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It's been a trying couple of months. Illness and a death in the family. The usual daily stress...today, well actually we first met yesterday. A young AmStaff girl. For those of you who don't know I am a bully breed advocate. Granted they aren't for everyone. Strong, sometimes bull-headed, but also the ultimate loyal, goofy, Velcro doggie.
I have two and a chance visit to the groomer and I met a dog who looks like if mine had a puppy together. Long and lean with a hint of the boxy head. Too young to have the quirks of my older ones. Tomorrow I intend to let them meet and if all goes well we'll have a third dog in our pack.
I think the point of this post is going with your heart sometimes. The groomer wants her in a home, much too big to be caged. The groomer also knows us and our success with the adoptees we've had over the years. She was whispering the puppies good points to me while she was clipping Callie's nails. After walking her today I know she'll fit in somehow. :bow: :bow: :bow:


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Yes.

As with any dog, it's how the dog is treated that determines the temperment.

There is a natural range with any animal, of course, and you'll never push an animal beyond the range of it's genetics, but any dog can be a family dog. Any dog can be a viscious attack dog.

People pigeon hole bully breeds, and especially am staffs as fighting dogs which can't be trusted around children, but they are not naturally mean. At least not toward people. You might want to look out though, if you have a pet that looks like it might be a squirrel on first glance. But that goes for many terriers.

Am staffs are put into this category of being dangerous because of their powerful build and their intimidating looks. But really it only makes sense. Who, when trying to raise a fighting dog, will pick a long and sleek dog with lean running muscles, over what looks like a meaty train engine with teeth?

But a good owner will raise good dogs. Show them love, and they will reflect it back to everyone. And that's how we can break the stereotyping.

Good job, lovemybull!

Keep bringing up those loveable bullys!
All the best with your new pet.


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