American Bull Staffy

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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
Companion
Date of Origin
2000s
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
4 months, 2 weeks ago
Rusty
22 Months
2 People
Apartment
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Fetch
Agility training
Snuggles
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.
4 months ago
Molly
9 Weeks
4 People
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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.
1 day, 12 hours ago
Kaelin
6 Months
2 People
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Health
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Walk
Run
Road trip
Groom
Fetch
High Five
Heel
Shake
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
socializing
Napping together
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.
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