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I'm hopefully getting a staffy/lab mixed breed dog from the RSPCA on wednesday... Has anyone got this type of dog?

What do you think of them?

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Staffies are reknown for their muscular, bold and fearless character. They are "usually" OK with people but can be quite aggressive towards other dogs. This type of breeds willingness to pick a fight has been exploited to the extreme with the closely related Pit Bull Terrier/Cross.

Labradors on the other hand are usually, docile and even tempered and usually make good family pets but both need plenty of exercise.

A crossbreed of the two would make an interesting combination but you might get the best or worst from both breeds.

I assume as it's an RSPCA dog you dont know the temperment or genetic health issues of it's parentage which would have helped?

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No idea about the dog you're thinking of getting (although having a black Lab myself, the worst they'll do is lick you to death) but I've got new next door neighbours who've got a Ridgeback/Staffy cross. Of course, they say he's great around kids, but they've got a 6 month old and I have simply no idea why anyone would want a cross like that in the first place.

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Well my mum has a lab/staff cross, now aged 14, although I think he has more Lab than staff, he is a gentle soul, great with kids but a stubborn sod. One of the big downsides as my mum and dad have recently found out that they are more prone to joint problems, but I suppose that would depend on the lab line he came from.

He is not soo keen on other dogs, he doesn't go for them or anything, I think it might just be scared of other dogs, he hasn't socialised much with others you see, only with the other dogs mum and dad have had.

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I'm hopefully getting a staffy/lab mixed breed dog from the RSPCA on wednesday... Has anyone got this type of dog?

What do you think of them?

Not good around posties....

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Well look at it like this, Mondy. Might bite you to bits, but give you a lick afterwards. :)

And might even fetch your mail. :D

Phil.

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No idea about the dog you're thinking of getting (although having a black Lab myself, the worst they'll do is lick you to death) but I've got new next door neighbours who've got a Ridgeback/Staffy cross. Of course, they say he's great around kids, but they've got a 6 month old and I have simply no idea why anyone would want a cross like that in the first place.

why do people cross dogs like that? :ph34r: the genetic makeup of dogs denote their character. and a ridgeback is not know for its cuddlyness.

and talking of dogs. i got my puppy today. he is called Khan and is a typical looking ball of fluff for an 8 week old rotwieller

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We ended up getting a collie crossed with an australian shepard.. Turns out the staff/lab was really aggresive towards cats. Thanks for the replies guys :)

why do people cross dogs like that? :D the genetic makeup of dogs denote their character. and a ridgeback is not know for its cuddlyness.

and talking of dogs. i got my puppy today. he is called Khan and is a typical looking ball of fluff for an 8 week old rotwieller

Wow thats cool, My uncle has a German Shepard called Khan :)

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We ended up getting a collie crossed with an australian shepard..

Wow, hope you like walking, that sounds like a never ending ball of energy. Known a few folk with Aussie shepherds, they can be really quite destructive if not kept occupied, recommend crating it when you're not home or you might not have a sofa when you come back.

How old is it?

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Wow, hope you like walking, that sounds like a never ending ball of energy. Known a few folk with Aussie shepherds, they can be really quite destructive if not kept occupied, recommend crating it when you're not home or you might not have a sofa when you come back.

How old is it?

He's 2. He absolutley loves his walks, but he seems very calm even when no one is home :)

I'll try post up a piccy of him soon.

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