my best friend he so styokey and super athletic at same time my last dog was an big 90 pound pitbull he's a lot a like
10 months, 2 weeks ago
Harley
9 Months
3 People
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Play fighting
ball retrieval
Spring pole
High intensity
Fun,loyal,protective & suspicious of strangers great with respectfull children and adults. Does not like brachycephalic breeds it is also worth mentioning he is a phase 3 hybrid and is 21inch to the top of shoulder.
9 months, 1 week ago
Oliver
5 Months
5 People
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Fetch
cuddle
Run
Car rides
Play
Oliver loves to play with his sister (am staff). he can be full of energy but isn’t crazy and loves to cuddle. he is very easily trained and sometimes it only takes one session for him to learn a trick. he’s smart, loves people, and loves other dogs.
8 months, 3 weeks ago
KANE
2 Years
2 People
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Kane is very loveable and always willing to please. He is so clingy and doesn't like being left alone.
6 months, 4 weeks ago
Dexter
4 Months
3 People
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Energy
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Tug of war
Chase eachother for hundreds of meters
He enjoys nature documentaries
Incredibly loyal and easy to train making great house pets but outdoors they like to sniff everything in sight but beware leaving them alone because they will cover you in kisses for hours once you return.
6 months, 1 week ago
Missi
15 Months
4 People
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Over all a brilliant dog 15 months old and weighs 30kg Excellent gaurd dog alerts us to any noise, good in and out of the crate, suffers from separation issues and howls when left in the crate,extremely protective over the family especially the youngest, overly energetic loved to jump up bounce and try to kiss and hold you with her paws, gets aggressive when rough housing and doesn't know when enough Is enough, very clever and picks up tricks quickly and learns fast but she's also very ignorant! Like a teenager all over again we trained her the best we could but the situation when we brought missi wasnt the best please help and give me some ideas because I really do love this dog and couldn't imagine waking up in the morning without her thankyou
5 months, 1 week ago
Dexter
6 Months
3 People
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Fetch
Playing
Hiking
Long walks
boat rides
Laying in the sun
swimming
UPDATE: Dexter is now 6 months old, 66lbs, 21inches at the shoulder, and is very healthy although he's white bully breed dog making him fairly prone to rashes and sunburn but besides that he's incredibly loving, loyal, playful, yet calm making a great family friend or outdoors guardian, he will walk by hundreds of strangers no problem but when those annoying people approach him to quick like many dogs he'll get protective and bark which I like and for a 6 month old I couldn't ask for such an amazing dog. 9/10 :)
4 months, 1 week ago
Hades
1 Year
7 People
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Fetch
Cuddles
Walk
Nap
She’s stubborn as hell but very loving, we have two other smaller dogs and a cat that she treats like her children. Plus a little bit of separation anxiety but easily calmed with a safe space.
4 months ago
KOA
5 Years
2 People
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So I was told my dog was a amstaff pitbull mix, but I'm starting to think he is an American bull staffy. He is taller than most pits and loves to guard. The best dog I have ever had.
3 months, 4 weeks ago
Cornwall killer
5 Years
1 People
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as above, especially in caravans in cornwall
3 days, 9 hours ago
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how old can a American bulldog x American Staff live outside thanks

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