American Staffordshire Terrier / American Bulldog Mix

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Other name(s): American Bull Staffy

The basics:
RightPet does not advocate the intentional cross-breeding of purebred dogs. But the reality is that most dogs available for adoption at shelters and rescues are mixed breeds. We think it might be helpful to hear from owners of these mixes to see what traits can be found in these dogs who are desperately needing homes.

The first generation American Bull Staffy is a cross between a pure American Staffordshire Terrier and a pure American Bulldog, although subsequent generations may have different proportions of the two breeds in the mix. As with other bully breed mixes, not all of these mixes are being created by responsible people with good intentions. They belong only in the hands of experienced, responsible owners capable of properly socializing a protective and muscular animal. In some areas, you may be banned from owning this mix.

Appearance / health:
While all mixed-breed dogs can vary in appearance, American Bull Staffies will be strong, muscular dogs for their size.

Behavior / temperament:
While it's impossible to predict the exact traits inherited by a mixed-breed dog, the American Bull Staffy is likely to be loyal to family first. It must be properly socialized to avoid becoming a danger to those it perceives as intruders.