|Barked: Sun Oct 19, '08 2:56pm PST |
|It seems like some posting here are desperately trying to make their pit bulls be amstaffs for some reason. Just love them as the pit bulls they are! How many times do I have to post here that if your dog is not AKC, then it isn't an amstaff? Your pit bull cannot just magically be an amstaff without you knowing about it, the american staffordshire is a show type dog full of akc champions. People aren't breeding amstaffs on every corner and selling them for $50 to whoever wants one. They are not a simple pet quality dog that you could just say you own if you don't. It's an insult to the breed, claiming your dog is from a strain of champions when it isn't.
In the creation of the american staffordshire terrier, the APBT breeders were asked if they wanted to change the name of their dog's breed. Some agreed, some didn't. Those who agreed removed their dogs from the fight ring and started to breed only for show purpose, with a target to maintain looks and temperament.
The vast majority of amstaff breeders today are breeding for show, this has maintained the perfect appearance and temperament as well as proper health. Joe Shmoe down the street isn't breeding amstaffs, he's breeding a pit bull he probably bought for $50 from a friend of his. Gangsters and drug dealers aren't owning amstaffs, this is keeping them the good dogs they are supposed to be as they are not overbred, they are not given away to anyone with cash, and little kids are not fighting them.
also, the majority of pit bulls bred today are a mix purposely bred to look like short and wide hippos. Pit Bull breeders today are ruining the APBT standard! I think amstaffs are the future for this breed, people think that removing the amstaff from the fighting ring has ruined it.
I believe it saved it. So if you are trying to make people (or yourself) think that your UKC, ADBA, or unpapered pit bull is actually an AKC american staffordshire.. please think again. Do your research on the american staffordshire history, because you are insulting the true owners and lovers of the american staffordshire breed.
If you went to Westminster or a breed specialty show and stood if front of a crowd of amstaff breeders claiming your pit bull is a amstaff with no akc papers, they would probably carry you out and throw you in the street and then laugh at you. Nothing wrong with a pit bull, it's just to compare the two is like comparing aged prime kobe beef to chuck ground round. Both are delicious, but one's on a different level.
Getting off my soup box now, just completely sick of people calling their pit bulls something they aren't.
Edited by author Mon Dec 8, '08 12:48pm PST
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