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American Staffordshire Terrier (Amstaff)

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My review of the American Staffordshire Terrier (Amstaff). This dog has a number of great qualities that make it ideal for a variety of applications. Please note that when I refer to the dog as a ‘utility dog’ in the review, I am referring to it’s many uses, not to it being part of the ‘utility dog’ group as recognised by various dog breed clubs. Please promote the breed and remember that every dog requires a good owner to raise it correctly.

Quality Amstaffs are available from Tredanky Staffs. This breeder will NOT sell a puppy to anyone who cannot display qualities of a responsible dog owner.


Be sure to check out my newest video on raising and training the Amstaff:

Intro music by ‘Moving Mountains’ – With one’s heart in one’s mouth
Written permission kindly provided by the band for use in this video.

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  1. My family and I just adopted a 6month old female Amstaff. We love her, but she plays a bit too rough with my 3year old sometimes though (mostly nipping hard and jumping all over him) and she seems to want to challenge me and the lady of the house at times by obnoxiously barking or just refusing to go certain areas of the house. She has only been with us 3 nights, so I hope she will come to realize the hierarchy in this home as we really want to love her and bond with her. I'm reading and watching as much as I can about the breed to have a successful relationship. Thanks for creating this video. We're a active on the go family, so we are hoping our dog will be happy on the go with us!

  2. The only thing u forgot to mention is how they love to sleep on the bed next to u and take up most of the bed lol best breed out there as far as loyal protective and loving goes.

  3. My older sister owns two (2 months old I believe) amstaff puppies and they are precious!! I can't wait for them to grow up because I know they are wonderful dogs. I'm mostly excited to see their first snow reaction.

  4. Thank you for the review and mentioning that yes, the APBT is a different dog than the Staffie. I've owned both and even though the lines cross and can be convoluted, they are surely different dogs.

  5. Ended up adopting a brindle Amstaff pup and next to my old Bull Mastif x Ridgeback who died a few years ago of old age he's the most loyal and entertaining dog I've ever had. Every day he makes me laugh with his antics such as bouncing off walls while chasing flies to falling off the couch while sleeping. Never a dull moment with him around. Another great attribute is his total loyalty to my 9 year old daughter. He takes his job of looking out for her very seriously and gets quite upset if he can't get to her. Great dog I'd recommend them to anyone who's willing to treat their dog as family and not just a fashion accessory.

  6. Just a quick question, I know these dogs are very attached to their owners so Are they ok to be left on their own during the day while you are at work. Thinking of getting one as i know i few people who got them, they are all very good natured dogs.

  7. Had an amstaff when I was a kid, he used to take an old cinder block and push it around end over end through the yard for hours

  8. I got a beautiful Amstaff as a rescue dog when the city shut down my sister's dope house. He is extremely mellow despite spending most of his almost 2 years amongst methamphetamine addicts. Although, he likes constant attention and often gets pissed when I'm in the middle of doing something and ignoring him.

  9. My girl always wanted to swim.
    Swam like a pig. Nose snorkel.
    Loved it.
    I used to go swim out and pull her back to shore.
    Stupid dog!!!

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