Casey - Boston Terrier / American Staffordshire Terrier Mix

by SETH AVERGON
(LONG BEACH)


Casey is a Boston Terrier mixed with a pit bull (American Staffordshire Terrier)

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Apr 04, 2012
high prey drive
by: Anonymous

Our dog is a staffie/boston/french bulldog mix. She has a very high prey drive and we had to teach her that our cat was not a chew toy to be chased or shaken. We worked with a behaviorist who suggested keeping the dog on a 10 foot leash so that they could touch noses but if the dog decided to chase the cat we were to step on the leash and look away so that she would not associates us with the boomerang effect of having the lead pull her back when she reached its end. We kept her on leash for 3 weeks while in the house with the cat. Our cat learned not to run, which made him not appear as prey. Our dog lunged at the cat one time afterwards. I quickly grabbed her by the collar, put her in her crate and put a sheet over it which isolated her from us for 15 to 20 minutes. Then I let her rejoin us, her pack. She never chased or lunged at the cat again. However, squirrels and groundhogs have met their demise by her speed and tenaciousness. Other than chasing varmints, she is a great dog, loves kids and other dogs too.

Dec 04, 2011
Prey Drive
by: Seth

That is funny, Casey has a high prey drive as well. It has taken a lot of training to get her to leave squirrels, local neighborhood cats, and the occasional bird alone. She responds to her "Leave It!" command, but I always get a bit of a complaint. That I won't let her hunt definitely flusters her.

Dec 04, 2011
me too
by: Anonymous

I just got an 8 week old Boston/Staffordshire Terrier myself. Very well behaved already and were loving the heck out of him. Any tips?

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Nov 10, 2011
Am staffs & pitbulls
by: Anonymous

Sorry but don't agree that American Staffordshires and American Pitbull terriers are not the same. I had 3 of these dogs who were registered with both the AKC as Am Staffs and ADBA as Amer. pitbull terriers!! They really are pretty much the same Have rescued these dogs for many years. I now have a pitbull/boston terrier mix. She is a handful as very high energy & high prey drive.

Oct 29, 2011
AST and APBT
by: Anonymous

Beautiful dog, however, American Staffordshire Terrier is NOT the same as the American Pitbull Terrier. This is a common misconception but should be distinguished by owners of both breeds to educate people as to not add more negative stereotypes.

Sep 26, 2011
beautiful!
by: Michelle

I love the coloring. good looking dog.

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