Am Staff or Pit Bull?

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Am Staff or Pit Bull?

Post by B. Dea Kyn » Mon, 08 Jul 1996 04:00:00



Quote:
Michael writes:

:i have met dogs that are simultaneously
: registered as APBTs and AmStaffs
:this seems to indicate a little bit of
:similarity between these breeds!

Perhaps it indicates a broader definition of an APBT. The AKC AmStaff is
 a more exclusive club.
Because of the efforts of AmStaff breeders who love the breed to produce
the "all American dog," there are important differences that set it
apart from the pit bull today.
When I was looking for the perfect dog, I wanted one that was short
haired, mid-size, handsome, intelligent, devoted and well rounded. I
wanted a dog that would protect me if I needed, but ONLY if I needed. As
for me, I would accept nothing less than a Amstaff for a beautiful
companion dog.

 
 
 

Am Staff or Pit Bull?

Post by Jon Parl » Thu, 11 Jul 1996 04:00:00



writes:

Quote:

>Michael writes:

>:i have met dogs that are simultaneously
>: registered as APBTs and AmStaffs
>:this seems to indicate a little bit of
>:similarity between these breeds!

>Perhaps it indicates a broader definition of an APBT.

In the past it was just another name for the UKC dog until 1935...not
so today as the typical AKC-American Staffordshire Terrier accepted in
1935 as "Staffordshire Terrier" until 1972} is bred toward a more
ridgedly defined, blockier appearance. As appearance also started
dominating the UKC-American Pit Bull Terrier {accepted in 1898 and
having been changed to "American (Pit) Bull Terrier" for a while then
back again as i understand it} that leaves the true game bred APBT with
a distinct yet somewhat laterally variable appearance. The APBT is
broader only in variations of appearance due to primary selection
criteria of performance (gamebred APBT) vs appearance (most AmStaff).

Quote:
>The AKC AmStaff is a more exclusive club.

How absurd...where do you get such a notion?

Quote:
>Because of the efforts of AmStaff breeders who love the breed to
>produce the "all American dog," there are important differences that
>set it apart from the pit bull today.

Both are fine breeds but IMHO it is surprisingly, just those
differences (such as temperament) often associated with superior
gameness, which can favor the APBT as a family/companion dog.    

Quote:
>When I was looking for the perfect dog, I wanted one that was short
>haired, mid-size, handsome, intelligent, devoted and well rounded. I
>wanted a dog that would protect me if I needed, but ONLY if I needed.
>As for me, I would accept nothing less than a Amstaff for a beautiful
>companion dog.

Good choice, but a good APBT would certainly not be "less" than that
either.

   Jon