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American Pitbull Terrier American Staffordshire Terrier American Water Spaniel Australian Shepherd Boykin Spaniel
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physical traits - powerfully built
- muscular
- strong
- medium-sized
- powerful
- strong
- muscular
- sturdy
- stocky
- athletic
- good sense of smell
- muscular
- hardy
- agile
- lithe
- muscular
- medium
- sturdy
- strong swimmer
colors any - any color
- but more than 80% white is not preferred
- solid liver
- brown or dark chocolate
- liver
- red with or without white or tan
- red merle
- blue-merle
- black
- solid rich dark liver/chocolate
- may have white on chest
personality/ temperament - with proper upbringing can be sensitive
- gentle and loving. not good with other dogs or pets unless raised together. banned in some countries
- as this breed is abused and used for dog fights
- affectionate
- calm
- friendly
- reliable
- happy
- playful
- affectionate
- outgoing
- confident
- loyal
- easy to train
- obedient
- self confident
- tenacious
- strong willed. stubborn if not well disciplined
- friendly
- eager-to-please
- playful
- intelligent
- good-natured
- loyal
- affectionate
- attentive
- strong working instinct
- animated
- good with other pets
- obedient
- stamina
- reserved on first meeting. some can be shy
- fearful
- aggressive
- gentle
- tender
- amicable
- enthusiastic
- energetic
- cheerful
- intelligent
- eager to please
- easy to train. some may be vicious
- extremely shy
maintenance/ special needs - little grooming
- strict discipline and training
- little grooming
- positive consistent discipline early. not good with other dogs or pets unless raised together
- regular brushing
- exercise
- sheds alot
- brush regularly
- daily exercise
- moderate shedding
- easy to train
- sensitive to harsh treatment
nickname - American Pitbull
- Pitbull Terrier
- Am Staff
- Staffie
... - Aussie
- Spanish Shepherd
- Pastor Dog
- Bob-tail
- Blues
- Heelers
- New Mexican Shepherd
- California Shepherd
- 'State Dog of South Carolina
- USA'
origination USA USA USA, maybe from the Irish Water Spaniel USA, possibly originally from the Basque Region of Pyrenees Mountains between Spain and France USA possibly from Chesapeake Bay Retriever, Springer Spaniel, Cocker Spaniel, American Water Spaniel
bred for ... - dog-fighting
- bull-baiting
- all-around hunter
- work from boats
- retrieving from cold water
- duck hunting
- sheep herding
- droving cattle
- flushing/retrieving turkey
- hunting duck and dove
identifying traits ... confused with the Pitbull ... ... ...
height 18~22 (inch) ... ... ... ...
weight 30~80 (lbs) 37~50 (lbs) ... 35~70 (lbs) ...
height for male ... 18~19 (inch) 15~18 (inch) ... 15.5~18 (inch)
height for female ... 16~18 (inch) ... ... 14~16.5 (inch)
ideal for ... - companion
- city or country life
- family
- other pets
- easy to train
- city
- duck hunting
- farms
- ranches
- city (with plenty of exercise) or country life
- cooler climates
- family
- companionship
- water/field retrieving
- companionship
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good with kids? supervise. young children should always be supervised around large and/or powerful dogs. purchase from an ethical breeder and discipline and socialize early supervise. young children should always be supervised around large and/or powerful dogs. purchase from an ethical breeder and discipline and socialize early
yes
children they have been raised with and trained to respect the dog. never leave an infant or toddler unattended. tendency to 'herd' children
yes
interesting facts ... ... ... ... tail docked because so enthusiastic on a hunt wagging tail against rushes alerts prey
lifespan 12 (year) 12 (year) 12 (year) 12~15 (year) 14 (year)
kennel clubs - ukc
- arba-(terrier dog group)
- akc
- saku
- ankc
- nzkc-(terrier dog group)
- fci-(bull type terrier dog group)
- ckc
- akc-(sporting dog group)
- fci-(water dog group)
- ukc-(gundog group)
- ckc
- akc
- uk (pastoral group)
- fci-(sheepdog group)
- ukc
- saku
- ankc (working group)
- jkc (sheepdog/cattledog group)
- arba-(sporting dog group)
- ukc-(gundog group)
hair type short - short
- hard
- smooth
- glossy
- stiff
- close
uniform waves or close-curled - moderately coarse topcoat
- straight to wavy
- weather resilient
- short to medium
- flat to curly
ear ... deafness ... - deafness
- eye
...
weight for male ... ... 30~45 (lbs) ... 30~40 (lbs)
weight for female ... ... 25~40 (lbs) ... 25~35 (lbs)
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