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Post by Mikaela63 on Wed Nov 21 2012, 04:01

Just wondering if anyone has experience with a Staffy x German Shepherd as my boyfriend and I are looking at a gorgeous little puppy tonight. Both parents are purebred, but I was wondering what to expect in terms of size and coat? Smile
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Re: Staffy x German Shepherd

Post by Guest on Wed Nov 21 2012, 04:41

It's very hard to say which breed the pups will most resemble. The coat will be short (I take it the GSD is short coated). That's about as much as you can say.

Both breeds can be quite protective so you would have to socialise well.

Was this a planned mating or accidental?

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Post by Guest on Wed Nov 21 2012, 09:50

i actually put a pic up a few weeks ago of a staffie x gsd lovely looking dog and meant to make great pets but as caryll said need a lot of socialization
will see if i can find the pic again thumbs up

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Post by Guest on Wed Nov 21 2012, 09:51

there you go

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Post by Guest on Wed Nov 21 2012, 10:15

Gorgeous! But I've also seen them with GSD markings! Big Grin

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Post by Guest on Wed Nov 21 2012, 10:20

i was thinking you may get total differant pups depending which way the parents were aswell
staffie mum and gsd dad
gsd mum and staffie dad????

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Post by Guest on Wed Nov 21 2012, 10:32

That's a gorgeous dog.
There could be so many variations within the one litter as well. Millie is a lab x collie and out of a litter of 7 there was only 2 the same. All different sizes, coat lengths, colours. Millie is a dinky wee thing compared to her brothers and sisters lol.

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Post by Guest on Wed Nov 21 2012, 10:32

And the intelligence levels of a Staff x GSD tend to be quite awesome!

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Post by Mikaela63 on Wed Nov 21 2012, 17:01

Thanks for all your replies guys, this is my first time writing on a forum and everyone is so helpful!
Her mum was the Staffy and her dad the German Shepherd.
I haven't had a pup since I was young, any suggestions on how to toilet train her?


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Post by Guest on Wed Nov 21 2012, 17:15

Wow, she's beautiful!

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Post by reuben on Wed Nov 21 2012, 17:52


She is goooorgeous Love Struck
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Post by Guest on Wed Nov 21 2012, 18:52

Ahhhhh, she's gorgeous! I'm sorry but you can't have her, please send her to me Big Grin cool white patch around her muzzle though.

As for toilet-training, take her outside every 30 minutes or so, and after eating and after she wakes up. Stay there until she does something, and then give her lots of praise and happiness. Just keep up with it and she'll eventually get the hang of it. If she does something in the house, don't shout at her or anything, just take her outside.

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Post by Kathy on Wed Nov 21 2012, 18:59

Ahhh she is a little bundle of gorgeousness Love Struck
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Post by Guest on Wed Nov 21 2012, 19:00

Ah, lovely puppy! To my eye, she looks to have quite a lot of GSD signs, so with any luck she will have inherited some of the GSD more "trainable" characteristics.

(No slur on Staffs you understand, but my Staff pup is "I'm mad, I am!!!" and the training is more hard work than it was with my other dogs (not GSDs).

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Post by Guest on Wed Nov 21 2012, 19:01

Lovely pup. But i get so cross when people let large dogs breed with smaller ones, esp staffs who already have a hard time birthing.

Hope she is as sweet as she looks and is a pleasure for you x

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Post by Kathy on Wed Nov 21 2012, 19:07

Hayley wrote:Lovely pup. But i get so cross when people let large dogs breed with smaller ones, esp staffs who already have a hard time birthing.


This get to me too and it can cause serious problems during the birth,
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Post by Guest on Wed Nov 21 2012, 19:09

Hayley wrote:Lovely pup. But i get so cross when people let large dogs breed with smaller ones, esp staffs who already have a hard time birthing.

Hope she is as sweet as she looks and is a pleasure for you x

Why do Staffs have a harder time giving birth than other breeds?

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Post by Guest on Wed Nov 21 2012, 19:15

Cause of their big ole noggins. The heads of large dog pups can get stuck in the birth canal. Can happen to any dog of course but bulls and staffs are more prone to it.

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Post by Mikaela63 on Wed Nov 21 2012, 19:25

ANattyRat wrote:Ahhhhh, she's gorgeous! I'm sorry but you can't have her, please send her to me Big Grin cool white patch around her muzzle though.

As for toilet-training, take her outside every 30 minutes or so, and after eating and after she wakes up. Stay there until she does something, and then give her lots of praise and happiness. Just keep up with it and she'll eventually get the hang of it. If she does something in the house, don't shout at her or anything, just take her outside.

Haha she's so cute, don't you think the white patch looks a bit like ying/yang? Thanks for the advice, appreciate it Smile
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Post by Mikaela63 on Wed Nov 21 2012, 19:26

We moved her to her bed in the laundry as we've set up newspaper and water etc there but as soon as the door was closed she was crying and yelping for ages and we couldn't stand it so she's out in the lounge with us. But we can't keep her here as there are chords we're afraid she'll chew on.

I read it's best to designate an area of the house for her to sleep, but how do we get her acclimated to it? Do we just put up with the crying? And is it bad to shut the door on her?.. we just don't want her getting into trouble roaming the house. So many questions!
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Post by Guest on Wed Nov 21 2012, 22:35

Mikaela63 wrote:We moved her to her bed in the laundry as we've set up newspaper and water etc there but as soon as the door was closed she was crying and yelping for ages and we couldn't stand it so she's out in the lounge with us. But we can't keep her here as there are chords we're afraid she'll chew on.

I read it's best to designate an area of the house for her to sleep, but how do we get her acclimated to it? Do we just put up with the crying? And is it bad to shut the door on her?.. we just don't want her getting into trouble roaming the house. So many questions!

Unfortunately, you have to ignore it. She's crying because she wants attention, or she's lonely, missing her mum and siblings, etc. She'll settle down once she's more settled, but don't give her attention when she cries, cos it teaches her that her crying means attention. Just make sure she's nice and comfy and warm, and leave a radio on low for her to listen to. Sound made Loki worse Laughing but it's meant to work, and it works for most dogs.

Feel free to keep asking any questions you have in the future, and also keep us updated with pictures Big Grin

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Post by reuben on Thu Nov 22 2012, 11:35


Also, most of us on here are advocates of crate training. Bacchus is my 4th dog and I took a bit of convincing as I had the old " cruel cage " mentality but thanks to this site I saw the error of my ways Laughing

Wish I'd known about crates 40 years ago. Bacchus loves his crate and it was a great help with toilet training.
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Post by Stuart.D on Thu Nov 22 2012, 23:15

my dads buster is a staffie cross german shepherd more staff then german tho lol theres a pc of him in in pic part of the fourms some where lol Smile
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Ours

Post by Mkv35 on Thu Dec 03 2015, 13:28

Our little GSD cross staff he's 6 months now

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Post by lexii on Fri Dec 04 2015, 18:55

Beautiful pup Smile
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