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Post by Brett1001 on Tue Jan 08 2019, 12:48

I am wanting to buy a Staffy puppy for my kids but would prefer a fawn or black puppy. It seems that virtually all the quality Staffy puppies are blue. Is it a fashion thing?

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Post by gillybrent on Tue Jan 08 2019, 14:33

Oh my.

The mllion dollar (controversial) question.

Firstly, let me say that I have nothing against blues. BUT.

Breeders have jumped on the bandwagon of breeding a 'rare' colour & have charged high prices accordingly. Yes, it's fashion, but it's also, mainly, a money-making venture. Also, over half of all puppies registered with the KC last year were blue, so hardly a rare colour now.

There are a few health problems with blues, especially if they're the result of a blue to blue mating.

There ARE other colours available - have a look on champ dogs. Always be aware of the health tests that must have been carried out on the parents before breeding. They are VERY important.

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Post by Nifty staffy on Tue Jan 08 2019, 18:14

Hello and welcome from us !

There are alot of blues here too but perhaps less than where you are.
I believe alot are due to the fashion as you say. But then they won’t necessarily be well/better bred.
Good on you for choosing a staffy and hope you find yours soon Smile


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Post by Guest on Tue Jan 08 2019, 18:29

A controversial question indeed! Gilly's summed it up nicely, it is one of those trend things that I'm afraid I hope will soon pass - I love all staffies but the craze for blues has led to some unscrupulous breeding and health problems in some of the pups, and to some people buying staffies for look rather than because they wanted the craziness that is a staffy pup Laughing .

I personally feel that the health and temperament of a dog (pup or adult) should be the reasons choosing, and colour should be almost irrelevant.

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