Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Featured Rescue - Ginger the American Staffordshire Terrier

The American Staffordshire Terrier is a breed that seems to be constantly under scrutiny. This breed seems to always have bad press about them - it seems to just cling to them like a bad smell. In fact, in Ontario (among many other states and cities), there is Breed Specific Legislation (BSL) that restricts and prohibits Am.Staff owners. (I will get into BSL another day - this is a featured rescue post!)

Am.Staff's are pretty small - not the monsters we've been taught to fear; anywhere from 17" to 19" at the shoulder (according to AKC Breed Standards). There are currently 3,433 available on Many people commonly mistake them for the American PitBull Terrier. If you're looking to see AKC Breed Standards for Pit Bull's you will be dissappointed. According to AKC, the American PitBull is not listed as a breed.

Today's Featured Rescue is a 4 year old Am. Staff named Ginger. She's reportedly good with other dogs.


Thoughts said...

BSL is the worst idea for legislation ever created. I have ranted about it many a times as well.

What a sweet doggie to feature!


Gus, Louie and Callie said...

She is beautiful.. Who could think she was dangerous..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie