Meet the Breed: The American Staffordshire Terrier

A It’s a bit confusing to understand the differences between the AKC-recognized American Staffordshire Terrier and the American Pitbull Terrier.  Indeed, some breed registries consider the American Staffordshire Terrier and the American Pitbull Terrier the same breed, while others give them a separate designation with one being bred for the show ring, and the other with a history of being bred for pit fighting.

Let’s learn about the American Staffordshire Terrier, and see if this breed could be for you. Continue reading

A Newfound Passion for Pit Bulls (and Other Bully Breeds)

The BaxterBoo staff has signed up for the Furry Scurry, which is the nation’s largest pet dog walk that benefits the Denver Dumb Friend’s League, a shelter that has been serving our community for over 100 years! As the team lead, I was encouraging our staff to bring their dogs, dress them up, and just make it a super-fun day to benefit a great organization.

One of our fabulous warehouse guys, Jack, mentioned that he couldn’t bring his dog because she is a pit bull, and they aren’t allowed in Denver. I had heard about this law, but never before had I personally felt its impact. While I have yet to meet his dog Emma, I know that Jack is quite smitten with her, even running home on lunch breaks to check on her well being. He gets all mushy, even as a tough guy, when he talks about his sweet dog. Continue reading