Species group: Mixed Breeds
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 pairing between an American Staffordshire Terrier and a Border Collie isn't all that common, but you may occasionally encounter this mix in a rescue.
Appearance / health:
While all mixed-breed dogs can vary in appearance, it's possible that your mix will take after the American Staffordshire Terrier side, meaning some of your neighbors may label it as a pit bull mix. Make sure you are allowed to own such mixes in your area.
Behavior / temperament:
While it's impossible to predict the exact personality of a mixed-breed dog, most owners agree that the American Staffordshire Terrier / Border Collie Mix isn't the right choice if you just want to kick back and watch TV with your pet. They need mental and physical stimulation.